CRT CONTINUES CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FOR "CRT DOWNTOWN"
ATTENTION THEATRE LOVERS!
YOU CAN STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT!
By now, most of you have heard the news about CRT’s exciting expansion into year-round theatre at our new performance arts space, “CRT Downtown” at 24 Port Watson Street in the City of Cortland.
Construction of “Act 2” (out of three Acts) began in March and is nearing its conclusion. When completed in late August, we will have created a 5,000 square foot black box theatre (click HERE for the definition of this type of theatre) which will be able to host year-round stage productions, workshops and youth activities as well as a venue for a variety of community and private functions. (Please note that we will be staying at the Little York Pavilion in the summer – our downtown space will be used for performances in the fall, winter and spring.)
In this new space, we will also be able to build on our current “CRT Kids” Programs for Youth by offering after-school and weekend programming not only in acting, music, dance, theatrical design and construction but also public speaking, job interview preparation and other similar life skills. Also in our near future is a creation of a county-wide youth theatrical company, as well as local and nation-wide play writing competitions.
Our Grand Hall black box has also been designed to meet community needs by doubling as an affordable, centrally-located reception hall and convention center with a small catering kitchen.
The total construction costs for Phase 2 are $879,000, which includes a new roof and insulation, public restrooms, heating and cooling systems, sprinkler system, and the performance space itself.
Thanks to the generous contributions of our patrons, businesses, foundations and grants, we have raised most of the funds required for the phase. All we need to complete these renovations is $250,000. It should be noted that the building is paid for as well as all of the Phase 1 renovations.
We need your help! We are asking you as a patron of the arts to join your colleagues and STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT by making an investment in the future of CRT and the arts in Central New York. Please consider making a gift today for this project!
By clicking on this link, you can download a mail-in donation form. If you have a PayPal account, you can make a donation through our website by clicking HERE.
Donations of $500 or more will be rewarded with an invitation to a special Donor’s Event and personal tour of the facility when Phase 2 is complete. In order to receive this invitation, your donation of $500 or more must be received by September 15, 2014.
You may follow our progress by “liking” us on Facebook, or by visiting our website at www.cortlandrep.org
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 607-753-6161.
Thank you for your consideration.
Kerby Thompson – CRT Producing Artistic Director
Dorothea Fowler – Capital Campaign Committee Co-Chair
Garrison Marsted - Capital Campaign Committee Co-Chair
"BEFORE" AND "CURRENT " PHOTOS OF CRT DOWNTOWN
exterior front facade