An ovation for Asheville’s young theater artists

Bravo to Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt and Mountain Xpress for the Feb. 4 online story celebrating the success of students from Asheville Arts Center and MusicWorks! at the 2010 Junior Theater Festival. These young artists may have earned awards and recognition at our national festival, but they received a more important prize back home: support and encouragement from their community.

Please join me in giving a standing ovation in celebration of the parents, educators, businesses and community members across your community who are doing their part to help students learn important life lessons through the experience of putting on a show.

And, this year, let us all do what we can to help students explore the arts, whether it be attending shows, donating time, money, resources or expertise to productions, or just complimenting our young artists and educators on their accomplishments.

— Timothy A. McDonald
Founding chairman of iTheatrics,
New York City

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