We hope you enjoy viewing the wonderful videos produced this summer in our restructured 2020 Main Street Summer Theater Festival!
As the saying goes, “When life throws you lemons, make lemonade!” That has certainly been one of our many mantras this summer as we worked to navigate the “new normal” of our world in an effort to keep everyone healthy and safe during these crazy times.
When faced with the pandemic, we knew deep down in our hearts that “the show must go on…” “But how?,” we often asked ourselves. Well, suffice it to say, necessity is truly the mother of invention and we couldn’t be more pleased to present the fruits of a wonderful, albeit different, summer experience for your enjoyment!
We owe many debts of gratitude to our staff, choreographers, interns, parents and participants for taking a chance with us in the new realm of virtual theater, as well as our grant funders and other donors for their steadfast support of our mission to provide arts and theater opportunities in northwest Kansas, even during times of pandemic. In fact, the arts have proven themselves never more important, especially during the times of shelter-in-place we all experienced earlier this spring.
Again, we share our gratitude to all involved for helping us move forward with our festival this summer. We hope you enjoy viewing the videos from our dance program, monologues and skits and the two full-length plays we produced, with the more than 80 participants from the seven participating counties and their respective surrounding areas. We hope you are as inspired as we were by the participants who joined us on this journey growing in their theater and dance development overcoming the obstacles encountered along the way.