Video: Richmond theatre makes call for support

Richmond’s Gateway Theatre is calling for support from the community while they continue to prepare future programs for when they re-open.

Barbara Tomasic, director of artistic programs at Gateway Theatre, said in a video message that community engagement is important to the theatre and is asking for help to keep people connected.

“We are here to serve you and we need your support to do so, so we can continue to inform and entertain you – to be your conversation starter,” said Tomasic in the video.

“Please consider donating so that we can continue to celebrate together and we are grateful for your patience and all of your continuous support.”

The theatre, said Tomasic, is working with staff, artists and community partners on “reimagining programs” and other offerings Gateway Theatre can provide for the community moving forward.

Art is a way for people and communities to stay connected, according to Gateway Theatre.

“We’ve been together through many celebrations and wonderful seasons. Now we are weathering a health crisis that is having a devastating impact on all of us,” reads their website.

“We’re all in this together, so if you have the capacity, do what you can to help Gateway Theatre stay strong and weather through the other side a little easier.”

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