SAINT CLAIR — The Actors Guild of Schuylkill County’s theater renovation has been on keep owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The guild procured the former Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church at 229 N. Mill St., Saint Clair, past yr to renovate into a theater.
“We acquired the developing in January of 2020 and then the entire world shut down in March,” Secretary Jessica Miller stated.
Miller reported they were ready to take down some nonstructural partitions but have not been equipped to do any even further renovations thanks to pandemic restrictions.
The key changes to be built are converting the altar space into a stage, turning the choir loft into a tech booth and creating the setting up a lot more obtainable and up to code. The making also has a kitchen and a big room downstairs, which Miller said will keep generally the exact aside from some cosmetic updates.
“We’d like to be capable to rent it out to people and to have classes and workshops as nicely,” Miller reported. “It would also be awesome to have two workable rehearsal spaces.”
The guild is continuing to raise revenue, which Miller explained has also been difficult for the duration of the pandemic. On Saturday, associates are obtaining a curbside soup and bread sale starting off at 10 a.m.
“We had one a few months back that labored out genuinely properly for us,” Miller said. “To be as safe and sound as possible, individuals pull up, we take your purchase, we go in and grab your meals for you and we bring it ideal out.”
Miller claimed they do not have a set price tag for the challenge, but they hope to be ready to collect around $50,000 by way of fundraising and donations.
“We are wondering of probably doing a digital clearly show,” Miller said. “Once the climate gets a minor bit warmer, it’ll almost certainly be a lot easier for us to do more fundraisers safely and securely. We’ll be ready to be exterior and distant.”
Miller mentioned the guild’s efficiency of “Peter and the Starcatcher” in September, which they executed outside and used clear masks, was thriving and a thing they hope to do once again when the weather is warmer.
“We want to be able to perform again and make dollars that way, since that is what we do very best,” Miller explained.