Shawnee’s Response to COVID-19!
As of April 2, 2020
To our patrons, supporters and friends,
For the safety of our audiences, our community, actors and staff, Shawnee Theatre is postponing our upcoming 2020 summer season effective immediately.
We also are suspending events which were scheduled through May. We will monitor developments carefully and continuously in the days and weeks to come and adjust these decisions as required.
These moves align with the recommendations and directives of Governor Holcomb, the Department of Health & Human Services, other local officials and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
At Shawnee Theatre, your support allows us to provide a space, in these difficult times, to come together and explore what makes us more alike than different. We come together to share a laugh, to grapple with difficult issues, and to grow as a community. It’s heartbreaking when we can’t provide our community with that space. We eagerly look forward to bringing wonderful live entertainment and theatre to our audiences at the earliest appropriate time. We have some exciting events planned for the fall/winter season and 2021 that will take Shawnee in an exciting new direction!
Any support you can give our non-profit theatre is greatly appreciated during this time, so that we can get back to providing quality entertainment to our community as soon as this crisis is over.
We will continue to post any updates and additional information on our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) and our website.
Thank you for your understanding, and please take all personal precautions for the health of your family, friends and neighbors. God bless!
Producing Artistic Director
Please take a few minutes and complete our Reopening Survey. As we plan and prepare to reopen, your input would be greatly appreciated.
Don’t Stop Believin’ Campaign
This hasn’t been an easy time for our country and now more than ever, Shawnee Theatre depends on your support. Every gift is important to the success of our work with the youth, on-stage, behind the scenes, and in our community. Donate now to ensure a bright future at Shawnee Theatre. Our goal is $10,000.
In light of postponing our 2020 Season and recent events, we at Shawnee wish to bring joy and positivity to our community. We’ve asked past Shawnee performers and staff to participate in our Don’t Stop Believin’ Campaign to help us share joy in the midst of this crisis.
“Shawnee Digital Cabaret” - Every Monday Featuring music or readings (poems, inspirational messages or favorite children’s book) from past Shawnee Employees & Performers.
“WOW on Wednesdays” - Every Wednesday (depending on participation possibly bi-weekly) featuring kids (18 and under) from the community singing, dancing, performing a monologue/poem or acting out a short scene. We want to feature kids from the community who have participated in our camps, Mainstage performances or would like to be on the Shawnee stage in the future. Allow them to show us what they’ve been doing to pass the time.
“Thank You Thursday”- Every Thursday (depending on participation possibly bi-weekly) Featuring businesses and organizations that have helped the community during COVID-19.
“Future Fridays” – Every Friday We’ll post a poll/question asking what would the audience members/patrons like to see at Shawnee.
*Shawnee Theatre operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowable by law.
“Throughout the past six decades, the surrounding communities have been integral to the success of the Shawnee Theatre. From the thousands of patrons that attend our productions to the local businesses that partner with us to keep producing high quality live theatre, the Shawnee Theatre is truly the community’s’ professional theatre and the gem of Bloomfield. I look forward to building on Shawnee’s impressive history and continuing that legacy while initiating a new commitment to welcoming and inspiring our entire community with high quality and thought provoking productions. On behalf of the board, staff and company members, I extend a welcome that reaches from our hearts to yours. See you at the Shawnee!”
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