This year has been a year of transition at Rehearsal for Life—from our extraordinary first 30 years to entering our next 30 with collective leadership. Doing things in an ordinary way is not how we got here.
Please take a moment to reflect on the past year with pride in what has been accomplished and with thanks to the donors and friends listed in this report.
It was among the most distinguished school years in our history, which is a credit to the loyalty and generosity of our supporters, and the dedication and artistry of the Rehearsal for Life staff. The work in the classrooms and in the community is what excites and ignites us all. We have never been more energized by what we see happening throughout the organization.
Conventional wisdom might suggest that in challenging times such as these we should temper the idiosyncrasy of our work. Many would suggest the risks are too high to take chances; however, in our minds and in our actions, by not taking risks, we risk the loss of our distinction.
With a growth mindset, and leaning into our strengths in improv, community building, and creating safe and brave spaces, we have sharpened our image, enhanced our programs, and are more imaginative in our pursuit of resources. You have helped to make these efforts possible and we can’t thank you enough.
James Benenson, Chair