In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Theatre Lab has moved all current courses to live online learning as of Monday, March 16. Though our building is closed, we understand the importance of being able to commune creatively, especially in difficult times. We are, therefore, adapting courses so that students can participate from home as well as developing new classes that particularly lend themselves to an online setting. We will return to our in-person classrooms as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we encourage you to check out our fun new online offerings beginning in April. For the upcoming six-week session, all classes will be offered in a Pay-What-You-Can format to alleviate the financial strain so many in our community are facing.
If you're currently signed up for a course in the April/May 2020 session, you'll hear from us by March 30 about our online classes, refunds, or exchanges.
A Note from our Founding Directors, Deb Gottesman and Buzz Mauro:
One of the things we cherish most about our Theatre Lab community is its vitality. For nearly 30 years, you have inspired us with your passion for learning, your participation in building a vibrant creative community, and your support for one another.
In this time of uncertainty, we know one thing for sure: As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, our commitment to our artistic community has not changed. We are doing everything we can to keep the salaries of our teaching staff uninterrupted--teachers who rely on their work with The Theatre Lab to cover their families' living expenses.
We know full well the power of creative expression during times of crisis. That's why we are now offering affordable, interactive online theatre classes to keep you learning, creating, and collaborating through this time. Please see below for a full list of what's happening (and what's not).
Finally, our commitment to our community goes far beyond the walls of our building. Please let us know if we can be helpful to you in any way during this time.
-Deb and Buzz
COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SCHEDULE CHANGES
Early Spring Classes moved to an online format for the remainder of the six-week session.
Theatre Lab Administrative Offices: Our staff is teleworking full-time during the crisis, so please don’t hesitate to email or phone us.
As You Like It performances: Scheduled for April 2-4, postponed (new date TBD)
DCPS Spring Break Camp: Canceled (April 13-17)
Bonnie & Clyde performances: Scheduled April 30-May 2 and May 7-9, likely postponed (new date TBD)
Summer Youth Programs: As scheduled, beginning June 22, pending further monitoring of the Coronavirus situation.