FROM EXECUTIVE & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DAVID C. JOHNSTON
Hold on! There’s a frenzy in fairyland! What’s going on?!?
I can’t help but smile when I look at this picture. Forget rehearsals, clearly things are not going as planned!
But what’s happening is surprisingly exciting. It’s the creative process unfolding in miniature – facing a challenge, sharing ideas, offering choices, listening, working together and finding a solution.
This is the kind of the rich and engaging life experience your support provides.
This is also why I’m asking you to make a donation that will educate, inspire and empower people of all ages through the performing arts. Just look at what your donation achieves when joined with the gifts of others:
Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Evita. Thought-provoking, powerful theatre and dance productions created by and for the people of Maui
Voices, Take Note, Arts Infusion. Innovative school residencies that teach performing arts skills and enhance literacy, communication, and self-confidence in 3,500 students annually
100 Dance and Drama Classes Weekly. Year-round classes and camps that encourage, honor and support the artistic interests and life goals of young people from all backgrounds and circumstances
A Vibrant Community. Countless moments throughout the year when people of all ages come together to dream, create, and realize their artistic goals and aspirations as individuals and a community.
To accomplish all this, we need your support.
I can’t promise that your gift will help thousands of people (though that is our vision). I can guarantee it will help at least one. It will offer a life-changing experience to someone like 6-year old Trey whose mom wrote the following:
“As the class progressed, it became apparent to me that Trey was learning more than just skills for performing on stage. He was learning how to be a public speaker and project his voice, how to listen, follow directions, recognize feelings and think creatively. He was learning skills that I think have a huge impact on his personal and academic success.”
Through regular and sustained engagement with the performing arts, we can create a sustainable Maui; a Maui where all of us will prosper with ease – spiritually, emotionally, creatively, intellectually and financially.
Thank you for believing in MAPA. Mahalo for making a gift today.