covid-19 & PRODUCTION UPDATE
To our DMYAT Family & Friends -
As we continue to navigate the ever-changing COVID-19 situation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
We told you this spring that the safety and well-being of our DMYAT families is our top priority. That remains true. We have exhausted all possible options to mount this production safely, including a virtual production (rights are not available to produce this show virtually due to the film adaptation). In this case, an old theater adage has proven false: without our students in a room together and a live, in-person audience, the show cannot go on.
We are sure this news comes as a disappointment to you as it is to us. Rest assured, that while DMYAT remains dark a bit longer than we hoped, we have not stopped working behind the scenes. We are using this time to raise funds, plan ahead, and emerge a stronger, more sustainable organization on the other end.
For those of you who purchased tickets to the originally-scheduled production, expect an email from Des Moines Performing Arts in the coming days. You will have the option to receive a refund or donate your ticket cost to Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre. If you are able, we hope you consider donating to help us offer a rich, vibrant theater home for your family when we reopen.
We thank you for your understanding and continued support during this challenging time.
DMYAT Board of Directors