In our new Theatre Artists Fund interview series, we’re speaking to the recipients of the grant to find out more about their stories and how the pandemic has affected them. Today, we’re talking to Amy Dolan, a freelance Company Manager.
How has the pandemic affected you?
Since the start of lockdown in March, all my booked work was cancelled for the foreseeable. For the first time, I was in a position that required me to apply for government support and look for other work opportunities outwith the theatre industry.
Why did you apply for the Theatre Artists Fund grant?
Despite exploring and applying for the various government schemes, I had been left stranded having fallen through the gaps on every scheme. As someone that has dedicated their life to the theatre, I applied for the Theatre Artists Fund as I very much hoped that this might offer me some support at this difficult time, especially without knowing when we would next be able to work in a theatre environment.
What does getting this grant mean to you?
It finally felt that someone cared! I am extremely thankful to everyone that has donated, as it offered me hope and a renewed light of how wonderful the industry is that we work in.
What will theatres re-opening mean to you?
Like everyone in our industry, I cannot wait to be back in a theatre and hear the thrill of the audience’s response once again.
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