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Help Redtwist survive, thrive, and expand! (see opportunity below)
It's simple, really. 
Redtwist exists because of you.

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Redtwist Theatre is a
not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization


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Many of you have enjoyed our current hit show, Incident at Vichy, as well as the critically acclaimed shows Red, The American Clock, Good People, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? We recently received an unsolicited comment from an audience member who said that Incident at Vichy "was an experience of a lifetime." Know that we are committed to continue producing intimate shows with stories that stay with you long after you leave the theatre.
We are often asked about how we manage with so few seats. Frankly, ticket sales alone cannot sustain us. We rely on foundation support as well as individual donations for general operations. It continues to be a challenge to manage a full season of shows, host and mentor guest theatre companies, rehearse, build sets, and conduct business in our tiny space. If we just had a little more room...

(and its right next door) CAN YOU HELP?

You might have noticed the vacant space next door...and next door to that. So we put our thinking caps on. Hmmm, there is no true storefront theatre multiplex anywhere in the city. And Redtwist's performance space could use a little breathing room.

A Redtwist Theatre Arts Center would be a really cool thing on Bryn Mawr Avenue. It would be perfect for what we've already been doing...
  • producing great plays as part of our regular Redtwist season
  • collaborating with exciting young companies to produce their plays
  • creating an artistic home for many fine theatre artists
  • serving the vibrant Edgewater community
Plus we can do so much more--hold classes, rent rehearsal space, host more events--the opportunities are endless.

So were gonna try to do something about this vacant space--right next door. Can you help? We need...
  • an architect or creative space planner to design the space for the main floor and the basement
  • an added arts management staff member to administer the project and space
  • a broader fundraising campaign to launch the project
  • ideas, donations (monetary and in-kind), volunteers (administrative, construction, electrical, and computer networking assistance)
Our initial fundraising goal was $60,000 before the end of 2015 so we could commit to the space. So far we've managed to raise several thousand dollars and have extended the timeline into the early part 2016. We're temporarily using the space at a deep discount for dressing rooms for our large cast for Incident at Vichy and for rehearsals. We don't know if this will all come together before another business rents the space at full market value, but we have to try--because opportunity is indeed knocking.

We'd be thrilled if you want to help. Thank you and Happy New Year!

Michael Colucci, Artistic Director, michael@redtwist.org
Jan Ellen Graves, Managing Director, jan@redtwist.org

We hope you will continue to play an essential role in Redtwist's future by making a tax deductible donation to Redtwist so that we can continue to bring you "white hot drama in a tiny black box with a little red twist."

Just click to donate securely online or mail a check directly to Redtwist (which saves processing fees). Every donation is important!


In a small theatre like Redtwist, ticket sales account for a little over one-half of our annual budget. The rest is covered by individual and foundation support from friends of Redtwist--like you.

Redtwist's annual 2016 budget is approximately $150,000 for the entire year--for our plays, administration, and rent! We are simply a group of artists who are passionate about our work and know how to get the job done with a very small budget.

And of course, if you want to call us with questions or suggestions, our staff--Michael, Jan, Johnny, and Charles--would be delighted to talk to you. Call 773-728-7529 or email us at michael@redtwist.org.

Redtwist Theatre is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law

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Thank You

Creative Ways to Support Redtwist

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Sponsor a show.
Did you know you can sponsor a MAIN Season production for $5,000? Your name or company will be featured as the show sponsor on all related materials.

checkDesignate your donation.
Call us or write the designation on your online donation and know that you covered a specific aspect of Redtwist's operation. In the Fall of 2015 we begin our chair refurbishing and dedication program. For $500, you can choose an inscription on a 3" x 3/4" gold plate that will be mounted to the top of a newly upholstered and painted audience chair. Email Michael directly, michael@redtwist.org or call for more information.

Transfer stock to Redtwist.
stocksSave yourself the capital gains tax, get a full-value tax write-off, and let Redtwist cash in the stock for the full value.

Donate Items or services to Redtwist.
In-kind donations are truly valuable to Redtwist. Email Michael directly, michael@redtwist.org or call for more information.

checkDesignate us as a favorite charity in your company tournaments.
Here's Harr Chen holding a winning check from his company.

Include Redtwist in your estate planning,
and you'll help preserve Redtwist's future as well.

Introduce a friend to Redtwist.
Introduce a friend and we'll be sure to make them feel welcomed.

Serve on the Redtwist Board.
Redtwist could use 2-3 more board members. Responsibilities:
  • Attend quarterly meetings
  • Raise (give or get) $1,000 per year
  • Be a Redtwist ambassador and bring/introduce 2 new people to each production
  • Plan/coordinate fundraising events
  • Participate in strategic planning
  • Make decisions about the annual budget and business operations