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For its 6th annual literary project, A Celebration of Young Writers, ASAP invited all students from public and private schools in Bridgewater, Roxbury, and Washington to submit written works. Homeschooled children and students who participated in ASAP’s literary workshops also were invited. Pieces for tonight’s celebration were chosen on the basis of which would work best with the guest readers, which would be most entertaining, and how they would fit together in the flow of the event. The selection process was blind: Names of students were removed from each piece so that the panel of readers had no knowledge of who wrote what. ASAP admires the work that so many teachers do for so many students. To honor them, we asked each of our young writers to dedicate his or her piece to a teacher. ASAP thanks the teachers from our area, many of whom are here tonight, as well those throughout the world who are helping to improve the lives of our children. Tonight ASAP is honored to have Denis Leary, Jerry Adler, Candace Bushnell, Frank Delaney, Paul Doherty, Jack Gilpin, Fran Brill Kelly, Susan Kinsolving, and Ellen McCourt as guest readers. Their generosity and inspiration are a great gift to our organization and our communities.

P R E S E N T I N G the Talented Young Writers of 2 O 1 1 My Ode To Lawn Gnomes by Alvin Hermans Dedicated to Amy Yarbrough, Read by Jerry Adler

December Dreams by Warren Ketchum Dedicated to Kelly Tierney, Read by Jerry Adler

Duct Tape by Maggie Ryan Dedicated to Karen Martinelli, Read by Denis Leary The Deep Blue Wonder by Joscie Norris Dedicated to Kathy Coe, Read by Ellen McCourt

Baseball by Jack Briody Dedicated to Caroline Calhoun, Read by Jack Gilpin Why Puck’s Name Isn’t Cupid by Emma Nance Dedicated to Nancy Binns, Read by Jack Gilpin, Fran Brill Kelly, and Ellen McCourt

Cat Crazzy! by Carlye Gruss Dedicated to Julie DeVito, Read by Frank Delaney Aaron by Alec DiLorenzo Dedicated to Jennifer Kolpak, Read by Frank Delaney Fall by Isabelle Morrissey Dedicated to Francesca Morrissey, Read by Susan Kinsolving Escape by Rachylle Hart Dedicated to Deborah Massimin, Read by Susan Kinsolving Peas by Laura Davenport Dedicated to Stacey Gardner, Read by Candace Bushnell Nature Loves Symmetry by Margaux Maxwell Dedicated to Melinda Burbank, Read by Candace Bushnell Bugging Connor by Kori Meissner Dedicated to Jane Darby, Read by Fran Brill Kelly Colored by Tyffany Richards Dedicated to John Alter, Read by Fran Brill Kelly Soup by Alex White Dedicated to Lisa Zenobi, Read by Paul Doherty Words Unsaid by Rosemary Galinski Dedicated to Silvia Ouellette, Read by Paul Doherty A Child’s Last Song by Kendra Huber Dedicated to Lisa Zenobi Read by Ellen McCourt

SPONSORS as of May 5, 2011


Union Savings Bank Shred-it P R E M I E R PAT R O N S

Jill & Michael Lloyd Sara & Robert Savage B E N E FAC TO R S

Susan & Murray Haber Ellen McCourt Rebecca & Jim Neary



Paul Doherty & David Behnke Darcy & Treacy Beyer Elizabeth & Jay Chandler Ann & Denis Leary

Karen & Hal Benett Pamela & Scott Bowman Sarah E. Gager & A.J. DuBois Jr. Wendy & Jim Gorman Marina & Martin O'Malley Kirsten Peckerman Lisa & Scott Richardson

Dian Griesel & Rory McAdam Edwina & John Millington Jane Risley Margaret Ferguson & Dan Sherr Pamela & Nicholas Solley



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BEN EF I T AU CTI O N CO M I T TEE as of April 20, 2011


Elizabeth & Michael Bacon Paul Doherty & David Behnke Karen & Hal Benett Darcy & Treacy Beyer Pam & Scott Bowman Michelle & Alan Brown Ann M. Burton Shubha & Steve Chick Joseph A. Mustich & Ken Cornet Renee David Carolan & Patrick Dwyer Camilla & Steve Ferrera Judith Z. Friedman Barbara Gold Susan & Murray Haber Barbara Henry First Selectman, Town of Roxbury Jennifer Iannucci Caroline Vanderlip & Mark Krentzman Jill & Michael Lloyd Mark E. Lyon First Selectman, Town of Washington

