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Securing the Future of Lab Theater With Your Donation
It’s the end of year, and we are excited about our continuing season and business expansions into 2017. As you make your end-of-year charitable giving plans and take advantage of tax benefits, we invite you to consider our worthy non-profit cause.
Help fund our building and program expansion.
We continue our pursuit of buying a building to be our permanent home (Lab Theater is renting its current space). We also look forward to expanding our education program and hiring more staff.
The Laboratory Theater of Florida is different than others in our region. We try to balance our season with some shows with recognizable names and crowd-pleasers along with lesser-known outstanding work. Further considering what makes a theater successful, we are giving opportunities to new artists - playwrights, actors, directors, designers - all year long.
We will make every penny count!
There are a million ways to spend money on a production, but it’s important to watch the bottom line, as in any business. We are saving for a permanent home for the theater as well as trying to expand our team. Donations and support from creative partners and business sponsors help to offset our many expenses but also to underwrite specific areas of interest to those sponsors. For example, one donor gave money specifically for training people in lighting design. Other grants and donations can fund special lighting equipment, speakers, stage carpentry supplies, costumes, and other elements that make a production come to life.
Invest in a universal language.
I founded the Laboratory Theater because I love the way theater speaks a universal language. I like to see people connecting in this way - learning from theater and discovering universal truths, relating to one another, and raising our social consciousness. I want to bring more people together, and to raise people up, and I believe a theater is a perfect place to help make that possible. If bringing creative people to the same place for the betterment of a community could be a superpower, that’s one I’d like to think we have.
There is no true finish line to this work, though your donation will help us keep on track toward bringing our community toward conversations that make a difference in Southwest Florida. Theater scratches away at the human need to understand who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. We hope you agree and will commit to joining us on our creative pursuits.
PRESERVE FINE ART THEATER IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
We thank you for helping to build and sustain fine art theater in SWFL.
$100-$249 - includes a complimentary ticket to the Opening Night of your choice
$250-$499 - includes two complimentary tickets to the Opening Night of your choice
$500-$999 - includes includes two complimentary tickets to the Opening Night of your choice and invitation to Opening Night party
$1000-$2499 - includes includes two complimentary tickets to the Opening Night of your choice, invitation to Opening Night party plus visual recognition in the lobby
$2500-$4999 - includes includes two complimentary tickets to the Opening Night of your choice, invitation to Opening Night party, visual recognition in the lobby plus invitation to our Annual Lab Theater party
$5000+ - includes includes two complimentary tickets to the Opening Night of your choice, invitation to Opening Night party, visual recognition in the lobby, invitation to our Annual Lab Theater party plus invitation to a new play reading