Covid-19 Protocols : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Connecting Community WITH Creativity and Care

Communication is merely an exchange of information, but connection is an exchange of our humanity.
~Sean Stephenson

Helping people to stay connected while working to keep our community safe has greatly influenced our choices as we make plans for learning at the Academy of Theatre Arts. As we navigated summer and fall classes, we learned much about how to build communities in virtual settings and how to promote safety protocols for in-person learning.

We all share a tremendous desire for human connection; theatre is simply more fun together! At the same time, we are making appropriate changes to our environment and or program to minimize the risk of spreading the virus: it is our responsibility to provide a safe place for our students to learn and grow. As theatre people do; we dug deep, researched, explored our options and crafted a plan! In-person learning options have increased for winter and we pledge to continue following the advice of our local health department and others to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Some things we are doing to take care of our students and our staff include:

It has been difficult to navigate these uncertain times, and the Academy of Theatre Arts encourages everyone to follow all published guidance so that our opportunities to connect with our community may increase. We thank everyone involved in our programs for your flexibility and for managing the daily challenges connected to COVID-19 to ensure a sense of normalcy and connection while building new habits to create a safer community.