Make a Pledge
We need your help to reach our goalMake a Pledge
Campaign Goal $2,500,000
PROJECT UPDATE: Through our grassroots efforts with individuals and local
foundations and corporations, we have raised $1.2 million! Financing has been
secured through M&T Bank, so that we could begin our renovations on time in order
to open to the public this November. However, we still need to raise the remaining
funds. Currently, we have a request for funding in under the Redevelopment
Assistance Capital Program (RACP) from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to get
us to the finish line!
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Please contact your legislators, tell them what Gamut means
to you, ask them to support Gamut Theatre’s request for RACP, and to voice that
support to their leadership and the Governor’s office. Need talking points? See our
easy steps below!
STEP 1: IDENTIFY YOUR LEGISLATORS
Visit www.legis.state.pa.us to find your legislators and get contact information for
your State Senator and State Representative
STEP 2: COMPOSE YOUR LETTER
• Talk about your experience at Gamut Theatre, what it means to you, and
what it will mean to have this new facility
• Ask your legislator to support Gamut Theatre’s request for RACP
(Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program) and to voice that support to
their leadership and the Governor’s Office (that last bit is very important!)
• Throw in some bullet points (see below)
BULLET POINTS – Pick and choose which ones to use to spruce up your letter:
Gamut Theatre has touched the lives of over 500,000 people in its 21 year
history and currently reaches approximately 30,000 people each year and
Gamut is Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre and Harrisburg
Shakespeare Company, best known for Free Shakespeare in the Park and its
numerous education and community outreach programs
While based in Harrisburg, PA, Gamut’s educational outreach extends to 32
different PA counties, and 4/5 of our students live outside Harrisburg
Gamut is repurposing an historic church, the former First Church of God.
This beautiful building was built in the 1850’s and was the first of its
denomination. Gamut’s project preserves the history of the building and
prevents it from being torn down
The New Gamut Theatre will be home to two performance venues: the Select
Medical Mainstage, and the Alexander Grass children’s stage, as well as
multiple classrooms, allowing Gamut to keep up with the demand for
expanding education programs and performance offerings
The New Gamut Theatre will be a tourist destination, allowing for bus tours
to Central PA’s only classical theatre
The New Gamut Theatre will host after-school programs, evening/weekend
classes, and provide performance and presentation space for local
community and arts groups
STEP 3: CONTACT THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE
Since you now have that great letter, send one to Governor Tom Wolf!
Governor’s Correspondence Office; 508 Main Capitol Building; Harrisburg, PA 17120
STEP 4: LET US KNOW WHO YOU SENT YOUR LETTER TO!
Be sure to drop us a line here and let us know who you wrote to. Your support is important to us and we want to be sure we follow up with the appropriate State Senators and/or State Representatives. We want to make sure that your voice is heard!
STEP 5: MAKE A BIGGER IMPACT!
We know how much you love Gamut Theatre, but do they know? Get a group of 3-5
other Gamut supporters together and organize a face-to-face meeting with your
legislators to add more bang to your letters! Contact Melissa@GamutTheatre.org