Blake McIver Ewing’s love for live theater surely took a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Considering the Los Angeles-mandated quarantine, this meant that Ewing was out of work for the better part of 2020. As a performer, however, Ewing didn’t allow the pandemic to affect his work too much.
According to his Broadway World interview, Ewing adjusted to the time of uncertainty and creatively turned to online content as a means of finding work. “Like so many performers, I turned all my focus on what could be done under the given circumstances,” he stated. “Stopping was not an option for me, so my partner Emerson Collins and I produced a series of livestream shows. We did about one a month for the duration of the lockdown.” Their livestreams consisted of musicals that included happy hour events as well as more story-driven shows like “Once Upon a Lockdown” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Lockdown.”
In addition to these, Ewing started a podcast with actress Alison Robertson titled “The Con Artist.” On the show, the two shared various insights into the acting world, mental wellness, and much more. With guests such as casting director Steven Tylor O’Connor and Ewing’s partner Emerson Collins, it seemed the two were succeeding as content creators. Unfortunately, it appeared that after 30 episodes, the two have since ended their podcast, last updating it on May 26, 2021.