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Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Dear Woodford Theatre Family,
Thank you for your continued support of Woodford Theatre as we navigate the ongoing global pandemic and our “new normal.” As a member of the Woodford Theatre family, it is important that you hear our plans for the remainder of this season, as well as our plans moving forward.
As you know, we had to cancel Children of a Lesser God in March, however, we were able to produce selected scenes of the script virtually. Our Woodford Theatre Young Artists’ Annual Showcase, which was set for April, shifted to an online platform June 26-28. On Mother’s Day we celebrated with a virtual program featuring songs and a ten-minute play by local artists. Our PLAYtime series of virtual script reads culminated in a three-part Sherlock Holmes series. These virtual programs allowed us to continue serving our mission until we can gather again.
Due to the economic impact of COVID-19, the Woodford Theatre Board of Directors are implementing measures to ensure the longevity of the theatre, as well as the health and safety of all Woodford Theatre participants. Beginning July 15, 2020, Woodford Theatre will be suspending programming and furloughing all of the staff except the Business Director, Alex Maddox, to take an “Intermission” until December 2020. This would include the cancellation of Summer Academy, Acting and Dance Classes, the Woodford Theatre Young Artists Program, and Grease in August. We are hoping to bring this classic favorite back in the near future when we can fully produce it in the way that it deserves with a large cast and production. Programming is currently expected to resume Spring 2021, pending COVID-19 updates or until a time when we can produce live performances in a manner that is safe for all of our patrons, artists, actors, students, and staff.
Woodford Theatre is grateful for the love and support of our community, of which you are an instrumental member for keeping our operations and programming going. Thank you for helping us keep making magic even during the worst of times. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact the Business Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (859) 873-0648 during our normal Box Office hours of 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
The Woodford Theatre Board of Directors