For many years now, The Daytona Beach area has been immersed in expensive tourist traps that were meant to boost the economy. Unfortunatley, over time, this has not been successful, and the locals have had to face their fair share of let downs financially. The Daytona Playhouse gives the community an opportunity to overlook this in their lives and allows them to be apart of something wether they are in the audience, behined the scenes, or on stage providing laughter to the fellow community members that have fallen under hard times. A pure non-profit organization, all ticket sales, (proven to be the cheapest in the county), are used for the next production and for housekeeping expensis in the theatre. The volunteers at the playhouse don't have to pay a penny. It is a pure cycle that has worked for decades. Unfortunatley, the citizens that have kept the old theatre are now turning in age, and will no longer be able to participate. Because of this, it is my job to get the word out there to the younger thespians that care so much about theatre, and need a community that they can call home. With the support of this scholarship, I may be able to fund Summer or Winter programs for children, which the playhouse has not had in years. This is just one of the many ways I can redeem the playhouse's reputation and keep the cycle rolling.