|Friends of the studio! Our teen opera workshop has just launched its fundraising campaign for the summer opera, Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Medium! Please spread the word! Our teens will be so grateful!
Why we need your help:
We’re committed to keeping participation in the Opera Workshop accessible to all our teens, which means that we rely on donations to help us pay for pianists for our rehearsals and performances, and for production expenses such as sets, costumes, lighting, space, musicians, and required artistic staff. Because it has a single set and a small cast, The Medium is relatively inexpensive to produce. Our greatest expenses will be performance rights, performance space, and musical accompaniment/direction, things we absolutely can’t do without.
Though we raise money all year to fund rehearsals and opera scene performances, this full production is where we most need your help. Without you, the show can’t go on.
This campaign is being launched in conjunction with our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
|BRILLIANT TEENS DOING COOL STUFF: Turning attention away from the studio for a bit, here’s a quick pitch for teen artists we know who are fundraising to further their education!
Only two of these teens are our students, but they are all glorious artists with so much to offer to the world. Donate if you can, and spread the word about their campaigns!
Friends of the studio and the Opera Workshop! We are currently seeking an appropriate performance space for our summer opera production. Performance dates are August 14, 15, & 16. Ideally we’d want to be able to work in the space (daytimes, with the option to stay later to deal with any technical issues) during the week leading up to the performances, beginning August 10th.
Ideal space would have a smallish house (100 seats or less), adaptable to staging in 3/4 or round, with a good piano available and air conditioning. Extra perks would be an existing lighting grid (with available lighting instruments) and dressing room areas, but we can work with nearly any space as long as it fits the main requirements.
Act Too Studio Opera Workshop is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Donations of space are not tax-deductible, but some spaces may offer a discounted rate for non-profits, so that is important information.
Any ideas or leads, send them our way! If you have or know someone who has access to/influence over a space that might be appropriate, we appreciate any word you can put in on our behalf. Thank you!
Join us for an evening of scenes from The Marriage of Figaro, Trouble in Tahiti, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and The Medium!
First Congregational Church of Sunderland
91 South Main St.
Sunderland, MA 01375
Performances: Monday, May 11th, 7:00 PM
Tickets are free! Reserve a spot and/or make a donation at Artful.ly Tickets are general admission only.
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Opera Workshop 2015 teen artists include: Caroline Lee, Alexa King, Cole Mathewson, Tess Mathewson, Callie Damouras, Stephanie Craven, Brandon Dallmann, Sage Wilson, Eliza Carson, Ayla Connor, Anna Plummer, & McKenna Troy!
Fans and friends of Act Too Studio’s Opera Workshop: Thanks to our new fiscal sponsorship arrangement with Fractured Atlas, you can now make tax-deductible donations to the Workshop!
We’re committed to keeping participation in the Opera Workshop accessible to all our teens, which means that we rely on your donations to help us pay for pianists for our rehearsals and performances, and for production expenses such as sets, costumes, lighting, space, musicians, and other artists for our full productions. Our teens are grateful for any help that you can give!
You can donate by credit card online here:
Act Too Studio Opera Workshop
If you prefer, you can also donate by check. Checks should be made payable to Fractured Atlas, with “Act Too Studio Opera Workshop” in the memo line. Please contact us for our mailing address.
Act Too Studio Opera Workshop is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Act Too Studio Opera Workshop must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Melinda has spent the past couple of weeks interviewing our Opera Workshop students in order to put together this new video about the Workshop. We’re constantly blown away by the brilliance of these kids! See and hear about what they’d been doing (and what’s up for 2015) right here!
Now that the Workshop has really taken on a life of its own, we’ve also created a new Facebook Page. Like the page to keep up on all the latest news! We’ll be sharing photos, videos, and tales of our operatic exploits, hopefully for years to come. Also: Opera Workshop 2105!
Congrats to all the students in the Act Too Studio Opera Workshop!