On May 10, 2014 members of the NIETF board of directors participated in the Explore the South Shore event held at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. Our booth allowed event goers to learn about all of the theatre opportunities available to them in Northwest Indiana, whether it was seeing a show, auditioning, or taking a class. Many of the people we spoke to had no idea there was so much theatre available to them, right here in NWI.
As an added bonus we had prizes available to any child that wanted to play a fun theatre game while they waited for their parents to learn about NIETF. This was the first of many events planned for Theatrepalooza, and our push to introduce non-theatre goers to the variety and accessibility of theatre, as well as to get the NIETF name out into the world as a one stop place for their theatre needs. Thanks to Matt and KeriAnne Valuckis, Matt Byerly, Larry Hinken, and Michael Doc Kuhn for their participation in this event.