Livestream of visit to Masquers Playhouse, which awaits construction to revitalize the building and theater.
Who could have predicted that a feisty upstart theater would evolve into a treasured Point Richmond institution? From our founding in 1955 and continuing on even though we had no home stage, Masquers creates lively theater for all ages and tastes. Our next phase depends on you.
ACT I: RESTORE
We’ve partnered with Interactive Resources and Overaa Construction. Two firms that really know Point Richmond are already on the job. The plans include:
• replace a structurally-needed cracked beam;
• eliminate a visually-distracting vertical post in audience seating; and
• remodel a restroom to serve people with physical challenges.
We’ll give the lobby a makeover, with fresh paint, carpet and new fixtures. From the moment you walk through our front doors, you’ll feel the sense of community Masquers is so good at creating.
ACT II: REVITALIZE
Fresh look, renewed spirit, can’t lose. We’ll pick up right where we left off by producing full-stage musicals, dramas, mysteries, and comedies, black-box style Envisions productions, brand new works presented “readers theater” style by our Off the Page program, and the Stage One summer program for kids. The Songbook Series will round out our season of exciting, eclectic theater created with you in mind.
ACT III: RE-IMAGINE
Picture a hub of innovation and collaboration. We’ll draw deeply from our community’s rich history and abundant talent, and build a strong future by engaging younger audiences and actors. We’ll establish a culture of contributing to other local nonprofits, because we’re family in spirit. We’ll think big, but we’ll always stay true to our Point Richmond roots.
This is your moment in the spotlight. Your donation will be the start of an exciting new act for our theater. With you in our cast, we’ll set a construction schedule, determine a re-open date, and raise the curtain on our restored space and brand new season.
Our goal is $500,000. To date we’ve raised over $400,000. Help us reach our goal by donating now. To give online, click here. You may also mail checks to PO Box 71037, Richmond, CA 94807. To discuss donations of stocks, vehicles, property, or large donations, please contact us at 510-232-3888 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a nutshell, during our video we announced that we have full plans for restoring the building that are now with the contractor and will soon be going to the city for permits. The project is to repair the cracked beam, make a restroom and seating areas more ADA accessible, and to update the public areas. Once we secure the permits, the contractor will schedule the work to begin. We have a fundraising goal of $500,000 and have raised over $400,000 so far. We are now asking for support from the community to help close out our fundraising goal. We will continue to update everyone with news of how fundraising is progressing and as construction begins. We hope everyone can do their part to spread the word that Masquers is healthy and on the road to re-opening very, very soon.