Ways to Give

Festival Underwriter - $25,000 or more

A Festival Underwriter pays a portion of the production expenses for one of the Festival’s four main shows which cost approximately $80,000 each.

 A Festival Underwriter receives:

  • Logo and corporate name prominently listed on all printed materials and in the Season Playbill on same page as play title.  (This production of “Title” is underwritten by a generous gift from ____________.)
  • Live, onstage acknowledgement before every performance of the sponsored production
  • Logo and corporate name featured in lobby display
  • Logo and link to web site on the Festival’s web site
  • A full-page ad in the Season Playbill (value: $450)
  • Twenty-four tickets to sponsored show or six season tickets (value $792)
  • Twelve tickets to the children’s show (value: $96)
  • Reserved parking space with signage: “Reserved for [your name]”

 

Company Meals Underwriter — $15,000

Provides the entire TSF Company balanced evening meals three nights each week during their ten-week stay in Kilgore.

 The Company Meals Underwriter receives:

  • A full-page ad in the Season Playbill (value: $450)
  • Listing in all printed materials as “TSF Company Dinners provided by __”
  • Logo and corporate name featured in lobby display
  • Logo and link to website on the Festival’s website
  • Twelve individual tickets or three season tickets (value: $396)
  • Six tickets to the children’s show (value: $48)
  • Reserved parking space with signage: “Reserved for [your name]”

 

Costumes or Scenery Underwriter – $15,000

An Underwriter at this level provides funding for either the costumes or the scenery for the summer season.

 The Costumes or Scenery Underwriter receives:

  • A full-page ad in the Season Playbill (value: $450)
  • Logo and corporate name featured in lobby display
  • Logo and corporate name prominently displayed in the season playbill on the same page as two of the play titles
  • Live, onstage acknowledgement before every performance of two of the season’s productions
  • Logo and link to website on the Festival’s website
  • Twelve individual tickets or three season tickets (value: $ 396)
  • Six tickets to the children’s show (value: $48)
  • Reserved parking space with signage: “Reserved for [your name]”

 

Company Housing Underwriter — $15,000

The Company Housing Underwriter pays for the cost of providing dormitory rooms for all members of the TSF Company for ten weeks.

  • The Company Housing Underwriter receives:
  • A full-page ad in the Season Playbill (value: $450)
  • Logo and corporate name featured in lobby display
  • Logo and corporate name prominently displayed in the season playbill on the same page as two of the play titles
  • Logo and link to website on the Festival’s website
  • Twelve individual tickets or three season tickets (value: $396)
  • Six tickets to the children’s show (value: $48)
  • Reserved parking space with signage: “Reserved for [your name]”

 

Children’s Show Underwriter — $7,500

The Children’s Show Underwriter pays for producing the annual children’s play. Those costs include scenery, costumes, props, lighting, sound and royalties.

  • A full-page ad in the Season Playbill (value: $450)
  • Logo and corporate name featured in lobby display
  • Logo and link to website on the Festival’s website
  • Twelve individual tickets or three season tickets (value: $396)
  • Six tickets to the children’s show (value: $48)
  • Reserved parking space with signage: “Reserved for [your name]”

 

Director / Designer / Actor Sponsor – $5,000

This level of support pays the salary and the transportation costs for one of the directors, designers or leading actors.

A Director/Designer/Actor Sponsor receives:

  • A half-page ad in the Season Playbill (value: $300)
  • Acknowledgement in the Playbill on each page listing the name of the sponsored Artist
  • Logo and corporate name listed beneath the Artist’s photo in the theatre lobby
  • Logo and link to website on the Festival’s website
  • Eight individual tickets or two season tickets (value: $264)
  • Four tickets to the children’s show (value: $32)
  • Private backstage tour hosted by the sponsored Artist
  • Reserved parking space with signage: “Reserved for [your name]”

 

Stratford Room Sponsor – $5,000

Provides funds for TSF to purchase Stratford Room items at wholesale prices for resale    in the Gift Shop and Concessions Lobby.

The Stratford Room Sponsor receives:

  • A half-page ad in the Season Playbill (value: $300)
  • Multiple acknowledgements in the Playbill
  • Logo and corporate name listed in the theatre lobby
  • Logo and link to website on the Festival’s website
  • Eight individual tickets or two season tickets (value: $264)
  • Four tickets to the children’s show (value: $32)
  • Private backstage tour hosted by the Artistic Director or Managing Director
  • Reserved parking space with signage: “Reserved for [your name]”

 

Corporate Sponsor – $2,500

Corporate sponsors provide funds to cover general expenses for the current season.

A Corporate Sponsor receives:

  • Prominent listing in the Season Playbill on the Corporate Sponsor page
  • Logo and corporate name featured in lobby display
  • Logo and link to website on the Festival’s website
  • Eight individual tickets or two season tickets (value: $264)
  • Four tickets to the children’s show (value: $32)
  • Private backstage tour hosted by the Artistic Director or the Managing Director.
  • Reserved parking space with signage: “Reserved for Corporate Sponsors”

Individual Intern Sponsor — $1,500

Pays the ten-week salary of one of the TSF Company Interns in Acting, Costuming, Properties, Lighting, Sound, Stage Management, or Audience Services.

 An Intern Sponsor receives:

  • Acknowledgement in the Playbill under the sponsored Intern’s picture
  • Name featured in lobby display alongside Intern’s photo
  • Four individual tickets or one season ticket (value: $132)
  • Four tickets to the children’s show (value: $32)
  • Private backstage tour hosted by the Artistic Director or the Managing Director.
  • Reserved parking space with signage: “Reserved for Artist Sponsors”

 

Van Cliburn Seating Sponsor — $500 or $350

For a donation of $500 a brass plate will be inscribed with your name or “In Honor of ___” or “In Memory of ___” by “[Your Name]” and affixed to the back of a center-section auditorium seat. An identical brass plate will be attached to a plaque located in the theatre lobby. Select a side-section seat for a $350 donation.

 

These Sponsorship categories are only suggestions.

Donations of ANY amount are welcome and will be gratefully acknowledged.

Donations can be made through either the:
Texas Shakespeare / Kilgore College Foundation
or
The Texas Shakespeare Festival Foundation.

Both are registered 501(c)(3) tax-deductible organizations.

For more information on any sponsorship opportunity, contact:

Raymond Caldwell
903-983-8117
rcaldwell@kilgore.edu or raymondHcaldwell@att.net or rcaldwell@texasshakespeare.com

 


Season Playbill Advertiser — $112.50 to $700

Place an advertisement in the current season’s Playbill.

Playbill advertisers receive:

  • One-eighth page full-color display = $112.50
  • One-fourth page full-color display = $187.50
  • One-half page full-color display = $300
  • Full page full-color display = $450
  • Inside Back cover full-cover display = $525
  • Back Cover full-cover display = $525

Click here for more information on advertising opportunities or contact:

Raymond Caldwell
903-983-8117
rcaldwell@kilgore.edu or raymondHcaldwell@att.net or rcaldwell@texasshakespeare.com

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