February 1, 2023

To our beloved community -

The Parallel 45 Theatre board of directors has made the difficult decision to suspend our 2023 spring and summer activities, including the education program and the summer festival. The last three years have been challenging for arts organizations across the country, and for theatres in particular. While we were able to keep our doors open - and our artists and administrators employed - through a global pandemic, it proved to be a tremendous strain on the organization and revealed the need to reevaluate our operating model.  

In order to achieve this in the shortest amount of time, and with the least financial cost, the board of directors is choosing this unfortunate, short-term path that we hope will yield positive, long-term results, allowing us to provide high-quality, innovative theatre for adventurous minds far into the future.

Over the next few months, the P45 board of directors and staff will be developing plans to restructure the organization for a sustainable future–a future which will honor our mission, our artists, our supporters, and our community. 

This was an extremely difficult decision, and we ask for your support while we consider the best options for P45 and our community.

Our winter play reading series will continue as planned (February 9 - March 23) at the Alluvion, part of the new Commongrounds Cooperative (414 Eighth Street, TC), and we look forward to seeing our loyal, theatre-loving audience there. 

We greatly appreciate your understanding as we navigate toward a brighter and more sustainable future. We look forward to sharing more information in the coming weeks.

If you have already purchased tickets to the summer 2023 season, you can request a refund by emailing info@parallel45.org or you can choose to gift your ticket purchase to P45 as a tax-deductible donation. 

If you would like to discuss how you can help P45 thrive during this transition, please contact Debbie Hershey, Director of Development: Debbie@parallel45.org