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News from our Stage

I hope you are all well and staying safe.

As we approach what would traditionally be our fall season, I'd like to give you an update on future events at the Carpenter Center—and to ask you for a few minutes of your time to help us shape our upcoming schedule of performances.

For the health and safety of our community, California State University, Long Beach has extended a moratorium on large on-campus gatherings until January 2021. Because we are located on the CSULB campus, traditional performances in our theatre will not take place this fall. We continue to explore and develop options that allow us to celebrate the arts together, safely, during this time when we need the arts most. But we need your input.

Please take a few minutes and complete our patron survey. Your thoughtful answers will help shape the performing arts entertainment we bring you this fall, and allow us to address your needs and concerns.
Thank you for your time, your invaluable input, and for continuing to support the arts.

Wishing you all good health,
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Megan Kline Crockett
Executive Director

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Igudesman and Joo with Jerry and Flora Loeb
Flora Loeb
Flora Loeb, long-time arts advocate and dear friend of the Carpenter Center, passed away in her sleep last month. Flora knew us like family: she attended performances at the Carpenter Center from the very beginning and loved seeing everyone, from fellow patrons to our staff. We’ll miss her brilliance and the warmth she shared with all of us.

A CSULB alumna of the College of Business, Flora, along with her husband Jerry, generously supported the arts at CSULB for over 30 years, making a difference in the lives of so many. We will always cherish Flora, especially the way her enthusiasm for life and the arts touched us all and made our community a better place.
Photo: Flora and Jerry Loeb with Igudesman & Joo
A.I.M [for Change]
The dancers of A.I.M have compiled an excellent resource of recommended readings, films, and actions for enacting equitable change.
Image credit: Keerati and Kate Jinakunwiphat
Contra-Tiempo Dancing Familias
Join CONTRA-TIEMPO as they help us all practice joy through dance! Their weekly "Dancing Familias" class is a free hour-long workout for the whole family—every Wednesday, all summer long!
Photo credit: Eric Wolfe
Mavis Staples
Mavis Staples turned 81 last week! Her powerful voice provided many of the anthems of the civil rights movement. She recently released a single, "All in it Together," that speaks to our time.
Photo credit: Chris Strong
Virtual Shakespeare Aloud
Our Shakespeare Aloud program continues this Thursday from 1pm-2:30pm PST. Come and be a part of our FREE reading of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew! Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers or as audience members using the Zoom videoconferencing platform.
Learning How to Be Anti-Racist
In this weekly series, we learn together how to be anti-racist within the arts and ourselves. Join us every Wednesday at 6:30pm PST on Zoom for group discussions, readings, and action items. Everyone is welcome!