As you can image it has been an unprecedented two years for everyone in the live performance sector, and no one was prepared for the losses. Dinner & theatre ticket sales account for over 70% of our annual revenue, and when that was completely taken away, the Rosebud Board of Governors were forced to seriously consider closing the doors for good.
Thankfully, there were other plans destined to take place. We truly believe it is a miracle that Rosebud Theatre & School of the Arts has survived the COVID pandemic, and it’s all thanks to you. Your generosity, and the generosity of so many like you, have enabled Rosebud to not only survive, but to thrive. Donors like you stepping up to the plate, along with the support of private foundations and Government, has meant Rosebud is coming out of the pandemic with our roots firmly planted in good soil.
I wish that were the end of the story and we could simply say, “and they all lived happily ever after.”
This little garden still needs a lot of care and nurturing, and all the studies indicate it will take 2 – 3 years for attendance to return to pre-pandemic levels. Now is the time to till the soil, add some good nutrients, do some more pruning, and prepare for re-blooming.
If you are able to help the re-blooming of this little hamlet-garden, we would be so grateful. Of course, all donations are tax deductible.
Please join us as Rosebud Re-Blooms and we continue to plan for a bright future sharing great stories, warm hospitality, while training the next generation of storytellers.
Thank you for being an Angel of Rosebud and helping us rebuild!
Another way to help is to keep sharing the "Rosebud, Alberta documentary. This beautiful short film is a glimpse into the artistic community who make Rosebud home.
In 2018 Canadian film makers, Eric Pauls and Michael Janke, visited Rosebud and were inspired to create a documentary about our little hamlet, nestled in a valley below the Alberta prairies. The short film has won awards at festivals across Canada, including an Official Selection at the Edmonton International Film Festival where it premiered. But the film’s festival run has been cut short due to COVID-19 and now the filmmakers have turned their sights to helping save the town and theatre that inspired the film.
“We were inspired to make the film after witnessing the magical way Rosebud finds a way to operate and the impact on the community around them,” says director Eric Pauls . ”Now that their livelihood is in jeopardy we felt we should support them the way they have supported us.”
On May 28, “Rosebud, Alberta” premiered here at rosebudtheatre.com/support-us. Take a moment to watch and share our story with family and friends. We look forward to seeing you back in Rosebud!
Rosebud is a resilient artistic ecosystem that shouldn’t be, and will continue to be against all the odds!” - Morris Ertman, Artistic Director of Rosebud Theatre.
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