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COVID-19 Programming and Facility Update: Read more

Online Play Readings to Benefit Two River Theater and Partner Non-Profits

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The Reading Series

Readings selected for the series reflect the past, present and future of the theater’s diverse range of programming including reimagined classics and world premieres by the industry’s most adventurous theater artists.

“Among the many things theater does for us is to keep us honest about our desire and obligation to show up for each other and stay engaged in the present moment,” says Two River Theater’s Artistic Director, John Dias. “Two River’s family of artists are as eager to find ways to ‘show up’ as our audiences are. We’re launching this series—and partnering with other social justice/social service non-profits—as a way to respond to our present, celebrate our past and hope for our future.”

 

Benefit Tickets

Online benefit event tickets are $25 per reading and include access to live post-reading Q&As with the artists involved, hosted on Zoom. Online ticket sales will close four hours prior to event time. Tickets can be purchased from 3PM to 7PM on the day of the event by calling the box office at 732.345.1400. Sponsorships start at $1,000, and include additional benefits such as an invitation to a private virtual event with reading artists.

How to access readings:

Ticket buyers will be emailed a link to access each reading, three hours prior to the event’s start time. If you experience any issues, Two River staff will be available to assist you by calling 732.345.1400 or emailing info@trtc.org.

Donation Match

All donations made to Two River Theater in support of the series will be matched by a generous donor, to benefit five organizations with a pressing need due to the impact of systemic racism and COVID-19. Benefiting organizations are identified by the playwrights and directors involved in each reading and include: The Actors Fund, The Audre Lorde Project, The New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, and The Ruben Santiago-Hudson Fine Arts Learning Center.  All artists will be paid for their involvement in the series.

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Co-Chairs

MARY ANSELL
CAROLYN CUSHMAN DESENA

Committee

ANN BAGCHI
AMANDA BUTTERBAUGH
CRYSTAL DICKINSON
MIA KATIGBAK
ROBIN KLEIN
MARY JANE KROON
ANNE MARIE SCHULTZ
CATHY SIVO
JOSE ZAYAS

UPCOMING READINGS

Benefit Reading Tickets: $25

 

PAST READINGS

MAKE A DONATION

All donations will support Two River Theater while we are closed and will help us to prepare when it is safe to gather again.

In addition, all donations will be matched by one of our generous donors to benefit five organizations identified by the playwrights and directors involved in each reading: The Actors Fund, The Audre Lorde Project, The New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, and The Ruben Santiago-Hudson Fine Arts Learning Center.

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BECOME A SPONSOR

Please consider becoming a sponsor of this series.

GET SPONSORSHIP 

For more information about becoming a sponsor, please contact Katie Benson at kbenson@trtc.org or 732.345.1400 ext. 1817.

For your tax records, please note that Two River theater is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and this contribution is fully tax-deductible as no goods or services were received in exchange for this gift.

$25,000 Sponsor

 

 

Streaming Recognition

  • Verbal acknowledgement during all five broadcasts
  • Acknowledgement in credits before and after all broadcasts
  • Onscreen logo or name recognition during online live events with artists
  • Verbal acknowledgement during online live events with artists

Online Recognition

  • Logo placement on all email communications
  • Acknowledgement in all social media posts
  • Logo placement on website homepage and event page
  • Logo placement or acknowledgment on registration page
  • Acknowledgement in all press releases

VIP Access

  • Tickets to all five readings followed by live Q & As with artists for up to 100 households per reading (ticket holders will be provided with a zoom link to access)
  • Invitation for 100 to attend a Virtual Wrap Party with artists (attendees will be provided with a zoom link to access – date TBA)
  • Code for 20% discounted tickets ($25 per reading)
  • Use of the Two River Theater Library for one private event
  • Invitations for four to all opening night receptions for an entire season after the theater reopens
  • Engraved paver on our plaza at the $2,500 level

$15,000 Sponsor

Streaming Recognition

  • Acknowledgement in credits before and after all broadcasts
  • Onscreen logo or name recognition during online live events with artists

