Pittsboro Youth Theater's
Plans Regarding Coronavirus
Updated: 12:30pm, 3/15/20
Dear PYT Family, Friends, Patrons and Lookieloos,
Tammy and Craig wish to share the following, our present plans. These will change. Please visit for updates.
We always strive to provide a welcoming and safe environment at
Pittsboro Youth Theater and all of our family of arts organizations at the Center for the Arts, Pittsboro. With the current situation regarding
COVID-19, we are taking additional steps to keep our facility clean and
safe to help protect our patrons, volunteers, students, and staff.
Private Music Lessons will continue be held on the same days and times as previously. Diane, Bart and Daniel will be teaching both in person at CFTA and on the internet based on students/parent's preference. Brenda will only be teaching CFTA students in person in her studio in the Blair Building in downtown Pittsboro. As always, contact your instructor or call Craig with CFTA at (919) 949-7181 for options.
For your safety, we are taking the following precautions:
Cancelled: "columbinus" performances by the Social Justice Theater of the Carolinas scheduled for March 22 have been cancelled. Those who have purchased tickets will be offered a refund or the opportunity to donate their purchase.
Cancelled: Spring Break Unicorn Theater Camp by Pittsboro Youth Theater scheduled for March 6-10 has been cancelled. Those who have registered and paid a deposit will be offered a refund or the opportunity to donate their deposit.
Small businesses in general and performance arts organizations in particular are projected to be hit hard by forthcoming economic changes, social distancing and governmental edicts relating to gatherings. We encourage our patrons to keep this in mind as they make decisions about how, where and when to support the arts. The family of arts organizations at the Center for the Arts, Pittsboro will do our best to addapt and economize. This so we can continue to provide wonderful cultural arts skills and experiences to area children and adults long term.
If you would ordinarily support us in ways that new circumstances might change, please consider donating the value of unenjoyed experiences to continue our financial solvency and increase the likliehood that our organization will be here when circumstances improve.
We have increased the scope and frequency of facility cleanings with additional sanitizing of light switches, door handles, seats, stage, keyboards and other surfaces.
PYT's longstanding policy of closure when Chatham County School District closes will be honored; see below for other-than-group-in-person workarounds coming soon.
Chatham County Schools are closed for a limited time due to the COVID-19, PYT and Sweet Bee Caffe will cease group-in-person activities for the same duration; e.g., discontinue live group PYT rehearsals and serving the public in the Caffe.
Chatham County School District closing and other governmental restrictions have changed Pittsboro Youth Theater's methods of operation.
• One-on-one cast member acting training sessions and Godspell musical singing lessons will be held by Miss Tammy and Mr. Parker over the phone.
• Group cast rehearsals will be held via Teleconferences using GoToMeeting. All 5 Pittsboro Youth Theater casts will rehearse via online teleconference on the same days they were previously rehearsing on stage. The only change in rehearsal start times will be "Tinker Bell" Saturday rehearsals will start at 9:30 instead of 9:00am.
Click Here for Cast Member Login Info. before your first rehearsal. You will have to download GoToMeeting Software on a computer, tablet, smart phone to make full use of our audio/video teleconferencing system.
• TBA - Performance dates and/or making videos of performances with no live audience. The kids have worked very hard and one way or another, plays will be performed and seen.
We encourage all members of our community to:
• Stay informed and follow all CDC guidelines for staying healthy.
Please do not come here if:
• Government/medical advice would have you quarantine,
• You or others in your household or circle of contacts show any signs or symptoms that fit the criteria of COVID-19, including:
- fever, and
- dry cough,
- other symptoms of COVID-19 in combination with the above.
Pittsboro Youth Theater's next scheduled performance is "Godspell Jr." scheduled for April 11th and subsequent weekends. Tickets for this performance are not currently on sale. Rehearsals for this and all PYT plays are continuing normally. We will evaluate "Godspell" performances in the near future.
We have received special permission from the publisher of "Godspell, Jr." to videotape the performance(s) if we do not perform that play before a live audience. Performances of other Spring 2020 plays will be confirmed here, on our website, well before originally scheduled performance dates.
Sweet Bee Caffe and Center for the Arts, Pittsboro will continue operation as long as Pittsboro Youth Theater rehearsals are being held (according to Chatham County School District status).
Tammy and Craig, Owners and Founders
Pittsboro Youth Theater's
Family of Arts Organizations in the
Center for the Arts, Pittsboro
Audiences rave about the play “columbinus”
"An amazing dramatic experience."
"The best community theater I've ever seen."
