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CCCT Needs a Space

$3,855 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 4 months
Created May 22, 2018
WHO WE ARE: The Central Coast Comedy Theater (CCCT) is an Improv & Sketch Comedy Training Center & Performance Ensemble.

The Training Center: Built on a tiered class system the training center offers multi-level classes in a variety of performance areas including improvisation (levels 1-3), sketch, story-telling, and acting/performance training for all ages. The class system is designed to not only offer more opportunities for growth to locals but also to train the performing ensemble.

The Performances: The skilled performing ensemble of CCCT performs throughout SLO County at many venues, is hired for private functions and available to lead workshops. Corporate & workplace training in the areas of customer service, sales and team building have been well-received and are a developing arm of the theater. The addition of youth & teen offerings like summer camps, classes and a youth ensemble show potential for growth and promise substantial financial return.

The Owner: Founding owner and artistic director, Sabrina Pratt, brings over 15 years of professional performance in live comedy, theatrical stage work, directing, acting and production to CCCT. Having worked professionally at nationally recognized theaters such as Second City Chicago, iO, ComedySportz and the Charlotte Comedy Theater; Sabrina’s expertise and experience in the field is a valuable contribution to the Central Coast. She has worked in and around production her entire life and has gained valuable insight through her experiences into the best practices of successful theaters. Sabrina Pratt is an active member of the local performing arts community in SLO. 

Sabrina is a certified theatre arts instructor with over 10 years of experience working in the public school system. She has experience as a program administrator for two nationally recognized non-profits; Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Gilda’s Club. Sabrina has also served as a board member and interim executive director for the large creative non-profit fundraising platform Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers (CLAW), boasting chapters in major cities across the United States. Her passion is in civic leadership, fundraising for local socially minded organizations and in supporting communities that generate more creative performance opportunities. Sabrina is the graduate of a business course offered through Mission Community Services SLO & The Women’s Business Association. It was in this course that she developed the business plan and began to implement strategies that have helped this business grow so quickly. Sabrina currently works with consultants and business coaches through these two local non-profits and uses this feedback to inform her business growth strategy.

OUR STORY: Putting her years of experience and all of that accumulated insight to work; Sabrina has built CCCT very efficiently from scratch in the past 2.5 years. She has shown profit in the first two years of business with tax returns to show the growth in 2016 & 2017 fiscal years. CCCT has shown impressive potential with a profit growth of over 250% each year. In the first half of this year 2018 the company has already made more in profit than all of 2017. Sabrina and CCCT are very active in the local community and have made sizable contributions to the community via performance opportunities, classes and her involvement with local charitable organizations which has proven an excellent way to build a solid following for classes and shows. Sabrina and the cast of CCCT have been happy to partner with many local organizations such as RISE, 5 Cities Hope and Rotary Club in providing funds and services to support these local non-profits that in turn support our community. 

CCCT currently works with Bang the Drum Brewery, Barrelhouse Brewery, Kreuzberg CA, The Libertine and many others bringing local businesses even more business via the production of their fast-paced and fun comedy shows. CCCT has also supported local businesses like Ignite Movement Studio, Tigerlily Salon, Earthtones Gallery via space rental for classes and rehearsals. 

CCCT has been growing at an exciting rate via the boom of their following and financially- which just goes to show the need in the area for what CCCT has to offer- more comedy and more good times! And now it's time to grow some more! This is the time for us to find our own home so that we can offer more opportunities to the creative communities, performers and people of the San Luis Obispo area!

WHAT THE FUNDS RAISED WILL BE USED FOR: The funds raised during this campaign will go directly toward securing a space in downtown San Luis Obispo!

Some anticipated use of the funds raised here are:

Part of the deposit for the lease of the space
Covering initial start-up costs like permits, licensing and
Adequately equipping the space with sound and lighting
Covering the first few months of rental 

WHEN WE NEED THE FUNDS: Sabrina Pratt plans to open a comedy theater space in the Summer of 2018 or ASAP. The funds raised during this campaign drive will go a long way toward supporting the realization of this ambitious but completely achievable vision. 

WHAT THIS SUPPORT WILL MEAN TO US: When CCCT has a home to call it's own it will be a home for many performers on the Central Coast and it will be a venue that San Luis Obispo can feel proud to invite out of town comedians and "bigger" name comedians to perform in. This will be a massive growth opportunity for all of San Luis Obispo as it will serve our local community while also directly contributing to the tourism industry that this area boasts. 

WE ARE ALREADY SO GRATEFUL!!! Wow. You are all so awesome!

Here's some "perks" that we are HAPPY to give back to you in turn for your generous support!

$25: Thank you so much!!! A shout out on our social media. I mean, we do make jokes. We can make you a joke and tag you in it. No problem. Ok, now: Only 999 more to go... 

$50: We will use your name (or someone else's...) in a song, drawing, interpretive dance or something else incredible and post it to social media. You're welcome. 

$100: A shout out on our social media with a suggestion of your choosing AND a sweet CCCT shirt. Awesome. 

$250: A shout out on our social media AND a sweet CCCT shirt AND a FREE Improv Class (for you or someone you know- redeemable whenever you would like- also make great gifts!)

$500: Wanna hop in a show with us? Got a friend who is dying to get up onstage? Well- come ON! You can totally hop into a show with us!!! Oh yeah and also you get: A shout out on our social media AND a sweet CCCT shirt AND a FREE Improv Class (for you or someone you know- redeemable whenever you would like- classes also make great gifts!)

$1000: FREE PARTY- we will come to your event at your house, a venue OR even your office (just saying... that'd be fun!) and perform a 1 hour completely improvised and SUPER FUN show!!!

$1500: FREE Private Party AND FREE Improv Class AND a sweet, sweet t-shirt AND an embarrassing, I mean, awesome, shout out on our social media. 

$2500: You can name literally anything in our theater literally anything you want. Like, name the toilet "Dr. Doctor" it's all good. We will definitely put a plaque above the thing and insist that everyone refer to it as whatever you named it. This perk is PRICELESS. But you can also get: FREE Private Party AND FREE Improv Class AND a sweet, sweet t-shirt AND an embarrassing, I mean, awesome, shout out on our social media.

$5000: You get ALL of the perks ABOVE. Plus, everyone in our ensemble will gladly dress up as you and parade around downtown SLO talking about how awesome you are to anyone who will listen. You will get your own parade. We will literally pick you up from work and escort you to the gym or the grocery store or wherever and cheer you on the entire time. I mean. Like, you're awesome and THANK YOU! And also, please tell your 5 richest friends all about us. Ok, thank you.

***While we will do the social media shoutouts in real time, we will fulfill ALL of these perks after we have raised the money needed for the space. So, you can expect your perk fulfillment after we meet our goal! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!***
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$3,855 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 4 months
Created May 22, 2018
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3 months ago
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