Help us go home

Photo: ©Julieta Cervantes

Dear friends,

We’re writing today to share some wonderful news:

Thanks to a citywide effort, Soho Rep has been given the extraordinary opportunity to return to our beloved theater on Walker Street! We’re writing to let you know how you can help us finish the job in time for us to be home next season.

This past September, when it was announced that we would have to leave our longtime residence on Walker Street, we thought it would be impossible for us to ever overcome the hurdles necessary to return. In this moment of despair, we received a remarkable call from Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin at the Mayor’s Office, a longtime Soho Rep. fan.

Julie stepped in personally to help us overcome the previously Sisyphean-seeming challenges of renovating and re-occupying our theater. With the additional guidance of the Department of Buildings, we have now outlined a clear list of renovations that will enable us to return to Walker Street for the next five years.

Thanks to the inspiring generosity of our entire Board and a terrific community, we have raised 72% of the funds needed for construction and to offset the sudden and significant expenses incurred during the past seven months of producing elsewhere around the city.

While we want to and will have a new permanent home someday, we’re so excited to return to that unlikely and eccentric space on Walker Street where we have enjoyed incredible amounts of artistic autonomy. It’s a space where you can feel the energy of the decades of fierce work and artists that have peopled the building.

We need to raise a final $100,000 to complete renovations over the summer and return home next season. Through the generosity of The Tow Foundation, every gift made to this urgent appeal – up to $50,000 – will be matched dollar for dollar until June 30th. Please take advantage of this exciting opportunity to have your generosity doubled today!

This is a big lift for our small company and time is of the essence. We’re putting the finishing touches on next season and we are eager to produce all of it at our own theater. With your help, we know we can get there.

Beyond the amazing plays and productions and even beyond the special magic of 46 Walker, Soho Rep is a collection of people. Now we are asking for your help – whatever you can give –to bring us back home.

Thank you for being there for us.

Photo: ©Julieta Cervantes

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