The Pandemic's Effects On Artists And Live Performance Venues : Consider This from NPR The pandemic leveled live performance, and the industry is last in line for a return to normal.

Musician Zoe Keating and production designer Terry Morgan describe how their work has changed with live venues nationwide shuttered for nearly a year.

Venue owner Danya Frank of First Avenue and Jim Ritts of the Paramount Theatre explain why the gears of the performing arts economy are not designed for a slow return to normalcy.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.
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Live Performance, The Pandemic And The Domino Effect Of Dark Stages

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Live Performance, The Pandemic And The Domino Effect Of Dark Stages

Live Performance, The Pandemic And The Domino Effect Of Dark Stages

Live Performance, The Pandemic And The Domino Effect Of Dark Stages

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The iconic Metro concert venue sits empty in Chicago last December. Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The iconic Metro concert venue sits empty in Chicago last December.

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The pandemic leveled live performance, and the industry is last in line for a return to normal.

Musicians Zoe Keating and production designer Terry Morgan describe how their work has changed with live venues nationwide shuttered for nearly a year.

Venue owner Danya Frank of First Avenue and Jim Ritts of the Paramount Theatre explain why the gears of the performing arts economy are not designed for a slow return to normalcy.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brianna Scott, Brent Baughman, Lee Hale and Jason Fuller. It was edited by Sami Yenigun and Patrick Jarenwattananon with help from Wynne Davis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.