The Final Curtain....
We examined it. We looked at it from all sides. We took it piece by piece. In the end, our business model simply doesn't work with the new Actors Equity rules.
We have so enjoyed performing for you. From selecting the plays, to casting the parts, to building connections with community partners, we can't even begin to express how much fun it has been for us to bring the theatre to you. But we didn't do it alone - so thank you to our tireless board members, our generous donors, and to you, our faithful patrons.
From the beginning, A Simple Theatre was committed to fiscal responsibility. Our careful planning and thoughtful decision-making has left us in a good position, and we have some money in the bank. We are proud to announce that we will be donating the balance of our account to the Eckerd College Theatre program.
The "A Simple Theatre Annual Scholarship" will provide the top senior theatre student with a stipend to assist with travel, accommodation, and registration to the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), which takes place in October each year. The SETC is the premier theatre conference in the south, offering auditions for graduate schools and professional theatre companies, artistic development training, and professional networking opportunities.
The scholarship will last until funds are depleted - we estimate that to be about 7 years from now. If you are so inclined, donations to this scholarship fund can be made through Eckerd College (visit eckerd.edu/giving and enter "A Simple Theatre Annual Scholarship" in the "Other" box, under "About Your Gift").
One last time, thank you so much for supporting A Simple Theatre. We did a good thing here.
Gavin Hawk, Artistic Director
Jacqueline MacNeil, Board Chair
Giving to Eckerd through the Web is easy, secure and convenient. Your gift will be processed, and a formal receipt will follow in the mail. If you don’t want to contribute online, we’re happy to accept your gift by phone or mail.