"I was saddened to hear about the passing of the great stage and screen actress Olympia Dukakis. Olympia contributed so much in her impressive career and she was a force in the early days of New Jersey's regional theatre movement. I have wonderful memories of seeing outstanding work at the Whole Theater Company in Montclair, the company she co-founded with her husband, the late Louis Zorich. The Whole Theater was one of the five founding members of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance in 1981. In addition to producing great work, Olympia and her colleagues at the company were pioneers in arts education offering innovative and creative programs for audiences of all ages. Olympia, thank you for all your memorable performances and for all you did for our theatre community."