In This Together!
Give Gratitude to TPE’s compassionate, talented, dedicated staff!
Our staff is the heart of Traveling Players. They can bring a smile to an anxious face, bolster confidence in student, and challenge another who wants to climb higher. Some Traveling Players staffers remain in your child’s life forever. Their impact will be remembered and felt – it might have been life-changing.
Most of our staff are alums, hoping to have a similar impact on a child’s life. We could never pay them enough. The math for compensating those who transform lives just doesn’t add up. Most artists are gig workers and were especially hard hit.
At Traveling Players, we have continued to pay our staff, furloughing no one. Our staff responded by taking on additional duties, and volunteering some hours each pay period. In this liminal time of virtual learning, our staff adapted theatre curriculum to online, bringing joy, creativity and artistic growth back to our students’ lives over Spring Break. We are hosting Campfire Parties and virtual Field Trips — meaningful community experiences — to reconnect.
These artist/educators are working tirelessly on Traveling Players innovative programming for summer 2020 (which is truly happening! — more on that later this week). Their resourcefulness and perseverance keep us inspired, as does the energy we receive back from you, our campers, parents, alums and donors. Thank you all!
We need your help to continue paying our amazing staff and offering exceptional programs. Like so many other businesses, we are facing daunting financial challenges as a result of COVID-19.
We have already lost over $55,000 from foundations that typically support us but are redirecting their resources to the front lines of the pandemic. We know that operating this summer will be expensive, as we will invest in additional staff, cleaning supplies and new logistical protocols. And then there are the scholarship applications, which have increased. We will not be able to do this alone. We will need help.
Please help ensure Traveling Players programs continue during this crisis, when restrictions are lifted, and afterwards!
If you are in a position to give, please donate today!
All proceeds will be directed to supporting staff.
No donation is too small or big.
Campaign for the Future!
Help us reach our annual goal of $250,000!
Shakespeare had Queen Elizabeth, Moliere had Louis XIV, And We have You!
Traveling Players Ensemble works each day to make a difference in the lives of youth in our community through great theatre in the great outdoors. We are also investing in the future. To take advantage of great opportunities, we need your help!
HELP US BY DONATING TODAY!
This is the year to DOUBLE – even TRIPLE – your past level of giving! We need additional funds NOW to invest in the future by expanding our year-round staff, and raising the resources we need to expand programming.
Together, we can make a difference!
Traveling Players Ensemble is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit company. In normal times, tuition covers about 65% of the expenses of each Traveling Players camper. TPE relies on grants, donations and gifts to make up the remainder.
Traveling Players Ensemble relies on the generous donations from individuals to continueproviding great theatre in the great outdoors. Without the support of our donors, the spirit and community of Traveling Players Ensemble would not be a reality. Your kind donations not only help cover some of the basic costs of operation, but they also allow us to provide scholarships to deserving students who otherwise would be unable to attend.