With SO MUCH going on here at the Hall, it’s sometimes hard to get a perspective on the big picture. Where are we going? What’s changing? What’s our vision for the future? Since 1878 we’ve made art and community happen. Through our devotion to the classics of theater, music, and opera, and from residencies in dance to our many individuals engaged in the visual arts, we’ve expressed our devotion to fostering individual growth and developing our sense of community while also creating great art.
Now we are entering a new era of growth, as we recognize Hubbard Hall as a true arts incubator, a training ground for artists of all ages and backgrounds, a magnet for artistic activity, a laboratory for risk taking, an economic driver for our region, and the beating heart of our community. We continue dedicated to the classics but also will advance our focus on new work development here at the Hall, on artist residencies, and on serving as a training ground for artists of all ages. The classics stand the test of time – but new work gives us a window into the future and feeds artists, the national field, and us in new ways. And residencies give artists the time, space, and peace they need to create – while growing new advocates for the Hall here and throughout the world.
We will continue to gather people from all walks of life to create, learn, and grow together, while developing, producing, and presenting world-class art and artists. We stay devoted to developing, sustaining, and promoting the cultural life of our rural community.
In the coming months we’ll announce activities for our 2016-2017 season that will further manifest these values, from the Farming Plays Project (a partnership between the Agricultural Stewardship Association, Young Playwrights’ Theater of Washington, DC and us, aimed at creating new work based on our beautiful farms and farming life today) to the upcoming season of shows, programs, and residencies here at the Hall.
Join us and help us ensure the Hall will thrive and serve our community for many years to come.
David Andrew Snider
Executive & Artistic Director