PRESS RELEASE Community
Theatre Returns to Milton
MILTON, GA, August 21, 2020 – The Milton Arts Council (MAC), a non-profit volunteer community organization, has been awarded a grant from the Fulton County Arts & Culture (FCAC) Department under the County’s Virtual Arts Initiative program.
Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. It was approved for nonprofit arts organizations for the virtual presentation of arts and cultural projects affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Milton Community Theatre, a project of the Milton Arts Council, canceled its second production planned for Summer 2020 due to the pandemic. This grant will fund the production, now scheduled for November 2020.
“This is a unique opportunity for our Milton Community Theatre to participate in this new concept of virtual theater performance.”, says Bill Purdie, President of the Milton Arts Council. “We applaud the Fulton County Commissioners for their foresight and timely response to the need for an alternative delivery of the arts to the public.”
Using the innovative approach of providing performance art to the public without an audience present, MAC will convert the live stage performance to a video-taped medium and deliver it to FCAC for broadcast on the County’s website, FGTV. In addition to the play, extra content will include interviews with the cast and crew, and a behind-the scenes peek at how the production was created. These additions will serve as a learning experience for those interested in the artistic and technical side of theatre and video production.
Auditions will begin immediately for the production, Ruby and the Bookmarks, a romantic jukebox musical comedy for all audiences. The cast will consist of 4 male and 4 female actors.
Information on virtual audition submissions can be found at: