Asolo Repertory Theatre has received an $81,800 Strategic Partnership Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, which comes from the Allen Wirtz Nobbe and Jo Bowen Nobbe Fund, the Two-Generation Approach Fund, and the Zella I. and Junius F. Allen Fund. In addition to being the Lead Sponsor for Asolo Rep’s Access to the Arts program, this funding supports the 2021-2022 season and additional events, including the Director’s Take Luncheon, Annual Gala and Starry Night programs.
“The arts play an essential role in connecting us with stories we have yet to unravel, experiences we have yet to realize and use to better understand ourselves, and futures we have yet to imagine,” said Roxie Jerde, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. “We are proud to expand our 27-year partnership with Asolo Repertory Theatre and support the legacy, storytelling, and connection that the performing arts bring to our community.”
Asolo Rep’s Access to the Arts brings theatre to local schools and community locations, and provides students with the opportunity to see productions at Asolo Rep. This generous donation allows many students to experience the power of the arts for the first time.