B., a wonderful actress of my acquaintance, writes eloquently about her life right now:
As an actress, it’s been virtually impossible to find work. There’s NO theater. There have been a few movie and commercial auditions in the last month, which I filmed here at home and sent in, but I have not booked anything.
I took early social security last year … thank God, as over the summer my teaching job stopped. I also had a roommate.
I teach movement for actors. That has saved me.. in many ways. But I have to teach online, so everything’s changed… How I teach…What I teach… it’s frustrating AND creative.
I don’t know what I’m going to do when all this clears up. I’d love to work onstage again, but there will probably be even less opportunities, as so many theatres will be shut down by then. And at my age, there are fewer roles available.
I’d love to do something on my own, I just don’t know what!
But that would be the thing to do, and I’ve been a little obsessed with the idea.