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American Stage’s world class professional productions and quality education programs are made possible by your gifts to our Annual Fund.

For 40 years, American Stage has set the standard for extraordinary productions of new and classic plays and musicals, representing a wide range of cultural viewpoints. American Stage strives to promote the future of American Theatre and to be an arts leader in the Tampa Bay region, contributing to the cultural landscape of our community.

“You may have heard the news that in 2018, the state of Florida cut funding to arts organizations by nearly 90%. This dramatic reduction places our state ranking at 48th nationwide for per capita support of the arts. As a 501c(3) charitable organization, revenue from ticket sales accounts for only 60% of American Stage’s total operating costs making this kind of funding cut profound.  Now more than ever we must rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses in our community to raise the remaining balance through tax-deductible contributions.  Today, I am asking you to support American Stage.

Decades of research continue to reveal just how significant a role the arts play in our world.  They are fundamental to our humanity and in communities, a vibrant arts landscape is a primary indicator of quality of life. The arts foster creativity and innovation. The arts bring us joy, help us express our values, and inspire empathy between cultures. The arts strengthen our communities socially, educationally, and economically.

You play a powerful role in ensuring that the cultural life in our region thrives.  Together, we can ensure that the Tampa Bay area’s resident nonprofit, professional theatre company continues to bring year-round, high-quality mainstage productions, impactful education and outreach programs and innovative youth initiatives, and our annual American Stage in the Park production to our community.” – Stephanie Gularte, Producing Artistic Director 

Please consider a tax-deductible gift to American Stage, today and help us realize the full value of a healthy arts in Tampa Bay.

Gifts of any size are welcome, but an annual contribution of $100 or more will be recognized through our Annual Fund membership program.

American Stage is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; Federal ID #59-1777189.
501(c)(3) TAX EXEMPT

Annual Fund

ACT 1 CLUB | DONOR BENEFITS

Act I Club members receive a variety of special event benefits, designed to bring them closer to the art and artists of American Stage, by contributing to the annual fund that supports American Stage Theatre’s operations year-round. Donor benefits include all levels up to and including your level of giving for a twelve month period.

FRIEND ($100+)

  • Recognition in American Stage program
  • Advance notification of special events and offers

PATRON ($229+)

  • Season announcement preview
  • Spotlight Series event special invitations

ENSEMBLE ($500+)

  • Invitation to season wrap party with American Stage staff and artists
  • Two complimentary tickets to an American Stage Cabaret performance

ACT 1 CLUB | INNER CIRCLE

The Inner Circle is a distinguished group of individuals who provide support to the annual operations at American Stage, enjoy VIP ticketing services, and receive exclusive access to private events with the American Stage Artistic Team.

LEADING PLAYER ($1,000+)

  • Invitation to season announcement party
  • Invitation to a first-rehearsal designer presentation
  • Invitation for two to the opening night reception, performance & dessert with the cast for a mainstage production

STAR ($2,000+)

  • Complimentary admission to all Spotlight Series events
  • A commemorative photograph signed by the cast from a production
  • Preshow green room pass for opening night champagne toast with the cast

CAST CIRCLE ($3,500+)

  • Enjoy all of the benefits of a production co-sponsor
  • Guaranteed prime seating and unlimited ticket exchanges
  • A framed commemorative production poster signed by the cast

PRODUCER’S CIRCLE ($7,500+)

  • Enjoy all of the benefits of a production show sponsor
  • Exclusive invitation to the Season Salon with Producing Artistis Director to discuss plays under consideration
  • An intimate dinner with the actors and artists of American Stage

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($10,000+)

  • A private dinner with the American Stage Producing Artistic Director & Trustees
  • Exclusive event invitations with American Stage artists to learn about projects in development
  • Access to plays under consideration for annual New Play Festival

BENEFACTOR’S CIRCLE ($25,000+)

  • Private theatre tour “behind the scenes” for you & ten guests, to be arranged on a mutually agreeable date
  • Opportunity to watch a technical performance from Stage Manager’s Booth
  • A Gala Under the Stars table for ten persons

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