BIPOC Theater Practitioners and COVID-19: Impact and Responses
This survey was formulated by a coalition of theatre-makers of color over the past few months as the pandemic shut down our theatres and canceled theatre-maker jobs. We paused to join the ongoing movement to end racist police brutality, as many of you did as well.
The eruptions naming racism, anti-blackness, and other discriminations against BIPOC (Black Indigenous Theatre Practitioners of Color) are reflected in what we understand as the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on theater organizations and practitioners of color.
It is in that spirit that we distribute this survey.
The purpose of this survey is to understand and widely report the immediate and projected long-term impact of the pandemic on BIPOC theater practitioners. This survey also asks what BIPOC theater practitioners have done in response to the pandemic. This survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
Questions are grouped as such: Basic Information (1-4); Health Insurance (5); Events/Activities (6-8); Income loss (9-11); Expenses Incurred (11-13); Resources for Relief (14-15); Adapting to online activities (16-19); Response to COVID-19 (20-21); Experiencing COVID-19 (22-24); Activism for Black lives and COVID (25); and Survey Information (26).