It was free -funded by the city. A bridge builders for the arts before there was such a think. It was both a cultural melting pot and training ground and I mourn its loss every day.
As a kid this place was an absolute blast! I really hope someday they can reopen. Other kids really need to experience this. I was once a shy kid but after Children's Theatre it really helped me open up. I recently found a shirt from 96 with Almost Classic Fairy Tales Directed by Ashly Bugg and Fabulous Fables Directed by Mark E. Collins. Really gave me a bit of a flashback.
I have been talking with the folks from Crosstown Arts about setting up a program in the Crosstown area. They are holding a huge event on November 10 called MemFIX from 10 am-10pm. Stop by and look around at the possible new home of children's theatre!
I would not have the self confidence, ability to speak in public, great long lasting friendships or the chance to feel appreciated in an artistic community if not for Ewing Children's Theatre. My greatest memories from 1992-2000 were between those walls. I cannot imagine how lost I would have been without a non-competative place, like Ewings, to thrive!
Ewing Children's Theatre was one of the best experiences of my life. All children should have the chance to experience the joy of theatre.