2015 Fundraising Campaign

Ross Valley Players venueMessage from the President

Imagine that we have handed you a great big box wrapped in rusty red paper. You tear off the paper, lift off the lid, and inside is an historical, lovingly preserved Barn. You say thank you, and we say, “Open the doors. The gift is inside.” And what do you find? Storytelling that is rooted in the earliest of human rituals. Plays that are entertaining, moving, and thought provoking. A mirror that provides a reflection of our humanity throughout the ages. And the unique communal experience that you find only with live theatre.

This year, Ross Valley Players celebrates 85 years of bringing the gift of theatre to our community! We could not have reached this remarkable milestone without kind and generous support from you and generations of RVP supporters. This is why we ask you now to make a donation to Ross Valley Players. If you are already a donor to RVP, please renew  and consider increasing  your contribution this year. If you are a first-time donor, please include us on your giving list today. Help us to continue making theatre for our community for the next 85 years!

The current climate for professional and community theatre is a sobering one. Some of our sister companies have fallen by the wayside this past year. We have secured our lease with the Marin Art and Garden Center, but our rent will continue to increase. This takes away from our production budgets, which have nearly doubled in the past few years. How do we remain competitive and continue to attract the caliber of directors, actors, designers, and production staff, and to offer the production values, which allow us to fulfill our mission to bring you high quality live theatre?

Here are some of the ways your donation can make a direct and immediate difference:

$100 helps pay an actor’s stipend
$250 helps hire a lighting or sound technician
$500 helps cover the cost of costumes
$1,000 helps meet the cost of printing programs
$1,500 helps pay for set materials
$2,500 helps cover the costs of set construction for one show
$5,000 underwrites up to 25% of production costs of one show

-Cris Cassell

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2015 Spring RAW Announced!

ben-22-1Ross Valley Players are pleased to announce their selection for the Spring 2015 Ross Alternative Works production. The Legacy, written by Max Gutmann, is a mystery centered three women.

After the death of Sidney Moore, a billionaire with lots of secrets, his widow and mistress meet to settle their differences before the reading of the will. Their differences, it’s soon clear, are unbridgeable. Who will get the bulk of Moore’s estate? What sorts of shady dealings was he involved in? Was the man who went to jail for killing Moore’s daughter really guilty? How did Sidney Moore really die?

The play will be directed by Buzz Halsing, a Marin-based American Equity Association (AEA) actor and director. Auditions are being held on February 8th. Visit our website at http://www.rossvalleyplayers.com/auditions for more information.