ACTORS' THEATRE NEEDS YOUR HELP!
CAN YOU HELP US RISE TO THE CHALLENGE?
With the approach of our 34th Season as well as our
first-ever participation in Art Prize, Actors’ Theatre has been given a
wonderful opportunity to achieve something that we have been working so hard to
reach – financial independence. Several of our long-time donors have
offered a challenge that will help us pay off our debt as well as make us
eligible for other sources of income, including grants and contributions from
foundations. Achieving such independence will also allow us to put the majority of our resources into
shows for which Actors’ Theatre has long been known - those that are
entertaining, innovative, challenging and thought-provoking – as well as to reach
new audiences and explore new opportunities.
The challenge: these long-time donors have pledged a minimum of
$15,000 if we can match this amount. Our first goal is to reach $4000 by the
close of our first show, 4000 Miles, on October 11. From there we
are hoping to “checkmate” our challenge by raising, at a minimum, an additional
$11,000 by the opening of Chess on
December 4. With the help of both our
long-time supporters as well as new donors, we are confident we will meet the
challenge. Make your contribution via the link below; by sending it to our office at 143 Bostwick Ave., NE, Grand
Rapids, MI 49503; or by calling our office at 616-234-3968.
In the recent 2014 Grand Awards
announcement, all three plays from last season were nominated as
"Outstanding,” with eleven total nominations for Actors’ Theatre. We anticipate more nominations when
the Grand Awards committee announces their selections for musicals. This continues the pattern of Actors’ Theatre
being recognized for its long tradition of bringing quality theater to West
Won’t you help us rise to “the challenge” so we can
continue our tradition as well as explore new opportunities?
The Board of Actors’ Theatre