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The Executive Director of the Soraya Reflects on a Year Without Live Performances—what It Has Meant to Artists and to the Human Experience

For the past seven years, I have worked at The Soraya, a bustling arts center on the campus of California State University, Northridge. Nowadays, the occasional visit to my office feels like something out of an eerie movie—166,000 square feet, typically buzzing with activity, now stands as a time capsule. The March sales report sits atop my in-box, and playbills from canceled performances are stacked in piles for audiences that never came. I check the mail, water the plants and make a trip around the building to ensure everything is secure.

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