In-Person Productions Postponed Until Fall 2021
Announcement made: September 17
More than six months after the pandemic first forced the closure of theaters around the country, we have made the difficult decision not to produce in-person, indoor performances at Trinity Rep until fall 2021. During this pause in production, we are committing to equity, diversity, and inclusion work; education initiatives; and digital content production. Read all details here.
A Christmas Carol
Announcement made: August 27
Since it will not be practical or in the interest of public health to produce the holiday tradition in person this year, we will be creating an online version of A Christmas Carol and offering it free of charge to everyone beginning in late November. More information will be released this fall about dates and the full cast and creative team with up-to-date information available here. Read the full announcement here.
Virtual tickets will be available to all at no charge, but registration will be required. You may sign up now here to receive a notification when registration opens. Subscribers who previously purchased tickets for this year’s production can complete the form here or will be contacted in the coming weeks by the box office to discuss their options. Patrons may elect to donate the price of their tickets to underwrite the free production, apply the price of their tickets to next year’s show, or request a gift card or refund.
2020-21 Season Shift
With the health and safety of our artists, patrons, and staff as our top priority, Trinity Rep will shift the schedule of the previously announced 2020-21 Season. The subscription series lineup is now currently slated to begin in January 2021.
Trinity Rep is committed to complying with all government and public health regulations and guidelines and implementing best practices for cleaning, sanitizing, and risk mediation. If public health necessitates further changes to the schedule, those adjustments will be made as more information is known. Detailed performance schedules will be announced and tickets will go on sale two to three months before shows begin.
All of the plays announced earlier in the spring will be produced, though two productions will shift to fall 2021. Subscribers will receive all six shows.
Spring and Summer 2020 Cancellations
Based on the recommendations and policies of local and federal officials and our own commitment to the health and well-being of our community, Trinity Rep made the difficult decision in mid-March to cancel all remaining performances in the 2019-20 Season. This impacted the full runs of Sweat and Sweeney Todd, and the final two weeks of A Tale of Two Cities, 83 performances in total. Related events for each of these shows were also cancelled.
For ticket holders of cancelled A Tale of Two Cities performances, the copyright holders and our union partners generously agreed to allow us to share a digital archival recording of the production via a secure online platform for a limited time. These cancelled ticket holders received a separate email with instructions.
Teatro en El Verano, our co-production with Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA) used the summer to prepare for next year’s fifth anniversary of the program by developing a new script of Don Quixote.
Spring classes for adults and young students were cancelled or moved online in mid-March. Additional online classes were added to the schedule and continue to be formed.
The month-long YASI summer program for kids in grades 5-12 was cancelled in May.
YASI Masters, YASI Players, YASI Shakes, and YASI Junior – all one-week programs – ran in August with health and safety protocols in place.
SUPPORTING TRINITY REP
It is impossible to cancel weeks of performances, classes, and events without creating serious and lasting hardships for your Trinity Rep, staff, and artists. As a non-profit organization that relies heavily on your support, we hope you will consider supporting Trinity Rep by donating back tickets or tuition for cancelled events, or by making a gift. To read more about how you can support Trinity Rep during these uncertain times, click here.