Winter 2021 Newsletter
2020 has finally ended. Between elections, insurrections, inaugurations, and some rather spectacular poetry, 2021 has arrived without a dull moment. Here at Freehold, the year is also already in full swing! New software, new staff members, and new conversations are marking our day-to-day as we continue to grow and learn. Like a tree adapting to the changes in its environment, so too is Freehold evolving to meet the needs of our community. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary this year, we hope you’ll join us in commemorating who we have been and reflecting on who we will be moving forward. To learn more about the work that we’re doing and opportunities to connect with the Freehold community, keep reading!
Introducing Our New Development and Communications Coordinator
There’s a new face (virtually) in Freehold, and it’s mine! My name is Janae Brooks, and I am the new Development and Communications Coordinator here at the theatre. You’ll likely be seeing me in your inbox every time you get a newsletter and other communications over the course of the year! Aside from appearing in your inbox, you can find me working with the rest of the Freehold team to help create the programs and events that will best serve the Freehold community.... read more
Update from the Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism Task Force
Last June we told you that we have work to do, offering a renewed commitment to our core value of Equity and Social Justice and to follow this up with action. In October, our Task Force met for the first time and outlined several immediate areas for improvement, including internal communications. To continue these efforts, our staff, board, faculty, and teaching partners have begun working with Dr. Johnny Lake in a series of six lectures and conversations on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.... read more
New Year, New Ways to Engage!
We’re excited to give you the information you want about programs, events, classes, and more through our new email system Salsa Engage. As we continue to experiment with the system, you may realize that you are receiving more or fewer emails from us than usual; if this is the case, you can control how many emails you receive by managing your subscription. To do so, click the Manage Your Preferences button at the end of the newsletter to select the Mailing Lists that you would like to be part of. Maybe you want updates on Studio Classes, Engaged Theatre, just our Quarterly Newsletter for a broad overview, or to unsubscribe completely. If you have any friends that might be interested in hearing from Freehold, feel free to forward them this email and have them click the Subscribe button! We hope that by being able to manage what you receive, your communications with us will be tailored to your needs!
Save the Date!
Freehold's 30th Anniversary Gala
Join us on Zoom for a night packed with laughter, performances, and a thrilling auction as we celebrate 30 years with the Freehold community!
Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
Open Mic Night is Friday, February 25th, at 7PM!
Join us on Zoom for a fun event hosted by the inimitable Matt Smith! This event is not curated or juried.
PLEASE NOTE: Freehold Theatre Lab Studio is committed to social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and material presented at in our space should reflect those values. Racist, misogynistic, and transphobic content will not be tolerated.
Sign-up HERE for a performance slot
We are so grateful to the 49 donors who helped us raise over $20K for our end of year campaign. 2020 ended on a great note thanks to you. As a nonprofit, Freehold cannot do the work we do without your essential support.
We're pleased to highlight those who were honored by their friends and fans with gifts to Freehold Theatre Lab / Studio in their name. This quarter, thanks to those who have donated in celebration of others:
In Honor Of: Alyssa Franks, Annette Toutonghi, Caroline Kangas, Daniel Morris, and Michelle Pichon
In Memory Of: Althea Hukari, Efi Emmanouil, Hal Ryder, The Honorable Judge James I Maddock, Kelly Schorzman (Schorzy), and Ruth
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