The Future From Here
Theatre Freelancers and Planning for the Future During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Interim Report #1: May 2021
In this report, we ask how freelancers’ experiences since March 2020 are affecting their sense of their place in the field of theatre and their expectations for their post-pandemic careers. As the theatre sector is interdependent with its freelance workforce for operational and artistic development, understanding the expectations, plans and hopes of these workers is essential for effective recovery planning and policy-making. We draw on data from our survey of theatre freelancers, which ran from November 2020 until March 2021.
This is the first report published by the research team behind Freelancers in the Dark. As our analysis continues we will be publishing the emerging findings from our interviews, survey, and ongoing focus groups. If you want to participate in our research, follow us on social media or subscribe to our monthly newsletter to hear about upcoming focus groups.