ART to HeART
ARTNV strives not only to produce quality theatrical performances, but also to make a positive impact on our community. Our Board of Directors and production staff regularly give back to our community by participating in various charitable events, thereby bringing awareness to the issues that directly affect our community every day.
We are most proud of our "ART to HeART" parternship, where we select one local nonprofit organization each year to partner with and bring a special awareness to their cause. Our productions each season will allow ARTNV to shine a spotlight on our partners' message and mission. Most importantly, 10% of all ticket sales will be donated to our "ART to HeART" partners.
ART to HeART
Adam’s Place Announces New Partnership with Actors Repertory Theater of Nevada
September 18, 2019 By Ann Sliman
Adam’s Place Announces New Partnership with Actors Repertory Theater of Nevada LAS VEGAS, NV – Adam’s Place, a local nonprofit organization is excited to announce new partnership with Actors Repertory Theater of Nevada. ARTNV selected Adam’s Place as their featured charity for their inaugural season. The new partnership will include ARTNV choreographed comedy and drama performances touching on coping with loss and the human experience.
The Board of Directors from Actors Repertory Theater toured the new Adam’s Place facility located on 2820 West Charleston Blvd., Suite 40 Las Vegas, NV 89102 and spent time with the Executive Director, Kelly Thomas-Boyers and her staff to discuss the new partnership.
“We are excited to work with actors sharing their craft to highlight community needs and programs, “ said Kelly Thomas-Boyers, executive director of Adam’s Place.
Adam’s Place provides grief services for children, teens and families in a peer support group setting. We have trained volunteer facilitators who lead and encourage group members to express the many feelings that are a part of the grieving process. We have open-ended sessions that have no definition of completion. Grief support group members begin at any time and continue for as long as they feel comfortable.
A Grief Center for Children and Families
Adam’s Place, a Grief Center for Children and Families was established in memory of Adam Gregory Thomas. Adam was a 21-year-old college senior at the University of Nevada, Reno when he sustained life-ending injuries from a car crash in Reno, Nevada in March of 2007. Adam left behind his father, George Thomas, mother, Kelly Thomas-Boyers, and younger brother, Alec Thomas.
Kelly returned to the University of Nevada, Reno in May 2007 in support of memorial activities and the Adam Thomas Legislative Intern Scholarship. It was there that she found a brochure for the Solace Tree Program, a grieving support center for children, teens and adults in Reno. The idea of a place for her younger son, Alec, to go and work through his grief made a great impact on her. Kelly set out to find a similar program in Las Vegas upon her return, but couldn’t find one.
After intensive research, guidance from the executive director, Emilio Parga, of Solace Tree in Reno, and many talks with social workers, doctors, nurses and school counselors, Kelly launched Adam’s Place in Southern Nevada with the help of a grant that Emilio applied for. Adam’s Place opened its doors in 2010 and has been serving the Southern Nevada community ever since