Monday, August 11, 2014

Urgent Fund Request

Thank you for being a part of Tacoma Youth Theatre’s very successful first two years of programing. Maggie Knott and I believe so strongly in the benefits of youth theatre that, in 2012, we self-funded the considerable costs of starting this company.  Thankfully, we were not alone.  Families and individuals from throughout the greater Tacoma area have come together to prove that a theatre, with the sole purpose of nurturing young artists, can succeed. 

This is an urgent request for your continued financial support.  I am pleased to announce that your financial gift to Tacoma Youth Theatre is tax-deductible through our partner agency Shunpike, a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your financial support helps Tacoma Youth Theatre maintain accessibility through affordable and pay-what-you-can theatre experiences.  If you are reading this letter, you know first-hand the incredible value of Tacoma Youth Theatre’s mission.  Maggie and I have a combined, award-winning experience of over 60 years in theatre and education.  Tacoma Youth Theatre provides professional expectations, resources, and mentors, in a safe and nurturing environment where unique individuals, ages 5-18, can discover the impact, success, and joy of theatre for themselves.


Look what has been accomplished with your support: 
·         Over 300 young artists have participated in 28 productions.
·         16 high-quality one act plays for young actors have been written or revised.
·         Tacoma Youth Theatre has a permanent home in an innovative new, youth-centric theatre –
in the heart of Tacoma’s Theatre District.
·         A Seabury Middle School partnership provided an outstanding theatre experience for students.
                                                                                        
Plans for the up-coming year include:
·         continuing with our successful, pay-what-you-can, after-school programs.
·         offering production opportunities exclusively for teens.
·         expanding our mission to include daytime pre-school experiences.
·         maintaining our partnerships with Shunpike and Seabury.
·         developing additional partnerships and new funding sources.
·         adding to Tacoma Youth Theatre’s catalogue of plays and beginning on-line script sales.
·         revamping summer, winter, and spring break camps to feature all-day, one-week camps.
·         continuing the integration of our mission with our structures and spaces – providing more opportunities for hands-on learning.
·         improving outreach and marketing efforts within the local community.
·         forming an advisory committee to help move toward a solid path of sustainability.

Make a donation today!  Help ensure that theatre arts education remains accessible. YOU ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THIS INNOVATIVE THEATRE.  

Through our partner agency, Shunkpike – Tacoma Youth Theatre can receive tax-deductible donations.  




Please give what you can, every donation helps! – and do it right away!  

Monday, August 4, 2014

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Random rehearsal photos from this summer's production of
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM




Cast Photo

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Theatre for the whole family!

Mark your calendars for these fun-filled, affordable, family events!

Tickets to every performance are sold as part of a Fundraiser to keep Tacoma Youth Theatre experiences affordable!  All tickets are by Pay-What-You-Can, and by donation.

Showtimes

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm

THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN
August 15 & 16 at 7pm, August 17 at 3pm 

All performances are under one-hour in length. 
A perfect introduction to theatre.

Tacoma Youth Theatre's Box Office opens 
approximately 45 minutes before each showtime


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

You can still AUDITION!

YOU CAN STILL AUDITION FOR
A Midsummer Night's Dream
 
If you are interested in being a part of this production and could not make the audition - no worries.  Call Maggie Knott at 253-226-6962 or email her at maggie@tacomayouththeatre.org and set up a time to audition.
 
Don't Delay!  The final audition deadline is Thursday, July 3rd at 3:00 PM.
 
The auditions are being held at Tacoma Youth Theatre's innovative new facility located at 924 B Broadway, Tacoma, WA  98403. 
Rehearsals: 
July 7th - July 24th 
Mondays - Thursday
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
 
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Performances: 
July 25th, 26th, 27th
7:00 pm Friday and Saturday, 
3:00 pm on Sunday
Cost: 
$300.00 (pay-what-you-can)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Alice in Wonderland

Join Tacoma Youth Theatre Summer Camp for ALICE IN WONDERLAND.  Take a quick, fun-filled tour through wonderland.  Great for the whole family.  Tickets are available at the door by donation.  Mark your calendars and bring the kiddos!  Friday, June 27th at 7:00 PM, Saturday, June 28th at 7:00 PM, and Sunday, June 29th at 3:00 PM.  Tacoma Youth Theatre is located in the Downtown Theatre District at 924B Broadway.  Invest in the future of live theatre.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

THE SECRET GARDEN

Don't miss THE SECRET GARDEN at Tacoma Youth Theatre.  CLICK THE LINK to the RIGHT for tickets.

This beautiful new play is written and directed by Scott Campbell -- adapted from the novel by Frances Hodsgen Burnett.  

Young Mary Lennox is brought to England to live with the hunchback Archibald Craven after the death of her parents in India.  Once there, Mary discovers that the 600 year old estate is riddled with mysteries. Why is there a garden that has no door?  Why does no one talk about the garden?  Who is crying in night?



Join Mary and her cousin Colin as they learn how to get into the hidden garden and discover the joys of life, wellness, and friendship within its secret walls.

THE SECRET GARDEN is part of Tacoma Youth Theatre's Mainstage series featuring experienced adult mentor actors taking the stage with talented young actors.   THE SECRET GARDEN features mentor actors Rachel Fitzgerald, Joseph Grant, and Joe Kelly.

THURSDAY, June 19th is Pay-What-You-Can night - the show starts at 7:00.  Tickets are available at the door only for this performances.  Advanced tickets for Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm and Sunday at 3:00 can be purchased on-line at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/714073. Tickets are $20.00 for adults and ONLY $5.00 for ages 18 and younger. Seating is Limited - make your reservations RIGHT NOW!