Auction Chair Stacey & Pels Matthews Ellen McCourt Georgia Middlebrook Edwina & John Millington Susan Monserud Rebecca & James Neary Paula Lazeski & Marc Olivieri Kirsten Peckerman Jenn Pote Margaret Miner & Hugh Rawson Carolina & Darren Reid Jane Risley Rob Parker & Peter Rogness Susan Lerner & Arthur Sachs Sara & Robert Savage Marlene & Christopher Smith Bruce Storm Julianne Stuart & Tom Seger William T. Stuart First Selectman, Town of Bridgewater JoAnne Torti Pamela & Richard Wilhelm

A U C T I O N I T E M S D O N AT E D B Y Donations as of May 2, 2011

Scott and Samantha Adams, Alexis Studio Design, Alexis Gopal, MD., The American Pie Company, Inc., ASAP, The ASAP Board, Judy Auchincloss, Judy and George Auchincloss, Bank Street Tavern, Bantam Bread, Bantam Tile, Best Monogram, Barbara Brinton, Bull’s Bridge Inn, Carole Peck’s Good News Café, Joyce Chopra, Donna Cloutier, Community Table, Bill Fore, County Wine and Spirits, D’Artagnan, Dinah F. Fulton LLC.,Paul Doherty and David Behnke, Jane Doyle, Carolan & Patrick Dwyer, Edible Nutmeg, Alex Faherty, The Firehouse, Joan Karron Foley & Frank Foley, Gilded Lily Jewelry, Greyledge Farm, G.W. Tavern, H.A. Dunne + Co., Heidi Laura Sacred Body Henna, The Hickory Stick Bookshop, The Hopkins Inn, Anne Hungerford, The Irish Repertory Theatre, J. McLaughlin, Judy Jackson, Joann Narkis & The joannajohn collection, Joe’s Salon, J. Seitz Co., Liz Kay, Kent Greenhouse, KMR Arts, Robert Kostes, La Prairie, Don Lawson, Paula Lazeski and Marc Olivieri, Robert Lenz, Litchfield Hills Massage, Litchfield Home Valet, Jill & Michael Lloyd, Long Wharf Theatre, Lucia Ristorante, Elizabeth MacDonald, Mamie’s, Marwin Farms, Pels and Stacey Matthews, Mayflower Inn & Spa, Marija Pavlovich McCarthy, Danny & Audrey Meyer, Georgia Middlebrook, John and Edwina Millington, The Millstone Café, Mindful Kitchen, Susan Monserud, Susan Monserud and Ric Sonder, Nail Chalet, Rebecca and Jim Neary, New Preston Kitchen Goods, Rob Nicholas, NORIMAKI, The Ocean House, Oliva Café, Heidi Olsen, Pet Portraits by Jen Orzolek, Barbara Page and John Liu, Kathy O’Neil, The Pantry, Eliza Paolucci, Rob Parker and Peter Rogness, Laura Pavlik-AiKiKai Pilates, The Pawsitive Chick, Janet Marlow Pet Acoustics, Inc., Phys-Ed, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Jenn Pote, PRIVET HOUSE, Quo Vadis Fine Gifts & Accessories, Michelle Rago Ltd., Rain Soap, Paul and Tracey Ramee, Hugh Rawson and Margaret Miner, Rich Pomerantz Photography, Ridgewood Country Club, River Bistro, Rebecca Rosow, RSVP, Arthur Sachs and Susan Lerner, Susanna Salk, Sane Designs: Sara Savage and Nikki Nesci, Sara and Bob Savage, Scribble Press and Elizabeth & Jay Chandler, Shred-it CT, Social Comments, Nicholas Solley, Emily and Jeremy Stanton, Fire Roasted Catering, Timeless Gallery and Jerry Larrabure, Tucker’s Point Hotel and Spa, Upper Crust Cucina Italiana, Caroline Vanderlip &, Caroline Vanderlip and Mark Krentzman, Waldingfield Farm, Warner Theatre, Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, Westport Playhouse, Zemma Mastin White, White Horse Tavern, Winvian, Matt Wood, Woodward House, Workshop, Inc., ZAANHA & Wendy Summer, Alicia Zalka, MD., Zee Burger, Lynn Zimmerman.


