“We probably need it now more than ever,” said Chelsea Steverson, the theatre’s marketing director. “And I think the Dad’s Garage mission of providing laughter to a community is so relevant right now.”
Out of nearly 25 years of improv making locals chuckle, Steverson has been at the nonprofit for just over a year. The virus isn’t going to force the stage to go completely dark, and livestreaming can be a lifeline for performers who have more vulnerability in terms of their finances.
“When we’re looking at an organization like ours that’s looking to lose between $150,000 to $300,000 over just a short period of time, we have to really consider how we’re starting to ask for money, how we’re raising it, how we’re continuing to pay our artists,” Steverson said.
“If you have a ticket to a show, I encourage you not to ask for a refund unless absolutely necessary. Turn that ticket into a donation.”