March 13, 2020

How the U’s Response to COVID-19 will affect the Department of Theatre

To support the recent COVID- 19 preparedness efforts of the University of Utah, our performances, screenings, exhibitions, events, and shows for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester will not take place.

Our final mainstage theatre production of Tartuffe that was set for March 27 - April 5 is postponed until late August. Exact performance dates and schedules are still being worked out, so we encourage everyone to stay tuned for future announcements on our website and social media pages.

We apologize to every person that was looking forward to the performance. If you purchased tickets in advance, you will be receiving a full refund from our ticket office which may take 7 – 10 business days to process. Please email the department if you are not seeing a refund past this date.

Students can contact the head of their programs for next steps. The Department of Theatre staff will be meeting during the official class cancellations on Monday, March 16 to effectively plan for the move to online classes.

While our top priority is the safety of our students, faculty and staff, we recognize the unique challenges presented by online learning in many of our disciplines. However, perhaps no group is better suited to creatively problem solve, and especially when our commitment to our mission is as strong as ever.

For those that may have many questions, we want to help address them. We recommend you start at the University of Utah COVID-19 Central @theU and to reach out directly to individual instructors for specific information about courses.

Thank you for your continued support of our Department and its mission. We will continue to communicate updates as they become available, and we appreciate the patience given to our Department faculty as they work tirelessly to still provide our students with the best education possible in this transition.