An Attitude of Gratitude


“Here are the two best prayers I know: ‘Help me, help me, help me’ and ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you.” -Anne Lamott

 “Help me, help me, help me”  is a familiar prayer to anyone starting a new theatre.  Our prayers  are along the line of “help us find a space, the money, the right script, enough time, the best actor, great marketing, excellent tech help, inventive sets and costumes, and enthusiastic audiences to make this theatre a successful reality.”  We’re still looking for the next venue where we can produce a show. We’re still looking for a space with 250 seats to call “home.”  We’re searching for sponsors and on the lookout for creative ways to connect with the community. We have a long, long litany. There are days when it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of work remaining to be accomplished.

But when Jayne and I compare notes, we’re thankful for so MUCH that has happened in 2012. We secured our non-profit status, produced two events with enthusiastic audience response, had several successful (and very fun) fundraising parties. We’ve attracted a top notch board of directors. We’ve had some terrific press in the News Sentinel and Metropulse along with a great interview on WBIR. Even under what are still acknowledged to be “challenging economic times” you’ve given us donations to move forward.  As the holidays approach we want to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who has helped us.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. 

 GUNPOWDER  ($5000 +)

Eileen and John Conway

Christopher J. Skelly

 IGNITER  ($1000 +)

Robert and Mary Ferguson

Lee Ann Rogers & Steve Drevik

 SPARK – ($500 +)

Dr. Charlotte Headrick

Irene Robbins

 FUSE – ($100 +)

Bob Bray

Paige Davis

Dave and Marilyn Dwyer

Patricia Hooper

Sally Rountree Klein

Miriam Levering

Karla Matteson

John and Colen McCord

Barbara Nicodemus &  Randy Kurth

Richard Overton

Theirry Sommers

Dr. Steve Smith

Sean Smith

James and Mary Yann

 MATCH ($75 or under)

Barbara Bennion

W. Lewis Bolton

Holly Caster

April Brookins Duvic

Carol Goans

Geoffrey Greene

Philip Hardison

Melissa Hurst

Wanda Huttner

Jeannie Hacker

Leigh Ann Jernigan

Judith Kass

Ellen Kimball

Glorietta Klarich

Life on the Rock

Jonathan Lutz

Linda Marion

Linda McCulloch

Ted Newman

Steve Ownby

Donna Pauline

Dennis Perkins

Judith Polson

Rada Rolison

Michael Russell

Chelsea Samples

Jay and Diane Strozier

Wendy Smith

Christopher G. Smith

Steve Swedeen

Steve Thomas

Donald Thorne

Nancy Wahler

Kathleen Warnock

Courtney Woolard

Karen Smith Vastola

 And for those that have read this far – we are still praying to find some donors for the DYNAMITE (20,000 +) and PYROTECHNICAL WIZARD (10,000 +) categories!

Become a proud sponsor of Flying Anvil Theatre today! We hope you will support us because you believe Knoxville deserves a theatre with the mission of providing the best possible professional theatre to local audiences. Your contributions will allow us to bring quality entertainment to this area through adult and children theatre performances, special events and concerts. We are a 501(c) 3 organization so your donations are tax deductible.


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