|Interactive "Broadway Community Project" Map Launches to Spotlight the Hundreds of Jobs in the Broadway Ecosystem Impacted by the Shutdown|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 01:07 pm EDT 07/23/20|
|BROADWAY COMMUNITY PROJECT
LAUNCHES BY THE COMMUNITY
FOR THE COMMUNITY
NEW COMPREHENSIVE INTERACTIVE MAP
EXPLAINS THE BROADWAY ECOSYSTEM AND
REPRESENTS HUNDREDS OF JOBS
IMPACTED BY THE BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
New York, NY (July 23, 2020) - The Broadway Community Project, a new interactive map representing hundreds of jobs supported by the theater industry, launches today. The brainchild of manager Tiffani Gavin and producer Greg Schaffert and designed by Situation Interactive, the Broadway Community Project is a visual representation of the larger Broadway ecosystem and all the positions, organizations and small businesses that come together to support an industry that contributed more than $14.7 billion to the New York economy in 2019. Meant to be an evolving project, the Broadway Community Project will rely on members of the community to add additional careers, submitting changes and corrections, and providing content for the growing map.
The Broadway Community Project can be accessed
At launch, more than 170 roles are represented in the Broadway Community Project, accounting for more than 100,000 individual jobs - from actors, producers and general managers, to house managers, concessions, milliners, ushers, musical contractors, insurance brokers, stage doormen, and everyone in between - with the intention of adding many more additional careers to make it as representative as possible. The map also puts faces to the varied job titles and shares a personal, human story about those that make up the Broadway community and the role each of them play in creating the iconic status Broadway has around the world. Currently, the site includes more than 50 videos from top Broadway professionals including Rick Elice (Book Writer), Kenny Leon (Director) Paloma Young (Costume Designer), Camille A. Brown (Choreographer), Faye Armon-Troncoso (Production Properties Manager), Emily Grishman (Music Copyist) and many more.
"So many of the jobs that theatre supports are behind-the-scenes, and those outside of the Broadway community are likely not aware of the devastating impact the Broadway shutdown has on thousands of jobs in the industry and affiliate industries," Damian Bazadona, Founder and President of Situation Interactive, said. "We hope that this map will help provide a 30,000-foot view of Broadway, to help consumers and government officials alike understand just how many livelihoods are put at risk as a result of the shutdown if additional support is not provided."
The Broadway Community Project is meant to be a living and breathing explanation of available careers on-and-related to the Broadway industry. The project will live on Playbill, and members of the community are encouraged to participate in this map by suggesting changes, submitting additional careers, and providing supplemental content. The project was born out of an industry need to bring awareness to and spotlight the breadth of people impacted by the Broadway shutdown, and accelerated in order to be an industry resource in the fight to extend the CARES Act.
In addition to the short-term goal of lobbying for additional Pandemic Relief for industry members, the map is also meant to be a tool to educate the average ticket buyer and for those interested in the theater industry, who may want to pursue a more behind-the-scenes path.
The Broadway Community Project is now live on Playbill.com. Explore it by visiting:
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