$100,000 MATCHING GIFT OPPORTUNITY
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Please help us raise $208,500
for our 2014 - 2015 Season!
THANKS TO A DEDICATED GROUP OF DONORS
Your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000!
That means yourgift to The Human Race makes twice the impact!!!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Every donation towards The Human Race Theatre Company helps support our organization and mission! Donate today and help us KEEP THE LIGHTS ON!
NO SUPPORT = NO SHOWS = NO HUMAN RACE THEATRE
This year marks our 28th Season! Despite all of the new work development and educational opportunities we provide, our Eichelberger Loft Human Race Season is the "life-blood" of our organization. Below is our exciting lineup and the remaining funding needed to make our budget work, and YOU can help!!!!
|SHOW||PRODUCTION COST||REMAINING NEEDED|
|Miracle On South Division Street||$101,042||$28,500|
WHAT WE DO and WHO WE ARE
We make theatre from the ground up. We employ both local and nationally acclaimed actors, directors, musicians, technicians, etc. We build our own sets and costumes. We do our own fundraising and marketing. We offer educational opportunities to students (youth and adult) throughout the year with coaching, classes, and performance opportunities.
Outside of producing contemporary and classic pieces since 1986, over the past decade we have produced over 40 NEW works of theatre. Through our Music Theatre Workshops and Marsha Hanna New Play Workshops, we foster the creation of NEW theatre by providing an artistic home for the next generation of writers, and composers!! We've produced new works by such well known artists as Adam Gwon, Stephen Schwartz, Michael Kooman & Christopher Dimond, Gordon Greenberg & Tommy Newman, Janece Shaffer, Michael Slade, Brian Yorkey AND...we are one of only a handful of theatre companies nationally that do this!!!! No Joke!
Basically, we do it all...and we do it for the audience, the dedicated supporters, artists, the industry, and for the betterment of the community.
PRESENTING OUR 2014-2015 EICHELBERGER LOFT SEASON
60 years ago, Grandpa Nowak had a vision of the Virgin Mary in his Buffalo, New York barbershop and had an unusual statue of her made to commemorate the miracle. For decades, his family has faithfully tended to his quirky shrine—a source of hope and inspiration in an otherwise run-down part of town. That is until a deathbed confession knocks them for a loop in this hilarious hit comedy that proves when it comes to local legends, there’s more than meets the eye.
Production Cost: $101,042 | Remaing Funding Needed: $28,500
"A Larger-than-Life Laugh Riot"
book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, and the play Auntie Mame by Lawrence and Lee
directed by Kevin Moore
October 30 – November 23, 2014
Mame Dennis is a free-wheeling eccentric without a care until she becomes the guardian of her ten-year-old nephew, Patrick. Now it’s up to her to open new windows and show the boy worlds he never knew existed. Through the Roaring 20s and the Great Depression, Mame teaches Patrick how to “live, live, live”—whether he’s willing or not. It’s the dazzling Broadway musical that proves life’s a banquet, featuring the classic songs “We Need a Little Christmas,” “It’s Today,” “Bosom Buddies” and, of course, “Mame.” Winner of three Tony Awards®
Production Cost: $263,883 | Remaining Funding Needed: $60,500
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF . . .
Charming family patriarch Sam Baker lies in a hospital bed, recovering from an apparent heart attack, but his wife, Marsha, won’t stop making the crisis all about her—much to the dismay of their son, Aaron. The young photographer wonders why his parents even stay together while dealing with his own issues as a newlywed. Intimate, yet universal, Michael Slade’s latest play is a wildly funny and touching comedy about marriage—its joys, challenges and responsibilities—and what’s worth fighting for.
Production Cost: $104,838 | Remaining Funding Needed: $30,500
An out-of-work actor in Los Angeles, Alex takes on the oddest of odd jobs when he’s hired to work in the museum-like basement “mall” of an American entertainment icon’s lavish home. He spends his days alone and in awe, tending to a lifetime of countless mementos, until the lady of the house—the “Funny Girl” herself—appears and they strike up the unlikeliest of friendships. It’s an outrageously unbelievable comedy that will go down “like butta” as one talented performer takes on all the roles, even the dynamic “Babs”.
When a longtime, disillusioned college professor is asked to tutor her dean’s son through his freshman Shakespeare class, she finds it to be as much a test for her as it is for him. Although they seem to have nothing in common, as they explore the Bard’s Othello together, they learn more about each other—and themselves—than either is ready to admit. While they draw strength from the play, they come to understand what it means to live up to expectations.
Production Cost: $94,726 | Remaining Funding Needed: $19,500
When troubled Brooklyn teenager Yolanda is sent to live with her church-going grandmother down South after the death of her brother, she finds healing in the personal stories of the ladies of the congregation and the hats that adorn their heads. Through time and space, their intimate histories create a soulful, joyous triumph of song, dance, culture and glorious “hattitude” in this powerhouse gospel musical like no other.
Production Cost: $165,198 | Remaining Funding Needed: $69,500
Your support "keeps the lights on!". . . literally!
Please help us raise an additional $208,500
for our upcoming 2014-2015 Season!
Any gift of support is greatly needed and most certainly appreciated. If you would like to make a contribution designated for one or more specific programs, please contact John Faas - Chief Development Officer at [email protected] or 937-461-3823 ext 3111. | www.humanracetheatre.org | The Human Race Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit -- Never For Profit -- arts organization.