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Mar 22, 2020
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City of Philadelphia Rapid Response PHL Nonprofit Survey  - This survey will allow government, donors and funders of Greater Philadelphia to understand the needs of the region’s nonprofit sector and the vulnerable populations they serve during the effects of COVID-19.
Philly Performance Artist Fund - Donate via Venmo
Philly Freelance Theater Prod & FOH Staff Support - GoFundMe
Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
PHL COVID RESOURCE GUIDE - DOC (Crowdsourced Public Resources)

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TCG Advocacy Action Alert
Americans for the Arts Resource and Response Center

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Art Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
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Theatre Philadelphia's COVID-19 Statement

UPDATED - March 16th, 2020
 
Dear Theatre Philadelphia Community,
 
We want to continue to provide clear information in response to the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) for our community of artists and patrons.
 
At this time, Theatre Philadelphia's 2020 Marquee Dinner has been postponed. We are currently evaluating other events scheduled for later in the season.
 
For the time being, no 2019-20 Barrymore adjudicators are expected to attend any in-person performances through the end of March. Adjudication procedures for productions that open in April and beyond are pending.
 
We understand that situations have been changing rapidly. Please make sure to check your email or www.theatrephiladelphia.org before attending events to make sure that nothing has changed.
 
We will attempt to stay on top of any cancellations of theatrical performances across Greater Philadelphia, but please check the website of specific theatres for the most accurate information. You can find our list of event changes across Philadelphia on our website, which will be updated as frequently as possible: COVID-19 and Performance Updates in the Philadelphia Region.
 
It's important to note that theatres completely rely on live community presence, gathering, and support. If a performance is canceled or if an audience member needs to cancel a ticket, we ask that patrons consider making a donation to that theatre.
 
We are closely monitoring the situation. We will continue to follow the recommendations of the City and of the CDC as the situation develops, and will keep you apprised. 
 
Sincerely,
Theatre Philadelphia
 
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March 10th, 2020

Dear Theatre Philadelphia Community,

We want to recommend clear and measured responses to the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19), for our community of artists and patrons.

At this time, Theatre Philadelphia events are scheduled to go forward, including the Marquee Dinner on March 16th, and The Role of Criticism in the Performing Arts Ecosystem speaker series event on April 6th. Of course, we understand that situations have been changing rapidly. Please make sure to check your email or www.TheatrePhiladelphia.org before attending events to make sure that nothing has changed. 

We will attempt to stay on top of any cancellations of theatrical performances across Greater Philadelphia, but please check the website of specific theatres in order to make sure that their events are continuing as planned. As of today, we have not received notice of any cancellation from our participating theatres.

Below are some recommendations regarding COVID-19. Please remember that these safety precautions are for individuals’ safety, of course, but are also deeply important as a gesture of community caretaking. Theatre is a live art form that inherently involves community and cannot be offered in isolation. Taking intentional care of one’s health and health practices is a way to care for other audience members and artists, as well as one's wider sphere of influences. 

  • Please follow the guidance of the Center for Disease Control  -- many theatres are increasing on-site cleaning protocols to ensure that frequently touched surfaces are thoroughly disinfected.
     
  • Some theatres are implementing a flexible ticket exchange/cancellation policy, contact individual theatres for details.
     
  • For further safety, if you are experiencing respiratory illness, fever, or cold-like symptoms, please remain home. 
     
  • Other recommendations to avoid being exposed to COVID-19 include: washing your hands often, using hand sanitizer, sneezing into your sleeve or a tissue, not touching your face without washing your hands/using hand sanitizer, and again, staying home if you are feeling sick. 

We are closely monitoring the situation and will follow the recommendations of the CDC as the situation develops and will keep you apprised. 

Sincerely,

Theatre Philadelphia's Board of Directors & Staff

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