We are now 6 weeks into our Make Your Mark campaign and are so grateful for your generous donations so far. We are over 50% of the way to our goal!
In the past we have explored how donors give the gift of imagination, creativity, and play to young people, but did you know that Carousel Theatre for Young People (CTYP) also gives the gift of a sense of belonging to young people? Seamus Fera, one of our Teen Shakespeare Program Alums, Drama School Assistant, and a long-time Volunteer for CTYP says:
“One of the first words that springs to mind when I hear Carousel Theatre for Young People is ‘home’. Carousel has been one of my homes away from home for the past six years. Carole is one of my theatre mums, the staff are like my uncles and aunts and all of my fellow former students (TSPers) are like my brothers and sisters.
Through programming at Carousel I have grown as a performer, patron, and most importantly as an individual. I have cried, laughed, and screamed in the large studio. I have lifted my weight in clothing in the costume shop and I have played more rounds of museum in the small studio than I ever thought possible.
With these renovations, I know that Carousel will be able to touch more individual lives in the same way they touched me. Carousel Theatre for Young People is taking the new step of moving on up and I can’t wait to see what new adventurous things it can achieve through this expansion. I feel like the aging cousin – having started as one being taken care of and now finally growing into my own, teaching others as I was taught before.
Carousel stole my heart many years ago, and I have been grateful ever since.”
Seamus captures the profound impact CTYP has on the lives of young people in this community. Every year we joyously watch our drama school kids growing up in our classes, and we are so thrilled to be able to have the capacity to increase the number of young people who will grow up with us!
The Make Your Mark campaign is an exciting opportunity for 100 CTYP champions to donate $100.00 to support our facilities renovation.
Every person who donates $100 will receive a special tile to decorate and paint. Your tile will be displayed on the MYM donor wall in the Carousel Theatre for Young People lobby! We will be hosting a tile decorating party on October 18th & 19th, 2014 in our newly renovated space where you can also see all the wonderful improvements to our facilities.
We invite you and your family to be a CTYP champion and Make Your Mark on our future. We would be so grateful for your support.