RENAISSANCE THEATRE INC
Rating: 4.6 stars 5 reviews
Issues: Arts & Culture
Location: Po Box 10101 Huntsville AL 35801 USA
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The theatre was founded in October of 1998 and I have been involved in keeping the non profit operating since that time acting as Artistic Director. WE have produced approximately ten productions a year on average since opening. We also produce "new" works by regional writers along with Broadway hits and musicals. We are located in a historical old mill building once used as store fronts and a basketball court upstairs, now turned into a theater with dressing rooms and storage. We lease this space and the rent has not changed since we moved opened.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Directing, set design, set dressing, costuming, lighting and other tech areas. Expanding to have two performance spaces. Working with other non profits to raise funds for their various causes.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Put in an elevator to serve our clients with special needs who cannot negotiate the many steps. We have a fund and have been raising money for the past two years.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
To see the growth of regional writers and actors, some who have never been on a stage. Also watching children develope their skills and grow in confidence.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
All professional level or very willing to learn.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Expand to house educational facilities for both adults and children in the process of theater tech and performance. Add an elevator, upgrade the facility with better parking, lighting and curb appeal.
Ways to make it better...
We would have had more operating capital.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
Ticket sales to cover operating costs.
One thing I'd also say is that...
Being involved in the operating level of a community theater can be an eye opening and human growth experience in dealing with many situations and other peoples needs.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
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