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New Perspective formed in the summer of 2007 in response to the suspension of the annual AASD Actors Festival.  With the core belief that such a festival serves as a powerful marketing tool for all theatre artists, our wholly volunteer "staff" set out to fill the void.  

As a new entity, New Perspective had no coffers from which to mount a festival, yet we accepted no submission fees, requested no membership fees, and took no donations of any kind.  Still, from this starting point of zero funds, we were able to mount a 6-night festival of 24 short works written by local authors, envisioned by local directors, and performed by local actors in June of 2008.

On each of those six nights, we filled a 100-seat house.  Even with our low ticket prices  ($12 and under) and complimentary seating for our playwrights and directors; area casting agents and artistic directors; and the press, we were able not only to break even, but also to compensate our volunteer staff for their years' efforts, pay our technical staff for their tireless work in the month of June, and provide a wine and cheese reception for participants on closing night.  

In the summer of 2008, New Perspective was led by:

Kelly Lapczynski: Festival Director

Sally Stockton: Technical Director

Kristina Meek: Marketing Director

Jennie Olson: Box Office Manager

In the summer of 2009, New Perspective will be returning to Swedenborg Hall.  

Many thanks to Rev. Carla Friedrich and the staff of Swedenborg Hall.

Hear more about the Actors Alliance of San Diego and New Perspective 2008.