Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Emerson Theater Collaborative presents: Fight Night by Judith Clinton

Emerson Theater Collaborative's 
Fight Night by Judith Clinton
 Begins to take shape

All about relationships...
All about women 
 how the relate to one another.
 how they relate to men
For men too! 
What they will take a way with

What's important about women?
I say Everything!
I say without 
Women NOTHING would be
I say 
Women Matter!

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Summer fun is done

Now is the summer of our discontent.......

Okay wrong words and wrong play. However  I suspect that's how some people feel as the summer is coming to an end and fall is upon us. I thankful for a summer of new things and challenges that made my dreams even bigger.

The summer brought me to new heights, as we (ETC.) allowed our summer camp kids to mold us into what they wanted us to be. More caring, more patient and understanding adults. We challenged them or so we thought. They were the ones who were doing the challenging. (Smiling) The King of Beasts;Aesop's fables the musical was one of the most important moments for myself and the kids. (Learning the lessons of life) through the Aesop's fables. How cleaver is that? The best part was that the show was actually for the parents to re-learn the fables. As parents and adults we tend to lose the sight of a child and all of their ways. 

Watching these kids grow and losing myself in the process. Six weeks of sheer fun was has by all who participated. There of course are things I would do different if given the chance, but I would not change the children at all. They were just perfect in every way. 

Our children say some of the most wonderful things...Shareese R, came around with I know what a chicken taste like, but I don't know what it sounds like? This was a response to learning how to be a chicken a production. 

Genesis W, was famous for the simple phrase of  "I didn't do it"...... Genesis We love you! I watched as one of the shyest kids, Manny blossomed into this amazing Tortoise, and loved every moment of it. Shemuel AKA Shemmy came alive as the hare, and brought the character to a new level. Can you imagine a rabbit who moonwalks and sings. (Laughing out Loud) The sheer joy of seeing kids we had from last year come in and become leaders. Was just the most Awesomest! Ever!!!!  The new kids came and just enhance the bond of family so much. Miss Faith Oliver, Daughter of producer Troy Oliver was just extraordinary. She one young lady  I will never forget. Poised and gentle.  I loved every moment of the six weeks.

We came, we laughed, we learned and we gave our all to these children and in turn they gave us their hearts, and unconditional love and excitement. Thank you to all the parents who contributed to the success of the program. We could have done it without you. 

How could we not love these children. I am thankful for each and everyday I got to spend with them. I miss them deeply and I am so glad that I had this moment to share with them.

They made my life brighter with more love than I could ever imagine. 

I am thankful for my staff - who went above and beyond the call of duty, accepting and loving these kids.  Giving them what the needed and not what they wanted. 

Thank you God for all of it. I am a changed woman because of it. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Financial Independence ANYONE?


You are invited to attend:

A "How Money Works" Seminar

The three root causes of the financial problems most families face are:

1.   Failure to Plan
2.   Being uninformed
3.   Misinformation

This informative seminar will discuss the following issues:

The rule of 72
Paying off your debt in the best possible manner
Credit card traps
How your life insurance policy works

These topics, once understood and applied, can have an impact on your personal finances.

Date: May 21, 2013 
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Mystic Marriott - RT 117 Groton, CT

Representative Name: Christie Pyatt 
Independent Representative of Primerica Financial Services
Local Office: ______________________________________________

How can you reach your financial goals and dreams?
Let Primerica teach you the fundamental concepts that have helped millions of our clients.

Representing Primerica Life Insurance Company.
Executive Office, Duluth, Georgia 30099.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Women's Rights

I have often wondered what the world would be like if women ruled.  Would we shape the world in a different way? Perhaps some would say. As we view the rights of women today vs ancient times what would some of the differences be?

We have define women's rights as laws that assert women's equality and their rights as women since ancient times. The rights of women to be equal to those of a man, be it property, suffrage or professions.  

Okay so what does all this mean to our younger generation? Does this even matter to that generation? So many questions that need to be answered.

It's my impression that me must be on the teaching end of this spectrum in order to get some answers. Unfortunately we are not living in quiet moments, but troubling times. Domestic violence has taken its place, and the value of women has changed in the eyes of not only men, but women themselves. Something must be done to change the tide.

The Emerson Theater Collaborative's Production of The Protest of Pharaoh's Daughter, by Amy Lynn Reifsnyder, and directed by Theresa Broach brings us to a story that truly addresses women's rights not as we know them, but as they used to be. 

One mother, knowing Pharaoh’s daughter practiced her daily religious rituals along the Nile every morning, sent her son among the reeds in a basket. Pharaoh’s daughter, in direct defiance to her father’s decree, adopted the child, his sister, and his mother into her household.

What happens when a woman risks losing her social status, her faith community, her family, and her life by standing up for what is right? Can anything good come from such an action? Are we the kind of people who strive for social justice at the risk of all we know and are familiar with? Does it matter what decisions we make on a day-to-day basis? The Protest of Pharaoh’s Daughter explores these questions as we hear the story as witnessed by the handmaiden of Pharaoh's Daughter.

Key Dates and Information

What:  Emerson Theater Collaborative Presents:  The Protest of Pharaoh’s Daughter
When:  Friday and Saturday, May 3 - 4, at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 5 at 4:00 PM
 And Thursday – Saturday, May 9 – 11 at 7:00 PM
Where:  First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow St., Mystic, CT 06355
How:  Ticket prices: $25 general admission, Seniors and Students $20. Tickets are available at the door and online at our website emersontheatercollaborative.org and by calling (860) 705-9711

Join us May 5th for a special early Mother's Day Celebration

Friday, February 22, 2013

Grace: A Magazine for Women

The Emerson Theater Collaborative brings to life the real issues that matter to our lives. Thank you Grace for recognizing our mission in the community. Grace: A Magazine for Women