LIGHTRAY
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COVID RELIEF

TRYING TO GET THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC

HELLO EVERYONE. I AM RAY THE OWNER AND CREATOR OF LIGHTRAY. WE ARE AN UP AND COMING PRODUCTION COMPANY SPECIALIZING IN ALL LED RELATED ENTERTAINMENT. I AM A LOCAL BLACK BUSINESS OWNER HERE IN LAS VEGAS, THE MOST HURT CITY IN THE US FOR UNEMPLOYMENT UNFORTUNATELY.  I MAKE ALL MY COSTUMES, PROGRAM ALL MY LIGHTS, EDIT ALL MY CONTENT, AND TRAIN ALL MY DANCERS ON MY OWN. MARCH THIS YEAR WAS TO BE THE START OF LIGHTRAY GROWING FROM MYSELF, JUST A SINGLE PERFORMER TO HAVING 12+ SPECIALTY DANCERS AND CIRCUS TYPE PERFORMERS IN LAS VEGAS AND A FEW IN LA. THE PANDEMIC HAS LEFT MANY PERFORMERS AND CREW ABSOLUTELY ON OUR OWN THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC.  FOR THE FIRST FEW MONTHS OF THIS CRISIS I WAS PAYING MY DANCERS TO REHEARSE AND TRAIN AS I DON’T BELIEVE IN ASKING DANCERS TO WORK FOR FREE BUT I EXHAUSTED MY SAVINGS MONTHS AGO.  

I AM VERY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT WHAT THE FUTURE MAY HOLD FOR LIGHTRAY ONCE THINGS GO BACK TO NORMAL BUT THE REALITY OF KEEPING MY BUSINESS AFLOAT REALLY HIT HOME WHEN THE PUA WAS NOT EXTENDED. LEAVING MOST IN LAS VEGAS AND AROUND THE COUNTRY TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES WITH LITTLE TO NO HELP FROM THE GOVERNMENT BOTH PERSONALLY AND FOR MY SMALL BUSINESS. 

I CASH FLOWED MOST OF WHAT I COULD BUT I STILL HAVE A LOT EQUIPMENT TO PAY OFF THAT IS CURRENTLY NOT MAKING ANY INCOME AT ALL AND AT SOME POINT I NEEDED TO HIRE AN ASSISTANT AGAIN AND MOVE TO A STUDIO FOR REHEARSALS AND STORAGE. SOME BIGGER ACTS HAVE BEEN UNDER DEVELOPMENT FOR OVER A YEAR THAT EITHER HAVE BEEN SHELVED INDEFINITELY OR GIVEN UP ON DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF CAPITOL NEEDED TO COMPLETE THEM BEING UNREALISTIC IN THE NEAR AND DISTANT FUTURE. WE HOPE TO KEEP GOING AND GROWING AS WE TRY AND MAKE IT THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME. THANK YOU!