Having a strong connection with theater and with a strong conviction to make a difference in the lives of the youth in our community, a nomadic theater group was born. In 1998 The Ague Spring Players was created to offer kids an opportunity to perform. Kids from all walks of life joined us, some with acting experience, most without. Something happened, something I think called community. People joined together and put on shows with what we had, nothing fancy, just art that was available to all people. Our space was the Haddam Neck Grange Hall that we converted into a working theater, and we called it our home for four years. Productions grew bigger asmore youth joined us and we were in need of a permanent home. We explored a variety of performance spaces, and performed in old factories, a camp rec hall, and a school. Knowing we needed to put down roots, we found a home in 2005, a 42,000 square foot factory building that we could transform into a working theater. To our surprise, our community took off and our new space allowed us to expand our programs and to reach more students through different art forms. We grew into what is now known as Epoch Arts, a non-profit arts for youth organization. Serving over 500 students annually and over 1,000 people in our community, we offer art programs that make a difference, including classes in film, theater, music and art. We host community events such as our annual tag sale, Haunted House, Art Response, Brookside Nights, Poetry Nights, Open Mic and Paint nights. We have a special program called Breaking Silences for teen girls. These are just some of the ways we have been serving our community and our youth since 1998. We are continually growing and making positive changes through the arts.
Thanks for coming to Beautiful Things 2016
"You are beautiful, smart, unique, and you are always enough. You are worth it, I tell her. And with the smallest of actions, with nothing more than a seed, her spirits were lifted in this one little deed. Yes, I believe love, will make you do crazy things." Little things are worth the investment.