Max Clayton, Broadway performer
Covid19 has made a huge impact on me as a working artist. It has, of course, completely shut down my business as a Broadway performer, leaving thousands unemployed for what will be over an entire year.
Creatively I have been trying to make my own art, whether it’s collaborating with friends to do a fun photo shoot, or making short silly videos on platforms like Instagram and Tiktok to keep my creative juices flowing.
I have taken a large pivot and entered into the world of luxury Real Estate in Manhattan which has been eye opening. I really love it, and hope to continue playing this new “role” when Broadway returns. I have indeed considered changing what I do as a creative person. This time off has allowed me to sit back and reflect on what truly makes me happy as a performer.
Going forward I think I will only take jobs that make me fulfilled and satisfied, and push me to new heights. I want to continue to do work that may not have a massive budget or audience, but that makes a lasting impact on someone or something- the kind of art that so many have been able to create during this difficult time of reflection.