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    May 3, 2024
    5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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Reach for the STAAR (and Learn about the League of Historic American Theaters)
Friday 5/3/24, at 5pm ET

Community Gathering on Zoom - register with the bright red reservation box to receive the Zoom link. These gatherings are a service for the theater community and are offered free for TRU members; we ask that non-members help keep us running by making a donation or joining as a member.

In the room: Tammy Pierchoski, executive director of the STAAR (Southern Tennessee Area Arts Repertory), a small not-for-profit company in Pulaski, Tennessee that turned the first floor of an 1868 Opera house into a 177 seat home for a small local theater company. Hear about their plan to renovate the opera house itself and transform it into a cultural destination for the broader Tennessee area.  Their focus is on family theater, as well as arts education for children, teens and adults as well. How did Tammy become the leader of this community-engaging venture 17 years ago? Where does her love of theater and the arts stem from? Have children and teens been the focus from the start, or has the STAAR mission and function evolved over 20+ years? How do they manage the impressive feat of presenting a new show every other month, and how do they fund it all? Tired of small cast shows? STAAR's childrens shows work with casts as large as 100 – how do they manage that? And how does Tammy split her time between performances and managing the company's educational programs?
 
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