Good morning theatre friends and friends of theatre! A year and a half ago I left the lucrative corporate world for my dream job at Seacoast Repertory Theatre as The Director of Education and Youth. And now, along with many other amazing theatre people, I am faced with the reality that my dream job may be going away. I have been involved in theatre education since the mid-nineties. Not only have I had the unique opportunity to direct and teach hundreds (probably thousands) of young actors across a few generations (some of my first students are in their late 30’s and married with children) but I’ve also had the opportunity to teach theatre across a few very different states. As different as kids can be from state to state, decade to decade many things have been the same. These kids became stronger, better people because of theatre and what it instills in us. These kids needed theatre to ‘survive’ middle-school or high school or even unfortunate family circumstances. These kids overcame deep seeded fears of not belonging by becoming part of something special. These kids were changed FOREVER because of theatre. They carry these theatre memories with them throughout their life. Please help keep theatre alive for this new generation of young actors by helping Seacoast Rep’s Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts through this daunting time. Please consider a small donation by clicking this link or buying tickets for shows later in the year or watching our new streaming content from home. We at Seacoast Rep are doing everything we can to get through this together. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone!