PORT TOWNSEND — Key City Public Theatre has been chosen for a grant from the US Bank Foundation, a region-wide giving program.
This marks a decade of awards from the foundation, with the new $2,000 grant bringing the total close to $20,000 throughout the years, said Denise Winter, KCPT’s executive artistic director.
“Since the US Bank Foundation began awarding these grants, we’ve launched our professional training programs for youth,” Winter said.
The nonprofit theater company, based in its playhouse at 419 Washington St., runs programs for kindergartners up through high-schoolers. These include summer camps, drama partnerships with Port Townsend-area schools, free tickets for classrooms and internships for middle and high school students.
KCPT serves about 1,500 students across Jefferson County, Winter said. After graduation, students can receive further support from the theater in the form of college scholarships and post-secondary apprenticeships.
This year, KCPT is working with artistic apprentices Genevieve Barlow and Bry Kifolo. The two women, who are in their mid-20s, have the opportunity to direct and act in shows ranging from the Cole Porter musical revue in June to Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at Chetzemoka Park in August.
For more information about KCPT’s 2019 offerings, see KeyCityPublicTheatre.org or call 360-385-5278.