Hello Theatre Lovers,
The 2013 season is underway and we are excited to be bringing you three productions this year: THE LION IN WINTER and YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, both directed by CCT veteran actor and director Paul Aron Weintraub, and making her directorial debut with THE MIRACLE WORKER, Leah Elizabeth Smith.
As we have started off the year with some new members in our company, it occurs to me that there needs to be a change in how we all as actors, directors, volunteers, and citizens all interact and work together. We talk about being a “community theatre,” but the word “community” should mean so much more than just the fact that we all live here. It should be how we talk to others, how we reach out to lend a helping hand, and how we all encourage one another and sustain what we do together. We as Camden Civic Theatre are just one part of this community we all live and work in and there is much to do here.
It is my hope that we are able to build ourselves up with new volunteers, new talent and new productions each year. But just as we are in need of more active members, so remains the need in our area for more active volunteers in many different ways. We can all work together to make this community of ours one that thrives because we can help our neighbor, donate time and materials, be humane and be positive. In many cases, the need for help is constant and always known, but in other cases, the need is still great but the call isn’t being answered. In this current day we live in, time and money is something that not everyone has much of. We do what we can when we can. But there are big hearts and big dreams out there and we should strive to lift up and encourage every friend and neighbor we can to make the most of what they have and give what they can to others.
We have a wonderful community here in Camden, Maine. The mountains and the sea are beautiful. The streets and the shops are beautiful. There is certainly a wealth of love for this community. Let us share it in every way we can.
All the best,
Scott Anthony Smith
President, Camden Civic Theatre