Stream the full program below

The coronavirus pandemic has affected us all in one way or another. For artists and performers, coronavirus has seemingly closed the door on their creative outlets and, for many, their livelihood.

But as days in self-isolation have turned into weeks, many in Connecticut’s creative workforce have found ways to make it work. Their innate ingenuity has them exploring new avenues of creativity and engagement.

Hosted by Connecticut Public’s Arts & Culture Reporter Ray Hardman, Connecticut Conversations: Art and Resiliency in the Time of Coronavirus profiles artists from around the state who are making the best of social distancing, and channeling their energies in new and interesting ways.

Where to Watch

Connecticut Conversations: Art and Resiliency in the Time of Coronavirus originally aired on Saturday, May 23, 2020 on CPTV.

It is now streaming in full in the video player above, on the Connecticut Public mobile app, on, and on YouTube.

More About the Program

Connecticut artists and performers featured in the program include:

  • Anthony Allen of
  • Kevin Bishop, Artistic Director of Cuatro Puntos
  • Hope Chávez of
  • Donna Lynn Hilton of Goodspeed Musicals
  • Paul Bryant Hudson of
  • Gabriel Lofvall, Artistic Director of Chorus Angelicus
  • Carolyn Paine, actor, comic and dancer
  • Corey Pane, artist
  • Shades of Yale
  • Sharece Sellem of Vintage Soul Productions and organizer of the Quick Quarantined Play Festival
  • Elizabeth Shapiro, Director of the Connecticut Office of the Arts