It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of our 2020 holiday show, “The Christmas Angel.” Due to the COVID-19 extreme risk state in Josephine County, all indoor entertainment is currently prohibited, including live streaming. While we are saddened by this cancellation, the safety of all of you is our primary concern, and we must comply with the mandates given by the county.
We want to take this time to express our gratitude for the immense support that has been shown to the theatre during this tumultuous year. Instead of keeping our theatre “dark,” we have been able to explore creative ways to continue to bring live theatre to Southern Oregon in the midst of a global pandemic. And through our live stream performances, we have gained viewers from across the nation that would have otherwise never been able to see our wonderful plays. For that, we are extremely grateful.
To all of the production teams involved with our “pandemic plays” (“The Pony Expresso,” “Charlotte’s Web,” and “Pygmalion”): we thank you for bringing these stories to life on stage and on screen. Your creativity is incredible, and we would not have weathered this storm without you. To the production teams of our cancelled plays (“The Lion in Winter” and “The Christmas Angel”): we thank you for the massive effort you put into these plays, and it grieves us immensely that audiences weren’t able to enjoy these stories being brought to life. Know that we appreciate every ounce of hard work you put in, and that we still have hope that they will be resurrected in the future.
To all of the patrons who watched our plays, onstage or on screen, we thank you for maintaining your support of the theatre. We thank you for learning how to live stream our plays, we thank you for your understanding of all of the changes we have needed to make this year, we thank you for riding the 2020 roller coaster with us. Your support is unparalleled, and we would not have been able to continue our creative adventures without you.
To all of our supporters, thank you for keeping us alive for almost 70 years. Because of the achievements of this year, in spite of all of the odds against us, we have immense hope for the future of Barnstormers. We look forward to bringing live theatre to you in 2021!
Playwrights Welcome is a new program developed for Dramatists Guild of America Members by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts and Rodgers and Hammerstein. The goal is simple: to provide free access to theatre for playwrights, composers and lyricists. We are invested in the success and artistic health of our industry’s writers, and by extension the vibrancy of the American theatre. We’re also aware that attending theatre is an integral part to how writers learn their craft and grow as artists.
We are proud to take part in Playwrights Welcome, which offers available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of a performance, free of charge. To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at our theater, please call the box office at 541.479.3557. Note that writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card when requesting a ticket.
For more information on this national program, and to learn which theaters around the country are involved, please click HERE.