"He that wants money, means, and content is without three good friends."
As You Like It
ACT III Scene 2.
Well, it's that time of year again…
The time when arts organizations all over the country are furiously preparing grant applications, donor request letters, sponsorship proposals… all with the same goal: to drum up enough income to bring the year in with a balanced budget.
It's a depressing fact, but the ticket buying public accounts, at the best of times, for a bare fraction of the financing required to keep a professional theatre company in business.
As I may have mentioned previously, our most recent Main Stage show King Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2, for (no doubt) a myriad of reasons (none of which entirely satisfy me) was the lowest attended show we've had in quite some time, and this has left us with an intimidating shortfall of cash, somewhere in the neighbourhood of $15,000.
Recognizing that regularly asking people for money (while on some personal level, through conditioning and genetics, makes me want to bury my head in a bucket of pudding) is a natural part of producing theatre, I hereby, on behalf of Shakespeare in the Ruins, request your financial assistance.
To find out how, please CLICK HERE to visit our donation page.
To find out where your money will go, I encourage you to explore this website.
Thanks for your consideration.