Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas as a Partner for A Doll’s House

 

Kate Paulsen in A DOLL’S HOUSE at WaterTower Theatre. Photo by Evan Michael Woods.

WaterTower Theatre doesn’t just put on fantastic shows for the community—they also give back to various causes and organizations in need! One way they do this is through the Pay it Forward with Pay What You Can initiative, in which all proceeds from PWYC previews are donated to a chosen organization. For the upcoming production of “A Doll’s House,” the PWYC partner will be local non-profit organization Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas

“Girls Inc. is grateful to WaterTower Theatre for their generous support naming our organization as a beneficiary,” said Beth Myers, CEO of Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas, in a recent press release. “Proceeds will help us fulfill our mission and inspire more girls to be strong, smart and bold.”

The Pay it Forward with Pay What You Can initiative was announced in October 2017. The 2018-2019 PWYC performances are sponsored by Holly and Tom Mayer. To date, the program has raised more than $5,000 in support of Journey of Hope Grief Support, Gideon’s Feet, Big Thought’s DaVerse Lounge, UNIDOS Puerto Rican Hurricane Relief and The Alley Theatre.

Girls Inc. was founded in 1864 as an organization to serve girls and young women who were experiencing upheaval in the aftermath of the Civil War. Throughout the years, the organization adapted to meet the challenges facing girls and young women, always working in partnership with schools and communities, and guided by the founders’ belief in the inherent potential of each girl. The core values are “the importance of creating a safe gathering place for girls to learn and to share in a sisterhood, and a strong premise that each girl can develop her own capacities, self-confidence and grow up healthy, educated and independent,” according to the press release.

Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas was created in 1968, originally as Girls Club of Dallas. This organization was started by a group of civic-minded women as a response to the needs of low-income girls in the community. Since then, Girls Inc. Dallas has provided afterschool and summer programs for girls ages 6-18 from low-income communities in Dallas County.

WaterTower Theatre was founded in 1996, and is one of Texas’ leading professional theatre companies and one of the flagship arts institutions in North Texas. It currently has more than 2,000 subscribers and serves an audience of more than 24,000 patrons annually. It’s most recent show is “A Doll’s House,” which will run from Oct. 12-Nov. 4. This show is about Nora and Torvald Helmer, the perfect couple living a seemingly storybook life. But the secrets, blackmail and discoveries in this thriller will have you on the edge of your seat for the full 90 minutes!

The PWYC preview show for “A Doll’s House” will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 14. This performance is donation-based, where patrons can pay anything from $1 – $1 million. You can reserve your seat by calling 972-450-6232 or by visiting WaterTower Theatre, located at the Addison Theatre Centre in Addison.

Bring your friends to this exciting show, and leaving feeling good that you were able to help young girls and women have access to a better education!

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.

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