Dear Friends,

Just about this time of year, we begin the process of what we call SPAC Awakening – the lawn begins to take on a promising green tinge – the doors of various buildings begin to be thrown open – and the physical preparations for a Summer full of amazing performances are already underway.

Alas, we find ourselves mourning the necessary closing of many of our most important and beloved arts organizations – both in the Capital Region – and around the world – with futures uncertain, to put it mildly.

We understand that your own future planning may be affected by public concerns around the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of everyone in our SPAC family and the Community are of critical importance to us, and we are adhering to guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as consulting continuously with local and state health authorities about the safest path forward for the coming months.

Though we have been cancelling all indoor gatherings and activities for the next 30 days, all summer programming is currently still moving forward as planned. We will continue to evaluate decisions about hosting events in consideration of CDC guidelines – and in discussion with our resident companies, staff, health care professionals, and public health officials. In the event of an emergency or cancellation related to COVID-19, we want to assure you that SPAC will offer full ticket credits or refunds.

We will keep you updated via email, our website, and our social media channels.

We hope that everyone in our community will join us in following the CDC’s guidance for preventing the spread of the virus, including increased hand washing and sanitizing, social distancing, covering sneezes and coughs, and other widely-adopted precautions.

We wish you and your loved ones good health and safety during this difficult time.

Elizabeth Sobol
President & CEO