On June 30th, 2015 we completed our thirty-fourth year of producing. Thanks to funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, ArtsGreensboro, the Cemela Foundation, the Blue Bell Foundation and the Cone Mills Charitable Trust we staged our 45th original production, Dr. Claribel, Miss Etta and the Brothers Cone and performed it for sold out houses. We also celebrated more than ten-year runs of three popular productions: Let Your Children Tell (15 years), The Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer (11 years) and Star-Spangled Girls (11 years). Thanks, in part to the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust who commissioned Let Your Children Tell in 2001 we have performed this work for more than 100,000 young people across the state. Thanks to designated funding from the Lincoln Financial Foundation, we have performed The Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer for more than 15,000 young people in Guilford County. Finally, we completed our fifth year of presenting a Chamber Series in our home city, Greensboro. This year’s season offered Greensboro audience original new works Living Rough, Over the Edge and the production celebrating the families Cone and their contributions to the nation. We also almost doubled the amount of individual giving from the prior year.
However, challenges remain. The search for capacity building funds is on-going as an increase in staff is necessary for our growth. Still, we are indeed grateful for your financial assistance in making this past year successful as we continue to encourage reading, develop imaginations, reach out to undeserved populations and celebrate the state and local communities in which we reside.
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