Why Community Theatre is So Important

Lionheart Theatre of Norcross, Georgia explains some significant benefits of community theatre.

Some claim that the theatre and the art of performance is dying, but we couldn’t disagree more. There are many ways in which community theatre is important, ranging from furthering education to self-expression, introducing change and so much more. Even in the 21st century, society needs the theatre, maybe even more so than before.

There are many forms of knowledge that stem from theatre performances. For instance, self-knowledge is instilled in both the performer and the audience, as we have the opportunity to look inward. We are able to see our surroundings with new eyes and understand how we affect those around us. Whether this is a good or bad thing, there is always room for self-improvement.

The theatre is also a wonderful way to share knowledge pertaining to history. In community theatre, you can focus on the history of the area in which you live, or you can learn about the different cultures across the globe. Doing so can help us learn from the past, so that we may progress even further in the future.

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Press Release: Announcing For the Whim Productions

Artistic Director, Heidi Dugan is pleased to announce the formation of a new creative endeavor, For the Whim Productions (FTW). For the Whim has a mission to create theatrical productions that make its audiences laugh, cry, and think. To do this, FTW has established a collaborative culture of like-minded artists, so that together they can provide exceptional performances for the South Jersey region.

For the Whim is distinct from other area theatre groups in that its goal is to produce intimate shows, with an emphasis on productions not traditionally performed by larger groups in larger venues. Modern absurdism, Shakespearean classics, difficult dramatic topics all find spots in FTW’s future plans. The group emphasizes collaboration and quality, while remaining nimble and responsive to the needs and interests of its members and the greater community.

FTW hopes to partner with area businesses to create cohesive experiences which may include food and drink, alternative venues or other inventive entertainment offerings.

Watch the website (www.ftwproductions.com) as well as social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for upcoming announcements and tickets.

Media Inquiries please contact:

Heidi Dugan, Artistic Director
email: heidi@ftwproductions.com

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