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Review for L M Alcott Art Center Foundation, Kansas City, KS, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My first experience with the L. M. Alcott Arts Center was in the February of 2008. I was an actor in their spring play, Little Women. It was my first time doing community theatre, and I found the Alcott to be a very welcoming, encouraging environment. The only unfortunate thing is that it was frigidly cold. The Alcott has no heat source, so they only open their doors April through October. But since the play opened in April, we had to bundle up and start our rehearsals in February.
This was just the beginning of my history with the Alcott Arts Center, though. I have since directed one of their plays, and in 2010 I volunteered at most of their events. One thing I really appreciate about the Alcott is that they truly believe in giving opportunities to first time artists. I had only just turned 17 when they selected me to direct their spring play in 2009.
Another incredible thing about the Alcott Arts Center is that it is run almost entirely by two people, Chuck and Chris Green. I am nearly certain that these two people have donated more time and energy to the Alcott than all of the volunteers combined. And they are now entering their tenth year of operation. Their perseverance to keep this opportunity alive for artists of all kinds is inspiring.
I plan to be very involved with the Alcott, as a volunteer and an artist, in 2011.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

2008, 2009, and 2010.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to get more resources. Of course, this is something that they have been trying to do for many years. But I think they could reach even more people if they had better funding.

Role:  Volunteer & I was an all-purpose volunteer at most of the events in 2010.