A father shares how live theatre made a difference
Recently, I ran into a father, who attended the trip with his then 5 year old daughter and he informed me that the Amigo Duende experience really change her life. The father went on to share that since the play (which occurred in 2012) he has enrolled his daughter into a ballet and dance programs, because the play left such a profound positive impression on her. Prior to the play, the relationship between the mother and father was unstable and as a result impacted their communication and relationship as well as their relationship with their daughter. However, since the Amigo Duende (in which the mother attended as well) communication among the parents has improved. In the end, the father informed me that his daughter has aspirations of one day opening her own dance studio and it all started from her being exposed to experiences like this. It is stories like this that give me the energy to continue the work that I do.
On behalf of the fathers and children who attended the play, I thank you again for all that you do.
Jermaine Pilgrim, Outreach Coordinator