Thanks to grants from The Sudbury Foundation, The Highland Street Foundation and Impact Framingham, the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest has completed renovation of its rehearsal studio.
Previously named the multi-purpose room, the new room has a new wood floor, a wall of mirrors, new paint and radiator covers. The room has also been re-named The Lynne Johnson Grynkewicz Rehearsal Studio.
The newly renovated room is named The Lynne Johnson Grynkewicz Rehearsal Studio in honor of one of Center's volunteer leaders who has given 25 years of devoted service to the Center as Executive Director, Board of Directors Chair and Member-At-Large, major donor, and Founder of Center's resident dance company, The Moving West Repertory Dance Theater.
The Center's multi-purpose room was under-utilized because it had carpeting and no mirrors. Wood floors and mirrors are critical for a fully functioning space for classes and workshops in theater and dance, theater production rehearsals, and other programs.
Dancers and actors can trip and hurt themselves on an improper surface such as carpeting. Mirrors are needed for teaching purposes and for students to
see themselves as they try to perfect dance and theater movements. The room also had exposed radiators, dangerous to children and adults. Finally, the room needed to be painted to update and improve the look of the room. Now, it is colorful, bright, well kept, cheery and a fun place to attend programs.
The Center also needed more space as a growing organization to accommodate the demand for more programs. The Center is thrilled to now have two spaces which can serve the same purpose (the performance hall and the rehearsal studio); therefore doubling the number of programs we can offer including group music programs, theater production rehearsals, dance and theater classes.
“We are extremely grateful to The Sudbury Foundation, The Highland Street Foundation and Impact Framingham for donating the funds to make the renovation a reality,” says Mary Opanasets, the Center's executive director.