Donor Spotlight

Renee Weldy

Meet Shadowbox Live Donor Renee Weldy! Renee grew up on a pig farm in rural Minnesota, attended college in Wisconsin, worked in Minneapolis, Wichita and Boston until she finally moved to Columbus in 1988. Renee now works for Verizon as a business analyst in their IT Division.

Renee’s first Shadowbox Live experience was at 2Cos Cabaret in 2000. After attending many shows, she ventured over to the Shadowbox Cabaret at Easton where she regularly attended shows for a few years and then switched back to 2Cos as she found she “missed the intimacy and style of performance that 2Cos offered.” When 2Cos closed, Renee says she was “absolutely heartbroken!” As much as Renee admits to loving the Santa Babies, she “sure does miss those Christmas Queenies!!” These days, Renee attends all brands of Shadowbox Live shows accompanied by her boyfriend Michael Love, her sister Effie and any out of town friends and family.

As a longtime supporter of Shadowbox Live, Renee fondly recalls attending and being blown away by Shadowbox’s first Sunday Musical, The Who’s Tommy, but when asked about her favorite Shadowbox Live memory, mentioned the number of Fireball fundraisers she attended at Valleydale including the event where Stacie Boord’s water broke.

In addition to supporting Shadowbox Live, Renee donates to the OSU Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens and the Berwick Civic Association, but admits the majority of her local charitable giving goes to Shadowbox Live. Renee also submits these donations to Verizon which matches her contributions to Shadowbox Live! Renee feels donating to Shadowbox Live is an “important way to recognize and show appreciation for the hard work, dedication and immense talent of the Shadowbox Metaperformers.” She says Shadowbox is “a one-of-a-kind theatre,” and she “sees Shadowbox as one of the best things about living in Columbus!”

We recognize Renee for her continued support, great generosity and willingness to solicit her company’s support on our behalf! For more information on becoming a Shadowbox Live Donor, or Company-Matched Donations, contact Edelyn “Eddy” Parker at 614-416-7625 or

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Stocking Stuffer Campaign

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Dear Friends of Shadowbox Live

Greetings! We hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season thus far. ‘Tis the season to be giving’, and Shadowbox Live is asking for your support by participating in our “Stocking Stuffer” campaign. If you enjoy Shadowbox Live, we’re asking you to stuff our stocking. Not only will you be supporting America’s Largest Resident Theater Company, but your contribution will help us spread the Shadowbox Live cheer throughout the year! In 2012, Shadowbox will have presented 535 performances of 19 different productions to over 80,000 audience members!

I ask you. If you enjoy our productions, won’t you please participate?

Not only will you be recognized as a Shadowbox Donor, but you will be invited to special donor events, and get your name “monogrammed” on our virtual Shadowbox Live Stocking. Just click on the link provided and make your contribution. Check the “Sustaining Donor” box and we will renew your donation using the credit card information you provide automatically every year (until you tell us otherwise.)

All levels of contribution are graciously accepted and greatly appreciated. And I assure you, every dollar donated will be spent wisely.

Thank you so much for your support!! I look forward to updating you regarding the growth of this “Stocking Stuffer” campaign!

Stacie Boord


Stacie Boord
Community Relations Director
Shadowbox Live

Shadowbox Holiday Wish List

If you have access to any items on the Shadowbox Holiday Wish List and wish to donate them to Shadowbox Live, please contact “Santa” directly at! Gently used items will be considered.

  • Industrial serger
  • Large fabric cutting table
  • Sewing supplies (needles / thread)
  • Clothing / costumes with sequins
  • Large Costume jewelry
  • Mens boots (Black)
  • Plus-size Women’s shirts with sequins
  • Plus-sIze Women’s dresses with sequins
  • Industrial clothing racks with wheels
  • Industrial jewelry organizer
  • Paper cutter
  • A year’s worth of carpet cleaning service
  • A year’s worth of refrigeration maintenance service
  • A year’s worth of kitchen exhaust hood cleaning
  • Upright commercial / industrial grade 2 stage air compressor
  • 2 stage cyclone style shop dust collector
  • Electric pressure washer
  • Security camera switcher / DVR 16 channel
  • Video mixer eg: Edirol V-8 or LVS-800 or similar
  • Mac computer with Pro-tools
  • Sprung dance floor for mezzanine studio
  • Walk in freezer for kitchen ~6’9″ x 7’9″ or 9’9″
  • SONY or Canon HD video camera – 3 Chip or 3 CMOS / Broadcast quality (Mini DV or HD / Flash storage)
  • Steadicam Camera Stabilizing System(Like the Merlin 2)
  • Beaachtek XLR Adapter with Phantom power (Like the DXA-2T)
  • Sony UWP-V1 Wireless Lav Mic Package

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Stocking Stuffer Campaign