A Message From The Artistic Director

Dear Friends,

I have been dreaming about the day when I would be able to write these words to you and detail how we are going to make what seemed like an “Impossible Dream” finally become possible once again. Well my dear friends and Mac family…that day has arrived! The Mac-Haydn is back!

Reflecting back on the past 18 months, it’s hard to imagine a world before the Covid-19 pandemic took so much from so many. Many of us have lost friends, family members, savings, jobs, and above all else, a real sense of safety and security. So many industries were hit hard by the devastation and it seemed like there was never going to be a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel. While many have been able to slowly come back over time, the Arts has largely stayed in a state of limbo — it has been nothing short of devastating. But now thanks to the available vaccine and this great country’s resilience, the world is coming back to life and it’s finally time to turn off the ghost lights and get back to doing what we know and love so much—live theatre!

Now, it’s pretty clear that we aren’t quite back to what we remember as “normal”, but we are determined to continue to create th dynamic season of shows we have become famous for.

One thing we know we need to make this happen is you! Your support and contribution both as a member of the Mac-Haydn Family, is imperitive to our ongoing growth and success.

Please let us know if you can support us in any way. We have a lot of exciting plans on the horizon and hope that you can be a part of the amazing journey back from the COVID-19 panidemic. Any contribution, large or small, is of tremendous importance.

I look forward to seeing you at the theatre for the 2021 season and thanks again for your loyal support.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay hopeful.

John Saunders
Producing Artistic Director

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We hear it a lot: "I don't know how you do it!"

Well, we don't do it alone. Our volunteers who you see ushering, in the food booth and coffee house are the backbone of our theatre and we are always looking for more.

    Here are some specific things our volunteers assist with.
  • Housing: Maintenance and setup for our artists and technical team.
  • Hosting: We are often looking for additional space for our talented and interesting teams. Please fill out our Housing Information Form if you are interested in hosting an artist for part or all of the summer. We will work with you to find a good fit.
  • Distribution: Rack cards and posters around Columbia County.
  • Cars: we have a small fleet that are stored for the winter. These need to be started up and taken for service and check-ups.
  • Copying: Scripts, inserts, and other incidental things. It's a very necessary but time consuming process.
  • Lawn Mowing and Gardening: Having some help with our extensive properties would be wonderful.

Please contact us at jrodgers@machaydntheatre.org to inquire further about becoming a volunteer.