The Curtain Goes Up 2021
(Intermission Cabaret Series below)
Our sincerest thanks for the love, generosity, and continued support you’ve shown the Camille. 2020 has been an arduous year for many, but also for our theatre. As those of you who had been involved with the theatre over the last several years are aware, the organization was lacking in a good corporate and theatre culture. With the pandemic crisis, it gave us pause to realize that it was a necessary and apt time to change gears. In that time, it had become quite clear that the theatre was plagued with mismanagement and a lack of transparency at both the board and staff levels. This mismanagement resulted in the depletion of the organization’s cash reserves to critical levels, dereliction of our mission and obligations and left the organization with outstanding debt and a negligence lawsuit we are currently facing.
Six months later we have a new Board of Directors that has been assembled and reshaped. We have reorganized how we operate as a business. We are happy to report that we have a handle on financial obligations and have the capital to handle expected overhead through the end of 2020. We have a strong positive corporate culture and zero tolerance for any conduct inconsistent with our mission or with our business practices. We have created a task force, made up of mostly new members of the Board, to investigate past incidents. This task force will also implement the policies and procedures which are long overdue to ensure Camille remains a safe space for employees, volunteers, performers, and the public.
Best News –
Our Facebook Cabaret series is going strong, continues to be a driver for donations to the organization, and is on-track to continue through 2020. With a budding artistic team in place, their focus includes programming for a reopening of the theatre and live in-person performances in 2021. Artistic endeavors will not be limited to on-site performances. They will include the use of technology, where appropriate, which continues to be a greater part of daily life for all. Again, thank you for your love and support! You will continue to see great things coming to and from Camille Players, Inc. and the Camille Playhouse!