New theater launch, part 1

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A positive sign on the local arts scene (and we certainly could use those), is the launching of more professional arts organizations. Community theater is fine, but the more paying work there is for actors, directors, and designers, the better of an arts town we’re going to have.

The latest: Sapphire Theatre Company.

Sapphire Theatre Company artistic director Bonnie Mill has ambitious plans. She wants to open a company theater space by its third season that will “mix live concerts, classic and independent film, dance, theatre and more with a coffee shop and cocktail lounge.”

For now, it will be using at hoc locations, offering its adaptation of the “Make Love, Not War” classic “Lysistrata” in October at Circle Centre.

More news on another new company coming soon.

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