Shotgun Players

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Shotgun Players enters its twentieth season as one of the stand-out theater companies in the Bay Area. Producing a six-play season before 15,000 audience members and a pay-what-you-can summer show at Berkeley’s John Hinkel Park, Shotgun regularly appears on local critics’ Best Play lists. Shotgun has bucked local and national trends in growing subscribers and single-ticket sales during the recession. In the upcoming grant period, the organization plans to focus on increasing individual support and pilot a Shotgun Cabaret series to extend its programming, while developing a new earned income stream.
About the Grantee
1901 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94703-2505, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Shotgun Players is a Berkeley-based company of theater artists. It produces five to six plays each season, with an overarching commitment to creating socially relevant work at affordable prices. Its shows reach approximately 25,000 people each year. In addition, Shotgun Players makes its stage and studios available for other performing arts groups at affordable rental rates. Support for Shotgun Players advances the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.
for general operating support  
Shotgun Players is a company of theater artists committed to creating socially relevant work at affordable prices. Each year it produces a six-play season that features works written by women and playwrights of color. The organization offers numerous pay-what-you-can performances for each production, and reaches 20,000 people annually. Renewed funding will support the organization’s goals to establish a fellowship program, launch a fundraising campaign, and grow and diversify its board.

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