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Supporting Theatre 33

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With your gift or support, Theatre 33 can continue to help Oregon/NW playwrights develop their new scripts and get produced, develop the next generation of playwrights, theatre artists, theatre patrons, and celebrate Oregon/NW culture and history while giving voice to the diverse communities that are the fabric of this gem we call the Northwest.

There are many ways to support Theatre 33 and our mission.

A very special thanks to our members: 

Writer's Block 

Madge & Keith Bauer
Katherine Carty
Paul & Tracey Saucy
Ryan Carty & Allison Saucy
Curtis Frye & Virginia Belt
Kay Johnson
Betty O'Brien

Playwright's Circle

Bonnie & Neal Halousek
Ronni Lacroute
Pat Moss
  • Donate

    Make a donation

    ✓ Make a General Donation: Your gift will go towards our operating costs and help theatre 33 build a Regional Summer New Play Festival that culturally and financially lift Salem and Willamette Valley communities while establishing Willamette University as the center of new play development in the west.

    ✓ Become a Monthly Donor: Make an ongoing commitment to support our unique mission while helping Salem become a destination city with one of the most creative cultural events in the country.

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  • Education Sponsors


    Consider sponsoring full scholarships for rural and underserved Oregon High School Students to enroll in Theatre 33’s 10-week summer Playwriting Course. This course, taught by a professional playwright, will teach the fundamentals of playwriting – plot, character, language, and spectacle while helping students find their own creative voice. Or, sponsor paid internships for high school and university students to develop and hone their theatre skills while working with professional artists and building a professional resume. A high-profile opportunity for showing Salem your company’s hometown personality. Be recognized as a leading supporter of developing the next generation of artists!

    ✓ Associate your business with a community institution in a positive and entertaining manner.

    ✓ Reach a growing and desirable audience.

    ✓ Sponsorship benefits are proportional to the level of investment.

    For more information about the Education Sponsorship Program, contact Executive Director Thomas Nabhan at

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  • The Playwright's Society


    Become a member of The Writer's Block or The Playwright’s Circle to provide charitable support needed to sustain financial stability. Theatre 33’s Advisory Board has set annual membership dues at $1,000 to join The Writer’s Block and $2,500 to join The Playwright’s Circle.

    As a member

    Receive VIP Concierge Service: Playwright Society members enjoy the full advantage of our special concierge service. Our concierge is your direct point of contact for upcoming shows and readings, helping you with seating reservations and preferred section placement, reminders, and more. Just an email away, send your requests to

    Take a Backstage or M. Lee Pelton Playhouse Tour and Meet a Playwright: Playwright Society members can schedule a tour of Willamette University’s state-of-the-art black box theatre and acting facilities, arranged especially for you and your guests. And while you are there, drop in on a rehearsal and meet one of our festival playwrights. Experience what it is like for a playwright to collaborate with professional artists working on a new script. Arrangements must be made one week in advance from late May through mid-August to drop in on a rehearsal.

    Additional perks

    ✓ Free subscription to Willamette University Theatre (WUT) Student Productions. WUT is continually ranked in the top 10 of the best undergraduate theatre departments in the country.

    ✓ Advanced notice via email of our summer festival plays and December production prior to the public announcement. (This allows you to reserve summer seats or purchase December seats before our other patrons are notified)

    Thank you to our current members

    For more information about The Playwright Society, contact Executive Director Thomas Nabhan at

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  • Matching gift

    Consider a matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust.

    The Trust helps strengthen cultural organizations throughout Oregon. Receive a 100% tax credit on your Oregon tax return and an additional deduction on your Federal return. Visit their website at for more information.

    Thanks to our supporters

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Willamette University

Theatre 33

Salem Campus

M. Lee Pelton Theatre
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.