A Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from ETC (Last updated: March 18, 2020)
"The Great American Songbook" concert, a benefit for ETC's education and outreach programs, is tentatively rescheduled to May 10. We will confirm or update by mid-April.
The Young Playwrights Festival is continuing its workshops online. The Young Actors Conservatory is currently scheduled to go on as planned this summer. Submissions of video auditions for the summer youth production of Hello! My Baby will be accepted.
Performances of American Son in collaboration with The English Theatre Frankfurt, Germany, which were to begin on April 9, will be postponed to a later date to be determined by mid-April. We look forward to sharing with you this gripping new play direct from Broadway!
Next month, we will be announcing our exciting 2020-21 Season lineup of plays! Stay tuned!
Performances of Tenderly are still scheduled to begin on June 11.
A Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from ETC (Last updated: March 17, 2020)
Due to ongoing concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in response to the guidelines issued by the California Department of Public Health and the order by Santa Barbara County officials, we must, unfortunately, postpone the "Great American Songbook" concert, originally scheduled for Sunday, March 22.
This event will raise critical funds for ETC Education and Outreach programming. We hope that you will be able to join us once we reschedule and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Your support of ETC, a nonprofit arts organization, through the purchase of tickets and donations, is invaluable to what we present on stage. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during these challenging times.
From all of us at ETC, we thank you for your support.
A Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from ETC (Last updated: March 11, 2020)
ETC at The New Vic is committed to the safety and health of our community and is closely monitoring the ever-evolving situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) as it develops. To this end, we are keeping a close eye on developments locally here in Santa Barbara as well as at the national and international level, including updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health, and the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, among others.
As of now, all scheduled performances at ETC will go on as planned, including our March 22 performance of “The Great American Songbook,” our spring concert to benefit education programs, as well as upcoming performances of American Son (beginning on April 9).
At this time, ETC at The New Vic is taking all precautions at our disposal to prevent the spread of the virus. We are following, and will continue to follow, guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and other trusted authorities.
The actions we are taking include implementing more stringent and frequent cleaning and disinfecting procedures at The New Vic, as well as ensuring that our cleaning products comply with CDC guidelines surrounding elimination of the coronavirus. We are requiring all New Vic staff to remain home if they are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus, to minimize physical contact with patrons, and to wash their hands regularly for the recommended 20 seconds. The theater will, if time permits, clean all armrests and handrails after each performance. Signs will be posted in all restrooms containing CDC recommendations for personal hand cleansing.
Due to the shortage of hand sanitizer in the area and the nation, until we are able to obtain sufficient hand sanitizing equipment, we are encouraging guests to bring and utilize their own hand sanitizer.
Thank you from all of us at ETC at The New Vic.