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September 17, 2019Cart

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by Westchester County Business Journal
by WCBJ

Schoolhouse Theater spotlights award

From left: Bram Lewis, Schoolhouse artistic director; board member Francis Corcoran; Peter Kamenstein, North Salem deputy supervisor; board member Joan Gilbert; North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas; and Lee Pope. Photo by Doug Abdelnour.

The Schoolhouse Theatre & Arts Center’s founder Lee Pope was among those receiving honors at ArtsWestchester’s 2018 Arts Award Luncheon at the Westchester Country Club in Rye. The theater put the event in the spotlight with a page of photos on its website, schoolhousetheater.org.

Pope founded the theater in 1983 by transforming an old elementary school building in Croton Falls into a visual arts center. The classrooms became galleries and studio spaces and, in 1986, performances began when Jack Palance’s daughter Brooke and actor Michael Wilding opened in “Bedroom Farce.”

Other ArtsWestchester awards recipients were the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Pocantico Center Presenting Series; LaRuth Gray; Deborah and Alan Simon; Will Crutchfield; The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College; Play Group Theatre; LifeTime Arts; and photographer Ocean Morisset