Jobsite ceased mainstage operations on March 13 and has since lost over $200,000 in ticketing revenue — the bulk of which would have paid regional artist salaries. Even with the loss of traditional theater and the ticket sales it generates we have since committed over $30,000 in additional resources to keep artists working and have recently begun a slow, careful re-opening plan. Every programming initiative undertaken since March — the Juneteenth staged reading, (abridged) outdoors on the Riverwalk, one-person shows in the Jaeb, and the Jobsite Digital Shorts series — all continue to operate at a net loss for the company but we remain dedicated to our artists, community and mission.
We need your help more than ever to ensure we survive these challenging times intact. Funds raised on #GivingTuesday will help ensure our stability through 2021, at which point we hope things begin to return to some sort of familiar normal. A formal announcement of our 2021 season is coming soon, stay tuned!
Our 2020 #GivingTuesday goal is $30,000 and we have $4,500 in matching funds available thanks to the generosity of our board of directors and the Gobioff Foundation. Every dollar counts!
Jobsite Theater is dedicated to performing socially and politically relevant theater to the broadest possible audience. Jobsite has established a collective of like-minded regional artists over 60 members strong, creating both a supportive collaborative environment and professional theatrical laboratory. Through all forms of theater – experimental, new plays, contemporary work, or the classics – and our expanding education programs, we hope to inspire our community to become not just consumers, but true citizens.