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A Message From Our Co-ADs, Jeremy Segal & Véronique Bossé

As news continues to evolve surrounding COVID-19, so many of us have felt the impact of public health measures on our lives: both work and play. In order to prioritize the health and wellbeing of our artists, staff, and audiences, we have made the difficult decision to suspend our school tour of Pandora, as well as the school-group and public performances in partnership with the Centre culturel NDG. We are so sorry to not be able to share this performance with teenagers as planned, but we are enthusiastically planning our future seasons, and look forward to seeing you as soon as we can under better circumstances!

We closed our office on March 20, and it will remain closed until April 13 at the earliest, but we know this situation could change rapidly. For the time being, the entire Youtheatre team is available by email to answer any questions you may have. You can also contact Simon, our GM, by calling the Youtheatre office number: 514-844-8781.

The challenge for TYA companies working under social distancing measures lies in finding ways to reach and connect with our audiences when we cannot be face-to-face. In response to this challenge, Youtheatre is preparing some exciting opportunities to share work with our young audiences virtually. Keep an eye on our social media to find out more in the coming weeks!

We will be going live tomorrow, Friday March 27 at 3PM on our Facebook page with some exciting announcements! 

What Youtheatre knows after 51 years of crafting performances for young audiences is that the creativity and passion of young people never ceases to amaze. We know that we can continue to foster meaningful engagement with theatre, even when we can’t all be in the same room.

Thank you to the parents and guardians who are stepping in to guide their children’s education right now. “It takes a village to raise a child,” which is why we hope to support our community during such an intense period. Stay tuned to our social media to find out about the different activities we will be offering online for free starting next week!

Thank you to everyone who is able to take the advice to #StayHome and help keep the pressure off the healthcare system. To those for whom staying home isn’t an option, we see you and wish you health and strength in such a difficult time.

Finally, we want to thank frontline workers who are doing everything in their power to take care of our communities in the face of such turmoil. Our hearts are with you.

It is not a question of if our communities will maintain, recover, and adapt, but when.

In solidarity,

Jeremy and Véronique


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