Shakespeare in a new light
AN UPDATE ON OUR COURSE OF ACTION
AMID THE THREAT OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND COVID-19:
To our beautiful, supportive artistic community,
First, I want to thank each and every one of you who has done your due diligence
to protect yourselves, your loved ones, and your fellow New Yorkers
from the global pandemic currently looming in our concrete jungle. Please continue
this effort - you are saving lives each and every day that goes by.
While we at first were hopeful that the Coronavirus and COVID-19 would not be in our presence
for but a fleeting moment, the exponential rise of the virus in our home quarters
means that we are far from conquering its threat. And so, it is with great concern,
care, and caution that we must postpone Round Four of our BARDcore Reading Series indefinitely, or
at least until we are certain that we have made it out of the proverbial woods.
In solidarity with our freelance artists, I also implore any New York residents
to show their support and sign Bill S8125 to suspend rent and mortgage payments for 90 days
while those who have lost jobs and financial security get back on their feet.
I also would like to reiterate the following from our previous statement:
"It is not only about protecting ourselves and our immediate community;
we must take it upon ourselves to just as fervently protect those
deemed more vulnerable to the illnesses the virus and COVID-19 may cause.
This is an ableism issue, an ageism issue, and therefore a human issue.
"Stay informed; stay safe; and if at all possible, stay home."
Be well, all, and keep your chins up! And, as always, if you have
any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.
Executive Artistic Director