COVID-19Information for Patrons, Students, Actors, and Family
Youth Performance Company’s office is closed for the time being, and when we are able to reopen, we will follow all recommendations put forth by the CDC and MDH.
Youth Performance Company, like many of you, are anxiously awaiting the time when we will be able to gather together in community once again. We know how important it is for us to make choices and decisions that will create an environment that is safe for everyone.
We will be making individual decisions on programming at Youth Performance Company (Productions, Classes and other events) based on information from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC).
We look forward to seeing you soon at the theatre! Stay safe…stay well!
“In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times.”
― Bertolt Brecht
Through tragedy and disruption we often discover the light. These may be dark times, but they are an incredible opportunity to create a world where everyone is lifted up, where everyone’s story is told, and where everyone has a place at the table.
Our singing may be on pause for right now—but that gives us a chance to think, reflect and create in completely new ways. Our young people are going through historic events…and need more than ever a place where they can go, and feel safe, feel heard, feel like what they are going through emotionally matters, and what they have to say matters. We must create platforms for them to shout, scream, dance, paint, write, and… yes …sing about the dark times.
Our mission statement guides us clearly to those platforms.
Youth Performance Company empowers Youth and inspires social change through BOLD theatre.
We will be dedicating our talents and resources to creating art that shines a light on issues not only facing our young artists but also facing our communities. Re-imagining, creating, working in collaboration and community to share our stories and lift our voices.
As we face these critical times and challenges as an organization, we will continue to do important work in new and different ways.
Thank you for helping us shine our light , tell our stories and sing our songs!
To stay healthy, the Minnesota Department of Health is recommending common sense precautions such as:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If this is not possible, avoid touching your eyes, nose ad mouth.
- Stay home is you are sick, and for at least 24 hours after you are fever free.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
We are taking actions to provide an environment that stays as safe as possible during these times. We have enhanced our disinfection procedures on communal surfaces like door handles, etc.
You can learn more information about COVID-19 and its status in Minnesota on the MDH website. MDH has also set up a hotline to answer general questions or concerns.
YPC will continue to do all we can to provide a safe environment. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.