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Gwinnett Braves Award March Grant to Aurora Theatre

Local Theatre is recognized for their commitment to the Fine Arts
April 9, 2013

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - The Gwinnett Braves have awarded their $1,000 grant for the month of March to the Aurora Theatre of Lawrenceville, GA. This month's grant, intended to support organizations that promote art programs and education, will help Aurora Theatre in its purchase of a new portable sound system.

In 2011, the Aurora Theatre's Academy and Conservatory launched an educational outreach program. With county schools cutting down music and art programs, the Aurora Theatre travels to local Gwinnett County Public Schools and educates through workshops and small traveling shows.   This season, the program will debut "Unnecessary Monsters," an interactive play that will discuss the issue of bullying. With the help of the G-Braves, the play will reach a greater audience and avoid technical difficulties.

The program has grown exponentially since last fall.  Through their hard work and dedication, the Aurora Theatre program has provided the youth of Gwinnett County with more exposure to the arts.

"Our education program has many facets," said the Director of Education Jaclyn Hofmann. "We have our Aurora Academy training program, learning library shows, in school workshops and other features. With this grant we can purchase a portable sound system, so that we can travel to any school or organization."

About the Aurora Theatre:  Now in their 17th Season, Aurora Theatre produces professional live entertainment to suit everyone's taste. Aurora Theatre's Mainstage Season is comprised of the biggest Broadway plays and musicals alongside exciting contemporary theatre. Additionally, Aurora produces 300 events each year, including concerts, comedy, children's programs, metro Atlanta's top haunted attraction Lawrenceville Ghost Tours, as well as Atlanta's only professional Spanish language theatre, Teatro Del Sol. Aurora Theatre is a world-class theatrical facility with two performances venues. Nestled on the square in historic downtown Lawrenceville, Aurora has FREE attached covered parking and is surrounded by restaurants and shops. Aurora Theatre has garnered numerous accolades highlighted by recent achievements that include the 2009 Pinnacle Award from the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Creative Loafing's 2010 Best Theatre Company, Georgia Trend Magazine's 2011 Best Places to Work in Georgia and Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2012 Best Places to Work.

For more information on the Gwinnett Braves Grant Program, including details on how your organization can apply, call the Gwinnett Braves at 678-277-0300 or email [email protected].