(Published on - 11/12/2020 4:23:11 PM)
In 1972, a group of Flagstaff citizens met in the basement of the Weatherford Hotel to form a non-profit community theater. After more than a decade performing in a variety of venues throughout Flagstaff, Theatrikos finally found its permanent home in 1989. Their mission is to be a leading arts organization in northern Arizona, offering high-quality live theatrical productions and developmental opportunities, utilizing a diverse base of writing and production talent reflecting the community at large.
Nearly five decades later, they now produce six MainStage productions for thousands of patrons annually, and they offer educational programming to adults and youth.
TheatriKids strives to foster a lifelong love of the performing arts in area youth ages 7-17. They teach theater skills—including acting, voice, dialects, character development, and basic stagecraft. Their young participants gain increased self-esteem and poise and are often inspired to continue their theater education.
The TheatriKids program is open to all area youth year-round, and opportunities are provide to participate in full-scale productions as well as summer camps and workshops. Scholarships are available.
2020 has presented a unique set of challenges. However, half a dozen small theatres in Arizona and a few dozen throughout the country have, on a very limited bases, reopened.
Theatrikos implemented, tested and evaluated rigorous safety protocols with their October production of "Heisenberg." After extensive consideration, and given the successful implementation of these precautions, Theatrikos is pleased to announce that, on a very limited basis, they will also reopen starting with their Christmas show "A Tuna Christmas" running November 27 to December 20, 2020.
Safety Protocol Highlights
* 75% of seats blocked off. So instead of 118, we will have only 32 socially distanced patrons in the audience.
* Audience wears mask at all times. No exceptions.
* Controlled entrances and exits.
* Concessions closed (so no one is tempted to slip down their mask).
* All cast and crew regularly covid tested.
* Patron’s temperature taken upon admission.
* Ongoing diligent sanitization.
* Large cast shows like "Miracle on 34th Street" have been switched to small cast shows like the two person show "A Tuna Christmas."
* No musicals with passionately projecting singers.
* Actors stay 12’ away from first row of patrons.
* Our newly recruited safety coordinator enforces these safety protocols.
Full safety protocols are available of their website: https://theatrikos.com/
"A Tuna Christmas" will also be live streamed.
Theatre lives by the adage, "The show must go on." But more important than that is the safety of our Flagstaff community. The Theatrikos board of directors, with help from their safety coordinator, will continue to monitor the safety situation at theatres around Arizona, around the country, and the health situation in Coconino county. If needed they are prepared to shut down again at a moment's notice.
Welcome back to the theatre.