We are facing a crucial period in our esteemed 40 year history. Double your impact today.

About the Project

Dear Imagination Stage Family,

Imagination Stage has always had a grand vision: to empower ALL young people to discover their voices and identities through performing arts education and professional theatre. For the past 40 years, we are proud to have empowered
1.5 million young people and their families through theatre performance and education experiences.

As you know, this is Imagination Stage's 40th anniversary. Rather than celebrating, due to COVID-19, we have had to close our theatre and cancel our performances and classes. The financial impact on the organization is devastating.

We are facing a crucial period in our esteemed 40-year history. We are dedicated to making sure that Imagination Stage has another 40 years in the community. However, we need your help. Starting March 27, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County will be doubling donations, which doubles your impact. Your support during this time is greatly appreciated. Help us keep the mission alive.

Goal: $5,000 donated, $5,000 matched in 24 hours starting 5:00 p.m. on March 27. 
We are dedicated to making sure that our community and staff remain safe and our arts and education programming remain strong. Donations will go directly to paying staff salaries until we are able to re-open our building. We look forward to the day that hundreds of children stream into our theatre and their classes. Until then, your support is critical in helping us achieve this goal. 

By helping us keep the mission alive, you are helping us:
- Take programming online.
- Revamp our digital learning opportunities.
- Give our students free online masterclasses.
- Provide free recordings of our Theatre for Young Audiences shows.
- Support our families with guided learning breaks.
- Contribute learning guides and other materials to aid the new parent teacher.
- Continue to support the staff and artists that are the backbone of our institution.
- Ensure we can open to the public when the health crisis has passed.

If you can assist Imagination Stage during this difficult time, please consider donating starting at 5:00 p.m. on March 27. If you have any questions, email Sean Byrne at sbyrne@imaginationstage.org.

Thank you for being part of our community and for your support.


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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  • Donate $25 or more

    Donate $25 and receive a thank you email from one of our staff members.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $40 or more

    Donate $40 and join our Friend's Circle with associated benefits.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    Donate $100 and receive a thank you shout out on Imagination Stage's Facebook page.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    Donate $250 and receive an invitation to our "We're Back" Party.
    (49 of 50 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Donate $500 and receive a thank you shoutout from Imagination Stage artists in our digital content!.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
-$4,901.92 to go. Every dollar helps.
$14,901.92 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 64 days ago

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