Urgent appeal for help from Borderlands Theaterby Carolyn Classen on Jun. 22, 2011, under Arts, Life
Dear Borderlands Supporters,
AN URGENT APPEAL
Today Borderlands Theater is on a Precarious Border of its own. We search for an answer: Do we CLOSE or STAY OPEN? Unfortunately we have less than two months to raise $25,000, or close our doors. We have 25 years of telling stories from the vast complexity of our “Place,” here on the border. Please make a choice and DONATE NOW and allow us to share more stories in the years to come!
TIME LINES: Due to the generosity of our friends in the last month, we have already raised $5,000 toward our goal. We still need to raise $8,000 by June 30th to meet our immediate obligations. We need to raise an additional $12,000 by July 20 to guarantee another season.
HOW TO GIVE: We welcome any amount but would like to remind you if everyone can reach deep into their pockets with an amount of $10, $20, or even $30, we will reach our goal in no time and will end this campaign successfully with our artistic backbone restored. You may use the DONATE NOW button below, send us a check in the mail (Borderlands Theater, P.O. Box 2791, Tucson, AZ, 85702), or call our office (520-882-8607) to make other arrangements.
WHY GIVE?: While ticket sales were up this season and we had a successful Annual Pachanga Fundraiser, individual giving in larger amounts and funding from grants and foundations continues to decline and your ticket purchases cover only about 40% of production costs.
But most of all: We champion the development and production of NEW plays with NEW playwrights and as a founding member of the National New Play Network we have demonstrated this with collaborations with other theaters across the country and in Mexico; We are known nationally and internationally for supporting all voices of the region, including our core Latino/Chicano/Mexicano voices; We are known for partnering with numerous area organizations committed to civic action; and our Education Outreach Program has reached countless young people, especially in rural communities in Southern Arizona.