Jason was introduced to Shadowbox on his 19th birthday by his best friends Don and Victor, but did not become a Shadowbox regular until he came to the Holiday Lunchbox on a company outing in December of 2009. Since then, he has attended shows with his five brothers and sisters, his parents and friends. Jason fondly recalls another birthday he celebrated at Shadowbox Live that was commemorated by a visit from Amy Lay’s Marilyn Monroe, “she made sure to leave lipstick all over my face; I was grinning like an idiot for the rest of the night!”
Jason is a supporter of a number of organizations, but when asked why he donates to Shadowbox Live, he said “Being a Shadowbox metaperformer is my dream job, but since my disability keeps me from performing I decided to find other ways to be as involved with Shadowbox Live as possible. Shadowbox provides a way for me to be a part of the joy of performance, the special communication between the audience and artists that happens through comedy, drama, song and dance. I donate because I want to give others a chance to experience the joy I feel every time I get to see a show.” Here’s an excerpt from a letter Jason wrote to the cast of Shadowbox Live after receiving his Master’s Degree in Writing with an essay he wrote about Shadowbox Live and what our work means to him:
“… Thank you for being part of something that moves me, part of a place that never fails to lift my spirit. Thank you for giving me a place to find music and laughter and dance when I most need it in my life. Thank you for your commitment to a profession with long hours and not enough money that also happens to change people for the better. And thank you, most of all, for your friendships, for allowing me to get to know you, chat with you, joke with you; thank you for all the hugs and the kind words and the pictures. I wouldn’t have predicted that I would come to care so much for people I’ve gotten to talk with for five minutes at a time over the last two years, but I truly feel blessed to call you my friends, and to have such talented and amazing people in my life. So thank you, for everything.”
We’ve written this Donor Spotlight to thank YOU, Jason. You are why we do what we do. Thank YOU for your support, your friendship. We work our long hours because we know, at the end of the day; WE get to experience joy every time we see you at a show.
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!
Community Relations Director
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 firstname.lastname@example.org! 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