A theatre is much more than a building. That became even clearer to us when covid required cancelling most of our robust 2020 schedule. How can we be artists, how can we enjoy the work of artists, without performance? We kept programming going as best we could with virtual youth theater workshops (and some outside “performing”at the village square) and virtual open mics. In this year, we began in the spring with virtual play-writing workshops for our youth theater group. Those were successful enough to motivate the writing of an original play, Mystery Mansion, which was given its world premier in June INSIDE the theatre to a fully masked audience. After that, we followed our usual summer schedule, a production of Cinderella for our younger actors and a production of Clue for our high school aged crowd, three well attended in-person performances for each. Our virtual open mics moved to live performance. We also hosted the long-standing area folk jam, which is now moving to a smaller venue (Reifenberg Brewing) in the village. We had concerts by Nite Train and The Hilltown Ramblers (thanks to the Village of Valatie for picking up the fee). We were literally just three days away from live performances of It’s a Wonderful Life when covid protocols led us to postpone our four scheduled performances; keep an eye on this website and on social media for the rescheduled dates.
None of this would have been possible without the generous support of our members and support from the following grants:
The Community Arts Grants are made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Re-grants Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by CREATE Council on the Arts.
NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund (A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program)
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Our season runs April through October of each year.
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THE VALATIE COMMUNITY THEATRE
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Valatie Community Theatre
3031 Main Street • PO Box 297 • Valatie, NY 12184 • 518-758-1309