2015 - Keeping it in the family
In 2015, we were honored to have Lucinda Dickens Hawksley join the cast of Everyone's Carol. That year we performed at the Players Club and once again we brought our pre-show Dickens festival to New York, featuring music, food and artists. The event was sponsored by the Gehring Foundation and the Players Club Gramercy Foundation. That year, the theme of 'Dickens and memory' anchored the Front of House Art Curation. Lucinda joined the cast in performance as well as special talks about Dickens and the history of A Christmas Carol. Pre-and post-show talkbacks were also held at the Players Club. The Macy's sponsored Dickens education unit was once again brought to PS111 and received further sponsorship from the Gehring Foundation and the Dickens Fellowship Worldwide. For the second time, the education unit was brought to the Gad's Hill School, London. The education unit expanded into a 'Dickens Day and Dickens walk' for parents and children of PS111 to the special Dickens collection at the New York Public Library Berg Collection. In total over 150 children were impacted, each receiving a gift copy of the Carol. 2015 also marked Everyone's Carol's global reach extending with the awarding of a Fellowship for Development at the La Muse Writers and Artists Retreat, France.