Have you ever entered a theatre or museum and wondered how all this magic came together; the lighting, the set design, costumes, the exhibits? Who helped those actors on stage become who they are today…..perhaps a life-changing theatre teacher in 3rd grade?
The individuals who make the arts happen are so tirelessly committed to what they do — without them, the magic of the arts would not be what it is today. Those unsung heroes are critically important to the success of the arts community. I am sure you know of or have seen some of those behind the curtain heroes.
Read all about our 2019-2020 Arts Heroes in the booklet linked below.
September 2019: Judith Wolf
October 2019: Jen Rogers
November 2019: Mike Focareto
December 2019: Valerie Bontrager
January 2020: Tom Raffaeli
February 2020: Rita Hamilton
March 2020: Allan Naplan
April 2020: Christopher Cano
May 2020: Doug Sydnor
Sponsored by Salt River Project in Phoenix, this program believes in the heroes behind the scenes. Each month a hero is selected for each city, with nominations having been submitted by the community. The hero is featured in a two-page article and photo in all theatre programs for that one chosen month. The heroes gather at the end of the season for a celebration. While diverse in interests, age and backgrounds, they are all passionate about the arts of Arizona!
Now is your chance to recognize an Arts Hero! Do you know of a hero you would like to nominate?
Go to onmediaaz.com/our-passion to submit your nomination.
Arts matter to all of us!