NAHS Theatre Boosters Receive Community Connections Award
At the 2019 New Albany Founder's Day Festival, the New Albany Theatre Boosters were honored with the Community Connection Award. Each year, since it was established in 2008, the New Albany Founders Day Committee selects a local organization or business to recognize and showcase the outstanding work and services they perform for the community.
The New Albany Theatre Boosters is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was created in 2010 to support the innovative work of the New Albany High School Theatre Department and continue its tradition of "Staging Excellence." Parent and community support have been integral to the New Albany Theatre Boosters' success. The support of our community for our organization has been humbling; local businesses show their commitment to our transformative work by sponsoring our season, purchasing ads in our Playbills, donating food and materials, and promoting and attending our productions.
The New Albany Theatre Boosters and the New Albany High School Theatre Department on their support of local businesses and community organizations. Their partnerships with the Columbus Performing Arts Association (CAPA) and the New Albany Community Foundation continue to flourish. They have been proud advocates of other arts organizations in New Albany, including: the New Albany Symphony, New Vision Dance Company, the New Albany Arts Council (now CATCO for Kids), and Broadway Bound Dance Centre.
During their recent production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the boosters and the theatre department sold autism pins and puzzle-shaped cookies to promote awareness and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder. They partnered with other schools in the district, including the New Albany Early Learning Center, whose staff donated money to this cause during dress-down days. All of the money raised during these initiatives, over $500, will be donated to the New Albany Special Olympics to help support that organization's programming and services. The New Albany Theatre Boosters and the NAHS Theatre Department strongly believe in community service and want to continue giving back to the organizations that support our New Albany community.
Congratulations to the New Albany Theatre Boosters!!