Don’t Stop Us Now
Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen lip-synched by the staff of the Seacoast Repertory Theatre. We’ve been going strong throughout COVID and we’re not gonna let it stop us now, but we do need your help! Please consider making a donation to the Seacoast Repertory Theatre.
We’d be lying if we said we thought we would have a global pandemic this year that interrupted not just us, but our entire industry. We believe in theatre as a shared experience. What happens when the sharing part goes away?
Well, we’ve worked hard to figure that out. Since March we have adapted the live theatre experience to a digital one. We were the first theatre in the country to present a musical live, online. We received national attention and acclaim for our efforts. We continued those efforts even as the spotlights faded and the industry struggled to catch up to us. We found allies in licensing, playwriting, promoting that shared our values and our desire to continue our mission. We are ready for 2021, even in this new reality. We are in show business. We are accustomed to difficulty.
We could use your help. We’ve taken considerable losses during the pandemic. Who hasn’t? We cancelled almost 150 shows. We were forced to rely on government, state, and donor aid. It’s been hard, but we’ve managed to keep our staff and resident artists employed and working. We have offered free shows live-streamed to seniors and essential workers since March. We have even worked on the state and national level to help others adapt to our new reality.
This holiday season, we hope you consider Seacoast Repertory Theatre as a worthy place to put your non-profit investments. Even during a pandemic, we have made progress with our new Sol Series, our Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts, and our online offerings to audiences around the world. We have expanded our resident artist program to prepare for an unpredictable 2021. We have a great slate of shows and programs, inspired by our experiences during this crisis and adaptable to whatever the future presents.
Seacoast Rep is a cornerstone of the community and the local economy. When you donate to us, you don’t just invest in us, you invest in an arts economy that help keeps the Seacoast afloat. You invest in the artists you’ve seen on stage that, thanks to our resident program, have developed their talents profoundly. You invest in recovery. You invest in a way to keep the arts alive here, in our community.
We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished during COVID.
What We’ve Accomplished in the Past Five Months
- Produced 160 livestreamed shows free to Seniors and essential workers
- Produced 4 fully produced musicals to live audiences
- Offered 4 camps for 8 weeks to over 100 campers
- Employed just under 20 full time and part time staff member and independent contractors
- Offered weekly Zoom meetings to our Senior Repertory Theatre
- Created a new series, The Sol Series, curated by Najee A. Brown
- Acted as fiscal sponsors to PopUp NH, a private-public partnership with the City of Portsmouth to help augment revenues to struggling businesses in our community while providing an outdoor stage to arts venues and independent performers
Thank you to our 2020 Season Sponsors
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