Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre’s mission is to present extraordinary theatre in an intimate space, emphasizing the use of classical technique, in rotating repertory with a resident company of artists.
We opened with our first two shows EVER just a week ago, and things were going great! Our turnout is a little small, but we're new, and it takes time to build an audience. We've received fantastic reviews and have experienced the most beautiful outpouring of community love and support.
Unfortunately, we're in a bit of a panic because it turns out that the vendor whom we purchased our chairs from is a fraud. We've been renting chairs up until now waiting for the delivery of our purchased chairs. The vendor even claimed that they would pay for the chair rental until the purchased ones arrived.
It was revealed late today (October 15th, 2015), that this vendor is a fraud and a crook. While TART should be able to "charge back" the cost of the purchase through our bank, we are now on the hook for over $3000(!) for the chair rental... and we are still without permanent chairs.
TART is actively working to find a lawyer and pursue litigation against the vendor. BUT, in the meantime, chairs are a thing a theater needs (I think you'd agree).
Therefore we are starting an urgent "chair dedication" donor campaign.
We just need 100 people to "purchase" a chair so that we don't lose our shirts trying to get this situation resolved quickly.
We are asking for a donation of $30 per chair - which will also have a dedication plaque, and will come with a free ticket to any TART show this season.
I just need 100 generous people with $30 each, a love of theater and who also like having their name engraved on things.
Please purchase a dedication today. Or, if $30 is too much, but you'd still like to help, you can donate a smaller amount or even just spread the word.