Update from the Board:
We held our most recent Board meeting on Tuesday 21 July. The main focus of the discussion was forward planning for our 2020-21 season.
There are still a number of uncertainties around when we will be able to resume face-t-face meetings. what restrictions will apply and when we might reasonably expect to be performing live in front of an audience again. These uncertainties make planning difficult, but we have decided to move forward on the basis of a number of assumptions:
live performances in Stdio 132 are unlikely to be viable in the calendar year
we will be able to resume something more like normal club activities in the late summer
we have the creativity to develop a programme which will enable us to carry on creating new theatre, while implementing Covid safe practices
We are not yet able to finalise our programme for the year, but should be able to do so in the relatively near future. It is likely to include:
the production of a short series of radio plays
some film work
at least two stage productions in Studio 132 in the first half of 2021. Dates have still to be confirmed
The scope for us to celebrate our 90th year with any events is limited, but we will not be letting the occasion pass. So keep your eyes open for more news on our social media channels in the near future.
At the moment, we are planning for two specific events; a face-to-face club gathering in August (providing Scottish Government allows for this) and our AGM on 15th September. This will be in Studio 132 if possible. Failing that, we will hold the meeting online.
We are aware that Studio 132 is a venue used by other groups and are preparing to open the building and make it available for hire as soon as this is permissible. Any decision to re-open the building will be based on a comprehensive risk assessment and the development of “Covid secure” operating procedures and practices. We will be contacting regular users in the near future to discuss their plans and agree how we can move forward together.
Further updates will follow as appropriate. In the meantime, stay well and we hope to have the lights back on at Studio 132 before too long.
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