A Message From Artistic Director David Ivers & Managing Director Paula Tomei
We hope this letter finds you safe and well, as we all adapt to the changes that 2020 has brought to our lives.
Last week we reopened our offices to staff only. With social distancing measures in place, some staff members have returned, some work remotely, and some—nearly half—are unfortunately still furloughed. Change is everywhere and adapting to it is paramount in our visioning, planning and moving forward.
At this moment, we do not know when it will be safe for actors to rehearse again, for artisans to create together or for audiences to gather. And it is clear that the 2020-21 season we announced last March is simply no longer possible. So, we’re taking some time to pause, gather more facts and chart a new course. In mid-July, we will unveil a new season that works with the realities we all face, a new starting date, and some exciting new programs and initiatives. It’s a shame to waste a crisis, and we are working every day to make sure SCR comes through this stronger, more resilient and changed for the better.
The subscription renewal deadline is paused, too.
- If you’ve already subscribed for the 2020-21 season, the money you’ve paid is safe with us, and you don’t need to do anything at this point.We will be back in touch at the time of our July announcement to let you know the changes and your options.
- If you haven’t renewed your subscription, your seats are still on reserve for you, and will be waiting should you choose to renew after our July announcement.
- And because we realize that not all our audience members will be ready to return to the theatre at the same time, we are safeguarding your subscription seats until June, 2021.You will have the option to take the upcoming season off, and still keep the seats you love.
The physical, mental and societal well-being of our audiences, artists and staff is vitally important, so we are proceeding with great care. We want—and need—you back when the conditions are right.
If you have questions regarding your subscription, the Box Office phone lines are open Monday from noon to 5 pm and Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (714) 708-5599. You may also email us at [email protected].
Thank you for being a part of the SCR subscriber family. We look forward to sharing more news with you in July!