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TOURING TROUPE: A dream realized! With the start of our 5th Season we have reached our goal of having a Touring Troupe that will be trained in the Commedia dell'arte style of performing to bring live theater to fairs, festivals, schools, nursing homes, birthday parties, etc. Please see our Touring Troupe page for complete information and to book your performance.
BOOKDRIVE: We are also dedicated to providing books and literature to school and public libraries. We feel that by putting a book in the hand of a child we can help expand their imagination and increase their desire to learn. By donating books to public libraries, we can help stock the shelves of books lost due to natural disasters, or wear and tear, and increase the volume of books available to those unable to purchase books on their own. An annual book drive, held each May, will be held to collect new and gently used books to be donated. (Please see book drive page) We will also purchase new books to be donated to targeted schools and libraries. Our recent book drive delivered over 800 books to Tangipahoa Head Start programs in Hammond, Springfield, Robert and SLU, Tangipahoa Parish Public Libraries and Livingston Parish School Libraries. So start saving your books now! Call us for pick up! If you know of a school, library or community facility that is in need of books please let us know. 2009- Tangipahoa Parish Public and Livingston Parish School libraries.
2008- Tangipahoa Parish graduating eighth graders and Head Start programs.
20 boxes of books given to Hammond Public and area school libraries.
COMMUNITY: We support our local community by participating in events like Hot August Night, Starry November Night, Light Up the Sky, 4-H Pet Parade, and performing at local libraries for their summer reading programs. As a result of donations made at the performances of "The Elves and The Schumachers" we were able to donate 10 large boxes of books and school supplies to the Horizon Youth Service Bureau/Positive Steps program. Recently we held a fundraiser to benefit St. Albert's Special Needs Improvement Fund and The Octavians. Quite a successful event! Spending the day Christmas Caroling at the Hammond and Amite, LA nursing homes brought warmth and good cheer to all.
Anna Pfeil, Artistic/Executive Director 985-634-8122
The Octavian Foundation for the Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supported in part private donations and our patrons.