StageSource will kick off its first ever online charity auction today, September 21st. All proceeds to benefit the expanded mission and vision of the organization's programing including "Live from the Library" and the 2013 StageSource Theater Conference. To participate visit The StageSource Auction Online. Site goes live today, September 21st. Bidding closes Friday, September 28th.
Director of Programs Dawn M. Simmons has this to say about the event, "The online auction is not a new concept, but it is new to StageSource. As we intensify our programming to better serve our members we have to step up our fundraising efforts. The outpouring of support and distinctive donations to the online auction speak volumes. The generosity we've experienced tells us we're on the right track. "
The organization has amassed a tempting lineup of luxury items, services, and experiences. The auction will feature items for audience members, theater professionals and anyone with a sense of adventure. Highlights of the online auction include:
o Personal birthday wishes sung by Boston's own cabaret sensation Mary Callanan, fresh off her national tour of Mamma Mia!
o The chance to name a character in a book by Hank Phillippi Ryan, noted mystery author and Channel 7 reporter.
o Front row seats to a Kathy Griffin concert and a photo backstage with the comedian.
o Sessions with notable local acting coaches, head shots, custom made costumes and acting classes.
o Tickets to theaters around the area including the chances for backstage tours and dynamite swag.
o Other donations include jewelry, vacation stays, tours of Boston, Victorian Christmas carolers, a manuscript review by an agent and much more.
To view auction items visit us online. To learn more about StageSource and its programs visit www.stagesource.org.
Founded in 1985, StageSource is a non-profit theater service organization led by staff in our Boston offices, a Board of Directors, member volunteers and advisory committees representing our members. StageSource reaches over 6,000 households and businesses including individual theater artists (actors, directors, designers, playwrights, and other Theater professionals), 220 Theater, film, casting, audio, video, service and Theater support companies, and over 50,000 patrons directly and hundreds of thousands more through our member theaters. Our members are located throughout New England, New York and beyond.