Three years ago when we started Halcyon Theatre we had a simple idea. Create art that mattered, combining the arts with social engagement. Our mission is to explore how stories and the art of storytelling can cross cultures, heal old wounds, reconnect peoples, create communal experiences and forge new paths forward. A shorter version would go like: connecting our world though stories.
There are many ways we can work to accomplish this. The first is probably obvious from our name. Through theatre. We firmly believe that the simple act of sharing each other's stories can go a long way to help connect us to our neighbors and work to change our world. We know. It seems a silly, childlike notion.
We've had the amazing fortune in three short years to receive help and support from all over the globe. Turns out our simple idea is not so silly after all. In fact, a great deal of the massive changes we've undergone throughout history stem from a simple idea.
We have also been fortunate in the amount of great people and organizations we've been able to come into contact with; folks who are fighting the good fight and working to change our world for the better. The mission of Halcyon was never as simple as putting on plays, and another great way we can work towards our mission is an equally simple idea. Introducing our audiences and supporters to people and organizations we think you might like to know about.
But first, we'd like to ask you: who do you think we should know? What people and organizations do you know who are fighting the good fight? Drop us a line and let us know. You can either leave it in the comments here or shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a thank you, We'll offer buy one-get one tickets to our upcoming Alcyone Festival 2009, for anyone who introduces us to someone they think is making a difference. Let me know who you think is making a difference and you can bring a friend with you to a show for free. Simple as that.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Jenn and Tony