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Brown Paper Box Co.'s 2019/2020 Season Fundraiser
$1,580 raised
40% of $4k goal
37 contributors
5 Days left Ends Dec 16, 2018

Dear Friends -

Hello! I am Kristi Szczepanek, proud Artistic Director of Brown Paper Box Co. Today, I invite you to be a part of Chicago’s vibrant storefront theatre tradition. Storefront theatre provides a place to take risks, tell diverse stories, and introduce new artists. Brown Paper Box Co. transforms intimate spaces around Chicago to connect audiences directly to the heart of our shared human experience. Join the thousands of audience members who have already supported our work over the last eight years. We ask your help to create innovative Chicago theatre and bring our 2019/2020 season to life!

Often, smaller companies such as ours are able to produce a few lavish productions or a “one-hit wonder,” but are unable to survive long-term due to a lack of planning and responsible budgeting. Since Brown Paper Box Co.’s first production, we have committed to using our funds strategically while continuing to improve both our operations and the quality of the art we produce. We need your help to bring “theatre, plain and simple” to Chicago audiences.

Your donation allows us to:

●       Pay artists fairly. We have gained a reputation as a company actors want to work with because we value their time and talent. To continue these relationships, we need your help to increase artist stipends. Brown Paper Box Co. needs to stay competitive and consistent with industry standards to showcase the high-quality talent audiences have come to expect from us.

●       Make shows that look great. We need funding for building materials, costumes, and additional personnel to improve our design elements. By providing more resources to our designers, you help make us eligible for additional industry recognition.

We need your help to bring these stories to life. How far will your dollars go? A donation of j ust $10 can cover the cost of an hour of rehearsal, while $40 would cover an entire evening. Artist stipends are around $200 and performance spaces average around $1,000 per week. Whatever your donation may be, it will add up to one beautiful year of poignant and personal Chicago theatre. 

Thank you for supporting live theatre!

Sincerely,

Kristi Szczepanek
Artistic Director
kristi@brownpaperbox.org

P.S. You can learn more about our theatre company through our website www.brownpaperbox.org . Brown Paper Box Co. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable under law!

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