SkyVault will be made up of experienced young actors who have taken part in Words Players productions for several years, said
The new troupe this summer will perform Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Twelfth Night" in communities in the region. The tour starts
"It's been really exciting, the response we've had," Kuhlmann said. "We're working on details for the summer and looking at the fall."
The Kickstarter campaign has a goal of
"We're looking for something that is more road-worthy," Kuhlmann said.
Words Players turned to Kickstarter as a way to develop an additional revenue stream and to "kickstart" the new SkyVault troupe.
"It seemed like a place to launch something for a start-up," Kuhlmann said. As is usual for Kickstarter campaigns, contributors are offered premiums based on their level of giving. For example, in exchange for a contribution of
In addition to the new SkyVault traveling productions, Words Players will present Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Twelfth Night" in
The expanded offerings and performance troupes are in contrast to just last summer when Words Players was in such dire financial straits that it appeared the theater company might close its doors for good. Now, the company is in better shape financially than a year ago, Kuhlmann said. "SkyVault is the key to a two-year plan to diversify our revenue streams and to expand in order to be sustainable," she said.
The Kickstarter campaign continues until
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