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December 5, 2023 rebekah@sharpshellsolutions.com

Lighting the Stage for Future Stars

The Inspiring Story of the William Daniel Mills Theatre Company


Imagine a theatre festooned with red ribbons and greenery, the house smelling of pine, and a twinkling holiday tree sits, corner stage, dressed in glittering ornaments. This is the Christmas season: the season for loving our family, friends, neighbors, of communities coming together, and it’s also the season of giving.

As the curtain rises, we invite you to take a journey with us, a journey that began a few years ago with one young person’s dream. His name was Daniel Mills, and he had a passion for theatre as a place of safety and inclusivity. A vision that would ignite a spark, inspire countless lives, and lay the foundation for what we now know as the William Daniel Mills Theatre Company.

Daniel Mills was not just a young man, but a visionary. From an early age, he was fascinated by the transformative power of theatre, the way it could take ordinary moments and turn them into something extraordinary. He understood that theatre was not just about entertainment, but about creating a community, a shared space where people could come together and collaborate, feel safe, sharing stories that resonated with the collective human experience.

His passion for the stage was infectious, and he dedicated his short life to fostering that same love in others. He believed that everyone, regardless of their background or experience, should have the opportunity to experience the magic of theatre. This belief was the driving force behind the creation of the William Daniel Mills Apprentice Program.


The Apprentice Program is the embodiment of Daniel’s vision. It is where young, passionate individuals come together to learn, grow, and immerse themselves in the world of theatre. It is a place where they can collaborate, create, and most importantly, be part of a supportive community that values their unique perspectives.

This program is the reason the William Daniel Mills Theatre Company came into being.  It provides a solid foundation where young people interested in theatre can explore countless careers in the arts. It is a beacon of hope, a testament to the power of theatre to inspire and make an impactful difference in people’s lives.


As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of our community to keep the vision alive. We need your support. Your donation will go directly toward funding our Apprentice Program, providing resources for our young apprentices, and ensuring the continuation of Daniel’s legacy.

During this season of giving, whether you choose to donate one time, make a sustaining donation, share our story, or join us as a volunteer, your support has a profound impact on young lives throughout the year. You become part of their journey, their story, and our community.


The William Daniel Mills Theatre Company is not just about theatre; it is about community, about family, about belonging, about legacy. We are passionate about our mission and are committed to continuing Daniel’s visionary work.

Please, join us. Let’s raise the curtain together, educate and inspire the next generation of theatre artists, and ensure that the stage lights never dim on Daniel’s dream.

Donate now and play your part in this ongoing and inspiring story.

Together, we can make a difference.

Together, we are the William Daniel Mills Theatre Company.


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STE 331
Windermere, FL 34786

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