Great Performances

PBS | 9:00 pm

The new episode "The Arts Interrupted" offers a special report on how the extended COVID-19 pandemic has posed a series of daunting challenges to professionals in the arts community. Representatives of several such organizations across the United States share some of the survival strategies they have employed, which often have involved temporarily reinventing themselves and their relationship to their audiences. As health mandates forbade or put severe restrictions on large gatherings, many theater companies began streaming their productions to audiences quarantined at home.