POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.: New York Stage and Film and Vassar College have announced that the 2020 Powerhouse Theater summer season has been postponed to 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The Powerhouse Theater Training Program will also be suspended. New York Stage and Film will continue to serve artists throughout the course of the full calendar year with workshops, readings, and residencies.
“Our collaboration has been a staple of the Hudson Valley for 35 years and will continue for many more after this unprecedented global crisis recedes,” said the company’s new artistic director Chris Burney in a statement. “A large part of what makes the summer special is the intensive, residential community on the Vassar campus, and we cannot wait to return next summer. New York Stage and Film’s work is year-round and having just completed a successful winter season in the city, I look forward to continuing our work with virtual initiatives and once we are able, being back together in rehearsal rooms and performance spaces and inviting the public to join us in our support of artists.”
Founded in 1985, New York Stage and Film is a not-for-profit company dedicated to both emerging and established artists in the development of new works for theatre and film. The company is dedicated to developing new plays and provides a home for a diverse group of artists free from critical and commercial pressures.
Vassar College is an independent, residential, liberal arts college founded in 1861. Vassar is renowned for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the natural and architectural beauty of its campus, where Powerhouse takes place in the summer. Vassar College is sited in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
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