In an ordinary year, 1st Stage would mount 165 performances for 15,000 audience members in an intimate, 110-seat venue. Dynamic, compelling, modern plays written and performed by professionals from diverse backgrounds would excite audiences and spark community conversations on topics like social justice, mental health, and education that would deepen and enrich understanding. But this is no ordinary year. 1st Stage now invites artists and professionals in the field to participate in online conversations that keep audiences connected and engaged – programs like Performers in Quarantine, Life of a Solo Artist, and Artistic Directors in Conversation. Its Solo Playwright Commissions will provide funds for 10-12 artists to create one-person performances – a pipeline for the annual Logan Festival that will also provide financial resources to artists in uncertain times. During a pandemic, theaters are likely among the last venues to reopen: let's not forget them.