ABOUT THE CARRIE HAMILTON THEATRE
The Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse is named in honor of Carrie Hamilton, a young playwright, director, actor and artist who died in 2002 at age 38.
The Carrie Hamilton Young Artists Outreach Program will embrace and sustain Acting Out with local schools, The Children's Theatre Program, the New Generations Program for at-risk youth and the annual Directors Lab West for emerging artists.
Finally, Carrie's Outreach will establish new programs at the Playhouse to teach, encourage, develop and mentor new playwrights, directors and actors.
Those who knew Carrie have often lamented the loss of such remarkable talent. With this theatre, her passion for life and the arts will find a permanent home.
Once when asked by a friend, "How do you stay so positive?" Carrie replied, "Every day I wake up and decide: today I'm going to love my life." Carrie's lifelong philosophy was that every day was an adventure.
It seems more than appropriate that Carrie's generosity of spirit, combined with her sense of adventure, will provide the vision for the new Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Just as Carrie constantly pushed the envelope of creativity and art, while at the same time perpetuating the great traditions of the theatre, so she is honored with a marvelous experimental space in a beloved historic venue.