University of Southern Indiana

Statement regarding New Harmony Theatre

Statement regarding New Harmony Theatre

11/26/2019 | University Communications
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The New Harmony Theatre has been a program of the University of Southern Indiana for 32 years. From the beginning, the University wanted to provide professional, equity theatre at an affordable rate to diverse audiences in the region.

However, dwindling audiences and reduced charitable giving to New Harmony Theatre have meant that USI has been funding far more than the program has been able to generate in revenue. Despite several years of efforts to turn this around, these attempts have been unsuccessful.  Therefore, USI finds it necessary to discontinue the New Harmony Theatre program. There will not be a summer 2020 season.

This does not impact USI Theatre which, beginning in the spring of 2015, began calling the beautiful, USI Performance Center on campus their home. The community is encouraged to support our talented students and faculty of USI Theatre and their upcoming performances. [* ]

This was not an easy decision for the University. USI continues our longstanding and strong connection with Historic New Harmony. New Harmony is a unique educational laboratory where students and teachers, tourists and scholars, leaders and seekers, can come together to experience, explore and create.

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