Grand Opening of Weston Playhouse’s, Walker Farm
Open House and Ribbon Cutting
Submitted by Marji Graf, CEO
Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce
A huge success for the Open House and Grand Opening of the Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm!
On Saturday, September 23, 2017, hundreds of people came to the Grand Opening of the Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm. Beginning at 2:30 there was a ribbon cutting followed by performances every half hour from the Weston Company Members; Broadway Theatre Camp; Syd Straw; Vermont Young Playwrights Project; and the Weston Company Members.
Under the tent was food, drinks, and music, while visitors began their self guided tours throughout the building.
It was a pleasure for me to be on this planning committee to witness first hand how the community pulls together and celebrates the new offerings in our Region.
Located on a 5-acre farmstead north of the Weston Playhouse on the opposite side of Vermont Route 100/Main Street, the new facility will complement the theatre company’s summer use of the historic flagship Weston Playhouse on the Weston Village Green. Steve Stettler, Weston’s Producing Artistic Director, said, “We will, of course, continue to offer great summer shows in the Weston Playhouse, but this project will allow us to extend our reach. During the summer, the second stage at Walker Farm will accommodate shows that need a more intimate or flexible space. The new theatre will also expand our season into the spring and autumn and provide a resource for concerts, films, lectures, meetings, and other community uses.”
Stettler continued, “Perhaps most important, Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm will be the centerpiece of our project to create an incubator for the performing arts in Vermont — a greatly expanded program to develop new musicals and plays, bringing theatre artists from across the U.S. to work and create in our quiet and supportive rural setting. The program will enhance Vermont’s reputation for excellence in the arts, have a positive economic impact on our region, and make a major contribution to the American theatre.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself, Steve. The Chamber and the Region thank you for your vision and bringing this project to fruition!!
Pictured l-r: Lesley Koenig, Managing Director, Founding Director Steve Settler, members of the Walker family, and founding directors Malcolm Ewen and Tim Fort.
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