Good afternoon all you wonderful members,
I hope you are all well and staying safe and sane during this anxious and uncharted time.
First of all, I wish to acknowledge all the good work and adherence made by all the members who attended the past few workshops. It is a testament to you all and the consideration you all hold for each other. With that in mind we, the committee, are implementing a suspension of all No Drama Theatre activities for the foreseeable. In line with Government and health authorities instructions and from our own concern for the health and welfare of you all, we feel it is the only way we can assist in the prevention of spreading this virus.
What that means realistically for you all is the cancellation of the Tuesday workshops for the next 5 weeks, up until the 21st April. We will re-access after this when we have more information at that time and in compliance with Government restrictions of the movement and gathering of people. I have put this preliminary date in place as it will allow for Easter break but again all subject to change. With regard to any payment you have made as a member participating in the workshops, if you have paid for the month of March this will carry forward as of when the workshops resume. Elaine has a record of everything because she is amazing and diligent and we are thankful to her because of this.
The Monologue nights are also on hold, this means the March Monologue due to take place on the 23rd is cancelled and the one on the 18th of May is on stand by as of today. I would propose an alternative to this, that members could record, self-tape videos of themselves performing monologues and post them to our page on the day the night was due to take place. I think this would be an alternative way to keep you all as a group going, engaged and connected.
Ok gang, that’s all from me. I hope you all remain calm and well during this, keep up your theatrical threads by reading some scripts maybe, watching classic old films, learn some monologues, try out different movement techniques or skype another member in to run dialogues. I think you are all brilliant and will get through this with kindness and compassion.
Louise and all the No Drama Committee, Elaine, Renée, Kate, Declan, Kieron and Sean.