Of all of the challenges that have come with leading a performing arts company through a worldwide pandemic, the loss of the visceral impact of storytelling in a shared space, with performers crafting live characters and in-the-moment emotions, and with audiences providing honest and spontaneous reactions has been the most profound. It has also provided the opportunity to more fully appreciate the uniquely valuable and life-affirming experience of sharing our humanity through live theatre.
This season’s theme, For the Love of Theatre, reminds us of the unique power of live theatre to bring us together with an exciting lineup of plays that seek to encourage everyone in our community to join in the life-affirming experience of live storytelling. With stories that are at once universal, diverse, theatrical, and inspirational, For the Love of Theatre is a season that invites us all back to sharing a space with open hearts and with open minds. It’s time to celebrate anew, the time-honored tradition of coming together and learning about ourselves and about one another amid laughter and tears, sharing in the experience of what it is to be human.
“Just like making a favorite recipe, artists lovingly craft their work to please an audience. We are excited to get back in the kitchen and cook up some theatrical fun and adventures from scratch with a hefty dash of love.” – Kristin Clippard, Associate Artistic Director