“I discovered Bounce Theatre when they were presenting The Vagina Monologues and were looking for volunteer performers. It was local. A hop, skip and a jump down the 281. I emailed Bounce immediately. A friendly email returned and I was onboard. I was given a monologue. We had a rehearsal and the next day a performance. A few months later, Louise asked me if I’d run sound for Bounce’s Hounslow Youth Theatre. Those young people taught me patience. They honed my creativity. They showed me the power of the arts and how it could transform lives.
“Now back home in Michigan, I incorporate Bounce values and approaches in my dance classes here. I want to encourage and nurture my students’ creativity and curiosity, like we did when I worked with the youth theatre or on heritage projects. I say this with the greatest of love for Bounce Theatre, Louise, its facilitators and participants. You ruined me in a beautiful way. With that I express my deepest of gratitude!”
Volunteer, Freelance Artist, and Company Director