the COVID-19 pandemic brought our curtains down and dimmed the lights on our stage. The shutdowns hit us hard, putting tremendous financial strain on our organization. But even during those dark times, our dedicated staff and artists kept the spirit of theatre alive, never losing sight of the joy it brings to countless lives.
Unfortunately, recent health problems within our staff have added to the burden. Their unwavering commitment to our mission deserves our utmost support, and we are determined to stand with them during their time of need. To do so, we must pay off our mortgage, which has a balloon payment coming up very soon.
We are reaching out to generous patrons like you who have been an integral part of our theatre's journey. Your support has made many unforgettable performances possible, touching the hearts of thousands in our community. Today, we humbly ask for your continued support to help us rise above these challenges and flourish once again.
To enhance the lives of artists and audiences in the greater Kalamazoo area by presenting ensemble-focused theatre of the highest quality in an intimate atmosphere.
The New Vic Theatre envisions supporting a thriving community of artists who work together on all aspects of presenting high quality theatrical productions to entertain, enlighten, and delight Kalamazoo area audiences.
Safety, creativity, support, tradition, and professionalism.
Family, friendships, and love of the craft.
Hard work, teamwork, and achievement.
LET'S GO ON WITH THE SHOW...
The effects of the shutdown have been staggering to The New Vic and the actors, students, writers, designers, and staff who rely on us.
“I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village, a great theatre is the outward and visible sign of an inward and probable culture.”