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April 24th, 2023

Dear cast members of the ADP, YAP & Directors Troupe,

I hope this memo finds you in the best of health and peace as you deserve,


It's always such a fun time when it comes to the timelines of each production and cast. As a director, I get to see a story of a script start forming from words on paper to stories coming to life, characters making their debut, and natural emotions and expressions surface as the weeks go by. But most importantly I get to witness a cast member's growth, confidence, and how much fun one is having. It's definitely my most important mission when it comes to all participants of the Academy Theatre and every year I wish it to continue for years to come. 

Those who know me well, know that I am not great at asking for what we need, but I am working on that as I feel that what the Academy Theatre does for our young students and for the community is worthy of my uncomfortable feeling with certain aspects that need to happen to keep our existence. 

As you may recall, we made several changes within the organization by increasing our fees and dues across the board from ticket and cafe sales to student dues and program fees. The adult programs have always been 100% free, but as mentioned, we had to make changes to this part.

This memo is a reminder that if you have not made your Program Participant Fee if you could make it soon or to make you aware if you did not know. We are approaching our midway yearly budget and we are still under, unfortunately. You can make your donation of the $25 Participation Fee here at If you have already made your fee, thank you so very much. If you cannot make your Participation Program Fee, please let me know as soon as you can.

I want to make sure that everyone understands that if you are unable to make this fee, it does not change your participation. I refuse to let this be a decision of you being in the cast. As always, money will never be an obstacle to a person's willingness to be part of the Academy Theatre. We shall see you soon,



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