EVERY DONATION COUNTS!

Thank you for your generosity as we continue our Welcome Home Fundraising Campaign!  Thanks to your continued support, we have built the momentum to have every donation matched dollar-for-dollar now through Sunday 12/12/2021 by magnanimous community members and sponsors! If you or a loved one have the means to make a donation of any amount meaningful to you, you are directly supporting local artist-activists! Click the button below to make a donation, and keep reading to learn about how your funding at TheatreFIRST goes further for local artists and community health!

To contribute by mail, please send a check to:

TheatreFIRST
1301 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709

$20 – $99

– GIVE A GIFT 

At TheatreFIRST, no one is turned away for lack of funds. All donations of any amount meaningful to you make our artistry and activism possible.  We want to celebrate your dedication and contribution to our community!

  • Acknowledgement on digital programs and/or website
  • Early access to Season Subscriptions
  • Thank You Gift from your friends at T1
  • Invitation to Virtual Gala

 

$100 – $499

– LOVE OUR LOBBY –

Our Lobby is the first impression when you enter our TheatreFIRST home. A contribution of this size helps us make a good first impression, restocks the basic essentials for hosting our audiences, and keeps our spaces clean.

  • Acknowledgement on digital programs and/or website
  • Beverage of your choice for you and a guest at any one performance
  • Program signed by the cast for any one performance
  • Individual reservation with refreshments for our Digital Gala

 

$500 – $999

– SAVE A SEAT –

We are so proud of our newly renovated space featuring brand new comfortable seating!  Your contribution helps us to cover the costs of Live Oak’s renovations, and deserves to be emblazened on the center of our shared  audience experience: our seats.

  • Commemorative plaque on newly finished seating at Live Oak
  • Acknowledgement on digital programs and/or website
  • Early seating for any performance
  • Beverage of your choice for you and a guest at any one performance
  • Program signed by the cast for any one performance
  • 2 reservations with refreshments for our Digital Gala

 

$1000 – $1499

– FUEL OUR FAMILY –

At TheatreFIRST we put our family first, be that through providing Child and Elder care, paying artists for their time at Callbacks, having an emergency health fund and sustenance fund, or with accessibility measures like ASL interpreters. Thank you for helping us care for our artistic family and their loved ones. Let us celebrate you and yours!

  • 2 tickets to the show of your choice
  • 2 commemorative plaques on newly finished seating at Live Oak
  • Acknowledgement on digital programs and/or website
  • Early seating for any performance
  • Beverage of your choice for you and a guest at any one performance
  • Program signed by the cast for any one performance
  • Up to 4 reservations with refreshments for our Digital Gala

 

$1500 – $2499 

– AID AN ARTIST –

Our artists are at the center of our process. The diversity of life experiences that our artists bring to the table reflects the community in which we work and play. A donation of this size fully sponsors the work of an individual artist in any of our season shows. We welcome you to witness the artistic process at its earliest convergence!

  • Acknowledgement on digital programs and/or website
  • 2 tickets to the show of your choice
  • Be present for a First Reading for selected performance
  • 10 minute Q&A session with the cast at end of First Reading
  • Early seating for selected performance
  • Beverage of your choice for you and a guest at any one performance
  • Program personalized and signed by the Cast for any one performance
  • Up to 4 reservations with refreshments for our Digital Gala

 

$2500 – $4999

– SPONSOR OUR STORIES –

The stories we tell are what bring us together and keep us discussing and digesting long after the house lights rise and we leave the theatre. At TheatreFIRST our stories are anchored in the needs of our community, and our dedication to New Work reflects this. We welcome you to see how all the elements of our storytelling coalesce before the magic of Opening Night!

  • Acknowledgement on digital programs and/or website
  • Backstage Tour and visit during Tech Rehearsal
  • Meal with Cast and Team during Tech Rehearsal
  • 2 tickets to the show of your choice
  • Be present for a First Reading for selected performance
  • 10 minute Q&A session with the cast at end of First Reading
  • Early seating for selected performance
  • Opening night drink with Playwright and one guest
  • Program personalized and signed by the Cast, Playwright, Director, and Stage Manager for selected performance
  • Signed print of poster by Playwright, Cast, and Creative Team
  • Signed copy of script by Playwright
  • Up to 6 reservations with refreshments for our Digital Gala

 

$5000 – $7499

– LIGHT OUR LAMPS –

Nothing we do onstage is possible without the technical prowess of skilled technicians and designers and stage managers behind the scenes. A donation of this size can help us hire the production teams that illuminate and shape our stories onstage. As we continue to improve our facilities, donations of this size can help us to upgrade our technical equipment and we celebrate that by emblazoning your name or the name of a loved one who lights up your life.

  • Commemorative plaque displayed beautifully on one of our Lighting Centers
  • Acknowledgement on digital programs and/or website
  • Backstage Tour and visit during Tech Rehearsal
  • Meal with Cast and Team during Tech Rehearsal
  • 4 tickets to the show of your choice
  • Be present for a First Reading for selected performance
  • 10 minute Q&A session with the cast at end of First Reading
  • Reserved early seating for selected performance
  • Opening night drink with Playwright and guests
  • Program personalized and signed by the Cast, Playwright, Director, and Stage Manager for selected performance
  • Signed copy of script for selected performance
  • Special reservation and refreshments for home pod of up to 5 for Digital Gala

 

$7500 – $9999

– SECURE OUR SPACE –

It takes considerable space to house the ambitious storytelling at TheatreFIRST. For many in the theater, there is an emotional tie to these space that hold our ephemeral experiences of creation and celebration, of toil and dedication. With a donation of this size, you leave your mark on the TheatreFIRST legacy for seasons to come!

  • Naming rights with commemorative plaque for selected space:
    • Dressing Room
    • Lobby
    • Stage Management Booth
    • Lighting Booth
    • Concession Stand
  • Acknowledgement on digital programs and/or website
  • Backstage Tour and visit during Tech Rehearsal
  • Meal with Cast and Team during Tech Rehearsal
  • Coffee with Director and Playwright scheduled based on availability
  • 4 tickets to the show of your choice
  • Be present for a First Reading for selected performance
  • 10 minute Q&A session with the cast at end of First Reading
  • Reserved early seating for selected performance
  • Opening night drink with Playwright and guests
  • Toast with Core Leadership Collective following opening night performance
  • Program personalized and signed by the Cast, Playwright, Director, and Stage Manager for all season shows
  • Signed print of poster for each show in season by Playwright, Cast, and Creative Team
  • Special reservation and refreshments for up to 5 for Digital Gala either at own home or (Covid-safety and technology permitting) at Live Oak Theatre for Digital Gala

 

$10000+

– STAMP OUR STAGE –

At the end of the night, when we turn on the ghostlight, the stage waits for our return. Everything we do comes together when audience and artists come together upon and around the stage to share community values and ask vital questions about what it means to be human. A donation of this size ensures that TheatreFIRST can continue to share the newly spruced Live Oak Theater stage with artists and audiences for this Welcome Home Season.

  • Acknowledgement on digital programs and/or website
  • Season Subscription for 2
  • Reserved early seating for selected performance
  • Opening night drink with Playwright and guests
  • Toast with Core Leadership Collective following opening night performance
  • Program personalized and signed by the Cast, Playwright, Director, and Stage Manager for all season shows
  • Signed print of poster for each show in season by Playwright, Cast, and Creative Team
  • Special reservation and refreshments for up to 10 for Digital Gala either at own home or (Covid-safety and technology permitting) at Live Oak Theatre for Digital Gala