Tuscany Theatre Co.'s New Space

$1,200 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 21 months
Andrea McFeely
on behalf of Cheri Lundgreen
 GILBERT, AZ
Tuscany Theatre Company is in its third year and on its fourth rehearsal space...  We have long relied on the kindness of strangers (and friends and family) for rehearsal space.  It's not as easy as you might think!  We need a room large enough for 25 adults to dance, with a floor that is even and smooth and safe, with AC (this is AZ after all), with adequate parking available.  We had happily landed at a charter school when they suddenly closed their doors!  

Homeless again, we began to rethink our strategy - clearly we need to pay for our own space, but we cannot make enough to pay for rehearsal and storage space off of our ticket sales.  We need to offer classes!  But we have no money.  We have great teachers lined up, great classes for adults, and a couple of different locations we're considering.  We want to stay in the East Valley to be near our performance venue (and to be available to our parent non-profit, Actor's Youth Theatre, so that we might be of use to them also) and to continue to meet our mission (to provide a safe and creative home for young people aging out of youth theatre and looking for community theatre opportunities AND for our East Valley families and performers and artists at any level of experience who want to be involved in a true community theatre).  

From The 39 Steps to EVITA to Picnic to Urinetown - we have brought quality productions to the stage - help us continue to provide this creative forum for expression to our incredibly talented community!
We need the funds ASAP!  We start rehearsals at the end of October - ack!  So soon!  We will use the funds to secure a new space, pay for building out the space (floors, move walls, sound proof), purchase some standard supplies (chairs, toilet paper, the important stuff), and pay rent/utilities for three months while we get our classes up and running (we are being very fiscally conservative in our space plans, I promise!).

I cannot speak for everyone involved with Tuscany Theatre Company, but I can speak for myself:  theatre transforms lives.  It provides community, friendship, a home, kindred spirits, and a connection.  Fun, learning, commitment, passion, achievement - in one activity.

Has theatre touched your life or the lives of your friends or family?  Help us survive and touch even more lives!
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We've (you've) raised $1,065 online and an additional $350 offline! We are at $1415! 35% of the way there! Thank you! Keep sharing! (sharing this gofundme - you don't have to keep opening/sharing your own wallet over and over again - I mean, unless you really want to)
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We are one quarter of the way there!!!! Thank you thank you thank you! Now - let's get the rest of the way there. Share with friends and family, twist some arms, bring them into the theatre fold - let them know that every little bit helps, every little bit helps put us in a position to become self-sufficient. What a concept! Self sufficient!
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Yes! We are on our way! One day in and we are more than 10% of our way there. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you Danny and Tony for helping us leap forward! Keep sharing!
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Do you know Karli Kemper? This wonderful woman, this true and supportive friend has been my biggest cheerleader for years. She brought me back to theatre and writing. She started me directing. She has listened to all of my joys and woes with a judgment-free ear. And when it came time to start TTC, she shared her support and love and talent with us. And now, in her normal generous fashion, she is the first person to donate to our attempt to secure a new physical home! Thank you, Karli, for being you. Tuscany appreciates you, I love you.
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$1,200 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 21 months
Created September 28, 2016
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$10
Debbie Fournier
19 months ago

We enjoy all the shows you produce and love the Tuscany Theater.

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$10
Arlene Welch
20 months ago
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Wish I could do more!

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$100
Rebecca Heitkamp
20 months ago
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Keep up the amazing work!

$25
Anonymous
21 months ago
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$5
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21 months ago
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