COVID-19 Update Actor’s Express

COVID-19 Update from Actor’s Express’ Artistic Director Freddie Ashley.

Actor’s Express

Freddie Ashley

Artistic Director

“Before we knew the severity of the novel coronavirus, we lowered the seating capacity for our space,” says Corey L. Smith, director of sales and marketing for Actor’s Express. “We also encouraged audiences to do what’s best for them and understood they may opt-out of attending our performances.”

On March 17, Actor’s Express closed its offices, effectively canceling 32 performances scheduled for the 2020 season. Pivoting to virtual events, Actor’s Express launched Virtual Threshold New Play Festival, an online program focused mostly on Atlanta- and Georgia-based writers who are making a mark on the national scene.

“Actor’s Express hopes to resume programming when it’s safe and healthy to do so,” Smith says. “We plan to follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines and other standards set by theater governing organizations.”