Help us bring Sunny's story to life!

Why I am a Champion for this Cause

Friends! Civic Ensemble is a civic-minded theatre company here in Ithaca that I believe in with all my heart. I’m proud to work with them. And I’m excited to report that during its second season, Civic Ensemble will be hosting the World Premiere of Slashes of Light by four-time Emmy Award winner Judy Tate (Producing Artistic Director of the American Slavery Project) right here in ITHACA, NY. This is very exciting news! Please join me in congratulating Civic Ensemble by contributing to Sunny’s Spring Challenge  - your contribution will support new play development, and help ensure this company’s future.

With your help, Civic Ensemble will continue to bring to life innovative new plays with important stories to tell.

Sunny’s Spring Challenge is happening only throughout MAY of 2014.  MY PERSONAL GOAL IS TO RAISE $1000 BY MAY 31st !!!

Can you help with a tax-deductible donation of any amount? Please help me reach my goal! No contribution is too small.

I thank you for your generous support!



More about the campaign:

SUNNY’S SPRING CHALLENGE honors plucky young Sunny, the lead character in four-time Emmy Award winner Judy Tate’s masterful new play SLASHES OF LIGHT. It takes place at an all-black parochial middle school in 1966 Chicago. Sunny – a precocious, talented, and effervescent young girl – befriends a new white history teacher who carries hidden scars from a painful past. Sunny’s relationships with her teacher, her best friend, and her middle school crush, create a curious quadrangle. Echoes of the Holocaust intersect with the final throes of the civil rights movement in this coming-of-age story.

Civic Ensemble is honored to help bring the upcoming World Premiere of SLASHES OF LIGHT to Ithaca, New York: June 11-29 – being presented as a joint project with the Kitchen Theatre Company, and directed by Melissa Maxwell. Click here for tickets and info.

We are proud to champion innovative playwrights like Judy Tate, and we are proud to be premiering fresh, socially-relevant stories that need more room on the American theatre landscape.

By contributing any amount to Sunny’s Spring Challenge, you can help bring Sunny to life!  Your support will make possible a prestigious world premiere in Ithaca, and it will allow Civic Ensemble to offer more world premieres of exciting new plays by women and playwrights of color.

Donations are tax-deductible.


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