Statement from Kenney Workman
President of Possum Point Players
Updated September 20, 2020
Dear Friends of Possum Point Players,
Even as we maintain our dedication to the spirit of "the show must go on," we must acknowledge that these are indeed difficult times. We are faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, with divisive racial tensions, and with political unrest throughout our country. If ever there was a time that calls for the freedom of expression and open discussions that the theatre and all the arts generate, that time is surely now.
While Possum Point Players has always been committed to being a welcoming spirit to all, now is the right time to re-emphasize our commitment to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our organization and its programming. Discrimination against any group of people is unacceptable to us and we will not allow it to be any part of our work.
Our diversity statement, shown beneath our company name at the top of this page, reads:
Possum Point Players values diversity and inclusion
in casting, and in all other areas of the organization.
These are not just politically correct words to us. They are how we, as individuals and as an organization, live our lives. Possum Point Players continues to stand firmly with all who seek justice and equality.
As you may know, we have made changes to our schedule as the pandemic has evolved over the past months. The changes are necessary to ensure the health and safety of our patrons, our volunteers, and our staff. These changes have resulted in a disruption of what we do and they have caused inconveniences to our patrons. Despite the challenges we face, our patrons have remained extremely loyal and generous to us, and for that, we say THANK YOU!!
In a spirit of optimism, we are moving forward with finalizing dates for our 2021 Season. Of course, in these uncertain times, everything is subject to change. You can always find the latest information here at our website.
Again, we thank you for your interest, for your support, and for your faithfulness to our efforts. We look forward to seeing you back at the theatre very soon. Until then, stay safe and stay well. - KW