Hello Friends in Blog-Land!
I’m excited to tell you about a great new initiative we have created here at Gulfshore Playhouse. Thanks to one of our fantastic Board Members, David Drobis, and his enormous passion for professional theatre, a new concept started to be discussed in the conference rooms and offices of the Playhouse. David’s idea was to gather together a group of committed theatre-lovers and create an auxiliary guild that would help support the way the Playhouse functions. Next step was to create a steering committee. To our immense delight, several people stepped forward and weighed in on all the ideas being bandied about:
What should we call it? How should it function? How many meetings? Should there be dues? Should committee service be included? These and many other ideas got discussed, vetted, and held up to the light.
It is with infinite gratitude we thank those who served on that steering committee:
Erika and Peter Aron
Bunny and John Brooks
Liz and Jim Jessee
Harriet and Don Young
And, before we knew it: The Playhouse Partners was born.
The mission of the Playhouse Partners is to help with:
- Community Outreach and Awareness
- Fundraising and Friendraising
- Volunteering/Committee Support
And now we are delighted to be able to announce over 70 people in the troops that make up our “Army for the Arts.”
Erika and Peter Aron Kathleen Azzariti Ricki Baker Dick and Jackie Bearse Jane Purdy Berger Sue and Art Bookbinder Joni Brickley Bunny and John Brooks Adrianne and Dennis Cady Charlotte Campbell Kelly Capolino Joyce Coughlan Shirley and James Curvey Bobbi and David Drobis Pella and Jack Fingersh Christine and Terry Flynn Joanne Fowler Nancy and Tom GallagherAllen Gerstein Susan Glass Jane Graham Nancy and Tom Hanson Linda and Bob Harden Nicki and Paul Huber Elizabeth and Jim Jessee Polly Keller Mally and Ali Khorasantchi Arnold and Hisako Klinsky Jason Korn Sarann Kraushaar Barbara Lapham Diane Levy Jody and Gerry Lippes Tina McCain Matte Michael Michigami Harlene NewmanMary and John Nice Christine Paddock Gail Paster Linda and Nick Penniman Carroll and Brad Scribner Tennille and Aaron Sevigny Karen and F.Samuel Smith Adria and Jerry Starkey Anne and Fred Stratton Glenda and Rich Struthers Lee Tenzer Jean and Steve Thoma Arni Thorsteinson Carolyn Vogel JoAnn Ward Marla Weiss Harriet and Don Young
We had our first Kick-off Cocktail Party on the rooftop of the Inn on Fifth on Monday night. The weather was superb, the wine flowed, and the company was, of course, outstanding! I couldn’t be more pleased. If you’re interested in becoming a Playhouse Partner, give us a call at our Administrative Offices. Anyone here would be happy to help you. Together, we can continue to serve our region with world-class professional theatre and education. With your help, the sky’s the limit.
Thank you for a delightful evening……..extraordinary sunset, interesting patrons, talented GSP staff, yummy hors d’oeuvres and wine….as we gathered to support Kristen’s vision for “greater things to come” for our beloved Gulfshore Playhouse.. Dennis & I are happy to be Partners!