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For California Theater Producers, The Show Must Go On, Even During Pandemic 2020-07-1322625

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It was just. It was really heartbreaking.I knew people that were in the middle of production.
那真是令人心碎。我认识一些人正在戏剧创作的中间,
Or I think there were at least a couple shows.I knew people that had just opened. They just got one night.
或者我觉得至少有几个节目。我认识刚开业的人。他们只有一个晚上。
Opening night was their closing night.
开幕之夜就是他们的闭幕之夜。
COVID 19 hit the theater industry hard.As cases increase around the United States,
病毒给电影业带来了沉重的打击。随着美国各地病例的增加,
many broadway productions and regional theater are postponing until spring 2021, or even longer.
许多百老汇的演出和地区剧院都推迟到2021年春天,甚至更久。
The American theater is our audiences tend to be older and so they fall into the high risk category
我们的美国剧院种主要的观众群的年龄往往较大,因此他们属于高风险类别。
The theater wont come back until the audiences are ready to come back
直到观众们准备好回来,剧院才会回来。
and that that may actually demand either a vaccine or some kind of therapy.
这可能需要一种疫苗或者某种治疗。
Many regional theaters like those in the San Francisco bay area are non-profits
许多地区剧院,比如旧金山湾区的剧院,都是非营利的
and run on tight budgets. While so many are out of work.Those who have the resources too
而且预算紧张。有那么多人失业了。那些也有资源的人
are drawing on their ingenuity to live up to the adage. The show must go on.
用他们的聪明才智来实现这句格言。演出必须照常进行。
Because we are non-profit theaters.We are mission driven. From our perspective,
因为我们是非营利剧院。我们是任务驱动的。从我们的角度来看,
its less about how many tickets we can sell.And much more about getting these stories out there,
问题不在于我们能卖多少张票。更多的是要把这些故事讲出去,
about creating these experiences for our audiences.
为我们的观众创造这些体验。
Elizabeth Carter, producing a modern take on King Lear, has gone totally online.
伊丽莎白·卡特拍摄了一部现代版的李尔王,工作已完全转为线上。
She cast women and people of color and traditionally white male roles.
她把女人和有色人种以及传统上白人男性的角色都招募了进来。
Instead for her, cancelling was never an option she considered.
相反对她来说,取消演出是她从未考虑过的选择。
We have George Floyd and a resurgence in actually having conversations about race.
我们有乔治·弗洛伊德和真正谈论种族问题的表演。
So it feels really really poignant right now.
所以现在感觉真的很痛苦。
Though it has not been without challenges,Carter directs the entire cast from her laptop.
虽然不是没有挑战,卡特用她的笔记本电脑指挥整个剧组。
Everyone has stepped up.They all have green screens and light kits and all these things in their homes.
每个人都在进步。他们家里都有绿色的屏幕和灯罩,还有所有这些东西。
We say were building the ship as were flying it. Jim Clinment who runs a large theater festival
我们说我们现在是在一边建造这艘船,一边驾驶它。吉姆负责运营一个大型戏剧节,
switched his entire operation to zoom calling it playground zoom fest.
他将全部的工作转移到Zoom平台,他称这一变化为游乐场变焦节。
Its still about sharing the energy of creating something that youre seeing as its happening.
它仍然是关于分享的能量,创造的东西,你看到它正在发生。
If the actor misses a line or if a technical flood happens and the virtual background doesnt click on
如果演员错过了一句台词,或者技术问题,而虚拟背景没有点击,
Thats just like when a light cue is missed or a sound cue is missed and we still keep performing.
这就像当一个轻提示被错过或一个声音提示被错过,而我们仍然继续表演。
Everyone admits this is not a replacement for live.
每个人都承认线上演出不是对现场演出的替代。
That live experience of being in a space whether its a concert or a play or dance.
无论是音乐会还是戏剧或舞蹈。
We call it the collective breath.Its when everyone suddenly catches their breath at a moment
我们称之为集体呼吸。那是一个突然的时刻,当每个人都突然喘不过气来,
because youre all seeing the same thing. And youre all having that same experience
因为你们看到的都是一样的东西。你们都有同样的体验,
and this just you just cant synchronize that across Zoom.
而这种感受是你使用Zoom时所不能体会的。
Hopefully this new platform for productions extends a lifeline to the community
希望这个Zoom平台能将其扩展到社区。
that lasts until it is safe to come together again.
使用线上App将持续到安全时期,人们再聚在一起。
For VOA News Dina Mitchell Oakland California
美国之音新闻,迪娜·米切尔·奥克兰,加利福尼亚州

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