After much discussion and consideration, Driftwood’s management and board of directors made the heartbreaking decision to cancel our 2020 season, including our summer Bard’s Bus Tour.
The health and safety of our company members, our volunteers and our audiences across Ontario are of paramount importance to us. As we’ve continued to monitor and assess recommendations from health authorities in regards to the Covid 19/Coronavirus pandemic, we believe that this is the right decision.
This challenge will pass, and Driftwood will take the opportunity to plan for a jubilant return of theatre under the stars in 2021.
And we aren’t shuttering completely, our work with four emerging playwrights, Wallis Caldoza, Rebecca Ostroff, Polly Phokeev and Melissa Taylor as part of our Beyond the Bard Playwrights Unit continues thanks to online video conferencing. This year’s unit will wrap up in late May, and we’re already working on ideas for public presentation of these four new short plays.
Please stay tuned – we have more to share with you. Bear with us as we continue to figure this all out.
For the generous support they’ve shown through these extraordinary times, Driftwood Theatre would like to extend a very big thank you to: our company of artists, technicians and summer staff; our small army of volunteers; our presenting partners, sponsors and donors; our government, arts council and foundation partners; our audiences all over the province. Thank you for your enduring support of accessible, professional theatre for everyone in Ontario.
Our collective need for stories and community will be even fiercer, more impassioned, when we emerge from these unprecedented times.
And Driftwood will be there, on the road with the Bard’s Bus Tour when the time comes.