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As a new theater, we have a number of items we would love to have, but just can’t
afford yet.  Some of our wish list items are very expensive and will take some time
for us to raise the funds for them.  Some of our items are really very small and
inexpensive and no one has thought to find them yet, but every now and then
someone says, gosh, I wish we had…  If you have the finances to help our theater
grow, we will greatly appreciate your financial donation to our large ticket items.  
But if you have a few small things sitting around the house and want to help out in
little ways, we will be equally appreciative of your making our jobs just a little

New backstage curtains        $5,000.00
 <--- Wish Fulfilled!!  In partnership with the
Auburn Community Center, ACT was able to purchase and hang new backstage
curtains in 2010!!!

New grand drape (main traveler curtain)        $3,000.00  <---Wish Fulfilled! In
partnership with the Auburn Community Center Association we were able to
replace the old, worn out and not up to fire code stage curtains.

Dimmer Board and Dimmers        $2,000.00 <---Wish Fulfilled!! We found a great deal
on this and purchased 2!

Cables, outlets and patch panel        $2,000.00

Currently we connect our lights to temporary pipes and structures which must be
set up before each show and taken down afterward.  We then must run long
extension cords to each light, taping down the cords so our audience members
don’t trip over them.  We have a proposal to run permanent outlets along the
beams in the gym so the lights could be mounted near the outlets, eliminating all
the cords taped to the gym floor.  Battens can then be hung from the beams for
the lights so we don’t have to pull out the scaffolding for each show.  The outlets
in turn would be connected to a patch panel backstage so the dimmers could be
able to control the individual lights.

Lighting instruments        $2,400.00

We currently have 14 lighting instruments.  These have been donated to us by
Lynn Wilson of Washburn University and Grace Point Church.  This limits what we
can do technically.  We would like to purchase additional instruments to make
visibility on stage brighter and easier to see and control.  New lighting
instruments would also be more efficient and easier to operate by volunteers.  

Sound Equipment        $7,000.00  
<---Wish Fulfilled! Thanks in part to a grant from
ArtsConnect of Topeka, we were able to purchase part of the equipment we need.
More will be added as we receive further funding.

Smaller but essential items

For the office:
Waste basket, pencil sharpener, pens and pencils, copy paper for the printer, file
folders, desk trays or organizers.

For backstage:
Toolbox, tools (hammer, electric screw driver, saws, staple gun, wrenches,
Hardware (various sizes of screws and nails, smaller hardware such as hinges, L
Lumber (plywood, wood (2 x 4s, 1 x 4s, 1 x 6s)
Paint (flat latex in any colors, especially black)

For lights:
Long grounded extension cords (75’ to 100’)
Colored gels (various colors, $3.00 per sheet)
Light bulbs (60 watt red, blue and green; 500 watt special bulbs for our lighting
instruments, $30 each)


We can always use eager enthusiastic volunteers who love to paint, build, sew,
act, sing and dance and use their artistic talents helping to bring our shows to the
stage.  Call 256-2848 and leave your name and number and we’ll call on you!
121 W 11th St