The Coronavirus has drastically changed our lives in just a few short weeks. We're all experiencing the heartbreak of shows canceled and productions cut short—especially those so close to production or production-runs abruptly halted. Ultimately, the safety of our membership is our number one concern. We hope everyone is staying physically distant and maintaining a healthy amount of social connection. Technology and communications apps have become an integral way for us to connect. We will recover from this terrible pandemic, and the arts and creative process will be one of many keys to our recovery. EMACT is here to help deliver on this need.
EMACT has posted a collection of resources about the pandemic on our website and Facebook page. EMACT is also looking to work with AACT to host a recovery workshop. The topics include: Restarting your operations, marketing your theatre after the pandemic, and maintaining preparations in the "new temporary normal." Details will follow shortly.
We realize that talking about the Gala and awards at this time could seem inappropriate and tone deaf to the reality of our plight. However, EMACT must make some decisions about the Gala, in the context of a shortened season and the restrictions around gathering to which we MUST all adhere. While we realize that hosting a traditional gala event is unlikely, we would like to celebrate the 50+ productions that were mounted this season. We are also looking to use the summer months to retool the program and are contemplating several changes. With all of that in mind, we would appreciate hearing your opinion.
The below survey includes questions about:
Your feedback will help us move forward with programming that best meets your needs. We have also included some questions to help us define your needs after the pandemic. Your answers will help us identify resources.
Thank you, in advance, for your feedback and responses. We look forward to hearing from you.
The EMACT Board of Directors