We would like to share a few words about the decisions we have made during this COVID 19 pandemic:
- Our tour of Thunder Knocking on the Door was suspended after just one week of public performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are planning to bring Thunder back as the first show of the 2020-2021 season, and we hope to have the same cast and artistic team on board.
- Patrons who had purchased tickets for cancelled shows of Thunder are being issued refunds from Brown Paper Tickets.
- Given that we will not be able to rehearse nor likely tour The Hatmaker’s Wife, scheduled to go on tour April 23, we hope to move this show to the middle slot of our 2020-2021 season (Jan-Feb 2021).
- Because we believe that artists are our greatest asset, we will pay our actors for the duration of their contracts for these final two shows of the 2019-2020 season. We hope to engage many of these artists in mission-related activities during this COVID-19 pandemic. TTT has long employed artists in many aspects of our organization beyond shows so we are ready to find creative ways to engage artists in pursuit of our vision and in immediate efforts to serve the greater community in this time of need.
- No staff layoffs are planned.
- We will continue to talk and strategize with our sister arts organizations and funders to help mitigate the effects of this pandemic. We understand that we are part of an interconnected, interdependent eco-system and we all do better when we all do better. We stand in unity with everyone, especially our Asian American colleagues who are seeing a spike in discrimination and harassment due to the use of terms such as “Chinese Virus” or “Wuhan Virus.” This is a time to stand together and in solidarity.