Like many Arts organizations, Richmond’s Gateway Theatre is adapting to the Covid era with new programming to keep connected to its audiences and performers.
Through a host of interactive, virtual and socially distant events the Gateway team is maintaining its education programs and developing new ways to support its artist community while keeping audiences engaged.
Arts While Apart, is Gateway Theatre’s new online talk show. Hosted by Barbara Tomasic, Gateway Theatre’s Director of Artistic Programs, the show is a way for Gateway to share little-known information about past collaborators, celebrate artists in the community, and connect with audiences while the theatre’s doors are closed. The first episode features Jasmine Chen, actor, writer, director, Artistic and Community Producer at Gateway. Barbara and Jasmine explore their commonalities within and beyond the creative: family, language, immigration, and so much more.
Theatre Classes for Youth, year-long and sessional programming for youth years 6 – 18 have been adapted to fit the current public health restrictions while providing process-based learning in a safe, supportive environment in which our students will grow, and we train our students to strengthen the vital skills for vibrant self-expression. Registration for the next round of classes opens today.
Gateway Salon Series: BUILDING BRIDGES offers emerging artists an opportunity for emerging artists to connect with like-minded creatives and explore resources for navigating the fast-changing world of performing arts. Hosted by Gateway Theatre in partnership with Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance and support from Rumble Theatre, each digital salon will feature artistic leaders from local companies who will share their personal experiences and industry knowledge.
For information on all of these programs or for ways to support Gateway Theatre directly visit gatewaytheatre.com.