Today, more than ever, we are thrilled to welcome you to this LSPA production.
It has been a tough year for everyone as we’ve journeyed through COVID-19. The pandemic has upended almost every part of our lives, leaving us aching for a sense of normalcy and human connections.
The faculty and staff of LSPA have worked tirelessly to keep everyone safe, instituting rigorous screening and cleaning protocols. What a joy it has been to welcome our students back and are grateful for the trust you’ve given us to not only safeguard your children but to encourage their growth, both artistically and personally.
Like everyone, LSPA has been impacted financially by the pandemic, with classes and performances canceled for the spring and into the summer. Attendance remains off as parents continue to be wary about sending their children out into the public. Lafayette Theater Company was forced to change its 2020-21 season and come up with creative ways to offer live theater to our audiences. Young Singers of West Georgia and the Lafayette Center for Dance have rearranged classes to allow for social distancing, and are investigating ways to present shows responsibly.
It has been a challenge, but we are so proud of our LSPA family, who stood up to the task and found ways to keep the performing arts alive in our community.
Now it’s your turn to step up. Please consider making a donation to LSPA so we can continue our efforts. Let’s come together to show that we believe in the importance of the arts in the lives of our children and our community. It truly is going to take a village to see us through these unprecedented times, but I have every confidence you will see this need and help us meet it.
Again, welcome to LSPA. And now, let’s go on with the show!
President, LSPA Board of Directors