We Don't Know What This Is Yet: From Pandemic to Provocative Theatre

NHTP MainStage and Summer Update

April 24, 2020

NHTP MainStage and Summer Update

Update from Genevieve Aichele, NHTP Executive Director

April 22, 2020

Dear NHTP Family & Friends,
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and we adjust to our ever-changing reality, all of us at NHTP are deeply grateful for your donations and support. We are also pleased to announce that NHTP has been approved for a Payroll Protection Program loan, which will allow us to keep all staff on payroll over the next two months. Our online programming has been going well and we’re looking forward to adding another round of workshops in May. One exciting advantage to these new programs is that we’ve had participants join us from all over New England.
 
Sadly, the NHTP board of directors has made the decision to cancel all public performances at NHTP through the end of the summer. This includes the upcoming MainStage productions of Anthropocene and Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) as well as our Summer Festival celebrating local playwrights. We do hope to reschedule these shows next season. All of you who have already purchased tickets should have been contacted by now; if not, please get in touch when you can. And please keep the 30+ actors, directors, designers and crew who would have worked on those shows in your thoughts.
 
 
The good news is that NHTP’s Summer Theatre Camps will be happening as scheduled. Our hope is that we can gather at the theatre, but if not we are busy preparing for virtual experiences. Click here for more information about NHTP’s summer camps for ages 7-17.
 
New Hampshire Theatre Project has been making theatre with communities for over thirty years, and now in the wake of the Covid-19 Global Pandemic we are returning to our roots to create a new work for the stage, appropriately titled We Don’t Know What This Is Yet. Catherine Stewart, CJ Lewis and I are gathering accounts from individuals, holding space for community dialogue, and reflecting on the new normal that the world finds itself in. We’ll be inviting all of you to participate so stay up to date with developments in the creation of We Don’t Know What This Is Yet  and follow, link, and subscribe to New Hampshire Theatre Project on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter with @nhtheatreproject.
 
All of us at NHTP are working hard to get the stage lights turned back on in September. If you want to help, join one of our online educational programs, purchase a gift certificate, or make a donation. Every little bit makes a big difference!
 
Please stay safe, hold your loved ones close to your heart, and remember that even though William Shakespeare’s career was interrupted by the Black Plague, he didn’t do too badly for himself!
 
Gratefully yours,
Genevieve Aichele, Executive Director
 
PS: Master the art of persuasion at the next NHTP Online Class. Civil Discourse Society with Eric Schildge starts Thursday April 30th. CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO and REGISTER NOW!

 Since 1988, New Hampshire Theatre Project has been providing nurturing professional environments for youth, artists and community members to be inspired and transformed through the art of theatre. NH Theatre Project is located at 959 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 
 

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