The arts will not survive without extended unemployment benefits

 

The arts will not survive without extended unemployment benefits, and all of us should care

 

"The Broadway League’s most recent announcement shuttering all theatrical work until at least the beginning of next year is both the right call and a ticking time-bomb for the hundreds of thousands of folks who work in the arts.

Without extended unemployment benefits, including the $600/week pandemic unemployment compensation program set to expire this month, one-by-one a generation of theatre professionals and more will be forced to leave behind the field to which they’ve dedicated their lives.

Some before they even got started."

 

“Ironically, one of the most oft-cited benefits of theatre is a more just, equitable, and empathetic understanding of the world. Arts workers are now desperately relying on that same empathy to help ensure our Senate will not abandon this essential field and the hundreds of thousands across the co...


 

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The arts will not survive without extended unemployment benefits, and all of us should care

 

 


OnStage Blog Facebook post dated 29 July 2020