Hello!

 

As the Executive Director of the newest member of the Damascus business community, the non-profit Druid Theater Arts (501(c)(3)45-4960519), I would like to request your support for our ambitious project.

 

We are in the process of renovating our theater space.  And we need your help! We are bringing art back to Damascus in a space which once housed a theater. But twenty years have passed. Building codes have changed and equipment has deteriorated since the upstairs of the building was actively used.  Damascus is hungry for the arts to be accessible to them; however, it takes more money than we have to create a state-of-the-art theater. We are attracting performers and patrons from out of town, and increasing requirements because of that growth have become onerous. Damascus used to be an important hub of county life, but it was stifled by big box stores. A thriving arts community can help bring life back to Damascus businesses and restaurants. Won’t you help us?

 

Druid Theater Arts is an organization dedicated to the promotion, encouragement, and support of the performing arts. We provide instruction, performance opportunities, and state-of-the-art resources. We operate an institution that empowers creativity, inspires audiences, and facilitates a "share-learn" culture in a friendly, encouraging, and professional environment. We are equipping our performers and students to thrive in the world of modern entertainment, and we’d love for you to be a partner in their future successes.

 

The board members of Druid Theater Arts are requesting sponsorship from you in support of the organization and to help our community. We can’t do it without you!

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Aly Cardinalli

Executive Director, Druid Theater Arts

info@druidtheater.com

 

Here are our needs:

 

Providing scholarships for the education of our performers (90% of our education program students need scholarships). Current: $7000 per month ($84000 per year) Goal: $100,000 per year

Creating a state-of-the-art 50-seat theater where central Maryland patrons can enjoy live theatrical, dance, and music performances.

One-time $75,000 cost, $5,000/year for maintenance

Purchasing costumes, lights, sound equipment and royalties for our season of 8–12 shows.

$20,000 per year

Staffing our student-produced One Night Only productions (ONOs), where students create and produce their own shows.

$10,000 per year

 

Won’t you help us continue offering creative outlets and opportunities for people in our communities? Just return this letter with your sponsorship donation, and tell us what area you’d like it to support. Contributions like yours help provide a place for performers to grow into the professional world of entertainment, to encourage a healthy lifestyle for youth and adults, and to make the world a better place through song, dance, and theater. Please, come see a show or stop by the studio to see how you can get more involved with a production or a class

 

Aly Cardinalli

Executive Director, Druid Theater Arts

info@druidtheater.com

 

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