Northern Arts & Culture: Bill Digneit, Forest Roberts Theatre & Dance 2020 Changes

Aug 19, 2020

The 2020-21 NMU Theatre and Dance Season Premiere Party takes place at the Shoreline Theatre on August 25th, 2020 at 6:30pm.
Credit NMU Theatre and Dance Facebook

COVID-19 has changed many aspects of the artistic world, by forcing adjustments or even eliminating the livelihood of many creatives. Public Radio 90's Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Bill Digneit (Director of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Northern Michigan University) about how the pandemic has changed the theatre and dance experience at a local level.

Points of conversation:

  • How theatre companies and universities communicate how best to tackle the challenges of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements
  • How the focus has shifted to online options, and the paradigm shift focusing attention to technology, budget needs, online accessibility and more
  • How the pandemic has allowed for unseen opportunities


For more information about NMU Theatre & Dance, visit their website nmu.edu/theatreanddance or look for them on Facebook and Instagram.