COLONIA – The Woodbridge Community Youth Players, Inc. – a non-profit organization established in 2007 in response to a need in Woodbridge Township for a community theater –recently received a $1,000 boost from The Provident Bank Foundation.
The grant helped provide stage aesthetics during the theater’s fifth anniversary musical production of “Footloose” performed this past summer.
“Thanks to a grant from the Provident Bank Foundation, we were able to rent a beautiful backdrop that graced the stage during our production of ‘Footloose,’” said Ricki Cohn, producer and director of the Woodbridge Community Youth Players. “The remainder of the generous donation went towards the theater’s lighting costs.”
According to its website, the mission of the Woodbridge Community Youth Players is to enhance the quality of life in Woodbridge while providing quality theater experiences for residents of New Jersey. Through the support of individuals and organizations, such as the Provident Bank Foundation, the theater has been able to provide training and education for actors, singers, dancers and others involved in theatrical productions.
“We are proud to offer our support to Woodbridge Community Youth Players, particularly during a time when the arts are often eliminated in school districts due to budget cuts,” said Kendall Warsaw, executive director of The Provident Bank Foundation. “The performing arts are vital in our communities and this organization offers outstanding productions to residents of Woodbridge and the surrounding area.”