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Creating Art. Staying Safe. Miami Childrens Theater's Covid-19 Response

The importance of keeping your child safe in these challenging times is an imperative mission here at Miami Childrens Theater. MCT has met the COVID-19 pandemic with an uncompromising response that places your kids' health and well-being first. Beginning May, 1st 2020 and continuing through March of 2021,  Miami Childrens Theater has built a nationally recognized virtual platform that has allowed us to do twelve shows in a time and age where most theaters have shuttered their doors. By staging our productions online our students have created great art in a safe environment. To our many families that have participated in those virtual shows rest assure that we will continue our virtual platform beyond the pandemic. Virtual is a smart and effective way for actors from different locations to have fun and great theater.

Miami Childrens Theater is very encouraged by the new era of vaccinations and promising  new data. As of this writing, (March 10th, 2021), new infections have dropped 70% in the past six weeks. Like many companies across the United States MCT is carefully making the migration back to live theater. It is extremely important to note that MCT is doing so with a measured and responsible set of rules that keep your child safe.  Our Spring lineup of three musicals are shows picked with smaller casts that lend themselves to socially distant blocking. Next to Normal, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and Matilda Jr. can be staged with actors socially distant without compromising the essence of the show. Charlie Brown will be staged in an outdoor venue and Next to Normal and Matilda will be in theaters with large "decks". Seating, dressing rooms and lobby areas will follow strict CDC guidelines. Miami Childrens Theater will conduct 75% of their rehearsals online with a specially allotted weekend day for choreography and blocking. Those rehearsals will be accompanied by temperature checks, plenty of sanitary products and social distancing. Miami Childrens Theater has proactively sought all of our staff to get vaccinated. As of this writing four of our eight teachers have received the vaccine (as have Beth and I) and all eight will have their shots by March 20.

Miami Childrens Theater thought outside the box when COVID hit, creating a summer camp and production schedule that was entirely online but didn't look and feel like a "ZOOM" show. We will continue to be creative and safe as we transition to live performing. Your family has a choice in deciding where your kids learn and perform. We promise you that Miami Childrens Theater will lead the way in ensuring your child is safe.

Stay tuned to page for updates regarding summer camps and future MCT programs.

If you have any questions or feedback I can be reached at mcttimfath@gmail.com

Tim Fath, Director

Miami Childrens Theater

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Creating Art. Staying Safe. Miami Childrens Theater's Covid-19 Response

The importance of keeping your child safe in these challenging times is an imperative mission here at Miami Childrens Theater. MCT has met the COVID-19 pandemic with an uncompromising response that places your kids' health and well-being first. Beginning May, 1st 2020 and continuing through March of 2021,  Miami Childrens Theater has built a nationally recognized virtual platform that has allowed us to do twelve shows in a time and age where most theaters have shuttered their doors. By staging our productions online our students have created great art in a safe environment. To our many families that have participated in those virtual shows rest assure that we will continue our virtual platform beyond the pandemic. Virtual is a smart and effective way for actors from different locations to have fun and great theater.

Miami Childrens Theater is very encouraged by the new era of vaccinations and promising  new data. As of this writing, (March 10th, 2021), new infections have dropped 70% in the past six weeks. Like many companies across the United States MCT is carefully making the migration back to live theater. It is extremely important to note that MCT is doing so with a measured and responsible set of rules that keep your child safe.  Our Spring lineup of three musicals are shows picked with smaller casts that lend themselves to socially distant blocking. Next to Normal, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and Matilda Jr. can be staged with actors socially distant without compromising the essence of the show. Charlie Brown will be staged in an outdoor venue and Next to Normal and Matilda will be in theaters with large "decks". Seating, dressing rooms and lobby areas will follow strict CDC guidelines. Miami Childrens Theater will conduct 75% of their rehearsals online with a specially allotted weekend day for choreography and blocking. Those rehearsals will be accompanied by temperature checks, plenty of sanitary products and social distancing. Miami Childrens Theater has proactively sought all of our staff to get vaccinated. As of this writing four of our eight teachers have received the vaccine (as have Beth and I) and all eight will have their shots by March 20.

Miami Childrens Theater thought outside the box when COVID hit, creating a summer camp and production schedule that was entirely online but didn't look and feel like a "ZOOM" show. We will continue to be creative and safe as we transition to live performing. Your family has a choice in deciding where your kids learn and perform. We promise you that Miami Childrens Theater will lead the way in ensuring your child is safe.

Stay tuned to page for updates regarding summer camps and future MCT programs.

If you have any questions or feedback I can be reached at mcttimfath@gmail.com

Tim Fath, Director

Miami Childrens Theater