On Turning 36: A Short Reflection from Founding Artistic Director Jack Reuler

Posted on February 2, 2012


The staff here at Mixed Blood is very happy to celebrate our 36th birthday! To mark the occasion, Jack Reuler, our fearless leader, who has been at the helm since the organization’s inception, dropped this little reflection in our inbox this morning:

On this day, 2-2,  at the age of 22, in 1976 I sat down and wrote the mission of the Mixed Blood Theatre Company, initially as a program of the Center for Community Action.  While the language has evolved and the programming matured and improved, its core purpose remains solid and true.  I am joyous to have been with Mixed Blood for this length of time because of the people who have invested their time and hearts into that which we hold valuable and for a just vision of our world.  Thank you all for letting Mixed Blood take the journey upon which it has embarked.  I truly believe that the best is yet to come.

Whether you’ve been with us for 36 years or 36 days, we thank you for joining us on our journey. We look forward to upholding the original mission, vision and values the organization and responding to the needs of an ever-changing society.

Still looking good at 36!

Still looking good at 36!