As Encore Theatrical Company continues it’s #EncoreIntermission digital campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic, the group is looking forward to the return to the societal new normal.

Just how much Encore means to the community was on full display, May 5, as patrons and sponsors showed their support on Giving Tuesday.

#GivingTuesdayNow was designated as a new global day of giving and unity that took place on May 5 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

The digital fundraising event was marketed through social media platforms and gave non-profits and small businesses the chance to collect donations to replenish lost funds.

“Encore was very fortunate to receive much needed funding through the #GiveTuesdayNow event from several individual donors and two large donations from local Erie Insurance agents and patrons, Sam Neill and Eric Bullard,” Encore officials said in a release.

Encore is in the planning stages for the remainder of its 2020 Season as well as some newly reimagined theatrical “experiences” and educational opportunities that will be announced in the coming weeks.