Three weeks ago, life changed. Most performers still had a most of their events on their calendar and income still coming in. But the Covid 19 epidemic hit a point where everything started to collapse. Event after event cancelled along with all travel plans, and even allowances.
Most performers I know are in a pretty tight spot with their living budgets already stretched on a normal year. It’s really hard to know just how long this will stretch on. Today I received an email from a client regarding their Nov 21 event, nearly 8 months away. He said:
It has been crazy here keeping calm, as we are an essential service with our team on the front line. Trying to keep everyone calm and focused has taken up most of my time.We received a notice from the township that our name is still on the hall for that date, but all admittance to township facilities have been suspended indefinitely.This whole thing has messed up a lot of people. We need to get Social Confidence back into people’s heads. Comedy and entertainment will be more important than ever to help with the healing process.I know we have staff already telling us that they will not attend a function in a social/theater/stadium situation for a long time including our Christmas Party (which is crazy as we are like 8 months away).