In Loving Memory of
Bob Woolson’s leadership, vision, gifts of technical skill, and extraordinary family, contributed profoundly to CTW’s forty years of success.
From the very first show, Bob enthusiastically ran the sound, special effects and video, a job he performed for decades and one that he passed on to his son, Rob, whose voice is the one audiences hear welcoming them to each performance. According to a fellow founder of CTW, Bob was the glue that kept CTW going for a long time. It was his skill that made the very first production shine, showing the community how extraordinary a local, child-centered theatre could be.
In addition to videotaping the Washburn graduation and Village Follies, Bob kept the archives for all of CTW’s shows, an important service his son, Rob, continues to provide.
Bob was unflappable and witty, an intellectual who committed himself to his family, community and country. During WWII, Bob flew a B-29 Bomber, a feat to rival running the CTW sound and light boards. No matter what he did, he did it with gusto and an infectious positivity. His leadership on the CTW board of directors and his technical direction have allowed generations of kids to be seen in the best possible light.
His generosity, skill and warm presence will be sorely missed.