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.