Dear BOOM Supporters,
It is with a heavy heart we announce that the final curtain will come down for The BOOM Theatre Company at the end of our 6th Season in May 2017.
It is no longer feasible for our all-volunteer, smart, creative & challenging theatre company, without a permanent home, to continue. Due to rising costs, a shortage of human power, and limited affordable local performance venues, our management and artistic team has decided to embark on other endeavors at this stage in their careers, no pun intended.
The BOOM Board and Team would like to take the opportunity to thank all those BOOMers out there - those that supported us from the beginning, as well as those newbies just getting to know BOOM.
We would like to thank the Harford County Cultural Arts Board (HCCAB), without the grant funding they provided BOOM from the Maryland State Arts Council the last few years, getting this far would not have been possible.
We would also like to thank Center for the Arts, under the Direction of Sallee Kunkel Filkins, who took a chance on us in 2011, gave us a space to rehearse, and the possibility of an arts facility in our backyard. That hope kept us going as we performed on grassy lawns, in public parks, and in church halls these last few years.
Last, but definitely not least, we would especially like to thank our Founding Director, Ryan Nicotra. Without his vision, energy, and hard work, none of this would have happened. It took his groundbreaking works of theatre, with thought provoking themes, for all of us to realize just what Harford County was missing.
It is because of Ryan, and people like him, that we realize we can do more as citizens of this county. We can push more boundaries as artists. We can step out of our comfort zones and experience new things and engage with new people. We can stand up for equality and against injustice in our community. We can make a difference. But not if we don’t act. (Pun sort-of intended.)
Thank you again for all your support. It’s been an incredible experience for all of us involved with BOOM. We hope you have enjoyed the journey with us. Here’s to the many adventures yet to come...
President, Board of Directors,
The BOOM Theatre Company