The current public health crisis has caused the Adirondack Theatre Festival to cancel their 2020 season. But, Producing Artistic Director Chad Rabinovitz’s announcement includes a way for theater-goers to “remain artistically close but socially distant” while supporting the local community.
Watch World-Class Performances at Home & Support Local for ATF’s 2020 Season
“After exhausting every possible option that would allow ATF to stay open this summer, unfortunately we have reached a point where the realistic barriers (safety, social distancing, finances, housing, union restrictions, etc.) outweigh our optimistic goals,” Rabinovitz said in a statement.
He goes on to explain that as the theatre festival goes digital for 2020 they intend to continue to drive business to downtown Glens Falls through their new campaign, ATF on Demand. According to the ATF website, this content in part includes shows or clips that were never written or directed to be watched in this manner. This special content is available through the permission and generous support of the alumni playwrights and filmmakers.
How ATF on Demand Works & Where Your Donation Goes
When you make a donation you get exclusive access to ATF content you can watch on demand. And, $25 of every donation goes towards the purchase of a gift card to a local restaurant or shop of your choosing that will get mailed to you.
“With the loss of our season as well as our Benefit (our largest annual fundraiser) the impact on ATF is significant. Your donation will help us continue to support our artists and staff, handle the notable loss of income, and weather the storm so that we can be prepared to perform LIVE when it is safe to do so. Please donate what you can.”