On April 20, 2013 at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro, The Hatch raised $27,000 toward the replacement of their worn-out theater seats as part of an overall restoration of the historic building. Hosted by comedian Brooke Van Poppelen and featuring seasoned storytellers and humorists PJ O’Rourke, Peter Aguero, Adam Wade, Jim O’Grady and Ed Gavagan, Take a Seat—Five Storytellers on a Mission proved to the Hatch members and the community that fundraising can be hilarious.
November 2013: Storytellers Brian Babylon, Ophira Eisenberg, Dave Hill, SRSLY with Alexandra Fiber and Danielle Gibson, Adam Wade and host Tom Shillue. More than $20,000 was raised for the New England Youth Theatre.
April 2014: Hosted by Peter Sagal with Storytellers Elna Baker, Peter Aguero, Cindy Pierce and Ian Chillag. The sold out crowd, along with event sponsors, raised $35,000 for the 35th anniversary of Morningside Shelter in Brattleboro.
November 2014: Our own Tom Bodett hosted the evening’s events at the Flynn Theatre in Burlington. The event benefitted Vermont Parks Forever, the foundation for Vermont State Parks. Storytellers Peter Aguero, Roy Blount, Jr., Ophira Eisenberg and Kevin Hand wowed the crowd.
April 2015: The Hatch will now host events once a year back in Brattleboro at the Latchis Theatre. The evening was dedicated to The Winston Prouty Center for Childhood Development. Storytellers Lizz Winstead, Ernesto Quinonez, Catie Lazarus, Adam Wade and David Martin kept the audiences rapt.
Are we saying you’ll never have to live through another silent auction? No, but you never will with us.