Live theater is all about human connection. We are eager to start the process of producing plays and welcoming patrons like you back through our doors, to create and experience theatre together again. Though the building has been dark, Masquers Playhouse has had many accomplishments in 2020:
A Diverse Board of Directors
With the addition of several new board members, our board is a diverse group of business owners, educators, artists, community leaders, and local residents from different cultural backgrounds and walks of life.
A New Theater Education Program
We formed a partnership with Making Waves Academy, a public charter school serving grades 5 through 12. Through this partnership, we created a new community-based theater education program that will be offered free of charge to the students. Led by Masquers members and featuring an original curriculum, accessible virtually and in-person once safe to do so, our first classes launch in January. This major accomplishment will build a new generation of theater-makers that can continue the legacy of Masquers.
The Revitalization of the Playhouse is Complete and Paid For
Thanks to your solidarity, generous donations, and unwavering support, the revitalization of our physical building was completed early this fall. Plus – the bills are paid!
Just a few months away from fully restarting operations, the Covid pandemic put a hard stop to everything. Recent news has been encouraging, but until we are able to resume normal operations, we still face monthly expenses of $3,000. Paying these monthly expenses will deplete our limited savings, money meant to relaunch our live productions.
Will you help us weather the remainder of the pandemic and raise enough general funds to sustain us for the next 12 months?
Can you sponsor:
- one month of expenses with a gift of $3000;
- one week with a gift of $700;
- an entire weekend with a gift of $250;
- a single day with a gift of $100?
To date, single day gifts have provided us with funds until about April—can you help get us to October?
Or, if you prefer, you can support us with a recurring monthly gift.
We are strong when we come together. Soon our dark stage will be lit, filled with the magic only theater-makers can create. We can all be part of that magic because Masquers is our theater, our artistic community, and our joy.
Need the perfect gift? This holiday season, consider donating to Masquers for the person that already has everything and doesn’t need any more stuff. Use the comment box to let us know who this donation is a gift for, and we will send a special holiday card to the theater lover in your life to acknowledge this special occassion.
We wish you and your loved ones safe and joyful holidays!