Who could have imagined we'd be in a time and place where theatre is closed down? How insane does that even sound? But that's exactly where we find ourselves. Separated. Isolated. Alone.
The very antithesis of all that theatre is. Theatre brings people, ideas, cultures, viewpoints together. Theatre challenges the status quo in the deepest way possible. Theatre is collaboration to the nth degree. That is what makes theatre special in a way no other art form can.
With the world searching for answers to physical health, e-learning, and isolation, it is the theatre that has stepped in to provide those very answers for mental health, e-enrichment, and connection. Theatre artists across the country are stepping up to fill these enormous gaps.
But without you, the gap will become insurmountable. Most theatres rely on more than 50% of their income from ticket sales. With doors shuttered, shows cancelled, and the future return unknown, you are critical in making sure the rich quality of life we've come to know will continue.
We've watched as you've rallied around local restaurants by purchasing gift cards and take out. We've cheered as you've taken to your sewing machines to make sure masks are available for those that need them most. We're asking you now to step up to ensure the rich theatrical heritage of the region remains strong for years to come.
Would you become a monthly donor to ensure theatres remain alive and well through this extraordinary crisis? A gift of just $5-$10-$15 per month, will help our theatres to continue to bring you quality compelling dramas, entertaining comedies, beloved musicals, enchanting children's productions, inspired improv, and never before seen new works.
With your monthly gift of $5, you'll receive a free ticket to your choice of upcoming member theatre shows. A monthly donation of $10 will receive two free tickets to an upcoming member theatre show. And monthly supporters of $15 or more will receive two complimentary tickets to the NIETF Gala Awards, NWI's own Tony Awards inspired show.
Your support is critical to the quality of life here in the region. You can make your donation directly at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?donation=nietf. Be sure to select monthly donation and then select General Fund to support all the theatres or Theatre Fund to designate your gift to a specific theatre (be sure to indicate which one in the notes).
You are the reason theatre thrives here. Please help it thrive for the future. Thank you!
Follow the link to support: http://nietf.org/.