Help us keep our doors open during this time.
Since the outbreak became a public issue within the Washington community, we had many students stop coming to class and asking for refunds, even before the "Stay At Home" orders were made. We had put in place all the measures stressed by the CDC, but fear had lowered our average class numbers by about 50%. When looking at class registrations, it lowered it to zero when the "Stay At Home" orders were put in place. This lowered our intake in March by $20,000. We also had to not perform our "The Pirates of Penzance Jr." show, thus lowering our average income from show tickets and concession sales by about $10,000. Additionally, we have also had to purchase multiple cleaning and business supplies that averaged out to about $500 for the month of March. For April, we assume combined class registration and show ticket losses to be around $51,000. Funding is critical for this business since we have also recently moved into a 10,000 sq. ft. facility where rent and utilities are about $19,000 per month. Without show and class registration funds, we are not in a very good position to keep our building and ultimately, our business. We do not have any reserve funds. We do not have any big donors. We do not have any credit, and thus receiving loans is a very tenuous process.
Our staff is currently creating facemasks that we plan on giving to each student and staff member when we start working together again after our "Stay At Home" orders are lifted. Your donation will help us pay our staff, pay our rent, and pay for the additional costs of running our business so that we can continue our mission: To allow children an opportunity to experience the joy of theatre through drama, music, and dance, and present theatrical productions that will educate as well as illuminate the students and our community at large.