The impact of this moment on the theater world

From taking on her new post as the Director of Theatre at Pitt State to the release of Hamilton, Dr. Megan Westhoff shares the impact of this moment.

Jesse speaks with Dr. Megan Westhoff about what it feels like to the be the new director of the Pitt State Theater program. Megan is following in the footsteps of Cynthia Allan, who has led the program since 1999. During the conversation, they discuss what the pandemic has been like for those in the theater and live performance world, how she’s going about planning for the fall semester, and more.

Below, they discuss whether this moment has been positive in some ways for the theatre world, seeing as many industries have been forced to advance technologically in order to survive and make it through the pandemic so far. They also discuss the release of the filmed version of Hamilton the musical, which will be available to stream on Disney Plus starting Friday, July 3rd.