A few Monday morning thoughts

An ENORMOUS thank-you to everyone who came out and supported Boston Marriage, and for helping us continue on with with the most successful start to a season in our nine year history.

Now with our season half-complete, we truly look to be in a position to once again break all of our records. Jobsite has grown in terms of box office receipts and attendance anywhere from 3% to a whopping 53% from year to year all the way back to our first season. We’re excited to see what we can do over the course of our remaining three 2007-08 shows – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, A Dream Play and Embedded.

Even with all of our success at the box office, we need support in the form of private and corporate donations in an unprecedented fashion. We had our “nest egg” looted quite a bit at the end of last season due to the premature closing of Hurlyburly. We have paid an average of $1,200 per play on every show we plan on doing through the end of 2009. Plays we won’t see revenue on for quite some time. It’s the price we have to pay to play, but it’s putting an enormous strain on us financially. You’ve hopefully seen the sensational season we lined up for our 10th anniversary and agree they were worth every penny in advance.

If you can help, we urge you to do so. If you can upgrade to season tickets for the remainder of 2007-08 – please do so. If you can purchase season tickets to the 2008-09 season – you’d help this company out tremendously. If you can help us financially – be that in the form of PayPal-ing us $10 or writing us a check for $1,000 – we need the support.

Things are going to start moving quickly over here. We finally have the help we need in writing grants and soliciting corporate sponsors – but he doesn’t work for free (like the rest of us do who see to the day-to-day operations of Jobsite … hopefully that’s changing soon too).

People help us in so many ways, and we understand that times are tough. We really do appreciate anything and everything you can do to help make sure our 10th anniversary is not our last major milestone. From the patron who stuffed three $1 bills into our donation box in front of the theater this past weekend to the students who show up counting change for a rush ticket before curtain to our “front row fan club” who sees us every opening Friday night to season sponsors like Creative Loafing to TBPAC who’s given us this residency – it’s going to take the whole community to make sure Jobsite Theater becomes all that we know it can be.

No matter how we grow, we will remain committed to this area: to our audiences, our artists and our community at large. They’ve taken pretty good care of us up to this point. We owe it to them.


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