We want our shows and workshops to be accessible.
Most people don't realize all the costs that go into producing and presenting theatrical works: keeping the toilets clean, the lights on, heat (a/c) on, marketing/promotion, insurance, taxes, legal fees, storage, postage, office supplies, fundraising expenses, printing programs, and on and on. Most venues can easily show that the cost of a ticket does not pay for the show. Fundraising is essential.
Seeing theatre in a theatre is a wonderful experience. Having the lighting and sound "just so" to place the performance in the best light possible for the audience. It's all about you -- the audience member, the theatre-goer!
Our goal is to keep our tickets at an affordable rate -- especially for our family series -- while crafting a full, theatrical experience for our audience.
(This is Part 2 in a series of "Top Ten Reasons to Support Puppets-Off Broad Street" in RVA.)
Heidi Rugg is a puppet artist, mom, maker of stuff, and the founder of Puppets Off-Broad Street. Her company, Barefoot Puppet Theatre, has toured all over the country. She lives in Richmond's Northside with her husband, Sam, two daughters as different as rain and ribbons, a cat named Moxie, a lizard named Pepper, and a legion of nameless dust-bunnies.
Christopher Hudert is a is a versatile artist whose skills include script writing, sculpting, set and puppet construction, puppetry, clowning, stilt walking, juggling and much more. His company, Applause Unlimited, has toured extensively. He lives in Lakeside with his family.