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Across Vermont, Performing Arts Organizations Navigate COVID-19

Outside the Flynn, a Burlington-based performing arts center.
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The Flynn, a performing arts center based in Burlington.

Festivals canceled. Venues closed. COVID-19 has hit Vermont's performing arts hard. This hour, we talk about the strain on artists and arts organizations, and ways Vermonters can help.
Our guests are:

  • Karen Mittelman, executive director of the Vermont Arts Council
  • Kevin Titterton, director of marketing and communications for the Flynn, a Burlington-based performing arts center
  • Jon Mack, manager of the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery in Brattleboro
  • Jay Craven, co-founder of Kingdom County Productions (KCP), which produces films and live performances across Vermont
  • Bess O’Brien, co-founder of Kingdom County Productions (KCP)
  • Jarvis Green, producing artistic director of JAG Productions, which produces classic and contemporary African-American theater in White River Junction
  • Paddy Reagan, co-organizer of Waking Windows, a music, art and comedy festival in Winooski

Broadcast live at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 30; rebroadcast at 8 p.m.

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