The After School Arts Program believes appreciation of the arts is the hallmark of both a complete person and a healthy society. Its mission is to enable children and adults to engage in artistic and cultural activities that otherwise would not be available to them. ASAP’s workshops and programs in the fine arts, theater, music, and related fields are designed not just to teach particular skills, but to nurture individual creativity, encourage group collaboration, and give participants the chance to explore new and sometimes life-changing experiences in the arts. ASAP was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1999 with seed money in the form of a three-year grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation, then named the Waterbury Foundation, and with additional help from the Diebold and Ellen Knowles Harcourt Foundations as well as the Parks and Recreation Commission of the Town of Washington. Its initial objective was to provide children with more opportunities to participate in the arts than are offered by the public schools in Connecticut’s Region 12, comprising the towns of Bridgewater, Roxbury, and Washington. Over the years, ASAP’s programs have blossomed from eight workshops to more than one hundred today. These activities are distinguished for being conducted by teachers who are also working artists and performers. ASAP also has expanded its offerings to include classes for preschoolers and adults, weekend workshops, field trips to museums and artists’ studios, concerts and other performances by guest artists, a thriving summer camp program, and an annual Inter-district Project that brings students from Region 12 together with those of different backgrounds and races from Waterbury schools, as well as schools in New Milford, Torrington, Woodbury, Middlebury, and Southbury. ASAP had more than 1,600 participations in its programs during the 2009-10 school year. Because tuition fees for most ASAP courses for Region 12 students are significantly less than actual program costs, and because financial aid is given to any child who needs it in order to participate, ASAP depends heavily on fund-raising events as well as support from foundations and individual donors in response to its annual appeals and in the form of special gifts. It also receives continuing financial support from Region 12 and from each of the three towns in the school district. Without such help, ASAP could not mount its present programs. ASAP is funded in part by Union Savings Bank, Shred-it, the Diebold Foundation, Regional School District #12, a gift of the Jean and Julien Levy Foundation for the Arts, and The Lilac Foundation. Support also comes from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism; the Community Table Foundation; the Ellen Knowles Harcourt Foundation; the Hodges Charitable Foundation; the towns of Bridgewater, Roxbury, and Washington; The Watts Fund; Webster Bank; The Warburg Pincus Foundation; The Rene Bloch Foundation; The Bank of America Foundation; The Winfield Foundation; Washington Rotary Club; and many generous individuals.

JILL LLOYD President J O H N M I LLINGTON Chairman ROBERT PARKER Treasurer PAUL DOHERTY Scholarship Director Judy Auchincloss JANE RISLEY






Ann Leary



JOANNE TORTI Executive Director VAN E SS A T R IN G ALI Program Manager

Rac hel Domoff Program Liaison

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C A R O L AN D W Y E R Auction Coordinator EILEEN S MITH Tent and Rental Organizer C HRI STOPHER TIE S LER Production Manager E VA N M ADDALENA, What?! Design Director / Cover Design Alys s a R obb, Photography & Slideshow Hugh Rawson, Copy Editor jazz f luid trio L i n d en Cr u m r i n e Bass ANNE GALLAGHER Catering O&G Industries, Inc Tent anchors Party Rental Ltd. Rentals

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Washington Market & Liquor Beverages Mark Kaufman & Backroom Studios Sound

Northeast Tent Productions, Inc. Tent

Aspetuck Gardens Flowers and shrubs


The Town of Washington for providing the space; student and parent volunteers; Carlyle Kloter of Everything Carlyle for the flowers; all our generous auction donors; and ASAP’s Board of Directors, whose support made this event possible.


