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PLAY IT FORWARD
Tier 1 Sponsorships: $5,000 + 

Tier One Sponsors make PlayFest readings accessible to all. Play It Forward Membership provides support to make our cultural commitment to the community possible. A key aspect of becoming a Play It Forward member is supporting the “Adopt a Seat Program. “Adopted” seats provide $25 tickets at a subsidized rate of $10 to groups or individuals in need of assistance. Each seat that you sponsor helps to bring enrichment through the excitement of a new play reading to those throughout the region.

The Play it Forward Membership circle is a special group that includes intimate receptions with the playwrights, directors and actors who participate in PlayFest new play readings.

Recognized as a Platinum Member Reading Sponsor for one of the new plays with lead recognition in all marketing and production material and invitations to all events

What You Support

  • Underwrites all fees for professional actors, playwrights, a director, stage manager as well as production costs for the development and readings of one of the new plays
  • Adopt 100 Play it Forward seats

Benefits

  • Six (6) tickets to each play (guaranteed reserved seats)
  • Acknowledgement in the curtain speech and the website
  • A personal usher liaison
  • Full page advertisement in the Playbill
  • Private dinner with featured artists/playwrights
  • Four (4) tickets to Local Tastings with Artists
  • Four (4) tickets to Friday and Saturday evening pre-show receptions
  • Four (4) tickets to the Wrap Party
  • Personal ‘meet and greet’ and autographed photo with cast

Recognized as a Gold Member Play it Forward Sponsor with recognition in marketing and production material and invitations to all events

What You Support

  • Adopt 50 Play it Forward seats

Benefits

  • Four (4) tickets to each play (guaranteed reserved seats)
  • Acknowledgment on the website
  • A personal usher liaison
  • Half page advertisement in the Playbill
  • Private dinner with featured artists/playwrights
  • Two (2) tickets to Local Tastings with Artists
  • Friday and Saturday evening pre-show receptions
  • Two (2) tickets to the Wrap Party
  • Personal ‘meet and greet’ and autographed photo with cast

Recognized as a Silver Member Play it Forward Sponsor with recognition in marketing and production material and invitations to select events

What You Support

  • Adopt 25 Play it Forward seats

Benefits

  • Two (2) tickets to each play (guaranteed reserved seats)
  • Acknowledgment on the website
  • Two (2) tickets to Local Tastings with Artists
  • Two (2) tickets to the Wrap Party
  • Quarter page advertisement in the Playbill
  • Signed cast photo

PLAY A PART IN EDUCATION
Tier 2 Sponsorships: $2,500 +

Tier 2 Sponsors make possible the educational mission of PlayFest helping to subsidize involvement in our mentor and apprentice program in collaboration with Fort Lewis College.  Each level of sponsorship supports a specific aspect of the educational programs provided through PlayFest.

A leadership role in the PlayFest educational mission through the mentor program

 What You Support

  • Provides travel, room and board for one week for one professional artist who will mentor an appointed student/apprentice in an open dialogue during rehearsal and development of a new play

Benefits

  • Six (6) tickets to be used at any play
  • Acknowledgment on the website
  • Quarter page advertisement in the Playbill
  • Signed student and Mentor/Artist photograph

Support the PlayFest educational mission through the apprentice program to change students’ lives

 What you Support

  • Students participate in internships involving acting, directing, playwriting as well as business/marketing, graphic design, theater/stage management. Supports on-campus housing and food for a one-week program

Benefits

  • Four (4) tickets to be used at any play
  • Listing in the Playbill
  • Acknowledgment on the web site
  • Signed student and Mentor/Artist photograph

PLAY A PART IN COMMUNITY PRODUCTIONS
Tier 3 Sponsorships: $500 +

Tier 3 sponsorships help fund community programming, such as professional artist workshops, presentations, and panels, while honoring community members and friends in Durango.

Honor a special person for birthdays, weddings, graduations or expressions of remembrance.

What you Support

  • Helping to fund the professional fees, playwrights, director, stage manager as well as production costs for new plays in the PlayFest calendar

Benefits

  • Tribute acknowledgment in curtain speech
  • Insert in the Playbill for the tribute
  • Listing in the PlayBill
  • Two (2) tickets to a performance
  • Cast photograph

Make PlayFest accessible in the community

What You Support

  • Purchase seats for any performance to donate to individuals and/or groups in the community in need of assistance
    • 25 seats           $625
    • 40 seats           $1,000
    • 50 seats           $1,250

Benefits

  • Two (2) tickets to a performance
  • Listing in the PlayBill
  • Cast photograph

Bring a new play to Durango

What you Support

  • Bring a performance to Durango by helping to fund the venue for a reading on the calendar

Benefits

  • Two (2) tickets to a performance
  • Listing in the Playbill

Looking for Something to Do this Summer in Durango?

Get Involved with the PlayFest

We welcome individuals who are passionate about theatre and want to help bring new plays to Durango. Play your part in giving our community a voice in American Theatre as you boost your resume and interact with well-known, professional actors, playwrights and directors in an emerging, professional non-profit. Join our enthusiastic team this summer!

Durango PlayFest is committed to connecting with Fort Lewis College and creating opportunities for its students. Students are exposed to real-world challenges and develop problem-solving and management skills. They can participate in important areas of Arts Festival Planning and Management, such as Marketing, Event Planning, Box Office, Social Media, Graphic Arts, Stage Management and more.  For more information and an application, please email us at durangoplayfest@gmail.com with “Internship” in the subject line.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Party & Event Help
  • Promotion
  • Community Outreach
  • Ushering
  • Set up/Clean up
  • Assistant Stage Management

If you would like to become an event volunteer or if you have other skills you would like to share with Durango PlayFest, email us at durangoplayfest@gmail.com with “Volunteering” in the subject line to let us know about your interest in supporting Durango PlayFest.

We look forward to connecting with you!

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