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This week, our own Wealthy Theatre Director - Erin Wilson - is in NY, attending the League of Historic American Theatres 35th Annual National Conference. He's also presenting at two major sessions about the revolutionary greening initiatives CMC has designed in the groundbreaking Wealthy Theatre Centennial Sustainability Campaign. Updates to follow this week!
Jennifer Stewart, Ph.D., from the department of Socialogy at GVSU, contacted our office a few months back. She wanted to use the Peter Wege Auditorium for a production to be put on by GVSU students - a 'theater of the opressed,' she said.
She clarified: Brazilian Augusto Boal first refined techniques of the "Theater of the Oppressed" in the 1950's. Boal used this type of theatre as means of knowledge and transformation of reality in the social and relational field. The audience becomes active, such that as they explore, show,...
You may have heard by now that Wealthy Theatre is, indeed, 100 years old. You may have also heard about our Centennial Campaign that we launched January 1, 2011. With this campaign, we hope to cut overhead through greening initiatives, refresh technologies to maintain a competitive advantage, and broaden community accessibility; thereby helping propel Wealthy Theatre into it’s second century!
If you’re just finding out now about our different Supporter “Thank You” Levels, they are simply various levels that we have created which...
We launched our Centennial Campaign at Midnight on January 1, 2011, as we began our Centennial anniversary. We’ve consulted with experts and designed comprehensive, complementary yet feasible upgrades that allow us to look forward with confidence and optimism. To accomplish our goals and overcome our challenges, we’ll cut overhead through greening initiatives, refresh technologies to maintain a competitive advantage, and broaden community accessibility.
What can you do? Help us preserve this Historic Theatre for another 100 years (Or...