Lumina staff works tirelessly to ensure that each and every actor has a wonderful experience - now's the time to help them!

About the Project

NOW is the time to give back!  For over 20 years (and almost 150 productions) Lumina has brought magic to the stage and enriched the lives of countless youth through the beauty of Shakespeare's language.  
Through all the production work - costumes, set, props, rehearsals, scheduling, and on and on, Lumina's staff has worked tirelessly over long hours to ensure that Lumina's young actors have the VERY BEST experience possible and are able to give their finest performances on stage. During the current shut down of theatres and the restrictions on gatherings, Lumina has endeavored to keep actors engaged.  
Over 85% of Lumina's expenses are directly related to productions and only 10% are General Administration & Staff.  
This is possible because staff works out of love for the young actors, and a belief in Lumina's mission, at salaries well below industry standards. The average salary for staff is approximately $18.75/hour based on a 40 hour week - and staff typically works more than an typical 40 hour week. 
Donations made to this campaign will ensure that Lumina staff can continue to receive salaries and keep Lumina going for another 20+ years!  



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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$10,757.60 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 31 days ago
  • Donate $25 or more

    Show your support with a Lumina logo car magnet and sturdy tote. This donation will pay for 1 hour of costume build.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    A 20th Anniversary t-shirt featuring show images from some of the biggest and best in Lumina's history on the front and a list of the first 100 shows on the back! This donation will pay for 3 hours of coaching.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $75 or more

    Get a framed 11x17 poster of your favorite Lumina show! Thank you for supporting 4 hours of work with set, props, and lighting.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    Four tickets to the performance of your choice with reserved front row seats.
    (3 of 10 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $200 or more

    Insulated silver travel mug featuring the Lumina logo. Holds 16 ounces of your favorite hot or cold beverage. This benefit will support a 10 hour work day for one staff member.
    (3 of 6 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Four tickets to every Lumina show for the 2020-2021 season! Front row, reserved seats for you and 3 friends.
    At the $500 level you are showing the staff your support and that you value their dedication.
    (3 of 5 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
-$757.60 to go. Every dollar helps.
$10,757.60 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 31 days ago

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