Save Heller/Clark Theatre
**PLEASE SIGN TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE YOUNG ACTORS AND ACTRESSES THAT NEED THIS CREATIVE OUTLET, AND PLEASE, PLEASE SHARE TO PROMOTE OUR CAUSE!**
(Use at least your actual first name, I CAN SEE and WILL HAVE TO DELETE non-valid names, even if associated with real emails)
Clark/Heller theatre is a second family, and even a second home, to many young students in the Tulsa area learning and practicing different types and roles of stage production.
A couple years ago, Tulsa closed Clark Theatre and transferred it's programs to Henthorne. Now, Mayor Dewey Bartlett has proposed budget cut ideas which plan to cut funding to Henthorne Park. This means the Performing Arts Center there will be shut down and all programs discontinued as of August. These programs include the Home School Drama Program, Laughing Matter (an improvisational comedy show), multiple plays throughout the year (some of which are written and directed by the young adults), and many others. There has been discussions about transferring the programs to a new location, however talk has been minimal, nothing is concrete or even listed as a possibility yet, and there are very few theatres left in the Tulsa area, of which most have their own programs that could potentially conflict.