2013/14 ANNUAL FUNDRAISING APPEAL

16 FOR 16 FALL CAMPAIGN

For the past 15 years, Acorn Productions has stimulated the artistic growth of the Greater Portland area by inspiring hundreds of people to try their hands at acting or playwrighting. The list of active members of our theater community who got their start at Acorn would fill a page. Each year, we continue to add educational and training programs to our profile in order to enhance the opportunities we provide people of all ages and ability levels to involve themselves in the arts.

We hope the list of 10 irreplaceable programs we offer to Greater Portland residents will be compelling enough to for you to make a small contribution of $16 to our fall fundarising campaign--one dollar for each year of our existence (though larger donations are always appreciated).  If everyone on our list participates, we will easily raise our $1,500 we rely on each fall to keep our free and low-cost programs viable, as well as allowing us to maintain reasonable ticket prices for all our events. 

You can be a part of creating a vibrant arts community in the Greater Portland Area by donating today! Click on the button to the right to use PayPal, or send your contribution to us:

Acorn Productions
P.O. Box 304
Westbrook, ME 04098

Click here to download our 2013/14 season of events.

Additional programs include the following:


• classes and summer camps for adults and children at the Acorn Acting Academy
• the second year of our Acorn Shakespeare Conservatory
• touring performances by Naked Shakespeare
• a series of free improvisational comedy workshops for Westbrook teens at My Place Teen Center (generously supported by a grant from the Davis Family Foundation)
• a collaboration with the Westbrook Community Center to teach five eight-week sessions throughout the school year.

Thank you! 

- Kerry Rasor
President, Board of Directors

Acorn Productions is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, meaning your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.




TOP TEN REASONS TO DONATE TO ACORN PRODUCTIONS 

1) Naked Shakespeare
For over 8 years we have been offering training and free performances of the Bard's work at both traditional and non-traditional venues

2) Acting Classes and Workshops
Our programs train over 100 children and adults annually, many of whom have become familiar faces on area stages

 3) Playwrighting
Acorn has inspired an explosion in new plays series by local playwrights through our classes, readings and performances

4) Quality Children’s Theater
Our Fairy Tale Players features high-quality professional productions for the family for only $6 adults and $4 kids

5) Affordable Studio Space
The Acorn Studios provide low-cost rehearsal space as well as a small theater space for use by artists in the community

6) Diversity
Acorn offers a broad range of material for many different elements of our community, including our annual Jewish-themed holiday show

7) Networking
Acorn helps build artist collaborations by providing a fertile meeting ground for the exchange of ideas 

8) Building Community
We are committed to offering high-quality professional arts programming in Westbrook for all MetroWest residents
 
9) A Starting Point for Actors
Anyone looking to get involved in theater can contact Acorn, and our open door policy assures them a place on stage

10) Community Connections
We continue to generate free and low-cost programs, including our new collaborations with the Westbrook Community Center and MPTC.