For the first time since the pandemic started, some venues in DC are offering some live performances. Mayor Bowser announced a new pilot program on Friday that will facilitate these performances.
Rebeca Medrano, the co-founder of GALA Hispanic Theatre is quite excited and she says that the most important is to provide employment to the artists and bring some joy to the community.
A total of six venues have been given the opportunity to hold restricted indoor shows for October. These are Union Stage, The Hamilton, The Kennedy Center, Pearl Street Warehouse, City Winder, and GALA.
Medrano said the pandemic has been tough on them as they’ve had to make plans and cancel them again. She also said that they have been paying the artists part-time and dealing with the uncertainty on the reopening date.
Performances at the GALA will resume from October 28th, and the authorities have established some strict directives to be followed during the performances. There will be social distancing measures and temperature checks at the venue. All the patrons and the staff members must wear masks at all times.