We the People Theatre Recovery Campaign

49188212_1593809956414238_r.jpegWe the People Theatre was founded in 2017 to perform quality theatre productions that would inspire conversations in the community.  Our first production was 1776, followed by WORKING.  This year, we were poised and ready to open Man of La Mancha.  This inspiring play tells the story of Don Quixote, a cock-eyed optimist who knows that true despair is to live in a world that feels hopeless, broken and unfixable.  The play shows us that having an “impossible dream” gives our lives meaning and purpose.

Never have we needed that more than today.

March 20th was to be the opening night of this much-anticipated production at the Briggs Opera House.  For the safety of the cast, crew, and community who had already bought tickets, the show had to be canceled.
 
Unfortunately, much of the expense for mounting the production had already been incurred. The sets were built, the lights were hung, the costumes and props were assembled, and the musicians and actors were ready to go.
 
Compounding the dilemma, We the People Theatre’s online ticketing vendor, Brown Paper Tickets, has defaulted on the revenue owed to We the People. Since ticket sales are our largest source of revenue, this has left us in a large financial hole.   
 
Yet, since March, a dedicated group of company members has been planning activities to support the company. They are considering virtual concerts and forming a 501C3. This campaign is being launched to help bridge the gap. 
 
No one knows when theatre lovers will return to the theatre but We the People Theatre wants to be there when they do.  There are so many important stories to be told and conversations to be had within our community.  We hope you will make a contribution that will help us survive this pandemic.49188212_1593709699445657_r.jpeg
Looking to the future.  The funds raised will allow us to pay the designers and other staff who have worked so hard.  It will also put us in a position to be able to remount Man of La Mancha and to plan future productions. The goal of $25,000 covers the $17,000 lost from Brown Paper Tickets and also allows us to remount the production when the time is right.  Many of the costs for the production are sunk costs- ex: marketing and will need to be invested again.

With deep gratitude to all who have and will continue to support us.

Donations

  • Monica O Wolfe 
    • $100 
    • 4 d
  • Steve LeBlanc 
    • $100 
    • 14 d
  • Kris Garnjost 
    • $50 
    • 25 d
  • Gwendolyn Thompson 
    • $25 
    • 28 d
  • Cheri Mather 
    • $50 
    • 28 d
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Organizer

Perry Allison 
Organizer
Thetford, VT
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