Online Recognition

  • Logo placement on all email communications
  • Acknowledgement in four social media posts
  • Logo placement on website homepage and event page
  • Logo placement or acknowledgment on registration page
  • Acknowledgement in all press releases

VIP Access

  • Tickets to all five readings followed by live Q & As with artists for up to 75 households per reading (ticket holders will be provided with a zoom link to access)
  • Invitation for 75 to attend a Virtual Wrap Party with artists (attendees will be provided with a zoom link to access – date TBA)
  • Code for 20% discounted tickets ($25 per reading)
  • Use of the Two River Theater Library for one private event
  • Invitations for four to all opening night receptions for an entire season after the theater reopens
  • Engraved paver on our plaza at the $1,000 level

$10,000 Sponsor

Streaming Recognition

  • Acknowledgement in credits before and after all broadcasts
  • Onscreen logo or name recognition during online live events with artists

Online Recognition

  • Logo placement on all email communications
  • Acknowledgement in two social media posts
  • Logo placement on website event page
  • Acknowledgement in all press releases

VIP Access

  • Tickets to all five readings followed by live Q & As with artists for up to 50 households per reading (ticket holders will be provided with a zoom link to access)
  • Invitation for 50 to attend a Virtual Wrap Party with artists (attendees will be provided with a zoom link to access – date TBA)
  • Code for 20% discounted tickets ($25 per reading)
  • Invitations for four to all opening night receptions for an entire season after the theater reopens
  • Engraved paver on our plaza at the $500 level

$5,000 Sponsor

Streaming Recognition

  • Acknowledgement in credits before and after all broadcasts

Online Recognition

  • Acknowledgement in two social media posts
  • Logo placement on website event page
  • Acknowledgement in all press releases

VIP Access

  • Tickets to all five readings followed by live Q & As with artists for up to 25 households per reading (ticket holders will be provided with a zoom link to access)
  • Invitation for 25 to attend a Virtual Wrap Party with artists (attendees will be provided with a zoom link to access – date TBA)
  • Code for 20% discounted tickets ($25 per reading)
  • Invitations for four to all opening night receptions for an entire season after the theater reopens
  • Engraved paver on our plaza at the Group Level (add one line up to 22 characters)

$2,500 Sponsor

Online Recognition

  • Acknowledgement in one social media post
  • Recognition on website event page

VIP Access

  • Tickets to all five readings followed by live Q & As with artists for up to 10 households per reading (ticket holders will be provided with a zoom link to access)
  • Invitation for 10 to attend a Virtual Wrap Party with artists (attendees will be provided with a zoom link to access – date TBA)
  • Code for 20% discounted tickets ($25 per reading)
  • Invitations for two to all opening night receptions for an entire season after the theater reopens
  • Engraved paver on our plaza at the Group Level (add one line up to 22 characters)

$1,000 Sponsor

Online Recognition

  • Recognition on website event page

VIP Access

  • Tickets to all five readings followed by live Q & As with artists for up to 5 households per reading (ticket holders will be provided with a zoom link to access)
  • Invitation for 5 to attend a Virtual Wrap Party with artists (attendees will be provided with a zoom link to access – date TBA)
  • Code for 20% discounted tickets ($25 per reading)
  • Invitations for two to all opening night receptions for an entire season after the theater reopens
  • Engraved paver on our plaza at the Group Level (add one line up to 22 characters)

BENEFITTING ORGANIZATIONS

TBD

Romeo and Juliet

SPONSORS

$25,000

Anonymous
Bank of America

$5,000

Anonymous
The Nancy Robin Karpf Fund
Katherine Kovner
Mary Jane and Richard Kroon

$2,500

VNA

$1,000

Metrovation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Barrett
Carolyn Cushman DeSena
Tom Hessman
Aida and Brian Murphy
Lauren Nicosia
Patricia and Vernon Ralph
June Seligman
William Bruce Sherrill and Robert Cordrey
The Sivo Family


The Veloce Group