Chair's COVID-19 Statement

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Richard Dunham

To Our Students and Theatre Patrons: 

As you can imagine, with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic our production season has been thrown into a bit of turmoil. Having said that, the university is currently in full-swing though admittedly in a very different form this semester.  With issues like masks, social distancing and concern for both our students and patrons’ health, we have had to look at the 2020-2021 production season a bit differently.  What we are doing is producing shows in a different format so that our students and audiences can still experience Radford University Theatre. 

Since conditions in regard to COVID-19 continue to evolve, we will only publicize our fall season for now. These productions will be produced in a virtual or digital format that will be streamed over the internet as live performances with remote audiences. Because of this, our box office will be operating a bit differently than usual for now. You will still be able to reserve/purchase tickets which will go on sale approximately two weeks before a production’s first performance. Once purchased, you will be provided with instructions on how to access the virtual performance on that given performance date. You can imagine all that we’re learning from this experience since the entire industry is moving through uncharted waters. Please excuse any hiccups that might occur as we go through this learning process.

The Department of Theatre and Cinema is strongly committed towards teaching our students how to create meaningful theatre experiences. We are equally intent on doing so with the safety of both our students and patrons as a priority. Thank you for your continued support of our department and program.

Richard Dunham
Chair/Artistic Director