Hi al—it’s Chris. Ever since the COVID-19 crisis began to get real, so about three weeks ago–The Secret City/I started holding daily gatherings on Facebook Live, the following week they expanded to Instagram These live events are about 25-30 minutes, and designed to help people feel connected, a sense of community and, if we’re lucky–maybe even inspiration in these incredibly uncertain times. The gatherings are called Quarantime: Daily Artistic Inspiration for Troubled Times and take place at 9am pacific/12noon eastern.
The events have been wonderful–and folks have been coming daily and telling their friends. I write a new piece everyday, inspired by this moment, and I read the pieces during the gatherings. I publish them here on my personal blog.
Rob Weinert-Kendt,editor of American Theater Magazine, reached out last week asking if he could publish one of the pieces. This is Looking at the Rings and I’m humbled to have it included as part of their series on artists responding to the coronavirus crisis.
Wishing you all safety, health, love–and for those who must be out in the world right now, tremendous gratitude for all you’re doing to make the moment more humane. –XChris