The community funded festival is working with a budget 33% smaller than previous years.
SPCO musicians say they are trying to speed up the negotiation process, in fear that the 101-day lockout could drag on for several weeks longer.
Friday’s concert will mark the first time they have performed together since July 19, 2012.
SPCO President Dobson West says the latest exchange of proposals show ‘progress toward a solution that is both financially and artistically viable.’
President Ann Ledy, who just last week revealed the school will close on June 30, resigned this evening.
King plans to retire in June of this year.
Some students are experiencing heightened stress, while others are feeling a deeply personal sense of loss.
School administrators say CVA is simply no longer able to fill the gap between rising operating costs and students’ ability to pay.
Both Mixed Blood and Ten Thousand Things theater companies will have a fully funded playwright on their staffs for the next three years to join them in creating new work.
The longtime Saint Paul institution exceeded its fundraising goal, and will resume staging theater this spring.