Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 7:00 - 8:30 pm                                    

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This is an online event and will be offered via Zoom. 


Don Shandrow, communitytheatre@illinoistheatre.org 



Webinar: The 5 Challenges to Your Theatre in the Post-COVID World 

Sponsored by the Community Theatre Division

of the Illinois Theatre  Association      

The end of the pandemic seems to be at hand, but that doesn't mean the challenges to our theatre operations are not. COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the operational character of how we will operate as theatre managers and provide a safe venue to the public. Furthermore, other disasters such as floods, fires, and security issues will remain a constant threat that we must account for during our disaster preparedness. This webinar will help your theatre identify these challenges and focus on real-life solutions that you can implement quickly and effectively.

Webinar Leader: Patrick Hardy

Patrick Hardy is CEO of Hytropy Disaster Management™, a leading disaster management company in the US for cultural institutions. A Certified Emergency Manager®, Certified Risk Manager® and a FEMA Master of Exercise Practitioner® he has extensive experience working in the public, private and non-profit sectors in disaster management from micro-businesses to Fortune 500 companies such as Google, Merck, and Parsons Corporations. During the BP Oil Spill in 2010, he was in charge of 23 emergency sites and thousands of employees in three states.

 In the summer of 2012, he became the first small business owner ever to be selected as the National Private Sector Representative to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), spending three months in Washington D.C. constructing the first model small business disaster planning framework.

 Patrick has been featured on Good Morning America and other national programs, and has been published in dozens of industry publications. His experience is so extensive, he has been termed “America’s Disaster Planner™”.

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