Dearest CMT Family,
It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of the remainder of our 2019/2020 Main Stage and Studio Series seasons. This was a very difficult decision, and one we made in conjunction with our partners at The Cincinnati Arts Association and the Aronoff Center. I speak for myself and the CMT Board of Directors when I say that the arts are a vital and important part of our society and culture. Time spent in the Aronoff Center, our rehearsal spaces, and building and painting our sets is time spent in community with one another and we all miss it dearly.
We are not sitting idle during these trying times. In response to a rising tide of racism, hate and violence, CMT is forming a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee chaired by current Board Member Jacqlyn Schott. This committee will be a lens on how to maintain openness and foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community theater community. Our VP/Creative, Kendra Struthers, has formed a Creative Committee, and they are beginning the work to choose directors and shows for our 2021/2022 season. We are also working on producing a show with our fellow Aronoff resident company, Revolution Dance Theater. CMT Board Members Adrianna Boris (Marketing Chair) and Jacqlyn Schott (Development and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Chair) are working with Revolution Dance Theatre’s Founding Artistic Director, David Choate, on a performance featuring a diverse cast and addressing our current times.
Brighter days are ahead, and we will come through these dark times. Keep your hearts open and, above all else, show care and love to each other.
Warmest Regards and Holiday Wishes,