Clear Space Theatre Company gives thanks

September 29, 2017

On Sept. 16, Clear Space Theatre Company hosted Bow Tie and Barefoot, an event commemorating 14 years of providing theater and arts education in southern Delaware. On behalf of the Clear Space Board of Directors, I want to take an opportunity to thank several key sponsors and friends who helped make Bow Tie and Barefoot possible. We are extremely grateful to our community for having embraced and supported our organization's mission to educate and inspire audiences, artists and students.

First, to Bayberry Florist for donating the flowers for the event, the firm of Morris and James as our executive producer sponsor and Mary Kay Ryan as our playwright sponsor. Many businesses contributed to our silent auction, including: Mariachi, R Squared, Dos Locos, Outlet Liquors, Bin 66, Accent on Travel, Heirloom, and Jeanine O'Donnell. We would also like to give special thanks to the Cape Gazette for their coverage of this event, and for their ongoing collaboration throughout the year. We encourage you to patronize these sponsors and thank them for helping to support the arts in Rehoboth Beach!

Our development committee, headed by Donna L. West, as well as our administrative staff, headed by Sharon Smith and assisted by volunteer Karen Taylor, did an extraordinary job in organizing the evening's event that included catering by Ivy, music and dancing with Over Time. A performance previewing our 2018 season featuring members of our acting company, arranged by Clear Space Artistic Director David Button and accompanied by musical director Melanie Bradley on keyboard capped the evening's program. We congratulate this year's Spotlight Award winners: Sen. Ernie Lopez and Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf (Advocacy), Joan E. Thomas (Volunteer), and Elaine Faye (Artistic Endeavors).

Lastly, we'd like to thank our loyal patrons and donors. Your support and commitment to the arts in Sussex County is helping to shape our cultural landscape for generations to enjoy, and for that we are inspired and grateful.

Wesley E. Paulson
executive director, Clear Space Theatre Company


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