by Emily Watkins, University of Texas Tower PR
December is always thought of as a time for remembrance and wishful thinking for the New Year. As I remember back over the last year, so many Theatre Action Project memories come to mind. I have only worked with TAP for 18 months but I do believe this past year was monumental.
TAP kicked off this great year when Sara Hickman created a CD with some of her musician friends that would benefit TAP. The “Best of Times” CD was a hit that required a concert at the Paramount Theatre. It was amazing to watch so many people speak so passionately about art education and TAP. Following the concert, the CD was released on iTunes and then internationally with all proceeds going to TAP. With thanks to Sara Hickman and everyone who made this CD possible, TAP’s name and purpose spread across the globe. What a huge success to accomplish in one year!
Cupcake-A-Doodle-Do was the yummiest event of the year. With nine competing bakeries, the cupcake tasting was not only a competition, but fun for everyone. Children made aprons and even some shoppers at Central Market dropped their groceries to participate. The sugar high left everyone anticipating what treat next year might bring.
After the “Best of Times” CD release and Cupcake-A-Doodle-Do, TAP continued to top itself with more events such as the puppet show at the Kite Festival, crafts at the Paramount, performances at Waterloo records, Hands for Hope, Youth Arts Festival and many other events. The list of events is endless, but it shows that TAP made a strong impact this year and built many lasting relationships in the community. (Be sure to check out pictures from these fun events on TAP’s flickr page).
Texas Tower PR and I are lucky that we had a chance to be a part of this monumental year and we can only wish for another one next year.