Theatre for Good Brings “Our Town” Back to Our Town,
by Lindsey Turner
Litchfield County native, actress Caroline Kinsolving, started Theatre for Good (TFG) a year and a half ago because she saw Litchfield County was so full of talented and cultured people, those who thirst to perform and those who crave to experience.
“I’ve asked myself how I can help the world in whatever small way I can. I wanted to do something selfless with my free time that would benefit the community and, therefore, the world. I believe everyone can contribute in small or large ways and that goodness spreads in more ways than one,” Kinsolving said.
Kinsolving saw two beautiful venues she could welcome the public to and help support — the theatre at Washington Montessori School where she is an alumna, and The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens.
On April 20th and 21st TFG performed Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” at the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens in Washington, CT. “I’ve loved this play for a long, long time and the first time I saw it, I felt like I was watching a play about everything I love about living in this area,” Kinsolving said. The group raised $1,007 over the weekend that was donated to the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens and the Washington Community Fund.
In the last year and a half TFG has raised over $4,000 for
- The Steep Rock Association
- WMS Annual Fund
- Higher Heights
- Emerge America
- The Annual Fund for Scholarships
- the Susan B. Anthony Organization
- Everytown for Gun Safety
- Women’s Center of Greater Danbury
- Loaves and Fishes of New Milford
- The Judy Black Park and Gardens
- Prime Time House,
- CT Votes for Animals
- Independent Theatre Organization
- Friends of Animals
- CT Rivers Alliance
- Washington Community Fund
by performing Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine,” Noel Coward’s “Private Lives,” and most recently, Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” Caroline Kinsolving has been a professional actress for the last 20 years, working in TV, film and theatre in Los Angeles and New York. She grew up in and currently resides in Litchfield County. The cast are members of the community who donate their time to come together for good. To learn more visit www.CarolineKinsolving.com and email CKinsolving@mac.com if you’d like to participate or attend future TFG plays.
Photo credit: Nathan Turner for Lindsey Victoria Photography www.lindseyvictoriaphotography.com