We have reached the end of another busy year at our little theatre, and we now look forward to more wonderful theatre experiences in the year to come. While much of the year has been daunting, what with renovations, tax increases and grant reductions, I take great pleasure in our numerous achievements. Our shows were well-done, well-attended and, most importantly, fun to be involved with. Special events such as Power Plays and the workshop series renewed our technical enthusiasm and introduced us to fresh and exciting new talent. And the KWLT building is emerging as a wonderfully useful venue through the ongoing renovations. I would like to thank every single one of our members, volunteers, corporate, government, and individual donors, and, of course, our audience members for your invaluable contributions to the year that was.
Of course, this brings us to the year that is about to be. Make special note of the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00pm, because we will be ramping up the planning for our fall season and the upcoming year. Many ideas, such as a social events schedule, theatre improvement work, fundraising, city events, and perhaps even a multitude of theatrical shows have been suggested. The AGM is the time for your feedback, and the opportunity to present new ideas of your own. We will, by necessity, be electing new board members, but don't let that stop you from attending, because we will also be recruiting anyone with interest in technical work, acting, costumes, organizing, producing, socializing and anything-else-izing! Remember that KWLT is a place you can develop experience: the only prerequisite is your interest. Some ideas we would like you to talk to us about include possibly staging a musical, or looking at off-site theatre spaces for larger shows. If you remember the ``Grand Old Days'' of the KWLT, come and tell us about them. Who knows? You may be able to help bring that same feeling back to our ``Bright New Days''.
Thanks to all of you for a great year, and I look forward to seeing you on the 18th.
Karl Rainer, KWLT President