First of all, we truly miss seeing you in our theater and in our classes. At the risk of being repetitive, I'd like to add our voice to the chorus of voices acknowledging how difficult this experience is for all of us, most especially those whose health has been impacted.
As a leader within the SAK company, I can share with you that the sentiment here among us (performers, techs, musicians, front of house staff and administrators) is one of eagerness to get back to work for you. Yes, SAK pays our bills, but we aren't getting rich here (no surprise to anyone in the creative community). We are a private company, but the vast majority of any surplus has gone back into the business since our theater's founding. This company was built upon a love for what we do, and sharing our delight in live, interactive comedy with ever-growing audiences.
As a result of the necessary precautions and safety mandates, our box office, bar and corporate event operations have dried up to zero pretty quickly, and our improv classes have all been delayed. While our financial reserves will help us pay the bills for the next couple months, a total closure of our operations will impact us significantly. Even upon reopening, we are anticipating sluggish sales at our box office for a while as we all adjust to a new economic landscape.
I'm not going to ask that you strain to give SAK a buck, or to prioritize our little improv company over organizations or people who are in greater need. I would like to remind you though, if SAK is a place that gives you joy, we'll be one light at the end of this tunnel for you. If you see yourself returning at any pointin the future to see a show, nowis when we'd love to sell you a ticket for that experience. :)
Stay tuned on social media for announcements regarding live SAK streaming content, and how we plan to give back to the community (as soon as we're in a position to give back).
Please take care of yourself, and we'll see you on the other side.
SAK Comedy Lab