Panel Discussion–Theatre Re-openings

UPDATE: Video of this event is available here.

Chester Theatre Company Announces

Panel on the COVID-19 Theatre Think-Tank with Founder Matt Ross along with Penny Daulton and Beverly Jenkins

August 6 Discussion Will Focus on Theatre Re-openings and the Future of Theatre


Chester Theatre Company (CTC) continues its popular online offerings with a new event scheduled for August 6 at 2:00pm (eastern). Matt Ross, a publicist and producer in New York, is the founder of COVID-19 Theatre Think-Tank, a consortium of more than three dozen professionals helping theatres to plan for the future in the wake of COVID-19. Ross will be joined by Broadway Company Manager Penny Daulton (Kiss Me, Kate, Spongebob Squarepants, Sunset Boulevard), and Production Stage Manager Beverly Jenkins (Hadestown, In the Heights, A Bronx Tale), who are members of the COVID-19 Theatre Think-Tank.


The panel and CTC Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer will discuss the state of the field, and the latest in the group’s findings on the process of re-opening theatres across the country. Participants will have an opportunity to submit questions online. It promises to be a fascinating discussion for audiences and theatre practitioners alike.


In addition to founding the COVID-19 Theatre Think-Tank, Ross has represented more than 30 Broadway and off-Broadway productions, amongst them: Billy Crystal’s 700 SundaysNatasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812War HorseHands on a HardbodyBring It OnHow To Succeed In Business Without Really TryingTracesPromises, PromisesA Steady RainLa Bête; In The HeightsThe   SeagullCurtainsRock ’n’ RollThe History BoysMary Poppins; and Tarzan. He has also represented the launch of NBC’s “Smash,” New York’s Signature Theatre Company and LAByrinth Theater Company and Washington DC’s Signature Theatre.


The discussion will be held on Zoom. To register for the event (advance registration required), click this link. Registration for the event will close August 4 at 5:00pm (eastern) or when the event is full. There is no charge for this event.