To Families and Friends of Whidbey Children’s Theater,
It is with deep sadness that I inform you one week from today (on July 31st) I will step down as Artistic Director of this fine and beloved organization.
As you may know, the time has come for my family to make a move to Bellingham, WA to be closer together. This is a necessary move that brings promises of growth and wholeness, but also a challenging move: in saying goodbye to a beautiful community of actors, parents and guardians, artists, and big kids who want to see this theater succeed—that have supported me and taught me so many beautiful things about life, art, work, and love.
Thank you for trusting me to share in leading this ship, thank you for believing in my vision and process. Thank you for your understanding, your incredible creativity and your friendship.
Specific to the youth of WCT: You have helped me grow in ways I never thought possible, and taught me so much about myself. I see you shine everyday and I am a better person for it—you’re going to save us all. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Specific to volunteers, contractors, staff, and board: I know without a doubt (because I am a theatre kid, too) the children we serve will remember this organization for the rest of their lives; it has been a profound honor to share in those memories with all of you, dedicated to the transformative power of the performing arts for youth in our community.
With Warmest Regards,
Kathryn Lynn Morgen
Kathryn Lynn Morgen first joined Whidbey Children's Theater in 2013 as a Set Designer for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, directed by her husband Michael Morgen—who served as WCT Marketing and Administrative Coordinator from 2013 - 2016. You can see Kathryn in her final Whidbey performance as Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins July 28 - August 6 at Whidbey Children's Theater.
A farewell gathering for Michael and Kathryn is scheduled for Sunday, August 6th after the Closing Performance of Mary Poppins.
Kathryn is also Directing the final production of the season, Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, as part of the Theatre Conservatory for Young Adults collaboration with Island Shakespeare Festival. Performance dates are August 17th - 20th @ 7:00pm with Matinees the 19th & 20th at 2:00 pm. Admission is free, Seating is limited.