Become a Patron Today!
Please fill out the form at this link and return it to us today!
Commitments made by October 16 will be recognized for our fall production!
The annual patron drive for Munster Theatre Company helps to underwrite our season. Non-musicals cost around $1000 to buy scripts and purchase the rights to perform the play; musicals cost around $3000! That is before we build a set, make costumes or props, or create a special effect!
And we do more than just produce plays! Here is a rundown of what we have accomplished in the last year:
Our students marched in the Munster Independence Day Parade and staffed a booth at the National Night Out
A history of placing at State and International competitions
juniors and seniors were offered a combined $100,000 in scholarship offers from various colleges and organizations at the State Conference over the past several years
Munster Theatre Company subsidized 40% of students’ costs to attend both the State Conference in January and the International Thespian Festival in June
We continue to award scholarships to graduating seniors
Two big projects we are looking to fund to this year with grants and donations:
- A projector and computer to run projections for shows. An amazing backdrop can really add a "wow" factor to a show. However, the cost of renting backdrops can easily run thousands of dollars per show. The latest projector technology would allow us to have as many backdrops as we want (even our own created backdrops) without the repeated costs. This project will run about $10,000 to start up, but have no ongoing costs. In fact, in just two seasons of using projections we would have paid for the cost of the projector and computer set-up. We are seeking grant assistance to fulfill this project, but your donations will help us subsidize what a grant may be unable to provide.
- A computer to handle sound editing for our booth. As technology advances, our students deserve to have technology to train them properly. It will cost about $2000 to install a computer in our booth that will not only run our sound for shows, but also allow students to do on-the-spot sound editing for our events.
Your tax deductible donation helps to keep our ticket prices low. In addition, 25% of your contribution is set aside to offset our students' costs to attend the Indiana Thespians State Conference and the International Thespian Festival, where they showcase their talents among the best in the state and the world!
Donations can be made at the following levels:
Ensemble Member (Contributions of $25.00-$49.99)
Supporting Actor (Contributions of $50.00-$99.99)
Lead Performer (Contributions of $100.00-199.99)
Stage Manager (Contributions of $200.00-499.99)
Director (Contributions of $500.00-$999.99)
Producer (Contributions of $1000.00 or more)
In return, we will publish our patrons on our website, on all tickets purchased in advance, and in our programs. And if you donate $200 or more, you will receive TWO complimentary tickets to each scripted show in our season!