Organizations We're Supporting
Many of Charleston's area theatre companies have been negatively affected by the coronavirus outbreak. 50% of all proceeds from our mask sales are being donated straight to these companies so that they can rebuild and continue sharing the arts with the world.
Finding home in downtown Park Circle, South of Broadway Theater Company opened its doors in 2004, where, as the first Performing Arts organization in North Charleston, it became a destination for local youth seeking performance experience. In 2009, following the urban streetscape renewal project in the now trendy Park Circle, SOBTC initiated the professional theatre arm for executing Mary’s mission to bridge the gap between community theatre and international tours by establishing a permanent professional resident theatre in Charleston.
The Footlight Players was ceremoniously launched in 1931 with a series of one-act plays directed by Lt. Commander Charles Russell Price at the Charleston Navy Yard. The series was such a success and drew such a following that The Footlight Players formally organized and incorporated in the fall of 1932. What began as a small group has become for Charleston a theatrical tradition, built and strengthened over many years by hundreds of willing hands, the priceless gifts of time and toil, and by faith, enthusiasm and talent.
What If Productions aims to provide the discerning Charleston, SC audience with an eclectic array of the jewels of contemporary American theatre, the ambitious work of emerging artists of varied genres and a trusted source for experiencing the many avenues of professional live entertainment both locally and from abroad.
Twenty years ago Charleston’s theater scene primarily consisted of two community theater companies presenting traditional plays and musicals in large size venues. Very few lesser known dramas or musicals were presented and safe fare was the norm. Today, the Village Repertory Co. regularly broadens the cultural arts scene with bold productions of challenging new and established works. There are now more than 15 theatre companies of all shapes and sizes in Charleston. The Village Rep is proud to have been a leader in raising the bar on theatrical diversity, inventive programming and artistic excellence in our community.
Flowertown Players is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization and has been creating magic for audience members in Summerville and the greater Charleston community for over 40 years. Each season, The James F. Dean Community Theatre stage comes alive with children shows, comedy, drama, and musical theatre, bringing education, entertainment and thought- provoking productions.
PURE Theatre seeks to be a model for excellence in small professional theatre. We strive to lead in the creation and production of new work, and the interpretation of established plays. PURE Theatre is a company that draws upon our love of story, history, and the energy of the human spirit, where diverse theatre artists and audiences come together to experience their world through exceptional theatrical performance.
Threshold Repertory Theatre was founded in 2010 by Former Artistic Director, Pamela Galle. Threshold Rep established its home at 84 1/2 Society Street during it’s second season in 2011. Located in a prime area between residential downtown properties and thriving downtown shops, 84 1/2 Society Street makes a great location for residents and tourists alike. With a reasonably priced outdoor parking lot located behind the theater, access to the location is easy for all attendees. The 99 seat black box theater makes theatrical experiences come to life and gives audiences the impression that they are part of the show.
Midtown Productions has been a mainstay on the Charleston theatre scene since 1989, making a name for itself with cabaret & dinner theatre at The Colony House & Cavallaro restaurants. Founded by Sheri Grace Wenger, early productions include: Always...Patsy Cline, Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven, Cabaret, Little Shop of Horrors, Steel Magnolias, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Women With Attitude, Soul of the 60’s and Broadway Divas. Over the last 30 years, Midtown has grown to become a multi-award winning,
501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization known for its high-caliber works & knack for nurturing new local talent.
Charleston Stage, founded by Playwright Julian Wiles in 1978, is South Carolina’s largest professional theatre company. Charleston Stage is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in residence at the Historic Dock Street Theatre, which has recently undergone a $19 million renovation. Charleston Stage has presented over 150 productions and played to a collective audience of over one million strong. Charleston Stage employs 26 full-time staff members, guest artists, and scores of actors, dancers, singers and musicians and TheatreWings High School Apprentices.
Our aim is to have funds reach those theatre companies most in need during this crisis. If you know of another company in need, please contact us so that we can add them to our fundraising effort.