Friends of Theatre Knights


A Family & Community Support Organization for the Theatre Arts at

Manchester High School West.

9 Notre Dame Avenue Manchester, NH 03102

email: krussell@mansd.org

Friends of Theatre Knights is a family and community support organization for the arts at Manchester High School West. Its mission is to inspire, encourage interest in, and raise funds for support of the arts and the improvement of the arts facilities at Manchester West. Members of Friends include family and friends of arts students at West as well as community leaders and businesses. Past Friends of Theatre Knights accomplishments include a state-of-the-art lighting and sound system, storage space for costumes. materials and supplies, and personnel support at Regional and State level drama festivals. Friends was also instrumental in the complete renovation and restoration of the Auditorium, which is the principal performance space for all the arts at West, as well as a variety of student achievement and recognition gatherings, including academic and scholarship awards and National Honor Society inductions.

Short term goals and activities are overseen by the Friends of Theatre Knights Steering Committee, which meets the second Wednesday of every month in the Chorus Room behind the Robert A Baines Auditorium. Anyone may attend these meetings, which are posted on the Theatre Knights web page, and all are welcome.

This year Friends' goals are to support the only full time theatre program in the City of Manchester and sponsor the International Thespian Society's annual Awards and Induction Banquet in May.

Friends of Theatre Knights gladly welcome and encourage anyone with an interest in improving and maintaining the high standards for the performing arts at Manchester High School West. One need not attend Steering Committee meetings to participate or contribute. Please contact any of the Friends of Theatre Knights Board of Directors below to ask how you can do your part. Every little bit helps, but it starts with a call or an email from you.

The next meeting will be on September 4th

Friends Board of Directors for 2018-2019

PRESIDENT: Betty Lorenz

VICE PRESIDENT: Crystal Granari

SECRETARY: Eric Atkins

Check Back to this page for when the Friends Steering Committee meetings will be. All are welcome to attend.