Utahns also can buy face masks from Pioneer Theatre Company. The theater company is making face coverings primarily out of costume fabric, and spokeswoman Kirsten Park said it plans to launch a line of special masks made from specific productions.
“This is a way that we can give back to the community, but then the community can also support our local arts,” Park said. “We desperately need to be here one day when we get out of this.”
She said selling masks helps the theater company support salaries for cast members whose full-time profession is performing.
“We worked very hard to find activities that are profitable, or at least profitable enough, to support these positions, to keep these people, so the day that we can return to the theater we don’t lose these incredible craftsmen and women,” she said.
The company is charging $15 for one mask and customers get a discount with each additional mask they purchase — for example, two masks cost $25. Order at pioneertheatre.org.
Park said the company immediately became overwhelmed with orders after advertising its masks. As a result, there has been some backlog, and it may take a few weeks for masks to be delivered.