As you know, our governor has declared a statewide disaster proclamation in relation to the coronavirus. The number of Illinois cases is growing. As a community organization, we want to be mindful of making the best possible decisions in relation to the safety and security of our audiences, performers, and production people. We are following the lead of our city, state, and federal elected officials as we implement strategies recommended by public health authorities and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for our organization. The University of Chicago has chosen to cancel any gatherings of over 100 people and has canceled its Spring Quarter.
Many of Chicago’s theaters, large and small, have cancelled performances. We have also decided it’s best, as the situation develops, to put our Spring season on hold for now. We will not be holding auditions for our Spring show, and Friday Staged Readings have been cancelled at least through April.
We remain vigilant, and we are prepared to make decisions based on current recommendations, as well as in response to changing conditions. As we have news, we will notify audiences via our website, twitter, and Facebook page, GoodNeighbors listserv and our personal email list.
We are so grateful for your support of our endeavors, and wish you all good health through this challenging time.