Independent task force takes aim at getting arts & entertainment back on track
Working in tandem with city and state officials, people from every aspect of entertainment have come together with one goal in mind.
From doctors to radio hosts, a new Lincoln task force is working to get the entertainment scene back on track.
“There’s something about being in a room with live people watching live people share a story. It’s something very primal as human beings, so even our heart beats synchronize. So, we are looking to have our heart beats beat together again,” Morrie Enders with Lincoln Community Playhouse said.
The theater was one of the first to suffer from COVID–19 restrictions. Dozens of shows and performances had to be canceled.
While it’s certainly been a hard adjustment to leave the connection between performer and audience behind. An independent COVID–19 arts and entertainment task force formed together to figure out every detail.
Working in tandem with city and state officials, people from every aspect of entertainment have come together with one goal in mind…to work as a team.
They’ve even brought in mental health professionals because they know the loss of an escape can be difficult.
“A lot of people don’t realize is that theater, entertainment and performing is a huge part of mental health. If you go to the theater on a normal basis, it helps you get away from some depression and some anxiety,” Bob Rook with TADA Productions, Inc. said.
The task force members want performers and attendees alike to know, they are working hard to develop the perfect plan to bring theater back to the stage, bring music back to everyone’s ears and get the arts back to a sense of normalcy.