The Stay Creative Project
When Home’s Your Stage
As social distancing became a way of life, we found that creativity improved our staff’s mental health and produced a range of projects. Managing Director Elizabeth Santana found inspiration in her daughter’s puppet shows and drawings. Artistic Director Patrick Klein embraced organizing our in-process musical Shelter in Place and traded parody portraits of the Netflix hit Tiger King with Box Office Associate Johnny Villar. Development Associate Karen Law played violin with artists from around the world in the Musical Solidarity Project, while Marketing and Patron Services Manager Stefanie Wilen planted and harvested from her garden, hosting Zoom meals featuring recipes from every continent. Technical Director Scott Ludwig restored a beloved vintage pedal car, and Bookkeeper Claudia McCarley created a custom garden cocktail table with her husband. Then there’s Production Coordinator Megan Bartlett and her talented roommates, who recreated “Ease On Down the Road” and other musical theatre favorites.
The #staycreative Project
How is art sustaining us as a community? What creative bright spots spice up your life while sheltering in place? We got so many examples that we created this webpage! Want to be included too? Just send an email with a short description to firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to include your name (we'll publish first names and a last name initial) and City. Don’t forget to attach a photo and include a video link.
Artists Among Us
We’re delighted that art happens during the strangest of times; click any thumbnail below to learn more about the creative projects we’ve heard about. To view a video: click the thumbnail, copy the url listed in the caption, and paste it into a new browser tab.