Covid-19 Response & Updates


Enlightened Theatrics' Covid-19 Response & Updates

APRIL, 2020

To Our Loyal and Generous PatronsWell, it’s been a little over a month since this global pandemic gripped our country in full force, sending us all inside and canceling all “nonessential” public life.  A month of reflection.  What does this pandemic mean for the future of our world?  What does this pandemic mean for the future of gathering to experience live storytelling?

When this all seemingly changed over night, Enlightened Theatrics was scheduled to launch camp registration, announce our 2020/2021 Season, and introduce our honored guest for this September’sBroadway to Salem Gala Fundraiser.  Our final production of the season, Election Day, was just about to begin rehearsals.  For the safety of our actors, staff, and patrons, we have placed all of this on hold.  As a professional regional theatre, we are accustomed to planning years in advance in order to maintain our patronage and have the largest impact in the community.  We do not know what the future holds or what all will change.  But, we do know that we can and must adapt to the changes because we owe it to you and to this community.

 

A few of the tangible efforts we have made to stay active and provide services are:

 

·      On March 26th we began offering free virtual coaching for anyone who is looking to build up their audition and performance skills, while stuck at home.  We are currently exploring new ways that we can provide training and professional development opportunities via online platforms.  Stay tuned!

 

·      On Tuesday, April 14th, with the support of Salem Health, three Enlightened Alum along with myself performed "Hear My Song" in the parking garage of Salem Hospital during staff shift change.

 

Enlightened Theatrics needs your support now more than ever so that we can continue to and grow the arts experience of Salem, Oregon by producing thoughtful and relevant professional theatre, engaging Salem’s youth with performing arts education, and developing passionate theatre talent in the Willamette Valley.  Your critical support will ensure that when the time finally comes to gather again, there will be performances at Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre.  Please consider visiting our website and make your donation today!  

 

Thank you all so much for being a part of our Enlightened Theatrics Family. While we aren’t able to see you face to face, here are ways you can continue to connect with us through social media via Facebook. YouTube, and Instagram.

 

Enlightened Theatrics was made for Salem and the story goes on.  We look forward to continuing to share life, love, and community with you all in the near future!

MARCH, 2020

Dear Valued Patrons and Community Members,

Wow!  This is definitely different.

As theatre artists and storytellers, it is hard to see society in such disarray and not be able to provide a cathartic outlet to help people make sense of what is going on in the world. This has been our calling since the beginning of time, and the main function of the theatre since it was created.  But these are different times indeed, and we all must do whatever we can to help minimize the impact of this pandemic.

With that being said, Enlightened Theatrics has made the necessary decision to cancel our upcoming production of Election Day.

If you are a season ticket holder or have purchased tickets to see Election Day and wish to receive a refund, we completely understand and will be happy to provide that service.  If not, we greatly appreciate the donation!  Please e-mail [email protected] for any questions, comments, or concerns regarding ticket purchases or donations.

Storytelling is and always will be a vital part of the human experience.  Although Enlightened Theatrics, along with countless other theaters and organizations around the world, has had to cancel performances, this is not the end of our journey.

In the coming months, we look forward to registration for our August summer camps and announcing our upcoming 2020/2021 Season!  Not only that, we will also be announcing the special guest artist for our 2nd Annual Fundraising Gala: Broadway to Salem. Our annual celebration will take place Saturday, September 12th!

I know this is a difficult, confusing, and somewhat scary time but please know that the story goes on and we look forward to continue to share life, love, and community with you all in the near future.


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Vincenzo Meduri
(he/him/his)
Founding Artistic Director
www.EnlightenedTheatrics.org
187 High St. NE Suite 209, Salem, OR 97301
503.585.3427 x5
Proud member of the Salem Theatre Network


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