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The McCourt Prize for Excellence in Teaching honors the spirit of Frank McCourt, a teacher himself for some thirty years in New York City schools before bursting into fame with the publication of his Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, Angela’s Ashes. Despite the immense success of this book and its two successors, ‘Tis and Teacher Man, Frank McCourt remained a teacher at heart. A resident of Roxbury, he gave generously of his time, talents, and energy to ASAP and other local causes. He was instrumental in establishing the Celebration of Young Writers and making it the wonderful event it is today. The chief goal of the McCourt Prize, to be given annually, is to recognize teachers who have inspired students to become enthusiastic learners by devising imaginative assignments and techniques. A secondary goal is to find and promote ideas and practices that can be adopted by other teachers. Teachers in area schools, both public and private that have participated in ASAP programs, were encouraged to nominate themselves for the McCourt Prize. They did so by submitting an application form, a résumé, a short description of what they have done to inspire students through creative and innovative tactics and planning, and a related lesson plan. The applications, descriptions, and lesson plans were read by an ASAP panel on a blind basis, with the names of candidates and their schools removed from them. The applicants were a strong group, including teachers of diverse subjects in grades ranging from kindergarten to senior high school. The ASAP panelists hope this year’s runners-up will consider reapplying next year. The Celebration of Young Writers focuses on students, but ASAP believes that it is important to honor great teachers, too.

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Biographies Jack Briody age 12, is from Bridgewater, CT and is really enjoying Shepaug. As you can see from his ode, he loves baseball. He started playing at age four and his dad has been teaching him ever since. Some of his other hobbies are playing the trumpet, electric guitar and piano, playing basketball, waterskiing, wake boarding, tubing and surfing. Laura Davenport age 9, loves going to Maine in the summer with her whole family. There are special shops and mountains and best of all swimming in the lake with Fiona. Alec DiLorenzo age 10, loves sports, music and spending time with friends. His favorite comic strip is Stephan Pastis’ Pearls Before Swine. Rosemary Galinski age 17, is a senior at Shepaug Valley High School. She enjoys playing soccer and doing community service. Next year she will be attending Penn State University to study pre-med. Carlye Gruss age 8, lives in Roxbury with her mom and kitten Princess Bianca, who is her inspiration for her poem. Her hobbies include tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet, modern, gymnastics, soccer and being creative. Rachylle Hart age 11, is a sixth grade student at Washington Montessori and likes playing sports. She likes to read in her spare time and enjoys dabbling in poetry. Alvin Hermans age 10, enjoys baseball, playing the electric bass, writing on his greatgrandfather’s typewriter, sculpting, soccer and drawing. He’s currently a bass player for a small band with his friends. He loves writing short stories. Kendra Huber age 13, loves spring when she can once again dart around on her bike and fall asleep by her open window listening to the peepers. At the very top of her long list of favorite things are—her sister, Callie, dog, Willa, reading and writing poetry and theatre. Warren Ketchum age 6, attends first grade at Booth Free School in Roxbury. He enjoys building and creating art from recycled materials, inventing songs and stories, playing baseball, skiing, dancing (and making everyone around him smile). Margaux Maxwell age 17, is a Roxbury resident and a junior at Shepaug Valley High School. A poet and writer, she is a contributor to the School newspaper “The Shepaug Current.” Margaux runs cross country, paints, enjoys skiing, music and being with family and friends. She finds fascination in the truth and beauty of Science, which inspired her poem. Kori Meissner age 6, enjoys playing sports, but loves art and adventure more! Her hobbies include reading, writing, rock collecting, and nature discovery. Isabelle Morrissey age 13, is a homeschooler who loves flute and piano, dance, art, writing poetry, chemistry, physics, reading, and skiing. She especially loves playing outside in all kinds of weather with her 3 siblings and their neighbors. Emma Nance age 13, is in eighth grade at Washington Montessori School and enjoys creative writing and leaning languages. She will be attending Miss Porter’s school in the fall. Joscie Norris age 12, is in seventh grade at Washington Montessori School. She is a crafter, artist, black belt in Tang So Do, a horseback rider, outdoors person, nature and animal lover, and writer. Her love for the outdoors inspires her to write her poems, like “The Deep Blue,” for all to enjoy. Tyffany Richards age 16, attends the Gunnery and is a dedicated singer and creative writer. Maggie Ryan age 9, loves spending time with family and friends. Aside from learning all the

uses of duct tape, Maggie enjoys singing in the Congregational Church choir, playing for the Shepaug Soccer Club, playing piano, and living the life on the campus of Rumsey Hall School.

Alex White age 14, lives in Roxbury and is the Freshman Class President at Shepaug Valley High School. He plays the trumpet in the school band, he plays guitar, and is on the SVHS track team.


