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Performing Arts: How Is This Hard-Hit Industry Coping & What Can Audiences See in 2021?

Eastport Arts Center

The COVID-19 crisis continues to wreak havoc on the performing arts throughout Maine. We’ll learn how artists and venues have found creative ways to continue to reach audiences, and hear about plans for 2021. We’ll also discuss what long-term effects the pandemic will have on arts and culture in Maine.


Chris Grannis, executive director, Eastport Arts Center

Kelsey Halliday Johnson, executive director, Space Gallery

Brian Hinrichs, executive director, Bangor Symphony Orchestra

Bradford T. Kenney, executive artistic director, Oqunquit Playhouse

Kaylin Kerina, board president, Portland Youth Dance


Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.