April 24, 2020
Susan Goes, Executive Director, 541-942-8001
Cottage Theatre summer camps cancelled due to COVID-19
Cottage Grove, OR — Cottage Theatre has announced the cancellation of all 2020 summer theatre camps due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Based on the current guidance we are getting from state and public health officials, it seems extremely unlikely that the social distance guidelines will be lifted to the extent needed to safely hold our planned camps in June and July," said Executive Director Susan Goes. "We not only need to consider the safety of the participants themselves, but also that of their families and friends. The closing performances of our summer camps typically attract audiences ranging from 75 to 150. While we know that cancelling is the right decision to make under the present circumstances, we will definitely miss working with our community's talented young performers this summer!"
Cottage Theatre's popular summer youth program began more than a decade ago and normally includes three camps geared for children ages 5 - 8, 9 - 11, and 12 - 14. The theatre's main season productions are also on hiatus due to the current pandemic.