Making theatre in a pandemic showed me love is not all we need 

Theatre-maker Nyree Yergainharsian started off making a show about falling in love, but the ‘new normal’ revealed that our need to connect actually trumps romance

Actor and playwright Nyree Yergainharsian

Nyree Yergainharsian

When was the last time you were in a theatre? Do you remember what it feels like to be huddled up with hundreds of strangers as the lights go down? As an actor and theatre-maker, I relish that live experience: the doors closing and time pausing; the room gradually warming up with the heat from the lights; the anticipation as you wait in the wings for the first music cue to kick in — and we’re off!