As a way for us to give back during the Christmas Season, we sold hand-made ornaments as souvenirs for our Christmas show, "Ghosts of Christmas Past (Or, Dickens, Capra, and Seuss Walk into a Bar)." We donated 20% of ornament sales to Scholarship America, which makes getting a higher education accessible to students all across the United States.
The Awakenings Project
Since our debut at the Elgin Art Showcase in 2018, we have cultivated an ongoing partnership with the Awakenings Project in Elgin, which is a grass-roots initiative whose mission is to assist artists with psychiatric illnesses in developing their craft and finding an outlet for their creative abilities through art in all forms. The Awakenings Project also works to raise public awareness and acceptance of the creative talents of people living with psychiatric disorders who work in the fields of fine art, music, literature, and drama.
Their work is a staple at our theatre, which features a gallery of related work by Awakenings Project Artists for each show of our season.
To Write Love On Her Arms
Lunacek Photography, in partner with the Aurora Arts Initiative, are proud to present, “Dark,” a photographic collection addressing mental health awareness. The photographer, Victoria Lunacek, created the gallery to raise awareness about overcoming depression, suicide and anxiety. Copies of the work will be sold with proceeds going to the national organization To Write Love On Her Arms.
TWLOHA supports finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self injury and suicide. It represents a goal to believe that a better life is possible.
Live music will start at 6pm with Bailey Evert, followed by Sammi Malone, Adam Linder and When The Sun Sets.
The Trevor Project
After our debut performance of A Review of Shakespeare's Sonnets for Modern Times in 2018, we donated 10% of our ticket sales at Stage 773 to The Trevor Project, which is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.