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Here are the patrons who are supporting MTC for the 2019-2020 Season!
Producer ($1000.00 or more)
Munster High School Booster Club
Therese Martin, Class of 1972
Stage Manager ($200.00-$499.99)
American Community Bank
Munster High School Class of 1969
Don Powers Agency
Thomas W. Daniels & Co., PC
Lead Performer ($100.00-$199.99)
O'Hara's Sports, Inc.
Supporting Actor ($50.00-$99.99)
Commander Family Restaurant
The Canul Family
Aaron Horn and Julie DeRosa
Ensemble Member ($25.00-$49.99)
Kiwanis Club of Munster
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
We competed in the Indiana Thespians Regional Play Competition; our SECOND PLACE finish advanced us to the State Competition;
Our troupe earned a GOLD RATING from the Indiana Thespians for the level of involvement we have in our school and our community
We competed with 13 entries in the Indiana Thespians State Conference Individual Events Competition. All earned the top two ranking categories of Superior or Excellent; of these, 4 qualified to compete at the International Thespian Festival in June
A student’s short film Individual Event, produced by Francis Hovland, was named Best of Show at the State Conference
3 juniors and seniors were offered a combined $70,000 in scholarship offers from various colleges and organizations at the State Conference
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 donations:
- Our scene shop is in need of cordless drill/drivers. Some of our drills are nearing the end of their useful life (some are over 10 years old). Plus, as our program grows, and we have more technicians, ensuring that we have enough tools for everyone to work effectively is paramount to our outstanding program. Each drill (an 18V DeWalt--which will stand up to all of the work we do), costs nearly $200. Our goal is to purchase 4 this year.
- 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 $300 or more, you will receive TWO complimentary tickets to each scripted show in our season!