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Andie Lovins (Theater 19)

Andie Lovins (Theater 19) notes, “While in many ways the pandemic has impacted my ability to not only support myself financially but to engage with my craft, it has also been a time of great reflection. My anger at those in power has fueled my recommitment to local organizing efforts and supporting individuals over corporations. There have been unexpected highs, such as signing with my first talent agent and expanding into the voiceover world, but also such deep lows that even breathing has felt impossible to do most days. I retain some sliver of hope that one day I’ll be able to feel the sun on my skin the same way I once did, and that the events of this past year and few months will ignite us out of complacency, out of the loyalty to a belief so long held in this culture and our arts world. That truth must be whispered in some darkened room so as not to rattle the benefactors and the loyal patrons. I look forward to the day that we can look the dealers and enablers of palatability in the face and demand they quiet down for a change. I hope for art and artists that are valued, that value each other, and that are not beholden to the values of a small elite group. I believe that amongst all this violence and death, there must be a rebirth. It will be messy but worth more than whatever we had before.”