Actors Theatre moved several steps closer to ending its “pause” following a successful annual fund outreach campaign combined with the awarding of a $30,000 Shubert Foundation grant for general operations.
The Shubert Foundation, whose focus is to sustain and advance live performing arts in the US, has funded Actors Theatre consistently since 2001.
Actors Theatre closed out its fiscal year 2013 annual fund effort with donations of $54,000 from more than 200 donors in June alone. The year-long outreach brought in contributions from a total of 1,391 donors.
“As we make our way back from our ‘pause,’ support from an organization like the Shubert Foundation brings with it a level of acknowledgement that we’re on the right track. We also received many comments from donors who shared that support and enthusiasm for our strategic rebuilding of the company,” said Producing Artistic Director Matthew Wiener. “They also told us how much they missed our programming. We’ll be filling that void shortly.”
The New York City-based Shubert Foundation provides general operating support to nonprofit professional resident theatre and dance companies as well as to support the development of other arts-related organizations.
In April, Actors Theatre announced that A Steady Rain will open the 2013-14 season from Oct. 25 to Nov. 10 at the Playhouse in the Park at the Viad Corporate Center. Ticket information is available at www.actorstheatrephx.org. Performance dates are being finalized for Good People and the remaining two shows are being determined. Tickets will go on sale once all details are in place.
To support Actors Theatre with a donation or for more information, visit www.actorstheatrephx.org.