Thank you AHSEF, Rotary, and the Kiwanis Club for your generous support of our programs!!
2009-’10 – $9,300 for Theatre Renovation Continuation and Dance Supplies
2011-’12 – $2000 from Matt Nix for a new cyclorama; $3000 for a Genie scissor lift;
2010 – $280 for a Head Microphone for Dance Class
2011 – $800 for Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Night
2012 – $3200 from Community Grant for Theatre stage floor renovation
2012-13 – $500 for the program in general.
We depend on your donations – in cash, in kind, or in time – to run our program. Call 824-2300 x 2180 for more info or to arrange pickup: (we can wish can’t we?!)
- A shipping container for our lumber, platforms and set pieces that we constantly reuse OR a large canopy to store them under – up to $3000
- A bullhorn – Cheap!
- Power tools, especially an electric theater winch
- Cordless impact drivers – 18 V preferably
- Hand tools, especially wrenches
- Brooms – both push and sweep variety
- Painting equipment (brushes, rollers, etc.) plus paint in primary colors – Thank you to whomever donated some of these items through Sebastopol Hardware’s recent Adopt-a-classroom event!!
- Sound equipment – microphones (vocal, stage, lapel)
- Lighting equipment – spots, stands, color gels, orchestra lamps
- Lumber for set construction
- Furniture, mirrors, everyday props, and theatrical props
- Good-condition clothing in all sizes: vintage, costume wear, everyday wear, hats, accessories, belts, purses, shoes, boots, scarves, canes, umbrellas, coats, – conservative & outlandish – Thank you to the many people who donated items to us!
- Discounted (or free!) ad space in local papers
- Discounted (or free!) printing for advertising, programs, tickets – Thank you to SPRINT COPY CENTER for their discounts to us!!
- Discounted (or free!) haircuts for character actors (mostly the guys)
- Royalties to mount a production range from $300 – $3,000 per show.
- Professional & technical work (lighting, sound, etc.) costs up to $3,000 per year.
- Stipends for teachers * (choreographer, musical director, costumer) run about $3,000 per year.
- Equipment replacement and repair could cost several thousand dollars per year – if we had the $$! We just bought a new scrim ($950)
- Hardware costs about $1,000 per year – not including lighting instruments (up to $500 to replace), lamps (up to $80 each), and gaffer tape (up to $25 per roll).