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Biographies Jerry Adler is a veteran of over 50 Broadway productions as producer, director and production stage manager, including the original My Fair Lady and the Tony Award-winning Good Evening. His acting career began with his role in Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery. He has appeared on many television shows including The West Wing, Northern Exposure and Mad About You. He is an original cast member of The Sopranos and continued as “Hesh,” Tony’s mentor/ advisor throughout that award-winning HBO productions run. His recent films include In Her Shoes and Find Me Guilty. He recently appeared in Synecdoche, playing Philip Seymour Hoffman’s father, and as the new fire chief in Rescue Me with Denis Leary. He is now on The Good Wife. Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed, international best-selling author of Sex and the City, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Lipstick Jungle, Trading Up, Four Blondes and the upcoming Summer and the City--the comingof-age story of one her most famous creations--Carrie Bradshaw. Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC. Through her books and television series, Bushnell’s work has influenced and defined two generations of women. She is the winner of the 2006 Matrix Award for books (other winners include Joan Didion and Amy Tan), and a recipient of the Albert Einstein Spirit of Achievement Award. In 2002, she married NYC Ballet Principal Dancer Charles Askegard. She currently resides in Manhattan. Frank Delaney has written more than twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, has edited anthologies of essays and poetry, written for stage, screen, television and radio, and has broadcast on the BBC for more than thirty years. He lives in Litchfield County with his wife, Diane Meier. Paul Doherty has been involved in theatre and television for over 30 years. He was a founding member of the L.A. improvisational group Mixed Nuts. He has appeared in film and television as well as hundreds of commercials and originated the role of Junior Dennison in Jim Lehrer’s play Chili Queen which ran at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He is on ASAP’s board and is director of the Summer Grant Program. Paul also is the co-owner of Behnke Doherty Gallery in Washington Depot.

























Jack Gilpin has performed on and off-Broadway and at regional theatres all around the country. He has acted in over 30 feature films, most recently in last year’s Adventureland, and in many television shows, including Law & Order and Kate and Allie. Fran Brill Kelly is an actress and Emmy award winning principal puppeteer with Jim Henson’s Muppets. On Sesame Street she has given life to Prairie Dawn and Zoe and many other zany characters. As an actress, she has appeared in the films Being There, Midnight Run, City Hall and What About Bob? She has also gueststarred on many episodes of “Law And Order”, appeared in soap operas, performed off-Broadway and at regional theaters, recorded hundreds of voice-overs and is currently being booked as a keynote speaker...but appearing here is her favorite job. Susan Kinsolving’s books of poems are The White Eyelash, Dailies & Rushes–a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award–and Among Flowers. Her books have been critically acclaimed by The New York Times, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, among others. She has received international France, Italy, and Scotland. As B R YA N BM Efellowships MN OBR AM Lfrom HRM AI L W A SLL H, ISwitzerland, NA GLT R YA M O A L, O H W A SLO H, INW NG RI E YA N EL M RA IL A H AT SO HN INGTON a librettist, she has had performances of a cantata and song cycle in New York, D O O R S DOOPO ER NS F O A aO tTRI OANU C ER N SUFC OTPRIEOA a tT I O N a t DO OPRO O NNUFC California, Italy, and The Netherlands. At present, she is Poet-in-Residence at The Hotchkiss School. This Tuesday in NYC, she will present a program about Dame Edith Sitwell with actor Christine Baranski. SPONSORED




Denis Leary is worried about the red sox bullpen. Ellen McCourt has worked in theatre, television and corporate settings as an administrator and public relations professional. She ran the New York office of National Promotion and Development for WGBH, the Boston public television station and subsequently became a senior vice president at Shepley/Winings PR in New York. She is currently chairman of the board of the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York, a board member of the After School Arts Program in Connecticut, and a member of the Literary Committee for the Sun Valley Writers Conference. She was married to Frank McCourt and lives in Connecticut and New York.

