North Texas Giving Day
For almost 20 years, Second Thought has played a key role in shaping the theatre community of Dallas.
This year we noted three initiatives stated below that your gift would help fund; Our Website, Scenic Design, and Artists.
We are proud to say that your generous gifts, totaling a little over $5,000, has successfully been invested in the replacement of our website and we are so excited to show off the fruits of your giving!
Enhancing Your Experience: Set Design
Bryant Hall has provided us with great flexibility by allowing us to create spaces in the round, thrust, and proscenium, giving audiences a variety of experiences throughout the season.
By far one of our greatest expenses annually is allocated towards our set design so that the first impression our patrons experience in our space is one of awe due to the set.
Your support in this area will allow us to create top-tier spaces for each of our performances and underwrite the costs of materials and labor throughout the season.
Ensuring Our Success: Talent
In our 20-year history, we have been fortunate to showcase the best talent in Dallas on our stage.
Every year, we have been amazed by the performances of both our equity and non-equity performers but have never had the ability to underwrite understudies as a way to mitigate risk.
Throughout COVID, we experience challenges that were problematic to the integrity of our performances and strongly desire to provide stipends for both non-equity actors and understudies for each performance.
Gifts towards this initiative will be one of the more meaningful ways in which we can grow the theatre and maintain our illustrious reputation.
For the Future:
The primary way in which to engage with current and prospective patrons is through our website.
The logistics of a modern theatre have surpassed what our website can offer, and we are in the process of a feasibility assessment to re-think this critical area of our business.
Your gift towards this effort will allow us to hire a website designer who will improve our ticket and subscription interface, newsletters, season announcements, engagement with visitors, and so much more.
Thank you for the opportunity to share these important initiatives with you that will dramatically enhance the operations of our theatre. Your support will touch on every facet of what we do operationally, artistically, and administratively. We know there are many reputable institutions in which you can make a gift. Knowing this, we promise to be faithful stewards of your investment in us.
- STT staff & board