The arts tell our story, they are one of our beautiful legacies as humans. Children need the creativity and power of the arts in their lives. They thrive on the joy and confidence that is theirs when they discover the artists within themselves. A world without arts, and particularly the performing arts, would be a bleak place, indeed.
Sadly, among those hardest hit during this pandemic are arts organizations. Theaters everywhere are suffering. For us it's been especially challenging, as we are an all-volunteer organization and therefore don't qualify for the government assistance that's been flowing to larger corporations.
Within a few months of the shutdown, between lost revenue, refunds distributed, and continuing overhead expenses, our savings was depleted and we were faced with a loss of over a quarter of our annual operating budget. Because the future is so uncertain, we are unable to continue programming as we normally would, though without it we have no way to sustain ourselves.
We ask that you help us remain a vibrant member of our community. The hundreds of youth we have reached over the years are at the heart of our mission. If you are in a position to support us with a donation or host a small campaign of your own on our behalf, your generosity will ensure that the magic of live theater remains alive and well for years to come!