Letters to the Editor

YTN says ‘thank you’ to supporters

On behalf of the Students, Board and Staff, of Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN), I’m writing to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who attended our 30th anniversary celebration, the Red Carpet Gala on March 1. Your generous donations and commitment to youth arts raised nearly $60,000 to support our programming! Thank you, thank you, thank you…

What a marvelous evening it was! Like a scrapbook come to life, our event animated our incredible 30-year legacy and paid honor to truly amazing individuals through the Footie Awards. It was such a joy to welcome Joel McHale back to his Youth Theatre roots and recognize the tremendous accomplishments of other esteemed alumni. Thank you for sharing this special day with us.

We hope you will stand by us as the details and needs of our impending transition to Emmanuel Church become clear. Though our future is bright, we have many obstacles to overcome to sustain our valuable program, especially during the interim years while we move forward to design and build the Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA). For more information, visit MercerIslandArts.org.

Again, thank you for your support. We are genuinely touched and humbled by the outpouring of love and support, highlighting 30 years of profound connections--student to artist, performer to audience, teacher to student, child to child and Youth Theatre to community. When I look back on our history, I am amazed by the impact we have made and inspired by our firm belief that the best is yet to come.

If you weren’t able to attend but would still like to support our work and children, please send a check to P.O. Box 296 or call (206) 232-4145, ext. 100.

Manny Cawaling

Executive Director, Youth Theatre Northwest


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