This video is really adorable – and I can say that without any vanity (yet perhaps a little bit of pride) because, though I am a happy member of this intrepid troupe, I did not have anything to do with the video’s artistic creation! (You will see some pics of me below though – ah, vanity!) Happy December!
Hi friends, this is our one big chance to raise funds for our 2015 Summer Season. And this year, it’s twice as exciting as it’s ever been. Why? Watch here …
Two shows, six whole weeks,
at West Park this Summer.
After five years of steady growth and our 2014 season ending with a tremendous sold-out run, we ask for your help as we achieve a long-awaited dream: in Summer 2015, our fifth year at Ann Arbor’s West Park, The Penny Seats will present two full-scale, professional shows at the park, for nine performances each, over six weeks.
This will double our summer residency, and at last build us into the summer repertory company we set out to be. In five years we have enjoyed enthusiastic and growing support from the community. We’re proud and excited, and we have many to thank. Since day one, our funding model has been simple:
raise every season’s funds in advance, and don’t spend what you can’t raise.
We rely on donations and grants for 100% of our season budget. We don’t count on ticket sales, so we can keep prices very low. We want to be the best theatrical value in town, delivering top-quality theatre at bargain prices. That’s where you come in.
Our goal is ambitious: to achieve our dream this year, we need to pay two sets of royalties, two times the rent for West Park and rehearsal space, and, most importantly, we need the proper funds to pay the dedicated Michigan artists at the center of it all. Can you help?
Helping out is easy, and it comes with some great perks, including 2 free tickets to all our shows for a $100 donation! So please, this year, help us achieve what we set out to do. Let’s give Ann Arbor a fabulous, top-quality summer theatre festival in the park. Donate today. Thanks.
The Penny Seats are:
Lauren London, President
Sean Murphy, Technical Director
J.P. Hitesman, Marketing Director
Board of Directors:
Bridget Bly, Treasurer
Matthew Cameron, Chair
Zachary N. London, Secretary
Laura Sagolla, Vice Chair
All photos by Dawn Kaczmar