ATC & Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Updated March 17, 2020

 

We have made the difficult decision that beginning at 6PM on March 14, ATC will suspend all activities until it is determined that COVID-19 is contained and that it is safe for normal routines to resume.  We have been monitoring and following guidance from the County Health Department, and while this closure is difficult it is important that ATC does its part to help reduce the potential for local spread of this virus. 

Despite so much uncertainty, ATC will help ease the impact of this crisis in two key ways:

  • ATC must continue to pay our staff and find ways to employ our teaching artists during these weeks at home.

  • While the public schools do not have a plan in place to educate their students remotely at this time, ATC is committed to engaging our members both artistically, intellectually and physically on a rigorous, regular basis.
     

Our staff, teaching artists and members have all created a Zoom account. We will utilize this platform for many different activities, including:

  • Remote rehearsals for The Skin I’m In which we are committed to presenting whenever it is safe to do so.

  • Remote rehearsals for our “Open Mic” which will now be presented as online content

  • Discussions multiple times a week on plays, videos of theatrical work, and documentaries about theater

  • Workshops and discussion groups with local/ national theater professionals 

  • Group meetings twice a week with mentors and mentees which will include special assigned projects 

  • Individual mentor/mentee meetings once a week to create assignments that will keep each member on track to achieve their goals for the season

  • Private voice lessons/monologue coaching 

  • Group exercise sessions 

  • Online content creation of work that shares the perspective of young urban artists during this unprecedented time.
     

We are appreciative of your continued support as we make the most of these circumstances. We continue to be proud of ATC and our impact on both our members and our community.

 

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