Happy Thanksgiving Friends!
We are so very thankful for your continued support and love of LAMB Theatre and School. It has often been a bumpy...but never boring and dull...road these past 32 years. There have been times when the stars were all perfectly aligned and "pure magic" was the result. But there have also been heart wrenching periods when our very existence was seriously threatened. Theatre is not for the faint of heart. If it weren't for the gloriously positive effects we have witnessed in the lives of those either involved onstage or in classes or from those who have attended productions throughout these last three decades, the stress would not be worth the struggle. Just when it seems to be too much....another happy 'miracle' appears. Some may look at 'stress' as having to produce so many shows, or planning and organizing the School.....Nope...That has never been a stress....We all LOVE that and cherish the opportunity to produce, teach and share. The 'stress' takes the form of inadequate financial support....but again, as I said previously....just when it looks dark and cloudy, someone comes through and breathes life back into 'the old gal'. Thank you so very much for that. Your kindnesses and generosity has allowed LAMB Arts Regional Theatre to make a powerful impact on our region.
'columbinus', which just closed, opened so many eyes to the power that theatre can have over the human spirit. I daily hear of insights patrons have had since they attended that production.
"I find myself really looking into people's eyes to discover who they really are."
"We all have a responsibility in making schools and young people's lives safe."
"I can't imagine how those teens were able to portray such anger and angst so convincingly."
"I can't pass a group of teens without wondering how they are really doing....you know, inside."
I love talking to our students about their performance, rehearsal and classroom experience at LAMB. We have been blessed with outstanding, loving and nurturing teachers and directors who have enhanced the theatre experiences of our adult, young and little people participants.
I remember a few years back when a mom of a child who was too shy to speak in class came running up to me crying, "(Blank) got in trouble today in school." Of course, I wasn't sure how to respond so I risked silence and she finished with, "He got in trouble for TALKING in class. He had to stay after school. Isn't that wonderful? His creative dramatics class has given him so much confidence".
Theatre IS wonderful. Reaching the human spirit whether through viewing or participating is a glorious responsibility that we take very seriously. We thank you for allowing LAMB to be a part of YOUR life. Happy Thanksgiving.
Diana Guhin Wooley
CEO LAMB Arts Ltd
417 Market Street Sioux City, IA 51103
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