What a tremendous run this has been! I never could have imagined that what began as a few short scenes performed for a youth conference would grow into a widely respected and successful theater company still thriving 33 years later.
Yet all the pieces that inspired and moved the audiences back then are still in place today: good stories, funny ones, sad, poignant, wrapped up in compelling scripts about important issues - and presented by the heart and soul of the Players - the young, charismatic actors in long-term recovery who tell their real stories and urge their audiences to ask for help.
Even though I am stepping down, none of this will change - all of these elements are embedded in Improbable Players' mission. I am so proud of the company we are today and the positive impact we've had on so very many lives.
And I am very excited about what's next for this improbable, loveable organization!
With love and warm regards,
so grateful for the healing power of theater
for all of the more than 200 actors I have worked with over the years who put their heart and soul into creating exciting theater and who bring their experience, strength and hope to the stage and bring the message of hope to audiences of all ages.
for all the letters and comments from our audiences of all ages who respond to the performances and the personal stories of the actors with moving and inspirational comments - these are priceless treasures that let us know that we are soothing hurts, providing tools, creating revealations, changing minds.
so grateful for all of you
Exploring Denver after teaching a theater workshop at the American Alliance for Theater and Education Conference.
Performance at Gavin House in Dorchester
Receiving the $100 for100 from the Cummings Foundation with John and Chris
With Tatiana and Hannah at the 30th Anniversary Celebration
Teaching a theater workshop at the Cape Cod Symposium in Hyannis.
After the performance at the Harvard Medical School Addictions Conference
Presenting a picha kucha powerpoint at the Lesley University Teaching Artists' Conference
Rehearsing with the New York Improbable Players
Q&A at the New York University Symposium for Theater in Education with the cast of End of the Line
Celebrating my 30th sober anniversary at the Faces & Voices of Recovery Conference with the Executive Director