Contributions from July 1, 2010 to May 3, 2011

SOUL MATE ($5000+) Union Savings Bank Paul Doherty & David Behnke The Diebold Foundation Shepaug Valley Regional School District #12 Shred-it A gift of the Jean and Julien Levy Foundation for the Arts, Inc. Lilac Foundation Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism Robert Parker & Peter Rogness Jill & Michael Lloyd The Bank of America Foundation Sara & Robert Savage Linda Allard Community Table Foundation Ellen Knowles Harcourt Foundation Susan & Murray Haber Hodges Charitable Foundation Town of Bridgewater Town of Roxbury Town of Washington Significant Other ($1,000 - $4,999) The Watts Fund Marlene & Chris Smith, in honor of Jonathan Wolken Ellen McCourt Rebecca & Jim Neary Webster Bank Edwina & John Millington Angie & Bob Brown Gloria & Martin Greenstein Paula & Eric Madoff Elizabeth & Jay Chandler Sarah E. Gager & A.J. DuBois, Jr. Jane Risley Linda & Arthur Carter Robert DeCourcy Whitney & John Lancaster Dian Griesel & Rory McAdam Georgianna Middlebrook Best Friend ($500 - $999) Darcy & Treacy Beyer Wendy & Jim Gorman Margaret Ferguson & Daniel Sherr Suzanne & Doug Day Rima Khalil & Rizvan Dhalla

Karen & Hal Benett Kirsten Peckerman Margaret Miner & Hugh Rawson Debbie & Chris Corsico Colette & Paul Douglas Susan Saint James & Dick Ebersol Joan & Frank Foley Elaine & Peter Pratt Elizabeth Richebourg Rea Abigail Pogrebin & David Shapiro The Winfield Foundation (Judith & John Friedman) Really Good Friend ($250 - $499) Pamela & Scott Bowman Barbara Page & John Liu Lisa & Scott Richardson The Rev. Susan J. McCone & Robert Wessely Betsy & Ecton Manning Jeanne Coppola & Paul Manson Susan Monserud & Richard Sonder Mary Daniel & Tom Yost Washington Rotary Foundation Jim Stanton & Larry Apolzon Danicia Ambron & Robert Beers Laura & Robert Benn Todd Catlin Chad Denen Mr. & Mrs. J. Winston Fowlkes Rosemary E. Giuliano Shauna Holiman & Robert Hackney Michael C. Jackson Alan Larrabure Deana & Chris Lenz Ken Sena & Joseph Mazzaferro Judy & Jim Perkins Philip Pucciarelli Good Friend ($100 - $249) Marjorie & Bill Coleman Deborah Brown & John Dulaney Joanna & Joe Gitterman Wilson Henrey & Bruce Glickman Albert Gurney Jr. Julie Hallowell Nikki & Justin Nesci Jeanne Paparazzo Averil & Tyler Smith Randi & Mitchell Solomon Harold Tittmann Charles T. Treadway

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the opportunity to participate in summer educational arts programs and to accept 3 scholarships are funded with special grants from the Lilac Foundation as well as by gifts by individuals. Students report that their experiences have been inspiring and, in some instances, life-altering. Some have gone on to become full-time students at the schools to which they were awarded summer grants. ASAP students have participated in more than twenty summer programs at Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA; Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA; Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT; Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and other nationally known institutions as well as at local ones such as the National Guitar Workshop and the Bucks Rock Performing and

This year, ASAP is proud to have awarded Summer Grants to the following students: Ava Coploff: Boston University High School Honors Program Sage Fresilli-Murphy: Center for Creative Youth Program at Wesleyan University Emily Gia rr a no: Massachusetts College of Art and Design Zha ne G omes-Wa lton: Center for Creative Youth Program at Wesleyan University Ia n McConnell: Maryland Institute College of Art Pre-College Residency Program Jenna O’Dell: Buck’s Rock Performing & Creative Arts Camp R aquel Rodriguez: New York Film Academy Summer Musical Theatre Camp Erik Sa a lmuller: Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College Program Jack Sa leeby: CAP21 Pre-College Summer Musical Theater Training Program Mik ayl a Sa pack: The School of American Ballet Summer Intensive Taylor Wa lsh: Montserrat College of Art Pre-College Summer Program

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$350, includes all materials Financial aid is available for those in need.

Sign up for ASAP’s two week Summer Theater Intensive! Not only will we put on a full-scale production, but you’ll also take acting, set, and costume design classes. The workshop is limited to 25 students, so don’t wait to sign up!

