The Gift of Art Launches Kickstarter Project for Save 'The Stage Door'

Crowdfunding can help save this village theatre group by providing funding for lighting, stage equipment, & ongoing productions involving youth and adults.


New Castle, ON -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/11/2015 -- For anyone who enjoys live local performances $5.00 seems like a very small price to pay to enjoy a good show. The good folks at The Stage Door ran the math and figured that if just a few people kicked in $5 each to help them reach their $2,500 crowdfunding goal, not only would those funds save the "Stage Door" theatre troupe, but help it grow.

This one year old theatre group has had acting lessons, written, staged and received accolades for two productions. This group is lead by a local professional actress, who encourages people of all ages to get involved. In a small village there is limited opportunity for varied leisure activities. "The Stage Door" troupe can be seen as a lifestyle enhancement as it provides an opportunity to develop self worth, responsibility, accountability, team work and loads and loads of fun. By writing and producing their own plays, it encourages research, reading, costume design, scenery creation and enhances a variety of skills of the participants. The creativity of everyone who participates is sparked in a number of fulfilling ways.

There are two locations for the staging. One is in Newcastle's historic hall. It has not been used for live performances for some time and needs a great deal of stage equipment. The other is outdoors (for summer productions) in the garden attached to the gallery.

The idea is to raise enough funds to at a minimum, purchase portable lighting, backdrops and hopefully the materials to build a modular stage.

This will permit productions to be held in either place and allow this group to grow in stature and deliver performances that thousands of people can enjoy every year.

The Save the Stage Door Kickstarter Page -

The Official A Gift of Art Website -

About The Stage Door
The Stage Door is the drama section of an established not for profit centre for the arts called A Gift of Art. Annually they produce two art shows which are attended by approximately 5,000 people in total. They also feature a gallery and an art gift shop which is open to the public 7 days a week and almost 52 weeks of the year as well as classes in most of the arts, photography, painting, drawing, quilting, magic, and pottery. Of special interest are the kids classes, Christmas and March Break and summer art camps.