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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)
  • Name/logo recognition on PlayFest banner on Main Ave. for two weeks
  • 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)
  • Name/logo recognition on PlayFest banner on Main Ave. for two weeks
  • 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)
  • Name/logo recognition on PlayFest banner on Main Ave. for two weeks
  • 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
Erteszek Family Foundation – Richard and Mary Lyn Ballantine – Terry Bacon and Debra Parmenter
James Foster – Alice and Eric Foultz – Jonathan and Devon Wayne Family Foundation – Karen Soltes
Bobby and Lana Duthie – James Cunningham & Barbara Noseworthy – Martin Family Foundation
Susan DuBarry & John Wessman – Marcy Grace Charitable Fund