We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the new artistic director at Pier One Theatre, Jennifer Norton, as well as long-time director Lance Petersen, for providing a summer scholarship for Simon to participate in Pier One Youth Theatre. Simon, now 13 years old, has enjoyed Pier One’s youth theatre program since he was 6.
At the start of the season this year, we weren’t sure it would be feasible for him to continue, and then got a phone call that made us whoop for joy. Simon loves being part of the show. This year his enthusiasm has been even greater, as Jesse Bolt is teaching him some technical skills in the light booth.
We feel deep gratitude toward the Nortons and the Petersons, and look forward to many more years of working with the Homer theatre community through Pier One.
Simon Lopez and Kate Rich