7/26/20

Dear Patrons and Members,

 

It is with sincere regret that the Warehouse Theatre Company announces the indefinite postponement of our 2020 – 2021 season. This was a difficult decision to make, but we recognize that we have a responsibility to our community to ensure the safety of our patrons and participants.

The Safe Start Washington guidelines explain that until the county is in Phase 4, it is just not possible to bring large groups of people together. As Yakima County has been in modified Phase 1 for the past couple weeks, it is clearly going to take time to reach that final reopening phase. Rather than promote a season of shows, sell season coupons, and begin pre-production work with the very real likelihood of many delays and schedule changes, the WTC board has made the difficult decision to postpone the season.

Even though the theatre will be “dark,” you’ll be glad to know that the WTC remains active. Our mission to engage, enrich, and encourage our community is still vital. To that end, work is underway to produce and offer an expanded variety of digital content over the coming weeks and months. Look for updates and availability on our website.

In the meantime, we continue to “Mask Up to Act Up” and to monitor the latest news from the Yakima County Health District, Washington State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control. Their guidance is shaping procedures and policies to ensure everyone’s safety when shows are safe to go live.

Also, you’re invited to take in our annual Winnie Awards on August 8 at 7:00 PM on our YouTube channel. Though last season was cut short, we look forward to celebrating the performances and productions from the 19-20 season with you!

Finally, the Warehouse Theatre Company just wants to say “thank you” for your ongoing generosity and support in these challenging times. Thanks to you, a future filled with moving and entertaining theatre will happen. You’ll be the first to know when that time comes!

Until then, stay safe and stay healthy!


 

For additional information:

 

Safe Start Washington

 

Washington State Department of Health

 

Safe Start Yakima County

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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