We would like to take this time to give thanks to all of our many Volunteers, Donors, and Theatergoers.
It has been said that the theatre dies every night, only to be reborn each day, for it exists whenever actors perform before an audience. Therefore a primary characteristic of theatre is its ephemeral nature.
Theatre historian Oscar G. Brockett emphasized that after a performance has ended, it cannot be precisely recaptured. The theatre exists in those moments when the audience sees the performance. Then it is gone and lives only in the memories of those who saw it.
Yes, there are physical artifacts—the programs, the reviews, the script, the photographs—but they are not the same.
As one of the Arts, theatre is quite powerful in its effect. Why? Because living people perform scenes that interpret humanity’s experience just as though it were happening at that very moment—all while an audience watches. In this way, the theatre approximates life as it is felt and lived moment by moment.
Theatre—every play—deals with the basic aspects of our lives that we are constantly trying to understand. Going to a play can help us relax, have fun, be shocked, become upset, or ponder a serious issue. Most of all, theatre helps us to better understand ourselves and our world.
The time is now! Go to a play and support ETC.
Volunteer! Give Your Time!
All of our shows rely on dedicated volunteers who are willing to take on all the various responsibilities that go into putting on a play or musical. No matter what your prior experience, if you are interested in the theatre, we are always looking for new volunteers to help us in all of the following areas:
- Stage Management
- Scenic Design
- Set construction & painting
- Lighting design
- Lighting and sound operation
- Working backstage
- Selling/distributing tickets before each show
- Selling program advertisements and marketing
If you would like more information on volunteering with Eventide, please send us an email to email@example.com and let us know what you are interested in. There’s a lot to putting on all of our great shows and we would love to have you be part of our “Eventide Family”.
There are many ways to support your community theatre: attending productions, volunteering, donating props, set items, costumes, supplies (paint, lumber, etc.), and, of course, donating money.
Many people do not know that ticket sales account for less than 35-40% of our revenue. We depend on our donors for our quality productions.
You can be sure that an investment in ETC is an investment in success. Eventide Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3), so your donations are tax deductible.
Here are some realistic examples of what your kindness can buy:
- $25-a gallon of paint
- $100-fabric for costumes
- $250-the royalty fee for one performance of a musical
- $500-programs for one show
Thank you again for all you do to support Eventide Theatre Company.