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Dallas young professionals entice theater enthusiasts with group reboot

Dallas young professionals entice theatergoers with group reboot

Sam Nicholson, Katherine Christy, Jessica Norwood
Young Professionals for WaterTower Theatre co-chairs Sam Nicholson and Katherine Christy, with fellow member Jessica Norwood.  Photo courtesy of Greg Patterson

Dallas YPs who want to become more involved in the performing arts should clear their calendars on Friday, March 6, when the Young Professionals for WaterTower Theatre (YP4WTT) group relaunches at the onset of the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival with a night of exciting events.

Originally founded in 2014, YP4WTT joins WaterTower Theatre’s other successful affinity groups, Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!) and the Corporate Council, in ensuring the company’s short- and long-term success. The group is anchored in volunteerism, networking and, of course, enjoying the art form.

Hosted by YP4WTT co-chairs Katherine Christy and Sam Nicholson, the relaunch kicks off at 7:30 pm, with cocktails and hors d’oeuvre at Union Park restaurant, where current and prospective members can get to know one another. The party continues at the theater, where the group is set to attend a 9 pm performance of The Spark, which is running in conjunction with Out of the Loop.

Following the performance, attendees can gather in the lobby for post-show desserts and a toast with the cast. But all of this is just a taste of a typical evening with these YPs, who are passionate about the performing arts. The cost for the evening is $15, and you can buy tickets online.

“WaterTower Theatre is a fantastic theater, and young professionals may not be as familiar with it since it is one of the few north of I-635,” Christy says. “We believe this group is the perfect opportunity to get the word out about the theater, get young professionals together and have a great time.”

If you can’t make it on March 6, there are more opportunities to get involved, including an Independence Day event with Addison’s Kaboom Town, participation in WaterTower Theatre’s Community Cast Party and a holiday party at the end of the year. Also expect monthly happy hours and group meet-ups at WaterTower Theatre performances.

YP4WTT is open to anyone 39 and under, and it’s free to join. To sign up or to receive more information, email Kyle Igneczi at kigneczi@watertowertheatre.org.