Dear Friends of Alberta Theatre Projects,
I wanted to share my profound gratitude and appreciation to the many of you who have reached out with messages of kindness and support over the past week. Your generosity has meant the world to all of us. I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are close together, and healthy.
The suspension of our season has been truly devastating. I am particularly saddened we were not able to share the world premiere of Anna Chatterton’s Cowgirl Up this spring. It is my sincere hope we can share this beautiful play with Calgary audiences sometime very soon. To the theatre artists and technicians whose lives have been upended by this crisis, here in Alberta and across the country, my thoughts are with you. I would also like to acknowledge the unbelievable administrative team here at Alberta Theatre Projects who have worked tirelessly under rapidly changing circumstances.
Throughout these difficult days, our number one priority has been the health and safety of our patrons, our artists and our staff. We will continue to consult with public health officials and the government of Alberta to ensure that every decision we make is in the best interest of our community, and the communal fight against COVID-19.
As we look forward, I am profoundly reassured by the passion and dedication of you, our Alberta Theatre Projects family. Your generous embrace of our 2019-2020 season gives us the foundation we need to weather this storm. I know we will roar back onstage, stronger than ever, with a renewed appreciation for the inspirational place live theatre holds in the heart of our community.
Executive and Artistic Director, Alberta Theatre Projects