COVID Has Closed Theaters, But Some Actors Are Finding Work in Virtual Reality

There’s a lot we don’t know about COVID-19, but we do know one of the easiest ways to catch the virus is by spending a long time indoors with people. This puts certain businesses, like theaters, in an incredibly tough spot that seems unresolvable before a vaccine arrives. For Hollywood, one of the solutions is simply charging more for people to watch movies at home, but what about live theater? One solution: move the theater into the virtual world.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/akzjyp/covid-has-closed-theaters-but-some-actors-are-finding-work-in-virtual-reality
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Really cool story. I’ve got lots of people in my circle out of work due to Broadway’s closure, not just actors but technicians, writers, designers, and front of house workers. Hope they can find alternatives as well.