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Jimmy

28 neighbors want Children's Theatre to come back to Midtown! Theatre for kids by kids has been missing since 2003 in Memphis.

Jimmy
The Ewing Chidren's Theatre (formerly The Memphis Children's Theatre) was destroyed by the Hurricaine Elvis in 2003. It was under Memphis Park Services and was slated to reopen in various places in the years following and never did. It was founded in 1949 by Lucille Ewing as a place where any child could participate in theatrical productions. Children ages 5-18 were involved in every aspect of a production including costume, lighting, sound, and set design as well as publicity, directing, writing, and performing. It has been nearly 10 years since there was a program like this in Memphis. Wouldn't it be wonderful to re-establish this once vibrant program, especially in these days of arts funding cuts in the schools? I know there are many alumni of the program that will be happy to assist and help spread the word. Isn't it time for us to Come out and PLAY!?

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Stephen Teague
India Bruce
Sean T
Jen Wood-Bowien
Jamie Scudder
Christie Creagh Underwood
Elaine Scudder-Walters
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Terri Craft
James Bowien
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Jen Wood-Bowien

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.

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Posted Jun 13, 2016
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Sean T

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.

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Posted Dec 3, 2015
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Jimmy

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!

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Posted Nov 2, 2012
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Lauren Pate

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!

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Posted Oct 25, 2012
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Danielle Carr

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.

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Posted Oct 25, 2012
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