After almost 10 months without a permanent location, Acrosstown Reparatory Theatre (ART) has announced a new location.
The new home for ART will be located in Suite O of Creekside Mall (3501 SW 2nd Ave). However, the space will need a lot of work before opening.
“We’re looking for donations to help defray the costs of the move,” said Jennifer Hutton, a member of the board of directors for ART. “People can donate directly to our Paypal, or they can reach out to us at email@example.com for more ways to donate. We will also be posting volunteer opportunities on our Facebook group, and through our newsletter, so people can follow along on our journey.”
Volunteer positions listed in the most recent newsletter were painters, builders, heavy lifters, and help setting up chairs and other décor.
ART had been at the Baird Complex for 37 years when they were not given the opportunity to renew the lease.
Since the shutdown, ART has been performing plays as a nomadic troop. Most recently, they partnered with the city of Gainesville to perform Shakespeare in the Park.
ART has plans to reopen one year after their shutdown at the old location and to perform “No Exit,” by Jean-Paul Sartre. The show was previously performed at their old location in 2018, and the theatre hopes that it “help bridge the gap between old and new.”
“We are putting our 2023-2024 season together now and will be announcing it soon,” Hutton stated. “We’ve got some great shows in the works, and there’s going to be something for everyone. Attending our shows or buying season tickets is another great way to help.”
ART has been putting on productions for 43 years. They are constantly taking on new members to their troupe.
It’s more important now than ever that our community has access to art and other forms of expression,” said Hutton in a press release.
For more information, visit ART’s website.