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Director’s Circle

Membership Means More

By being a Director’s Circle member and attending insider events, I have become a part of the process of creating a play. My experience in the theater is deepened by understanding what it takes to create a show from the writing, to design choices, to direction and acting, to the stage.
— Bill Williams, Director’s Circle Member

Our Director’s Circle is a group of donors who make an annual gift of $500 or more to Northern Stage. This family of supporters makes our long-term vitality and ability to positively impact the community possible. Ticket sales and subscriptions cover approximately 45% of what it takes for Northern Stage to maintain its crucial impact on our shared community – culturally, socially, and economically. The price of a ticket covers less than half of your theater experience, and donations of every size are necessary to keep your theater thriving.

Northern Stage has become a fixture of theatrical excellence in the region – our main stage season brings world-class theater right to the heart of the Upper Valley. But donor support does so much more. DC members help provide theater education opportunities that nurture theater lovers of all ages and make need based scholarships available, so our programs are accessible to all. Member contributions make it possible for us to develop plays, ensuring fresh voices are nurtured and new work is brought to the American stage. Member support deepens our connection to our shared community through engagement programs that draw audience members into a meaningful understanding of theater and the stories we tell. Donations help make theater accessible to all through low-cost ticketing programs. In short, DC members are changing lives, one story at a time.

Join Today*  •   Member Benefits

Download a pdf of a 2018-19 DC Member Form by clicking here.
View our 2018-19 Director’s Circle Brochure by clicking here.

*PLEASE NOTE: By clicking the above “Join Today” link, you will be re-directed to an on-line donation form. Currently, this form is available for one-time donations only. If you are interested in creating a monthly or quarterly payment plan for your membership, or setting up a sustaining membership in the Director’s Circle, or for more information, please contact development@northernstage.org or 802-296-7000 ext 117.

Support Us

You Make It Possible.

Let Northern Stage capture your artistic yearning, and I promise, in the words of Andrew Lloyd Webber, that “your spirits will start to soar and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.”
– Stuart Johnson, long-time friend and supporter of Northern Stage

As a not-for-profit organization, Northern Stage’s artistic, educational, and community programs only thrive because of the generosity of donors like you. Single ticket and subscription sales cover about 45% of the cost of our programming each season. Donors help us bridge the 55% gap between sales and expenses. You afford us the freedom to reach new heights of theatrical excellence.

Operational Support Giving Levels

  • ANNUAL FUND ($1 – $499): Listing in the playbill (gifts of $50+ due to space limits), E-news updates, and special offers.
  • DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($500 or more): Invitations to special DC Insider Events to bring you closer to the artists and craft of Northern Stage, ticketing benefits, plus DC perks. Click here for a detailed list of DC Member Benefits.
  • NEW IN 2017!  BESPOKE GIVING LEVELS: Tailor-designed to suit our donors’ passions and interests, you can direct your giving to one of four categories — Education, Artists, Opportunities & Challenges, and Accessibility.  Click here to read more about Bespoke Giving Opportunities, recognition, and benefits.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION

  •  By clicking the above button, you will be redirected to a secure on-line donation form for one-time donations
  • If you are interested in sustaining donations, or creating a payment plan, please email development@northernstage.org
  • Download a pdf of a pledge form by clicking here
  • To donate stock or direct deposit your donation, please click here for transfer information

Ways to Give:

There are many ways to support Northern Stage. Click on one of the options below.

Director’s Circle Membership
Bespoke Giving Opportunities
Annual Fund
Be a Sustainer
Producer’s Club
Foundations
Employer Matched Gifts
Northern Stage Legacy Society

Producer’s Club

Stewards of Our Community

We’ve had people call after they see Chippers is partnering with Northern Stage saying, “Thank you so, so, so much. I don’t know what I would do if Northern Stage wasn’t there.
— Mundy Wilson Piper, President and CEO, Chippers, Inc.

Our small business and corporate partners engage in a philanthropic relationship with Northern Stage and demonstrate a commitment to civic leadership, and to our shared community. In thanks for their generosity, we are glad to provide access to the theater’s unique opportunities for logo exposure, client entertainment, and employee engagement. Northern Stage offers many partnership packages to fit the needs and priorities of your company. We hope you will consider partnering with Northern Stage as we continue to change lives, one story at a time.

We are currently seeking Producer’s Club members for our 2018-19 Season, including sponsors of main stage productions, series sponsors, education program sponsors, special event sponsors, and sponsors of special programs designed to serve our community or provide additional access points. If you are interested in becoming a part of our family of business partners, please email Heidi Reynolds at hreynolds@northernstage.org. To learn more about all the benefits of membership, please check out our Producers Club One Sheet 2018-19.

Thank you to our 2017-18 Producer’s Club Members!

Show Sponsors

Education Sponsors

Hypertherm Owner’s Philanthropic EndeavorsThe Couch Family Foundation • The Pussycat Foundation • Dartmouth College

Series Sponsors

Special Thanks

Gallagher, Flynn, & Company

Dining and Lodging Partners

Please visit our Dining/Lodging Partner Page for a full listing of the restaurants and lodging establishments that support us with their in-kind donations.

For more information about giving opportunities, please contact development@northernstage.org or 802-296-7000 ext 117.