Thanks to the support of the FCF, TNB Theatre School can now begin planning digital instruction options for fall 2020.
(Fredericton) The TNB Theatre School has received a grant from the Fredericton Community Foundation through the Emergency Community Support Fund to aid in the development of new online programming for the fall.
When COVID-19 brought the province to a standstill in mid-March of this year, all programming at the TNB Theatre School was immediately shutdown. Funds from the $2710 grant will support the purchase of video equipment to help the Theatre School facilitate new online instruction possibilities as well as supporting a shift to online instruction in the event of another health crisis.
“We’re so grateful for this support from the Fredericton Community Foundation that will allow us to be able to be prepared for online programming in the event of another health crisis or COVID-19 resurgence,” said TNB Theatre School Director Sharisse LeBrun. “We’re also excited to be better equipped to record class material for rehearsal purposes, for sharing what ‘behind the scenes’ looks like at the theatre school, and to be able to explore digital opportunities for the theatre school.”
LeBrun and her team of instructors are currently planning TNB Theatre School’s fall season. An announcement detailing new and returning programming is expected in early August.
Additional funds are currently being sought after to support the upgrading of all office computers to allow staff to work remotely while maintaining regular communication and programming in the event of future health crises.
A full list of current summer programs and all health and registration information can be found by visiting www.tnb.nb.ca/summer-programs/