"Everybody needs to see this play."
"The government isn't going to do anything about it."
SEEING THIS PLAY IS WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT SCHOOL VIOLENCE!
The Social Justice Theater of the Carolinas will perform "columbinus" live
on Triangle stages through March.
2020 Vision Tour - Triangle, NC
• Burning Coal Theater, Raleigh, Mar. 22 PERFORMANCES CANCELLED
"columbinus" performances by the Social Justice Theater of the Carolinas scheduled for March 22 have been cancelled. Those who have purchased tickets will be offered a refund or the opportunity to donate their purchase.
Sam Ezell, Featured Artist
Folk and geometric artworks on exhibition in CFTA's Great Room Gallery starting when we reopen.
Linda Collura, Artist
Works on display at CFTA into March 2020.
Pat Stucke, Accordion Player
Enjoy live European cafe music in CFTA's
Sweet Bee Caffe select weekend afternoons.
The Center for the Arts, Pittsboro (CFTA) and our resident arts organizations, services, events and activities only exist because people in our community know about us and choose to come here.
Great for Pittsboro to Know...
Check out all the goings on at CFTA. You might be surprised!
A "by-accident" organization, Pittsboro Youth Theater is CFTA's anchor tenant
and the only reason this hot-mess of arts-related goodness exists in Pittsboro.
CASTS ARE STILL REHEARSING ONLINE.
OUR SHOWS WILL BE PERFORMED AND SEEN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER!!!
A joint endeavor of a volunteer ensemble cast and the Center for the Arts, Pittsboro to change the fraying social fabric of the US
5 Instructors 6 days a week teaching singing voice, guitar, violin, piano, ukulele, cello, stand-up bass, fiddle and more.
PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS STILL GOIN' ON AT CFTA AND ONLINE
PER INSTRUCTOR/STUDENT PREFERENCE.
Fine fresh Coffee and Chocolates • NOW OPEN
Paintings and hand-made art glass jewelry and hangings by local artists)
CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC 'TIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Area adult actors and actresses audition, rehearse and perform 3-4 shows a year in Sweet Bee Theater
The one and only public theater in Chatham County! Home to Pittsboro Youth Theater, Chatham Community Players and Social Justice Theater of the Carolinas, events, private parties, conferences, movies and more
CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC 'TIL FURTHER NOTICE.
...Please Tell Your Friends!
March 4, 2020
As We Address Coronavirus Together
Dear Patrons of Sweet Bee Caffe, Pittsboro Youth Theater and the Center for the Arts, Pittsboro.
As members of the family of fine organizations within the Center for the Arts, Pittsboro, we are dedicated to improving the lives of area residents.
The ongoing good health of our customers, neighbors and vistors is of great importance to us.
All employees and owners of organizations here are working hard to keep our facility as clean and sterilized as we can. We have added extra cleaning procedures with bleach and Lysol before, during and at the end of every day we're open.
In addition, we've instituted new hand washing procedures in the theater and caffe. Every cast and crew member must wash their hands with soap and water before every rehearsal or performance.
Caffe workers must wash their hands before handling drink or food materials, supplies or equipment–after receiving payments, after touching their face or touching anything other than clean equipment, materials or supplies.
We strongly believe that the elderberry products we serve and sell in our Caffe will help keep our loved ones, y'all, healthy.
Below we offer professional medical and scientific research which supports our belief that drinking elderberry extract will help keep us safe from viral infection.
General Manager, Sweet Bee Caffe
Executive Director, Center for the Arts, Pittsboro
Robust Body of Research
Supports Immune System Benefits
of Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra) Extracts
for professional and scientific articles published by:
We are so happy to have multiple cast members recognized in Chatham Life & Style's "Best of the Year" performing arts awards.
One of our Pittsboro Youth Theater Ensemble cast members, Fiona Tiegreen, was honored as a "Rising Star" for her performance in Dorothy Meets Alice. At age 9, Fiona was the youngest performer to be honored in any category.
Additionally, Jon Woolard was honored for his performance in October's Arsenic and Old Lace by the Chatham Community Players. Jon played a scarily accurate Jonathan Brewster and gave show-stopping performances every night!
It's great that Pittsboro's own family of Theater organizations were recognized as "Outstanding" alongside Triangle region heavyweights, such as DPAC, Raleigh Little Theater, Ward Theater, Burning Coal Theater and other much larger, well established and funded organizations and venues.
In the heart of downtown Pittsboro
Sweet Bee Theater
is the only
public theater in Chatham county.