Message from our
Updated March 18, 2020
Here at Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People, we know that you – as members of our theatre family – will have questions and concerns about our plans for weekly classes at Kaleidoscope’s Performing Arts Studio.
The impact of COVID-19 is affecting all of us in both immediate and profound ways. We are all following the news and working hard to adjust and make good choices, based on the constantly evolving events.
As of March 17, 2020 Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People’s studios and administrative offices are closed to the public and Kaleidoscope administrative staff will be working remotely from home. All Spring Break camps and programs have been suspended. Weekly classes are currently on a planned 2-week hiatus for Spring Break and were scheduled to resume again on Tuesday, March 31. At this time, all group classes are suspended until further notice.
We have set Monday, March 30 as the date when we will give a comprehensive update to families and students on the shape and scope of the remainder of our term of classes.
Keeping our community safe and healthy is our top priority and this challenging decision is based on the most recent announcements and guidelines from federal and provincial officials in health and educational sectors.
We remain confident that we will be able to re-open our studios soon. However, there are many moving parts to our organization, and we know that some aspects may need to change as events unfold.
In the time leading up to that date, we are actively and thoroughly exploring every aspect of what we plan to do. Our lens is focused on our people – our students, staff, teaching artists, sponsors, volunteers, donors, partners and more – to determine what is fair and responsible in these uncertain times.
A reduced team of Kaleidoscope staff will be working remotely. We anticipate that email volume will be high for the next few weeks, so we thank you in advance for your patience as our staff respond to your inquiries.
This decision affects many professional artists, contract workers, and young people in our community. Many will feel the financial pinch. Keep them in mind. We will work to postpone our scheduled events as best we can.
At this time we are not cancelling the remainder of our term classes, just pressing pause. Please watch your emails, our website, and social media platforms for our latest updates.
We are optimistic that classes will resume and our summer programs will be able to run. Registration for Summer Camps will open as planned on April 1, 2020.
We ask for your patience, understanding, and trust as we go through this process leading up to March 30.
We thank you for being a part of the Kaleidoscope Family and look forward to seeing you soon.
Pat Rundell, He/Him