INTIMAN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES THE FIRST PHASE OF A CRITICAL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD ENDS ITS RUN AS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PLAY IN THE THEATRE’S 35-YEAR HISTORY
SEATTLE— Intiman Theatre announces that it has successfully completed the first phase of a critical fundraising initiative. The first target, $1.3 million in cash gifts, was reached ahead of schedule and has allowed the Theatre to stabilize its financial position and plan for its 2008 season. Led by Managing Director Laura Penn , the campaign secured gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.
The Theatre is currently is in the second phase of the campaign, with a goal of raising $2 million by the end of its fiscal year on March 31, 2008. Fulfilling this goal will allow Intiman to meet its year-end goals and complete its Dramatically Different fundraising campaign on an accelerated schedule.
In addition to meeting the $1.3 million cash goal, other recent fundraising successes at Intiman including the fulfillment of its Leading National Theatres Program endowment grant match for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; exceeding its 2007 subscription goal with 9,500 subscribers; and To Kill a Mockingbird, directed by Fracaswell Hyman, ending its run as the most successful play in Intiman’s history.
The fourth play of Intiman’s American Cycle series, To Kill a Mockingbird closed on November 10, after two extensions. It sold 19,340 single and student tickets; including subscribers, 31,000 people attended the production during its run.
Intiman is currently offering 2008 season subscription renewal packages for its subscribers. Tickets for new subscribers will go on sale January 2, 2008. For information about the season, please visit www.intiman.org.
Intiman Theatre gratefully acknowledges the following for their institutional support: The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Ameriprise Financial, Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation, ArtsFund, The Boeing Company, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Fales Foundation Trust, Humanities Washington, Intiman Theatre Foundation, Kreielsheimer Remainder Trust, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Microsoft Corporation, Nesholm Family Foundation, The Norcliffe Foundation, PONCHO, Pride Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Seattle Foundation, Theatre Communications Group, U.S. Bancorp Foundation, WaMu and Wells Fargo Bank. Additional funding is received from Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, City of Seattle ; 4Culture; Metropolitan King County Council and Washington State Arts Commission.