2016 - Europe, here we come!
The Fellowship and Grant for Development awarded to Everyone's Carol in 2015 at the La Muse Writers and Artists Retreat, France continued into the new year. 2016 also brought with it an invitation for show creators Laurie Strickland and Jamie Bullins to attend as guest artists to the Dickens Society Symposium in Reykjavik, Iceland in July. The Symposium was entitled "Adapting Dickens: His Carol and its Enduring Global impact: A Personal Look Inside the Journey of Adapting A Christmas Carol for the Time We Live In” and Laurie was invited to present one of her papers to guests. The show was also featured in the Winter 2016/17 edition of The Convent Gardener, in the article “Charles Dickens: Let There Be Hope”, by Laurie and Jamie. That Christmas, the show performed in New York once more, at St Mark's Church in the Bowery, with Austin Pendleton as Scrooge and welcoming Arthur French as Jacob Marley. Once again, the front of house lobby festival was featured and the Dickens education unit was brought to the International Refugee Centre, in collaboration with St Mark's, and sponsored by the Gehring Foundation.