Life support for the Red Sandcastle Theatre

With the arrival of Covid-19 we have had the sudden cancellation of the theatre companies that work out of the Red Sandcastle Theatre, and they in turn cancelled because people are staying home. The Red Sandcastle Theatre was created as a place where our theatre community of artists and audiences could get together and share what we do best. Our stories together. Unfortunately, I, Rosemary Doyle, the Artistic Director and sole financier of the Red Sandcastle Theatre, don't have the personal resources at this time to float the space for the months it may take for people to return to live entertainment. I don't want to close, but I don't have the money not to. We have had a few fundraisers in the past, "IN LOO OF" which saw the instalation of a bathroom in the dressing room, "STAIRWAYS ARE HEAVEN" which the funds allowed a new staircase to be build. I am creating this fund because many people have told me to when I asked for advice, but I think those who know me know how hard it is for me to personally ask for help. I have been running for 11 years without any public funding because we are not officially a "non profit" my joke always was "THIS IS THEATRE, it's nonprofit" - how true that is. Part of the reason I continued that way was because it was the easiest way for me to manage a place as a safe guard for artists. I could give breaks to shows that were struggling. I could help where I could as much as I could.

This video was made by Jackie English a couple of years ago, but it captures the spirit of the place, now Deborah Frankel is my General Manager and she does much of the day to day work.

This dream of a place where "ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE" has been such a blessing. I would hate for this tradgedy to see the end of it. If over the past decade the Red Sandcastle has meant anything to you, please now is the time to throw your support our way. It would mean so much to me, and to the artists that have been supported by this quirky indie theatre. 
The funds will go toward the rent and bills associated with the Red Sandcastle Theatre. Aprils rent is coming do soon. This is now.
And as soon as I can we will be back on our feet. If people are extremely supportive, maybe I can get a new lighting board! We would all like that wouldn't we? 


Thank you, Rosemary Doyle

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Rosemary Doyle 
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Toronto, ON
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