A Message from the Executive Director

MaryLouAleskie.jpgJune 29, 2009

Thank you all for being with us over the past two weeks and for filling this Festival with tremendous energy and joy. You, our audience and friends, made it a great Festival by being curious, engaged and intrepid.

During what was perceived to be a rainy period in an economic downturn, we had a record number of people visiting this website and attending our free events on the New Haven Green, capacity audiences at Ideas events and tours, and the Festival’s ticketed events exceeded the sales figures from the past two years. We really can't ask for more.

The Festival also received extensive media attention with reviews, interviews and articles including the New York Times, Time Out New York, American Theatre Magazine, Variety, Dance Magazine, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Connecticut Magazine, Hartford Courant, New Haven Register, New Haven Advocate, and New Haven Independent; and on WTNH, WQUN, WMRD, WEBE, WICC, WSHU, and WNPR.

Thanks for making Festival 14 such a success!


Mary Lou Aleskie
Executive Director

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