Yes! And… Collaborative Arts Blog

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  • The most wonderful time of the year I am not much for Valentine’s Day, as my partner Michelle or any of my exes will tell you for sure. I’m not exactly sure why. I love Love. I even enjoy a sappy movie, or love story, or song. However, “the day” itself seems a bit overwrought, like some evil genius plot to keep ...
  • Dispatches from Winter Sort of Thing: Guest Blog post from Dave Manzo Editor’s Note: Dave Manzo has been a part of Yes! And… Collaborative Arts since our second summer doing Theatre Camp. He’s been involved in Winter Sort of Thing also from the beginning behind the scenes: filming the shows, being a dad so Sarah can write the music, taking promo pictures, and more. This year he’s ...
  • Dispatches from Winter Sort of Thing: 10 Year Anniversary Celebration From our Stage Manager par excellence, Krista Thorp: As long as I can remember, the first snow of the winter has aligned with the beginning of rehearsals for the sacred ritual of The Winter Musical. The smell of the air getting cold for the first time takes me back to the first sing-through of the Rodgers ...
  • Remembering 10 Years Memory is a funny thing. We have started working on our 10th anniversary of our Winter Sort of Thing production and it is something special indeed. As I shared with a friend this weekend, 10 years is really a lot of time to be doing anything. This is probably both true (by the time you’ve been ...
  • Dispatches from After School Group Welcome to your virtual tour of a typical week at After School Group! Here is a little glimpse into our world, we hope you enjoy. Mondays are our writing days. We try and explore a new genre of writing every week, and our group has really improved their peer editing skills. We always like to come ...
  • What are your words? During 2016, our board realized we needed to do some major updating of our Strategic Plan.* This was mostly due to our rapid growth and development as a company, and here in this neighborhood. One of the ways that we build our Strategic Plan is to reach out to our community: parents, community partners, staff ...
  • Happy You You! My dear old friend Jamie has this cute family story where, before he was old enough to know better, he ran around on New Year’s Eve shouting “HAPPY YOU YOU!” You just can’t correct something that cute and disarming. So, it became legend, enough that when he and I became friends and celebrated New Year’s Eve together ...

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