We happen to take this award pretty darn seriously. To those of us at DCRT, we take this to mean that we’re keeping our promise to the audiences of Albuquerque. That we’ve been serving you all and that you’ve decided to bestow this honor on us because you’re responding to our work. That seems really freakin’ cool to us! And we want to thank those friends and families and patrons who got out there and voted for us. And we expect to continue being held accountable to you. We rejoice when we receive emails and phone calls from our audiences telling us that they were moved by one of our shows. And we contemplate the feedback from you all as well about what you didn’t like, what you thought didn’t work. We take it all to heart and we listen to it. We’ve had the good fortune of having almost all positive feedback but that doesn’t mean we take the constructive criticism any less seriously. We try so very hard to make our art accessible to all of the communities in this great city and that means constantly evaluating our work and ourselves.
Occasionally, we get asked “Why another theatre company in Albuquerque? Don’t you think there are enough of you? Aren’t you worried that you all are cannibalizing your audiences?” To which we always answer: No. Since when has any city suffered from having too much good art? We don’t ever want to take away another theatre company’s patrons. We do, however, believe that theatre is a community art form and we can only become better if we are surrounded by other companies who are always striving to make tomorrow’s work better than today’s. Art cannot exist in a vacuum.
In addition to being named “Best Theatre Troupe in the City” we were also listed in the “Best of the Rest” for “Best Spot for Live Theatre”! And we are the only professional company, as opposed to venue, to make that list.
As we move into the second half of our Second Season, we are also asking our fans and supporters to consider a small donation to our current cause: A Kickstarter Fundraiser that will, hopefully, aid us in raising enough money to purchase a much needed truck. Click the link below to learn more and, hopefully, make a contribution.
( A big thanks to Rick Galli and Lauren Myers for making that awesome video for us!)
On the topic of fundraising, we’d like to let you in on a little secret. Any dollar amount helps a non-profit organization like ours. Of course, of course we want those big ticket donations! But the truth is that we are just as grateful for $10 as we are for $10,000. The reason is because we see each check, each dollar in our donation jars as an indication that you believe in us and the work we are doing. And how could we not be grateful for that faith that is placed in us by you, our patrons?
Until next time, thank you all again for your beautiful support of our company and we’ll see you at the theatre!