Local News: CLASSICAL THEATRE COMPANY WINS BIG IN NATIONAL PEPSI CHALLENGE

Posted by: Staffon 2011/11/27 12:20:00 1157 reads

November 27, 2011

We have all seen them cluttering our facebook feed or on the back of our morning cereal box. “ENTER TO WIN!” or “HELP US WIN- VOTE FOR OUR IDEA HERE!” But nobody in your city and certainly nobody you know ever wins those things. Or do they? The Classical Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to announce that we are the recipients of a Pepsi Refresh Project grant in the amount of $10,000.




CTC's Executive Artistic Director John Johnston says, “We are thrilled to be able to accept this critical funding from Pepsi. $10,000 will go a long way towards helping our company bring a high quality production of Uncle Vanya to our Houston audiences. We feel like paying people is the critical element to any artistic endeavor, and these funds will be used to compensate the artists and technicians who come together to work on our production”...
CTC fans provided critical support throughout the entire voting process and really came in strong at the end with online and text votes. “ It is incredible to see the community you have created over the past years rally together behind you in support of your mission” says communications Director Blair Knowles.


About The Pepsi Refresh Project
Each month the Pepsi Refresh Project encourages Americans to dream big ideas and get them submitted. Pepsi will award up to 64 grants and more than $1.2 million to fund amazing ideas that refresh the world. Ideas with the most votes on www.RefreshEverything.com will be funded. Submissions will be accepted for a 30-day period each month, with fifteen hundred (1,500) ideas selected randomly and posted on www.RefreshEverything.com for voting with the public deciding on who wins. To date, Pepsi has awarded over $20 million through the Pepsi Refresh Project and local grants to ideas across the country including grants to refresh over 123 schools, 78 parks and playgrounds, 21 foster homes and housing facilities, and starting up more than 60 independent organizations. In 2011, millions of participants engaging in the Pepsi Refresh Project will be able to do so in even deeper ways by learning about past winners, watching videos of fun ideas brought to life and discussing their newest ideas through group boards on www.RefreshEverything.com.

CLASSICAL THEATRE COMPANY FACT SHEET
MISSION: The Classical Theatre Company (CTC) is dedicated to boldly re-envisioning classical drama on the stage, in the community, and in the classroom through engaging and enlightening plays that brings them new life and relevance while maintaining the integrity that the works deserve.