THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

Hello Everyone,


As we venture into a new decade, Mariposa is also going to be going through some major changes.  We are leaving our physical space on 527 Lincoln Ave in Bellevue on January 31.  Our lease is up and although we have loved being part of the Bellevue Community, it has become clear that some restructuring and refocus need to take place.  That and the fact that our landlords are wankers and have let the building fall into major disrepair.


So what does that mean for you, our theatre family?  It means that we are looking for several spaces to continue doing classes.  We are taking our shows to schools instead of offering field trips.  And we are looking for the perfect place to hold public performances for our Young Audiences productions and our Cabaret Series.


A new year brings challenges and promise.  Both of which we will embrace.   Our commitment to quality productions for youth and family will not waver.  Nor will our goal of making the arts available and accessible to all change.  The delivery address will change, that's all.


We cannot thank you enough for being there for the ride and continuing to support us!


Caren Hearne

Executive Artistic Director



April 6, 2020


Hello Mariposa Family!


Well now, 2020 really has NOT turned out the way we, or anyone, expected.  We had hoped to be bringing you shows and classes at this point and we will......just not the way anyone really planned.  Our classes will be transferring to a digital format, and we are working on how to have a cabaret through a digital environment.  Our shows will have to wait until the fall.


We are planning a summer camp, but it will have to be a fluid date as it stands right now.  There is too much flux in everyone's timeline.


I hope that everyone has been practicing their best physical distancing and staying safe.  Covid-19 is not something we should treat lightly. Obviously this has not been easy for any of us, but I especially feel for Mariposa's actors and technicians.  For many of our actors, theatre is one of the sources of their income, for some it is their MAJOR source of income.  I am doing my best to apply for grants to assist our actors and technicians.  If you can help, that is a wonderful gift.


Hopefully you are all staying safe, staying home, and staying sane.


Caren Hearne

Executive Artistic Director