Every year, the who’s-who of Virginia politics gather into a ballroom of the Richmond Downtown Marriott to celebrate and support the Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP). VPAP’s mission is to elevate public understanding of politics and government with easily accessible information that is free from partisan bias. However, in 2020 the pandemic made gathering in person for this annual fundraiser impossible, so VPAP turned to CRA for help in transitioning from a live event to a virtual event, held September 16th on Zoom.
Past fundraisers included Virginia politicians from opposing parties doing standup comedy routines, and CRA had helped VPAP edit a General Assembly blooper reel each year. But a virtual event would require a different format, so VPAP asked CRA, along with comedian and local politico Beau Cribbs, to help write and produce a sketch show to be shown online. The team worked on bits featuring several members of the General Assembly, including Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn and Senator Emmett Hanger.
“We’re strong believers in the mission of VPAP and are honored to donate time to this project,” said Matt Fidler, CRA’s Chief Creative Officer, "Our creative team had a blast working with Beau and our friends at VPAP to execute this year’s show.”