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13 July 2020
Author: The Place

We are #MissingLiveTheatre

As businesses begin to reopen, across the country, the doors of theatres remain firmly shut. The Place has joined up with SCENECHANGE, a community of freelance designers who have launched an action called #MissingLiveTheatre to wrap theatres in the UK and Ireland which currently stand empty due to the coronavirus pandemic, in a positive message. The pink ribbon marked #MissingLifeTheatre shows the ongoing impact of Covid-19, and what we as an industry, our audiences, and local communities are missing.

#SCENECHANGE began as a small email exchange ‘Dialogue in Strange Times’ between a group of set & costume designers. Now they are a wide community of theatre makers growing to over 1000 members, coming together in conversation and action in support of theatre. The pink message tape acts a s a ribbon of hope, but also draws attention to our theatres in a highly visible and impactful way. Our unique design for The Place spills out onto the pavement, confidently taking up space and catching the eye of passers-by.

The ribbon is reusable, by next week we will pass on the baton for another theatre in the UK to be wrapped in hope. We are missing live theatre, and live theatre is missing.

 

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