When you donate to Theatre West you help bring Arts Education to 2,125 students at Title I public schools. Each child will receive 24 classes in theater and music taught by Theatre West professional artists. Those same students — the vast majority of whom have also never attended a live performance — will join 8,000 other children at one of our Storybook Theatre productions. Our favorite review came from Preschooler, Sheian, who said, “This is so much better than TV!”
Thanks to you, in addition to our outreach programs and children’s theatre, Theatre West’s main stage overflowed this year with creativity. Your continued support will provide literally hundreds of performance opportunities for our 250 Company Members. Every week our world class artists work on their craft, sharpening their skills in over 200 annual workshops in acting, writing, musical comedy or Shakespeare. Just this November, during our Annual Festival of Developing Works, 61 actors, writers and directors shared these workshopped creations in a four week dervish of plays, old and new. Additionally, three or four four Mainstage productions this season are writer-member premieres.
“What I love about this company is the opportunity to work … I fell in love with acting again!” ~ Jill Jones, actress Waiting for the Parade.
Foundations and grant makers believe in what we are doing for artists and the community; in fact they’ve in- creased our grant funding by 50% for the coming year. HOWEVER, we need to match that money in order to provide the services we promise. Our newly established Governing Board of Directors pledged 100% participation in our Annual Fund because they believe too. Even the National Endowment for the Arts thinks yours is a wise investment. They selected Theatre West as one of only 8 Los Angeles companies and only 40 nationwide to their new NEA Digital Collaborative.
Do you believe in what we do for children, seniors, artists and audiences? If so, demonstrate your belief with a donation. Our modest goal is $50,000. And, since we are a non-profit organization, your donation may be tax deductible*. By supporting Theatre West you join our family, you join our mission to support artists and impact the community in ways you may not imagine.
“YOUR beliefs become your thoughts ~ YOUR thoughts become your words YOUR words become your actions ~ YOUR actions become your habits YOUR habits become your values ~ YOUR values become your destiny.” — Mahatma Gandhi
Believe with us in artists and communities. Thank you,
* Whether one will qualify for a tax deduction for their contribution is an individual matter, depending on their entire tax-income-expense situation. Please consult your tax professional.
WAYS TO SUPPORT THEATRE WEST
1. DONATE — To make a donation to Theatre West, click here.
2. AMAZON.COM — Use this Amazon Portal and a percentage of what you spend will go to Theatre West!
3. COME TO THE THEATRE! Make a night of it by inviting your family, friends, co-workers or out-of-town guests to a Theatre West production. We like nothing better than to see you here enjoying live theatre.
4. BECOME A FAN. SPREAD THE WORD. Word of Mouth is one of the most powerful ways to support Theatre West. How does it work? Well, you could:
☛ Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, & Vine.
☛ Send us a shoutout on Facebook or Twitter by tagging us in your post.
☛ Share content from the Theatre West Facebook Page to your own Timeline or Retweet us on Twitter. We love this.
☛ Write a review about one of our shows on your Blog. Don’t blog? Share your review verbally at your next cock- tail party or coffee date. We like when you talk about us behind our back.
☛ Tell your talented playwright, actor, and director friends about the work we do. We’re having Auditions for New Company Members on January 27th! (Email Artistic Board Member Alan Schack at email@example.com for more info.)
5. CLEAN OUT YOUR GARAGE.
Sort of. Theatre West is in need of a variety of items to help with the continuation of our programs and general upkeep of our artistic home. If you can provide any of the following items contact Theatre West directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
✦ Several Notebooks for Students to use in Playwrighting Class
✦ Blank Sheet Music for Students to use in Music Class
✦ 4inch 3 ring Binders
✦ Tripod for Camera (Compatible with Canon Rebel)
✦ Tripod for Iphone
✦ Adobe Photoshop for PC
✦ Ollo Clip
✦ Clip Lights
✦ MacBook Pro
✦ Good Vacuum Cleaner
✦ Keurig Coffee Maker
✦ Swiffer & Swiffer Pads
✦ Small Inkjet Printer
✦ Speakers for Theatre West Lobby
✦ Projector and Large Screen
✦ Storage Space
✦ Gift Certificates to: Costco, Staples, Home Depot, Ikea, SheetMusic.Com