“This theater makes you feel that they are there to simply make sure you have a wonderful experience.”
Bravo Indy (and Alissa Smith) for broadcasting kudos to our local Millibo Art Theatre (“Setting the stage,” cover story, Sept. 7)!
Many years ago I met Birgitta DePree at a festival. She did a fabulous job of convincing me that I needed to bring my very young children (both barely walking at the time) to their theater. We have become some of their most loyal groupies. This theater and its talented performers, stagehands, musicians, etc., make you feel that your presence matters and that they are there to simply make sure you have a wonderful experience.
My school partnered with the MAT for Birgitta to teach workshops in classrooms that increase literacy, body awareness, self-esteem and an interest in all the arts. The teachers were introduced to wonderful ways to enhance their curriculum and encourage creativity and self-awareness. The teachers gained skills, the students had a fabulous time, all while incredible kinesthetic learning was taking place. Are you a teacher, principal, parent? Contact the MAT to arrange for this organization to meet the needs of your students through a thoroughly engaging experience.
This organization proves that we have talented professionals right here in our community that need our support. Skip the movie and attend live theater at this and the other local talented venues. The organization that is the MAT has brought so much to my students, my family, and to me personally. I cannot say enough: a million heartfelt thank yous for all they do for our community!
— Brenda Holmes-Stanciu