City Lights Theater Company of San José

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
City Lights Theater Company creates provocative live productions that engage, inspire, and challenge audiences and artists alike through innovative concepts, intimate staging, and uncompromising storytelling. Its six main-stage plays, produced in its 100-seat venue in downtown San Jose, reach more than 10,000 audience members per year. The company also maintains a Youth and Education Program featuring study guides, discounted tickets, and a summer youth conservatory. Recognized for its edgy artistic aesthetic, fiscal soundness, and innovative audience engagement strategies, a new grant to City Lights would enable it to continue to expand its reach into the South Bay’s cultural ecosystem.
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Post Office Box 720640, San Jose, CA, 95172, United States
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for general operating support  
Each year, City Lights Theater Company creates a season of six plays and musicals, a new play reading series, and summer youth conservatory at its 100-seat venue in San Jose. The organization reaches 10,000 people annually, 44 percent of whom are under the age of 45, as compared to the national average of 17 percent. Building on its strong reputation for inventive works, effective audience engagement strategies, and fiscal soundness, renewed funding will support the organization’s efforts to increase its financial and human capacity and offer its focused suite of programs for South Bay audiences.

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