The Village Barn's Inaugural Production


Hello! I’m Cheryl, and I’m the Founder and Artistic Director of, Village Barn Playhouse, Kingsburg’s newest independent theater company. We always new Kingsburg was where we wanted to raise our family, but also that we wanted to make this community feel like family! We believe The Village Barn Playhouse will become a cherished staple here in town because our mission is to engage, inspire, and uplift our community through the art of story-telling. We are dedicated to diversity and aim to provide quality theatrical productions ranging from classics to engaging dramas, hilarious comedies, new plays, educational programs, and a cherished space for fellowship to grow! Our Volunteer Pledge: as the Artistic Director of the Village Barn I pledge that every cast will provide hours of community service in some form in order to serve the city we love, and to give back in a meaningful way. 


Yes, we are starting a new theater company in the middle of a pandemic! And this Go Fund Me is focused on producing our inaugural socially-distanced production of Animals Out of Paper by Rajiv Joseph.

Directed by the wonderful Liz Lanier and staring Nicole Starett, Daniel Botello, and Rohan Chugani – Animals Out of Paper is set to run December 4th – December 13th with 6 total performances. For more details on tickets, and our procedures regarding covid precautions follow us on social media where we will also keep you posted on our upcoming website.

Facebook: The Village Barn Playhouse 
Instagram: @villagebarnplayhouse 


Funding will go directly toward production expenses along with some simple tweeks that will help transform the barn into a more traditional playspace.

Production expenses include: Rights to the show, payment for actors/production/design team, lights/lighting grid, set building, set design, props, & costumes.

Space transformation projects include: building raised platform for audience seating, building safe ramps for entrances and exits.

Any extra funds raised will go directly into future village barn productions/projects.

We are aiming to reach our goal by  November 18th, 2020 so that in 4 weeks we can be fully prepared to step into tech week with all the pieces in place. 


Your donations mean the world to us, and we would love to say thank you in any way we can! So here are some of the perks that make donating fun!

$15-$25 Donation - Direct recognition/mention from one of the players on a social media platform!
$50 Donation - An original  Village Barn Playhouse Christmas Ornament &  Signed Program
$100 Donation -  Ornament, Signed Program + a special thanks in the Program
$250 Donation - Ornament , Signed Program & Associate Producer credit
$500 Donation - Ornament , Signed Program & Executive Producer credit & Sit in on  rehearsal
$1,000  Donation - Ornament , Signed Program & Executive Producer credit & Sit in on  rehearsal + Name Plaque in the Theater!

If you would love to help but making a donation isn't feasible, please simply share our gofundme with those you know! Spreading the word is a great way to help!


In a year where we have felt disconnected, we think the value of creating a space where connection is prized, voices are heard, and stories are celebrated, is simply immeasurable. Thank you for taking the time to read about our dream, with your help, we can make it a reality and create a space for theater to thrive here in Kingsburg!

With Gratitude,

Cheryl Ann Carlson and the Village Barn Players


Cheryl Carlson
Kingsburg, CA

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