FIRST OFF, let me say that I wish you and yours health and wellness in the midst of what has been a heartbreaking and ravaging health crisis. I truly hope that you're doing ok.
As we move forward into a post-Covid world and begin to explore how to create this type of art in its midst, I'd like to outline the safety protocols we'll be following in class. They're essentially the same as those we've used to great effect at NYU Grad Acting with a few modifications. They are as follows:
1.) All participants must provide proof of vaccination.
2.) All participants who are viewing work, rather than taking part in an exercise, will be masked until they get up to work.
If a participant would prefer to stay masked while working and/or would prefer that their partner(s) remain masked while working, all they need to do is voice that desire and it shall be respected by all in the room. For any desiring them, I will provide windowed masks that don't fog. We used them in my First Year class at NYU and they worked extremely well.
3.) The studio will be aired out every hour and fifteen minutes. All windows and doors will remain open during that time. All partici-pants and I will leave the room and move to an area that is safe to disperse or congregate, very likely outside the building. We'll return to the room after a fifteen minute interval.
4.) Social distancing is something that we will discuss individually prior to working. I will have a private conversation with each of
you prior to the first date of class to determine where your comfort levels are. Rest assured that if you would prefer to maintain social distance while in class, that preference will be respected by all in the room.
5.) I will provide each participant with a silicone red nose which will come in an unopened wrapped package directly from the vendor. This nose will never be used by anyone other than the participant and will be theirs to keep.
THE BOTTOM LINE is that individually and collectively we will create a working environment that is safe and allows everyone in the room to feel comfortable exploring this work in whatever manner they'd like. In our conversation regarding safety prior to class, you'll have the opportunity to voice any concerns or preferences around these safety protocols and we'll address them together until you feel comfortable and satisfied.
Any participant unwilling to adhere to the safety protocols will be asked to leave the group and will receive a full refund.