To The Daily Sun,
This past weekend, a group of remarkable writers, directors, and actors gathered at the brand new Winnipesaukee Playhouse theatre to undertake an ambitious challenge: create, "from page to stage," a world premier play. As though this weren't enough, these artists were asked to accomplish this ... in only 24 hours! The Winni Players, the community theatre wing of The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, hosted their first ever 24-Hour Playwriting Workshop, only furthering an autumn already filled with firsts.
Those who gathered at the Meredith campus this weekend took up the challenge. But they weren't alone. They had the support and encouragement of their community. Thank you to Kitchen Cravings-Gilford, Subway-Meredith, T-Bones-Laconia, Canoe-Center Harbor, Shaw's-Gilford, Hannaford-Gilford, Hannaford-Meredith and Vista Foods-Laconia. We truly couldn't have done this without you.
We often hear: an arts organization is only as strong as the community that supports it. And if the support shown this past weekend is any indication of the value the arts holds here in the Lakes Region, then we truly have much to anticipate from our arts community.
Five world premiers later, and with a little less sleep than a weekend should have, we hope you continue to support the arts here in the Lakes Region and beyond.
With gratitude on behalf of The Winni Players Community Theatre Committee,