Off Center Theater for the Dramatic Arts
Off Center for the Dramatic Arts is celebrating ten years of being a home and haven for independent performance creators in Burlington and Vermont. This has been a decade of world premiere plays, classical revivals, splashy little musicals, killer comedy, intense solo work and challenging performance art on the cutting edge. We are proud to carve out a special little gathering place for Vermonters to take creative risks and develop our homegrown theatre art and artists.
We were hoping to get together have a big celebration - a decade in operation is a major milestone in the arts. Unfortunately, world events are interfering with both our ability to celebrate and our ability to gather. The COVID-19 pandemic makes physically being together indoors to sing and shout and dance dangerous, for both our audiences and our artists. The Off Center stage has been dark since late March, and we cannot predict when we will be able to return.
For this reason, after extensive community consultation, the Off Center Board of Directors has voted to take an intermission. We will be leaving our current space at the end of July. Our equipment will be stored and our regular programming will pause. We will wait patiently offstage for the cue to start our next act.