For more than 20 years, Ashland Productions has empowered young people to find their voice through theater.
Ashland has perfected the elusive balance between artistic excellence and inclusion, bringing out the best in youth in both performance and self actualization. We believe in empowerment throughout the rehearsal, class or camp process; the quality of the resulting performance is a function of those values rather than the end goal. Ashland lives its value of mentoring every day, not only through older students mentoring younger ones, but also intergenerational mentoring--our adult participants mentor our students and our experienced students frequently mentor our less-experienced adult performers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for Ashland, resulting in more than $200,000 in lost income and seriously jeopordizing our ability to serve our young participants when normalcy returns.
Thanks to you, we successfully completed our recent $5k match, but still need help to reach our goal of $40,000.
Help us continue to offer online programming as long as this pandemic keeps us off our stage, and help us return with unparalleled momentum, energy and a full artistic and administrative staff as soon as possible. In these face of these unprecedented challenges and lost income, we have not shut our doors--we have moved our programming online, offered small and socially-distanced summer camp, and continued to live our mission. Offering this kind of programming has been a significant financial loss to Ashland, but we believe our mission is as necessary now as it ever has been.