Thursday, February 28, 2013

A note from our artistic director...

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Taking Flight Theatre Company blog...

Our recent production of The Fox on the Fairway marked our final production at the NOVA Loudoun campus. We have enjoyed a 9+ year relationship with this location, but a combination of current budget constraints and Taking Flight Theatre Company’s rapid growth no longer enable the campus to share this space with us, as they have so generously done in the past. While we are saddened to leave our adopted home, we look forward to our next chapter.

In order to focus on the search for new rehearsal and performance spaces, we will suspend our public operations for the remainder of the 2013 season. We look forward to presenting The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Eurydice, and many future seasons of entertainment to you in our newhome.

As our audience, our community, and the very reason we exist, we ask your help in our search for a new venue. Our optimum space would have a production booth with light and sound, wing space, a backstage, access to a scene shop to build sets, the ability to access on weekends and evenings, and comfortable seating for our patrons. Please contact us by using the Get Involved tab with your thoughts. We are a not-for-profit501(c)3 organization. We also welcome you to follow our blog, as we'll be using it to update you all on our progress.

On a personal note, I have enjoyed performing, directing and working behind-the-scenes and in the boardroom (usually the nearest restaurant) for you, from the very first show presented on this stage until today. Our productions have been recognized for their artistic merit and entertainment value, and I am proud of the reputation we have established. I have made lifelong friends and learned untold lessons within these walls. Community theatre is just that, and the Loudoun County community is one we have been proud to be a part of.

Again, thank you for your support, and we look forward to welcoming you – our old friends – to our new home.

Until then…

Matthew Randall
Artistic Director
Taking Flight Theatre Company