The Penny Remsen Design & Technology Theater Internship Fund

$12,690
84%
Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
36 Donors
21
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Project ends on December 31, at 10:37 AM EST
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The Penny Remsen Design & Technology Theater Internship Fund

Call it the internship Catch-22: internships offer the valuable experience and networking needed to get a good start in your chosen career, but it can be hard for students to afford an internship when it's unpaid or comes with only a small stipend.

To help students in technical theater and theater design (costume, scenic, lighting, sound) who might otherwise not be able to afford to take on an internship, the Department of Theater is creating the Penny Remsen Design & Technology Theater Internship Fund. 

Our goal is to raise $5000, to match a gift of $5000 from painter Alice Arkin that serves as seed money.

This fund is named in honor of Professor of Lighting Design Penny Remsen, an ardent proponent of internship opportunities who has long noted this need for additional support for technical theater and theater design students.

Help us open doors for our students. Please support this new endowment that will put students on a rewarding career path in theater!

 

Our way
of Thanking You

$10

On the crew

Donors who give $10 and up are acknowledged with a post on Facebook and Instagram.

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Estimated Delivery: January 2020

$50

Running the board

Donors who give $50 or more will be acknowledged on social media and thanked with a e-postcard featuring an image of UMass Theater design work

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Estimated Delivery: January 2020

$100

Assistant Crew Chief

Donors who support our internship with a gift of $100 or more receive the previous two perks and are invited to join us at the closing night toast for The Water Station, where we'll raise a glass of sparkling cider to them for their support!

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Estimated Delivery: January 2020

$250

Crew Chief

In addition to the perks listed for other levels, these donors are invited to join us after a show for a backstage tour with a design or technical team member.

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Estimated Delivery: January 2020
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