August 2023 Newsletter

August was another month full of news for COS. We wanted to share some highlights!

  • Construction Update: Things are beginning to move forward at The Company OnStage’s new home at 5720 Bellaire Blvd! We received our permit on August 16th, and as of today, we have POWER in our space. We are now working to get our AC up and running, so we can safely start work in the space! Our Contractor is in discussions with the Board to finalize the timeline for construction. We still plan to open for performances before the end of the 2023, so stay tuned for more news soon!
  • A Heartfelt Thank You : The Company OnStage Board of Directors wishes to thank Tarik Bakri, Karla Brandau, and Anita Samson for their service to our organization. All three are departing the board this year, after providing much guidance, time, passion, and talent. Their contributions have made a lasting impact on our organization, and we wish them the best! (Learn More)
  • Welcome New Board Member, D. Lee Lozano: D. Lee Lozano joins our Board after volunteering with COS for years. In fact, her first introduction to the theatre as a child was at The Company Onstage, and she connects that experience to fueling her passion for creative expression. She believes that, “Theatre, along with Community, bear the transformative power of indelible moments among multifaceted citizenries… Powerfully, these vehicles of change, contemporaneously enhance our shared existence and our humanity – accentuating the essentialness for the Common Good.”(Learn More)
  • Welcome New Board Member, Imran Qamar: Imran Qamar is a self-described “creative person from every angle”. He enjoys painting, acting, and writing in his spare time, rekindling those passions in recent years. As an architect with an extensive career in design, construction, and real estate development, Imran brings his much needed expertise to COS at the perfect time with the build out of our New Location just beginning. Imran plans to meld “his professional skills with his creative juices to help the [The Company OnStage] move further forward with this Mission and Goals.” (Learn More)
  • Welcome New Board Member, Crystal LaShan: Crystal LaShan is a Houston Native with an extensive background in the Performing Arts with numerous T.V. and film credits to her name. Additionally, Crystal has a 15+ year career as an Arts Educator and proudly works as a Theatre Arts teacher at Killough Middle School in Alief ISD. She believes that “It is the responsibility of the Extraordinary to help the Ordinary to become Extraordinary!” – Crystal Washington – Toussant 2000. (Learn More)
  • Support COS: We are preparing to build out and move into a new home, and we could use your support. Please consider making a donation or becoming a sustainer. (Learn More)

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