Annual GivingWhat does Theatre Charlotte mean to you? How has Theatre Charlotte impacted your life?
Dennis Delamar has been an actor and director at Theatre Charlotte since 1983 and recently directed La Cage aux Folles. In his time here, Theatre Charlotte has meant opportunities, connections, and a nurturing home.
"For me Theatre Charlotte has always been a place of consistent joy, pure fun, hard work, long-lasting friendships, satisfying challenges, and a highly valued opportunity for me and so many others to collaboratively experience theatre art. Being an actor on stage, a director, a singer, a volunteer behind the scenes or a spectator in the audience, I have always felt especially close and connected to my community when I am participating in some positive way on 501 Queens Road. It is clear that many others feel the same. The sense of family is appreciated. I love Theatre Charlotte because it provides an ongoing forum and a home place that nurtures the best in people of all ages and walks of life."
For Jenn Grabenstetter, who has appeared in several productions and events including her recent role as Alice in The Addams Family, Theatre Charlotte has given her friendships and a place to belong.
"I came to Theatre Charlotte looking for a diversion. A hobby. Something to do after work that was more fun than going to the gym. What I found was family. One made up of incredible performers, creators, musicians, directors, artists, and volunteers that welcomed me in at that first audition like I'd been there all along, and have continued to do so - warmly and freely again and again - every time I return.
What I found were friends I didn't even know I needed - friends who don't know me because what I do for a living, or where I went to school, or because I am anybody's spouse or boss or coworker. They just know me. The "me" I get to be onstage and backstage, in and out of costume or character.
What I found was a reason to love this city - one I was born in and have left many times, only to come back looking for something - looking for my place in it. I found it on Queens Road. In a tiny theatre that has become such a huge part of my life that I cannot imagine living without it."
There are thousands of stories of individuals who have been touched by experiences at Theatre Charlotte. You probably have your own story and your own meaning for Theatre Charlotte.
Your story is a part of Theatre Charlotte's history. Your donation can be a part of Theatre Charlotte's future. Your donation will make Theatre Charlotte continue to be the place where friendships are born, the stage where dreams are realized, and the home where everyone can belong.
Please consider what Theatre Charlotte means to you and make a contribution to the Annual Fund today to preserve one of Charlotte's most vital cultural and community resources. Your gift is extremely important to Theatre Charlotte.
Your donation of $100, $250, $500, or $1,000 will make a difference. This is not just a gift to Theatre Charlotte, but a gift to yourself. The next time you see a show here, you will know that you made it possible.
Thank you for believing in Theatre Charlotte!
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