Jonathan Williams took the helm as Executive Artistic Direct in July, amid the COVID pandemic. As a theatre, their performances (and revenue) came to an abrupt halted with the shelter-in-place orders. Immediately, the Tabard team began to think to go way to pivot and produce a live-stream format and presented one-man show performances of "Looking Over the President's Shoulder," featuring James Creer.
However, when the County Health Department got wind of it, Jonathan found himself in ongoing ZOOM dialogue to assess what Tabard would and would not be allowed to produce.
We start our conversation with Jonathan immediately after getting the news that Tabard would not be able to live-stream or perform "Arsenic and Old Lace, which was scheduled to open Friday, September 18. Though he was stunned from the news, he gracious agree to continue with the interview.
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