Like other Performing Arts companies across the World, our small theatre community saw their beloved venues close their doors one by one in March 2020 due to the pandemic known as Covid-19. What we all wished would only be a month or two, now will surely be at least a year of silent dark spaces that once were filled with communial laughter, tears, and shared experiences that can alter hearts and shape our communities.
The pandemic has taught us all how to become resilient, how to be creative, think outside of the box, and how to support each other when the first two are not enough. I know how hard the members of the Oak Grove Theatre, Shenanarts, and the Historic Wayne Theatre are working to keep their lights on. It is my wish that each will once again open their doors and share with the community the gifts they uniquely bring.
It is hard not feel helpless and overwhelmed when faced with odds so against our favor. But in an effort to do whatever small thing I could to keep the lights on and give back to those who gave me opportunities to perform and witness theatre that has touched me in ways I will always be grateful, I came up with the idea of a Valley Theatre Calendar as a fundraiser.
I have spent well over 100 hours of work to make this come to life. This includes but is not limited to researching how to run a fundraiser, how to make a calendar and what it would cost to the hours of illustrating past productions from each theatre and creating marketing materials. (I am firm believer that I will finally get a good nights rest when I dead. )
The Performing arts means the world to me. I humbly ask you to please consider purchasing a Valley Theatre 2021 Calendar. ALL proceeds after costs will be split evenly between the three theatres that have directly impacted me in the Valley. (Oak Grove Theatre, Shenanarts, and The Historic Wayne Theatre. ) The Calendars would make wonderful Holiday gifts and support an excellent cause! Thank you in advance for your support. Until we meet again at the theatre doors!
The cost of each 8 1/2” x 11” Calendar with SALES TAX INCLUDED is the cost of an average adult theatre ticket price of $23.00
If you would like it to be personally shipped to you verses picking it up it is an additional $5.00
HOW TO PURCHASE
Email ValleyTheatreFundraiser2020@gmail.com with the number of Calendars you would like to purchase and if you would like it shipped. You will need to provide the following
1. Your name
2. Your email
3. A phone number you can be reached at
4. Shipping address if applicable
You will receive an invoice from ValleyTheatreFundraiser2020 within two business days that must be paid in order to confirm your order.
Orders will close on November 20, 2020 and be sent to print.
If you are picking up the calendar you will be notified of the set pick up dates, times, and locations in the beginning of month of December.