An important message regarding are upcoming shows and classes


Dear Friends,

At The Actors Studio of Newburyport, we are committed to following all safety protocols and government guidelines available to us. I know we all miss the vibrant and stimulating encounters that inspire and satisfy our creative imaginations,; yet I am confident that our discipline at this time will benefit our local, national, and world cultures in ways we may never be able to measure..

For now, our black box theater remains dark, but are adapting to the brave new world of online classes and performances, as well as ways to stay connected through social media. I invite you to watch for our Constant Contact e-blasts and our Take5 newsletter for ways to stay involved.

Artists make art, and until we can meet again in person to share those special acts of co-creation between the artist and the audience, we will keep imagination alive. It has happened before:

1918 Message from Provincetown Players Founder

As the United States entered World War I, George Cram Cook wrote:

“One faculty, we know, is going to be of vast importance to the half-destroyed world – indispensable for its rebuilding: the faculty of creative imagination. That spark of it which has given this group of ours such life and meaning as we have is not so insignificant that we should now let it die. That social justification which we feel to be valid now for makers and players of plays is that they shall keep alive in the world the light of imagination. Without it, the wreck of the world that was cannot be cleared away and the new world shaped.”

We remain committed to the cultural and artistic vitality of our community and anticipate much great innovation during this time of uncertainty.

With deep appreciation for everyone’s participation in our classes and programming.

Marc Clopton
Executive Director