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Open Art Alliance organizes a long-awaited gala at the Water Club

Open letter from Patricia Carey, member of the Open Art Alliance Parent Theater Arts Committee

After a three-year delay, Open Art Alliance will finally hold its long-awaited gala on Monday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Water Club.

For the past five years, my daughter has been a part of this wonderful, unique organization that not only provides a variety of theater opportunities for young people, but engages these budding comedians in mentorship, outreach, civic engagement and philanthropy. community.

Funny enough, my daughter has always been a bit shy but also someone who likes to sing and play. At Open Art Alliance, she was given the time and encouragement to become a dynamic and more confident performer. This comes not only from the incredibly dedicated leadership team of professionals at the Open Art Alliance, but also and perhaps more importantly, from the encouragement and support of his peers at the Open Art Alliance.

The diverse community that Open Art Alliance has created, nurtured and grown is special. Although the theater arts and the education of our young students are at the heart of our concerns, I think the addition of children’s involvement in the important community service element of this organization sets it apart.

In particular, volunteering and interacting with a diverse community of seniors with special needs, instills empathy in students, which allows for more collaboration and respect during the creative process of producing a show together.

At the recent Cinderella cast night, I saw the high schoolers sitting on the floor with the miniature first-graders playing games, eating too many treats, and of course singing show tunes. It’s unique, it’s refreshing, it’s community, it’s Open Art Alliance.

I encourage our great community to support or be part of this great organization, you won’t regret it.

Join us at the Open Art Alliance gala for a musical Monday, Beyond the Curtain, a celebration of our theater community. Monday, May 23, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., The Water Club, 49 River Road, Cos Cob, CT

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