"PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST! DROUGHT OVER!
RENTS PLUMMET! CONGRESS GETS A CLUE!"
April Fool! It would be great if those headlines were true, but then again we'd have a lot less grist for our creative mill. Which is exactly what we do every year at this time grinding the current topics into food for thought served on a platter of music and laughter. Right now our Youth Theater Project's teen artists are finishing their original scripts which they'll perform
April 24 & 25 at our studio. They're tackling topics ranging from racial profiling and police brutality to abuse in intimate relationships. And they have a lot to say on the subjects. Meanwhile our summer main stage creative team is busily working on
FreedomLand. As the title suggests, we're addressing the irony of the diminishing rights of citizens in a country that spends trillions to bring freedom to the rest of the world. Plenty to sink our teeth into there!
A big part of our vision / mission is getting back on the road and heading east of the Rockies. To facilitate this, our generous friends at the Puffin Foundation financed the purchase of a brand almost new truck!!! Their desire to help bring the Troupe back to a new generation of East Coasters has given us the gift of road worthiness again and we are ready to go!!
So far 2015 has been really exciting for us and we're embracing the future with renewed vigor and solidarity.
Now please read the rest of this news letter:
- What Troupers are up to
- Youth Theater Project
- Troupe Internships and Summer Workshop info
- First Public reading of FreedomLand
- Returning Troupers putting on their own show!
- Memorial info on Earl Crabb