After long and difficult consideration, the Ridgefield Theater Barn Board of Directors has decided to suspend all Theater operations through May 31. This includes all classes, rehearsals, performances and the Ridgefield Theater Barn Kids workshop.
In coming to this unhappy decision, we considered all available options. Ultimately, the safety of our patrons, staff, students, casts and creative teams was paramount. We were also guided by recent protocol from state and federal officials.
We are deeply grateful for the support of the Town of Ridgefield and all our patrons, who have expressed loyalty beyond what we could have expected. The Theater Barn has been in existence for 54 years, and we plan to operate for another 54 at a minimum.
Our leadership will continue in an active way throughout this temporary shutdown. As you can imagine this suspension of operations has put enormous stress on our finances. We would welcome any donation to help us manage through this difficult time.
The RTB’s core community theater mission of inclusion, respect and joy drives everything that we do. We believe that in this unprecedented time, these ideals will be the cornerstone of what keeps our community together, and the foundation on which we rise. We are eager to undertake anything we can do to keep that mission alive during this time. We cannot wait until we can all be together again in our beautiful Barn, celebrating the gift of live theater.
Be well. Look after each other.
If you were able to attend, we hope you had fun at tonight’s RTB Ghost Light Session!
Now is the time for YOU to get involved!
Here are the ground rules: (1) The video must be in the dark, with an exposed, single-light bulb that mimics a traditional ghost light. (2) Submissions should be recorded on your phone or on a single camera device. Nothing fancy! (3) Please keep your video under 5 minutes in length.
In terms of content, here is what we are looking for:
Do you have a favorite theater memory, experience or performance (with preferential treatment to RTB stories, of course)? What has this quarantine inspired creatively? Did you have a performance cancelled or postponed and want share a song from that? Do you want to share your recorded Zoom session (aka “Brady Bunch” or “Hollywood Squares” style)? The possibilities are endless. Tell us your story and share the video!
Send your video to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share our favorites on our Web site and social media platforms.
Share your submissions on social media using the following hashtags:
Have you been able to join an RTB Ghost Light Session yet? In these constantly changing times, as we all practice responsible social distancing, the Ridgefield Theater Barn has created a new live series for our theatre community: the RTB Ghost Light Sessions!
Hosted by Pamme Jones, the Executive Director of the Ridgefield Theater Barn, the series is dedicated to the theater lovers in our community and will happen live on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:45pm. As the ghost light serves to illuminate our community’s darkened theaters, it also illuminates our spirits!
If you are interested in joining the fun, make sure you are a fan of the Ridgefield Theater Barn on Facebook, then log on to our page at 8:45 and join the fun!
Tonight, Pamme has an exciting announcement about our companion series and how to join in the fun!