Today, I’m sure you’ve seen lots of inspiring “Giving Tuesday Now” messages, asking for support during this challenging time. We know there are many worthy causes that need help, and theater might not seem like the most urgent concern in the midst of this world-wide crisis.
But the truth is, this is also an especially difficult time for the performing arts. Live theater is inherently communal – it’s about being together and sharing an experience with your artistic community. During this time of social distancing, while our doors are closed, we aren’t able to gather and there’s no clear answer for when we’ll be able to welcome audiences back. Antaeus is on the cusp of our 30th Anniversary Season, and in what was supposed to be a time of celebration and excitement, we find ourselves with no choice but to watch, wait, and look for the hope in this situation.
It’s in that spirit of hope we’re sharing this message. We hope that our work – our mission – matters to you. We hope Antaeus is a place where you feel welcomed and appreciated. And we hope that, if you can, you’ll help us get through this time of uncertainty, so that we can be ready to welcome you back when this storm has passed.
At a time like this, the support of our community matters more than ever. Every dollar counts, and no gift is too small (or too large)! So please, give what you can on this special Giving Tuesday.Invest in the transformative power of extraordinary live theater, and let us know that you care about the future of Antaeus.
We can’t wait to welcome you back after this unplanned intermission. Until then, stay safe and be well.