Update on the 2020-21 Season
Today, I’m announcing the heartbreaking news that we have made the decision to postpone our 2020-21 Season, which had been set to run from September to May in the Martha Cohen Theatre, and move it to Alberta Theatre Projects’ 50th anniversary season in 2021-22.
We know there is great excitement about this lineup of plays and the artists and creative teams we assembled are world-class. We have already reached 60% of our subscription target and look forward to bringing these stories to Calgary audiences just over a year from now.
As theatre makers, we are accustomed to making magic happen in the face of enormous odds. Theatre is the art of the possible. At this time, we have determined that continuing with our upcoming season as planned is, quite simply, impossible. We must place the physical well-being of everyone who steps foot in our theatre before any other concern.
This decision was made alongside the theatre’s Board of Directors due to sustained uncertainty about the feasibility of large public gatherings as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The health and safety of audiences, artists, technicians, and volunteers remains the organization’s highest priority.
In June, we invited audiences and other stakeholders to share their thoughts about returning to the theatre via an online survey. That feedback, along with ongoing consultations with public health officials and conversations with the staff in our home at Arts Commons helped chart this course of action.
But stay tuned – later this summer we will be announcing exciting and re-imagined programming for the coming year, including innovative online theatrical experiences as well as socially-distanced live theatre.
Subscriptions to Alberta Theatre Projects’ 2020-21 Season will be automatically transferred to the 2021-22 Season, and your seats will be held. For more options and information regarding subscriptions, please visit us HERE.
We can’t wait to celebrate the magic of live theatre with you again at Alberta Theatre Projects. I hope all of you, our friends and supporters, remain safe and healthy during these unprecedented times.
Executive & Artistic Director
Alberta Theatre Projects