A b o ut the Cl as ses Acting : Learn about acting technique, character development, and what it takes to be an actor today The Play : Rehearse an hour-long play and perform it on the last day of the workshop Costume Design: Learn the process of costume design, and help create costumes for the show Set Design & Construction: Help build the set while learning both painting & basic construction skills For more information visit our website at, or feel free to call us at 860-868-0740 or email us at

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8 Old Barn Road, Kent, CT 06757 860.927.4501

Three Monkeys and Me

A shop for and about children. Contemporary gifts and clothing (sizes 0-12).

Kent Village Barns • 7 Fulling Lane • Kent, CT Open Daily 10-5


168 New Milford Turnpike (Rt. 202) New Preston, CT 06777 860-868-6707


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Anne Hungerford – Director

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Phone: 203-262-6631

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239 West Street P.O. Box 1593 (860) 567-2665

Margaret Jacobs Owner

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Connecticut’s Leading Event Company We specialize in galas, benefits, Private Parties & Weddings


(860) 868-7410 P.O. Box 188 • Roxbury, CT 06783 Phone: (800) 291-9837 • Fax: (860) 355-2452

Hunt Hill Farm Trust Salutes ASAP Concerts, cooking classes, gallery shows, lectures, shopping and more… in a splendid setting of historic buildings, farmland and open space. Registering Now! YOUNG CHEFS’ Culinary Programs and Summer Camps

44 Upland Rd New Milford CT 06776 860.355.0300

Open: Mon. thru Sat. 9:30 am to 5 pm Route 47, Washington Depot, CT CT. Lic 00561739

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Bantam Fuel

99 Lake Rd, Bantam (860) 567-9431

Doc’s Trattoria

9 Maple St., Kent 860-927-3810

Sundog Shoe & Leather

25 North Main St., Kent (860) 927-0009

Washington Hairport

2 Green Hill Rd., Washington Depot 860-868-0710

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BackRoom Studios

For all your recording and live sound needs! Bring your music to life!

Mark Kaufman

Call for rates and information! 203-788-4716

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BAKER Law Firm A FIRM COMMITMENT We understand and support the diverse needs of our community, and have been proud to serve for over thirty years.

24 DELAY STREET • DANBURY, CT 06810 Tel. (203) 792-8765 • Fax (203) 791-1892

Book Signings & Special Events Gifts, Cards & Stationery Music Games & Toys Serving the readers of Litchfield County for over 50 years Monday- -Saturday Saturday9 9toto5:30 6 and Monday andSunday Sunday1111toto55 860-868-0525 Tel 860-868-1356 Fax 2 Green Hill Road • Washington Depot, CT

edible Nutmeg® Celebrating Local Food, Farms, and Community in the Nutmeg State

We give $10 of each $28 subscription to the community partner you choose.

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John Mullen, M.D. Fracture Care, Hip & Knee Replacement, General Orthopedics

31 Old Route 7 Brookfield, CT 06804 (203) 775-3000

131 Kent Road (Route 7) New Milford, CT 06776 (860) 355-8000

Newtown Orthopedic 153 South Main St. Newtown, CT 06470 (203) 426-6600 Madison Square Garden (212) 465-5122 14 Kinney Hill Road Tel: (860) 868-7923 Washington Depot, CT 06794




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We proudly support the ASAP and their dedication to providing artistic and

cultural opportunities for children and adults.

The Glenholme School

An exceptional boarding school for students with special needs, ages 10-18 and postgraduates. 81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, CT 06793 P: 860-868-7377 • F: 860-868-7413 www. th e gl e n h o l m e s c h o CONNECTICUT

More than a bank … WE’RE PART OF



At Union Savings Bank, we take great pride in our communities. That’s why, in addition to supporting our customers through a variety of financial products and services; we also support our communities through financial donations and employee involvement. We’re proud of the people who make up our vibrant community, and we’re especially proud to support ASAP's "A Celebration of Young Writers". 203.830.4200 866.872.1866 Member FDIC

6th Annual Celebration of Young Writers  
6th Annual Celebration of Young Writers  

May 12, 2011 Bryan Memorial Hall, Washington, CT For its 6th annual literary project, A Celebration of Young Writers, ASAP invited all stud...