Feed Your Soul 2011
An annual fundraiser for Available Light Theater
Our annual celebration of our friends and fans
Honoring Jim Coe, Emily Rhodes, and Diane Warren.
A few years ago, we had this big, challenging idea: What if theater was accessible to everyone who wanted to attend? What if the ticket price was simply “Pay What You Want”? Since 2008, we’ve been able to set exactly that price for every one of our regular seasons shows thanks to the generous support of our friends and fans.
So, once a year, we celebrate what we’ve accomplished together at Feed Your Soul.
This is no gala with formal tables and uncomfortable shoes and smatterings of applause. This is a party with great local foods, a buffet of can’t miss performances, and a chance to meet all the people like you who make it possible.
Please join us:
Riffe Center Studio Theaters
77 South High Street, 4th Floor
August 27, 2011
Denny Griffith, President, Columbus College of Art & Design
Featuring Artistic Director Matt Slaybaugh with musical accompaniment composed and performed by Ji Young Kim and Philip Cogley AKA The Saturday Giant (last seen in The Food Play).
Local tastes and treats generously provided by Market 65.
Who should attend?
You. And all our other valued friends and supporters. If you care enough about our work to be reading the FAQ section of our annual fundraiser, you are absolutely the kind of person who should attend.
Can I buy a table?
Not a chance. In fact, we don’t even have them. FYS isn’t a gala with formal tables and seating charts. Instead, it’s an annual party – one with local foods, great cocktails, a silent auction and a buffet of unforgettable performances.
What should I wear?
Black tie is optional. Really optional. But, if you want to be the very first to wear a tuxedo, we promise to compliment you. Most people come a little dressed up – it is a party after all.
Who will I meet there?
People like you who believe art makes life better, including our company, board of directors, members and supporters. We usually see lots of other artists from around town and a few surprise guests as well.
Can I meet Ian?
Ever since Ian started winning those best actor awards, we always get that question. Yes, definitely. And, all your other AVLT stage favorites, too.
Should I order the chicken or the salmon?
We’re grateful to our generous sponsor Market 65 for ensuring that we never have to answer that question. Instead of the usual gala plates, FYS’11 features locally-grown bites and treats hand-made just for us.
What will the performances be like?
FYS generally includes an hour-long performance buffet. Basically, those are exclusive, one-night-only performance by the company and their talented friends – musicians, actors, dancers. Each piece is about 10 minutes long and based on the best work we’ve done all year.
What’s the real price?
We know what you’re asking – are you going to be pressured to give a lot more once you’re in the door? Honestly, no. There’s a super fun silent auction with art and treats at all price points and a cash bar that might inspire you to spend a little more, but this is a true celebration – if you’re moved to give, give. If not, there’s no pressure.
Can I donate to the auction?
Absolutely. We love to offer our partygoers great options for art, experiences and services. If you’d like to donate, please email: avltheatre at gmail dot com, attn to Bridget Granger.
Do you need volunteers?
Again – absolutely. All our volunteers will have the opportunity to enjoy the performance buffet, sample the local treats and generally join the celebration. We’re looking for people to help manage the silent auction, decorate, and more. If you’d like to volunteer, please email: avltheatre at gmail dot com, attn to Melissa Weber.
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