June 20, 2019
Home Made Theater is excited to announce The HMT Stacie Barnes Scholarship, honoring HMT’s longtime Producing Manager.
As a friend of HMT, I’m sure you know that Stacie’s dedication and passion for this theater helped transform HMT from a small group of theater-loving friends into one of the top community theaters in the state, and a thriving member of the Saratoga arts community. What you might not realize are all of the little things she did to make us who we are today. Stacie held us to the highest standard of quality, ensuring even the littlest of details were perfect. She took the time to get to know everyone in the HMT family of directors, designers, stage managers, actors, volunteers, and even many of our thousands of loyal patrons.
Stacie always felt that the cost of tuition shouldn’t prevent any child from taking a class at HMT. When we were deciding on a way to honor her legacy, we felt that expanding on her commitment to making theater accessible to everyone most truly reflects the heart of her 33 years with HMT.
With that sentiment in mind, we are establishing The HMT Stacie Barnes Scholarship. Not only will this fund be used to ensure that any child, regardless of income, is able to learn about the art of theater in one of our renowned classes, but it also will allow us to seek out kids from low-income families who are traditionally underserved by the very arts organizations that could benefit them the most.
We invite you to join us at Excelsior Springs Event Center on June 20th from 6:00-8:00pm for The HMT Stacie Barnes Scholarship Kickoff Cabaret – a fundraiser honoring the legacy of our former Producing Manager, and all that she’s done for HMT.