ART REFLECTS LIFE . . . AND LIFE TAKES SOME INTERESTING TURNS!
It takes a lot of good people doing a lot of hard work with a lot of dedication for a performing arts company to prosper.
But those good people also need a lot of resources in order to do all that work. No arts organization has ever thrived without the enthusiastic support of its community.
MorningStars has a proud history of excellent productions, summer camps and special events powered by truly awesome students backed by dedicated, patient and generous parents. Our talent from "little Mineola" and the surrounding area is known, loved and respected by theatre students, directors, techies, designers and administrators from all across Texas.
But when "the well runs dry," the line blurs between dedication and hard-headedness! :) We reached a point where forcing our way forward could have been almost self-destructive.
I have been delighted to keep up with the personal successes of at least three of our excellent performers, so the creative spark is alive and well. And, just for the fun of being mysterious, I will hint that I, too, may have found a comfortable niche . . .
But if MorningStars is dormant, we're not dead! If our house is dark, we still have our warehouse; all our paraphernalia is lovingly stored away, our bank account is meager but open, our P O Box remains active and our non-profit status is alive and healthy. Who knows? There may yet be a generous benefactor or a new surge in enthusiasm that will regenerate the powerhouse that was MorningStars. There will certainly always be a new generation of eager young performers anxious to develop their talents, and our stage is a GREAT place for them to launch their careers!
Until then, I don't have the words to thank all the amazing young talents who have shared our stage over the years. If the project hasn't (yet) turned out to be "the rest of my life," I can truly say it has been "the best of my life!"