What I’m Thankful For

As I sit down to write this blog, which I’ve been writing in my head for the last 24 hours, the only thing I can think as a subject is the subject of gratitude.

Cody Nickell in JACOB MARLEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL

Cody Nickell in JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

Closing in on Thanksgiving is a great time for us all to reflect and give thanks, and I try to do it more often than that.  Truth is: I have an enormous amount of things for which I am grateful.

Off the top of my head: I am most grateful to be rehearsing this profound, joyful, happy, thought-provoking play with the incredibly talented Cody Nickell.  Every day is a pure joy and I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn from this experience and to bring my soul to the table while working on it.

I am so unspeakably appreciative of the people who were our early supporters, the ones who believed in us when we only had a dollar and dream, and have stuck with us since then.  This is a partial list, and if I have forgotten you, please let me know so I can hug you in person and thank you.

Bob and Linda Harden
Christine Paddock
Patty and Jay Baker
Don and Mosey Gunther
John and Dottie Remondi
Bob and Diane Levy
Dennis and Adrianne Cady
Allen and Marla Weiss
Deb and Ian Johnston

I am so grateful to them.  They believed in us in the early days and they still believe in us today. And yet, someday, we will refer to these times as the “early days.”  And thus that leads me to you, dear reader.  If you are reading this, you are a supporter, a donor, a fellow artist, or a patron.

Believe me when I say: I give thanks for you.  I am so grateful that the community has embraced this organization, and that we are able to create the professional theatre the region so richly deserves.  I am grateful to be surrounded by people who love the arts.  And I am thoroughly thankful for the opportunity to bring hope and joy to our patrons through the vehicle of theatre.

God Bless Us, Everyone.

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