Friday Media Roundtable; Florida Theatre Worker Relief Fund

Apr 3, 2020

 

On Friday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Friday Media Roundtable we discussed how COVID-19 continues to impact Florida.

The topics that our panel of journalists and contributors discussed included:

 

Related: Local, State And National Coronavirus Coverage

 

Our guests were: 

 

Florida Theatre

 

The empty Florida Theatre
Credit Florida Theatre

The Florida Theatre had to close its doors in mid-March due to the COVID-19 shutdown, leaving a lot of people without pay. To help, the theatre created the Show Worker Relief Fund, which will be shared by 97 part-time workers. The theatre has also started a project called Reading Red Carpet, where local people of influence and some surprise celebrity guests read children’s stories on video.

Numa Saisselin, president of The Florida Theatre, joined us with the details. 

Sarah Glenn can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org, 904-358-6317