Give to the Shea

Friday, December 31, 2021, 12:00 pm until 12:30 pm

Hi Shea Fam,

We set an ambitious end of year giving goal of $40,000. We are in our FINAL DAY and we are at 95% of our goal. Will you help us over the edge?

Help us make it to the finish line for art's sake!

EVERY GIFT IS MATCHED UNTIL MIDNIGHT!

INVEST IN THE SHEA FOR AVENUE A

We have EVEN BIGGER PLANS IN 2022.

#giveustothefinishline

As much as a field needs water, people need the arts to thrive. You literally helped the arts to the field at Unity Park. It was just the kind of event everyone needed this year. In the face of prolonged separation, we found occasions to come together -- finding joy in the events that make The Shea special. Some of our fondest memories include:

  • WRSI’s 40th Anniversary at Unity Park with Rubblebucket, Winterpills, and And The Kids, where over 1,000 folks came together for a free show to celebrate the return of live music.

  • Shea Away Outdoor Music Series at Peskeomskut Park, we co-produced five shows in collaboration with RiverCulture.

  • The Secret of Sinchanee red carpet premiere, of a movie filmed in Franklin County, with multiple nods at the Golden Globe Awards, which strengthens The Shea’s relationship with Hollywood.

  • Diverse theatrical and music shows with partners including Eggtooth Productions, Page One Productions, DSP Presents, Signature Sounds and Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares.

We have even bigger plans for 2022.

Having celebrated our fifth year as the theaters’ operators, we’re committed to building an even stronger organization. We’re planning to greatly expand in-house production capabilities, hire a part time theater tech, house manager and volunteer coordinator to expand programming. We are also planning continuing investments in the theater -- replacing the remaining old chairs and matching state funds to upgrade theatrical lighting and add a marquee to the theater.

Please invest with us in the Shea to water the fields where the arts thrive.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM US TO YOU!

Love,

The Shea

PS- Looking for some NYE plans from your comfy couch? Check out our facebook page where ARTIFACTS OF THE EPHEMERA is streamling live for free as part the Northampton's First Night from the Shea until 1:00am!

Artifacts of Ephemera (VIRTUAL)

13 hours of durational performance

a theatrical reflection of 2021

L I V E streamed from

Shea Theater Arts Center FACEBOOK PAGE

with support from First Night Northampton

+ Eggtooth Productions

12.31.21

12 pm - 1 am

featuring

Kat Adler

SVIP

Josh Ruder

Emma Laquanna Andrews-Sevene

Corey Laitman

Wallace Field

Jesse Hassinger

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