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Take a Bow: Dreamcatcher Receives Curtain Call Award and Resolution from Freeholders

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Susan Coen, former Director, UC Office of Cultural / Heritage Affairs; Laura Ekstrand, Artistic Director, Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre; and John McEwen, Executive Director, NJTA. Credits: Jerry Dalia
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SUMMIT, NJ - Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional theatre ensemble in residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, has been honored with a "Curtain Call Award" from the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

The Company was selected to receive the Award in recognition of it's 20-year history, and for achievements in bringing the community together with a focus on "telling life-affirming stories relevant to the lives we live today."
 
Dreamcatcher was also presented with a Resolution from the Union county Board of Chosen Freeholders, who acknowledged the theatre group's contribution to the cultural life of the region.

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Dreamcatcher is comprised of a core company of professional local actors, who perform contemporary work designed to entertain and challenge it's audiences, and has -- at the heart of their mission -- a belief in the essential goodness of people, and a goal to enrich young people’s lives through theatre, both through hands-on experience and through educational programs.
 
Dreamcatcher’s focus is on deepening the experience of all their patrons by supplementing the performances with personal contact through receptions, talkbacks, and interactive programs.

The company seeks to expose theatregoers and students to ideas and lives like and unlike their own, with the intention of awakening their imaginations and creating empathy for others. Dreamcatcher’s annual season consists of mainstage productions, improv comedy shows, a holiday variety show, new play readings, cabarets, and educational and outreach programs for students and seniors.

The Company is a member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, the service organization that unites all professional theatres in the state. 

Dreamcatcher’s performances are at The Oakes Center, located at 120 Morris Avenue. For information on Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre's programs, visit dreamcatcherrep.org, or call 908-514-9654.

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