When the Theaters are Empty

Finding silver linings to a pandemic sometimes feels uplifting and sometimes feels feckless, but how can we possibly get through these days if we don’t seek out and celebrate the positives? I work at a university with a lovely performing arts venue, which has been empty and dark since mid-March. In an effort to bring art back into that space and out into the world, the creative types responsible for that space have invited a range of artists onto the stage where they perform for two video cameras and an empty house. The videos are offered via social media as a way to say we’re still here, we’re still making art, and you can still bask in the glow of creativity. Thanks to the Weis Center at Bucknell University for this opportunity.

Here’s me reading from chapter three of The Rosemary Spell:

Weis Center Sessions #6: Virginia Zimmerman (Novel Reading)

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