It’s been a hell of a week and a half, y’all. I hope everyone has recovered. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel a mild kind of PTSD as I sort out what has happened, what the effects are going to be for the foreseeable future and, for both the company and me personally, what I might be able to do to make sure things go more smoothly if there is ever a “next time.”
But, on to all of this week’s news, in the event you missed any of it:
- The economic impact of Hurricane Irma on Jobsite is expected to be about $10,000 in lost revenue that we will not be able to make back up. We lost a weekend of The Flick and our entire engagement of The Guys at Ruth Eckerd due to the storm. We have added a single performance on Wed., Sep. 20 in an effort to try to reduce what damage we can.
- The Guys playwright Anne Nelson wrote us a very kind statement of support and actor Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years, who also performs The Guys around the country) reached out with a donation to help us recover some of our losses.
- In addition to Irma, a neighborhood school burned down this week and we are rallying to do our best to help them in a time of crisis.
- Rehearsals began yesterday for The Threepenny Opera and we have our first round of promotional images ready.
- The cast and creative team for The Tempest has been announced and we are currently booking middle and high school groups into the 12 weekday matinees we will offer at reduced rates.
- Applications are now open for the 2nd annual Tampa International Fringe Festival, which Jobsite will once again proudly present.