Enter Stage Left Theater, Inc.
February 11, 2010
I've worked with many theaters, either as an actor, a director or a costume designer. I have a great affection for them all, but ESL is my favorite. I am constantly amazed at how many shows are produced each year, in addition to classes, open mic nights, and special events. But more than that, I absolutely LOVE the number of enthusiastic volunteers I see and hear about, who do everything from loaning a truck for moving large pieces to stage managing full-scale musicals with casts of over 100. There is definitely a lot of community in this community theater, which is its true source of charm. But there's also plenty of professionalism in its directorship, which is what makes it a continually strong operation.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
build a theater and arts center and establish a trust to keep it in operation for many years to come. It could also pay its executive director, teachers and other administrative staff and creative directors what they're really worth (or close, anyway).
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & In administration, I pay the bills, write grant proposals and maintain the website. Creatively I direct one or two plays a year, help with costuming where needed and produce some of the video segments the theater uses. I also sometimes act in productions.