The question of how to safely conduct live entertainment has been flying under the radar of many other more significant picture issues. Still, there's no doubt that entertainment onboard is a staple of the cruise experience. RWS Entertainment Group's Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Stana, and Executive Producer of Operations & COVID-19 Compliance Officer, Jake McCoy have devoted time and resources since March to identify how to do this on land sea safely.
Alongside them is Clayton Lawrence from Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, who owns legacy properties such as Cedar Point Amusement Park and Knott's Berry Farm, producing safe live shows since July.
Topics we'll cover include:
- The illusion of touch
- How to address the various production elements such as props, scenery, and costume for safe operation on stage
- How to manage physical distancing for guests and cast and crew backstage
This webinar is an open conversation where viewers can learn and ask questions about making onboard entertainment safe and secure without losing any fun!
Liz Gammon, Creative Cruise Consulting, LizGammon.com
Hans Lagerweij, President, Albatros Travel/Albatros Expeditions
Emilio Freeman, Vice President, Itineraries & Destinations, SeaDream Yacht Club Alana Bradley-Swan, Director of Product, Adventure Canada
Robin West, Vice President, Expedition Operations, Seabourn Cruise Line
In a 2019 study, 25% of seafarers had scores suggesting depression, and 17% of seafarers defined themselves with anxiety. 20% of seafarers surveyed had suicidal ideation over the two weeks before taking the survey. Why don't we make caring for our mental health part of a routine, just like exercising or eating well? After all, studies show that companies with high mental health awareness levels are more successful.
Questions we'll dive into include:
- How do you minimize the effect of stress caused by months away from home?
- Should crew mental health be a priority even when they are on shore leave?
- After the arduous task of getting crew home in a pandemic, how do you mentally prepare them to return to work onboard?
Prevention is always better than cure – join the conversation with Holly Payne, Deputy Editor of Seatrade Cruise News, as she sits down with Charles Watkins, Founder of Mental Health Support Solutions, Michael Lopez, Vice President of Human Resources, Royal Caribbean Group, Peter Broadhurst, Senior Vice President, Inmarsat and Pam Kern, MS, LMSW, Former Seafarer/Wife of a Seafarer/Mental Health Professional, Owner Kern and Co., LLC to learn how to provide holistic mental health care.