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Joey Sims

Joey Sims has written at TheaterMania, Exeunt NYC, and Extended Play. He was also Social Media Editor at Exeunt for two years. Joey is an alumnus of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Critics Institute and a script reader for The O’Neill and New Dramatists. Prior to the shutdown, he worked as an Operations Manager at TodayTix.

How the Flea Become the Fled

The racial uprisings of this past summer rippled throughout the theater world, where Off-Off-Broadway’s the Flea Theater was slammed for its history of racial and economic injustices that long left its artists unsupported and, now, unmoored: in a recent letter, the Flea has decided to dissolve its artistic programs, leaving those who fought for change without titles, but not without community.

As the World Slowly Reopens, Theaters Remain Closed, Leaving Furloughed Employees Uncertain About Their Futures

Weeks of order cancellations. Mounting dread. The March 12 shutdown of all Broadway theaters. Then the following Monday, Mollie Thoennes was told to collect her things and stay home. There was no return date.

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FEB 2021

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