Wednesday, April 15, 2020 – This week, the Georgia Power Foundation presented a $25,000 donation to the Woodruff Arts Center in support of the Alliance Theatre’s COVID-19 response efforts. While the Alliance Theatre has closed its doors during the pandemic, their costume shop, props and production staff are putting their unique skills to work and creating fabric masks for medical personnel at Emory Healthcare’s five metro Atlanta facilities.
Currently, 19 Alliance Theatre artists are sewing on average 300 masks daily. With the donation from the Georgia Power Foundation, the artists can make 1,500 masks a week to support front line workers and Atlanta’s medical workers during COVID-19. The fabric masks sewn by the Alliance artists are designed to fit over and dramatically improve the lifespan of the medically-approved N95 respiratory masks.