We are asking for your help. You may be aware that Acting Ensemble has been growing out of our space for some time, and except for the theater proper and one small office, our space, including lobby, box office area and bathrooms, is shared with another business. We cannot grow in our current space. We will not thrive. In fact, we will not survive. We struggle to maintain our identity and keep our audiences– not because of the work we do, which is highly praised – because of parking, facilities, noise competition and general lack of identity. We also struggle to focus our passion on our work because we have to re-claim our space every time we do a show. We simply cannot continue this way.
I am so excited to write this next part! Acting Ensemble, after searching for several years, has found a new space at 602 East Mishawaka Avenue. We have made an offer and it has been accepted. Now more than ever, we urgently need your help! We need a jump start to get into the building. I am turning to you because you have shown support for the Acting Ensemble. You share our passion for a good story, well told. We need you to help us make this happen, and quickly. Our plan is to raise initial funding by mid-August.
Won’t you join us? We have already secured a portion of our $25,000 goal through several generous donations, and need your support to continue. Our hard-working team is looking forward to transforming the space into a flexible, accessible performance art venue that will continue to serve and contribute to the cultural growth of our community. Please send or pledge your gift to the Acting Ensemble’s Building Fund.
You can give now, or pledge to give in August – but please help us reach our goal of $25,000 as soon as possible. I have included a contribution form and a pledge form below, or you can go to our website at http://www.actingensemble.com/box-office to make your secure donation online. Use it to give or to pledge now — as much as you can, as soon as you can. Every dollar helps us into our new space.
If you have already given, thank you! And thank you again for your vital contribution to this area’s rich performance arts culture! See you at the theater!
Download and print the donation/pledge form here. We need pledges by August 15.