Following the Broadway League’s announcement extending Broadway’s closure through at least January 3, 2021, many other theaters, dance, and opera companies are following suit. Theater workers will most likely be out of work for the rest of the year; at least. The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is set to expire on July 25, 2020. Everyone needs to reach out to their Senator to vote on extending the PUA weekly benefits through the end of the year as soon as they return to DC on July 20. They must take action when they return. We need to make the case for how much theater and live entertainment add to the U.S. economy and without assistance, the industry is not going to recover for a long time.