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Dearest Friends/Queridissimos Amigos,
As you may or may not know, tomorrow, May 15, is a special day: The Seattle Foundation’s annual and amazing GiveBIG fundraiser, designed to inspire generosity and support in the many deserving, unique forces for change (be it artistic, social, political, etc. or all of the above!): Seattle’s non-profit organizations, big and small.
We here at eSe Teatro encourage you, if you are able, to give as much as you can to as many of these deserving organizations as you can! No gift is too small (or too BIG). Non-profits are always in need of goods and services, and even $10 is a great head start towards achieving something that might actively make a difference in someone’s life.
For example, $10 within eSe might buy a child of immigrant parents his a ticket to the a first theatre experience, to see people who look like him or herself telling stories that might be familiar. This might, in turn spark an interest in storytelling, in the arts, in making a difference. $10 within eSe might buy a homeless audience member a small hospitality kit (containing toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo and soap among other things) at a special screening of Rose Cano’s Don Quixote & Sancho Panza: Homeless in Seattle. $10 might buy an hour of rehearsal space towards a performance like Luis Alfaro’s Electricidad or Oedipus El Rey.
If this is what $10 does, imagine what can happen with $25, $100, $1000? In the past, we’ve taken Electricidad to South Park where audiences could most like those portrayed in the production could see it for free; we’ve taken readings of Don Quixote to homeless shelters as well as RN workshops, and we’ve brought notable guest artists to Seattle to both hold workshops and direct productions like Oedipus El Rey.
We hope you will consider giving big tomorrow, to eSe Teatro, and to other organizations that are near and dear to your heart – and maybe take a chance on some you’ve only recently become aware of! A little bit goes a very long way, and you might discover some very significant, personal rewards along the way.