Saturday, August 16, 2014

GPAC's First Casualty

The Greensboro News & Record is reporting today that the non profit North Carolina Shakespeare Festival and it's various offerings including Charles Dickins' “A Christmas Carol” youth summer camps and more will be no more.

“Unfortunately, the prospects of funding programming for the upcoming 2014-15 season, and for future long-term sustainability as a standalone organization, did not materialize sufficiently to commit to continued operations,” Hedgecock said.

She said the board doesn’t know what will become of the Spirit Center, its 53,000-square-foot performing-arts campus at West Ward Avenue and Green Drive in downtown High Point."

Being that all of Guilford County's major foundations have promised most all of their money to build Greensboro's downtown performing arts center over the course of the next 10 years don't be surprised if this is the first of many who fail.

And who was it that worked hardest to push this through? Nancy Vaughan, Mike Barber, Yvonne Johnson, Nancy Hoffmann and Zack Matheny.