"The New Home For GAAR"
Over the next week, as we approach our Development Review Board hearing, we thought we'd share some letters in support of Mirror Theater Ltd/GAAR. The second is from Clive Gray, a beloved friend of GAAR. Previous letters from other supporters can be found below. If you would like to add your support, please email us.
"To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing in support of The Mirror Theater, the new home for the Greensboro Arts Alliance & Residency (GAAR). This project will be of both cultural and economic benefit to Greensboro and Vermont at large.
The Mirror Theater will be used an a performing arts center for the benefit of the public, making performing arts, live theater, concerts, dance programs and other cultural activities more available and more accessible to all. It will provide a venue for educational organizations to offer performing arts programs and for enhancing educational and cultural opportunities for the entire community as well as visitors on a not-for-profit basis. The facility will be made available year-round to local arts organizations and it is anticipated that various area schools and non-profits will utilize the facility.
GAAR, the Mirror Theater’s resident, not-for-profit, theater and performing arts organization, is an asset to our community both culturally and economically. Called “a theater to be reckoned with” by Jim Lowe of The Times Argus, GAAR also employed over sixty Vermonters in the 2015 Summer Season in a variety of capacities, from full-time artists, administrators, and technicians, to part-time box office staffers, carpenters, stage and light crew, and many other jobs. This money is furthermore recycled through the local economy.
We are lucky to have such a gift in our community.