The Depot Theatre is pleased to have been awarded a $3,000 grant from the Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts Fund to support operations in 2020.

Though the Depot’s 2020 main stage season was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Theatre will alter its Academy outreach and education program to provide professional workshops for juniors and seniors in voice, dance and scene work in a safe, outdoor setting that allows for social distancing, culminating in take-home video performances.

“We’re extremely grateful to the Generous Acts Fund for this funding, which will support critical repairs to the Depot’s artist housing,” said Kim Rielly the Depot’s Executive Director. “This grant will help us to ensure the safety of visiting artists and our Academy staff, which is vital to our ability to fulfill our mission to to entertain, enrich, and educate through professional theatrical arts and related programs based in a historic train station.”

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The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and is the only theatre in the Adirondacks that operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.” The Depot Theatre’s 2020 programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by Adirondack Foundation – Generous Acts Fund and the Essex County Arts Council.