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Be part of the community that will build a theater for underserved youth, individuals with special needs, and military veterans.
Be part of the community that will build a theater for underserved youth, individuals with special needs, and military veterans.
85 backers pledged $50,051 to help bring this project to life.

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Donations are tax deductible, as we are a 501 c)(3).

CRE Outreach recently acquired a space near downtown Culver City that we plan to transform into a gorgeous 50-seat theatre. Currently it’s just a shell, but with your support we can renovate the space and create new home to showcase the extraordinary individuals and communities we serve.

CRE Outreach is dedicated to providing life-changing experiences for youth, teens, and adults with disabilities, military veterans, and at-risk youth through the performing arts. Over the last 10 years, we have grown from a small, grassroots theatre company into a multi-discipline community service agency. One of our long-standing goals has been to secure a theatre space of our own to house rehearsals and performances for all of our programs (Theatre by the Blind, Rex & Friends, Creative Youth Theatre, Outreach Through The Arts, and Veterans Empowerment Theatre). Finally, after 10 years we are achieving that goal and will no longer have to rent expensive rehearsal and performance spaces.

Our hope is to complete the project over the next few months in order to move in to our new home by January 2018. Kickstarter funds will help us finalize renovations, transform the space into a state of the art theatre, and successfully launch our grand opening of the space in 2018 – just in time for our 10-year anniversary.

Our organization’s main goal is to use our new theatre space to increase accessibility to the arts for under-served and disabled populations with limited accessibility to the arts. With your support our new theatre space will open its doors to community members to view rehearsals and performances, learn more about how theatre can positively affect disadvantaged populations, and change public perception about the capabilities of people with disabilities.

MORE ABOUT CRE OUTREACH
CRE Outreach [501(c)(3)] provides participants with a constructive and creative forum to confront their challenges while informing the public and changing perceptions about their capabilities using creative expression to re-imagine the narratives of their own lives, while using performance techniques to promote social skills, independence and confidence that translates into increased quality of life.

Our programs feature the only blind theatre and blind dance companies in the U.S.A, military veterans sharing inspiring stories, and musicians who are blind or autistic leaving you speechless. CRE Outreach’s new theatre will provide opportunities for these remarkable individuals to perform, share their stories, and showcase their abilities with the Los Angeles community. This theatre is one of a kind and can only become a reality with your help.

Risks and challenges

No matter the space, every renovation can be risky and expensive. We are prepared to deal with these challenges thanks to our team of experienced professionals who have already donated in-kind services valued at over $100,000. These generous contributions will take care of the layout design, framing, plumbing, flooring and many other expensive elements.

Added challenges will be upkeep and maintenance of the space once it is finished. We have already identified several qualified candidates for the Theatre Manager position. We are confident that we will find and hire the right person to make sure that our new home always looks fabulous and will attract new audiences including Culver City theatregoers.

Lastly, we will face the challenge of filling seats and publicizing the theatre with our new PR Team that has already secured featured news stories on CBS, NBC, and KTLA as well as various online and print media sources.

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    BE THE FIRST TO HEAR THE MUSIC

    3 songs from the original score for our upcoming production will be emailed to you.

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    Show Time

    2 tickets to opening weekend.

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    Strut Your Stuff

    Enjoy two brand new CRE Outreach t-shirts and 2 tickets to opening weekend.

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    Feel the Magic

    Get your one of a kind handmade braille pendant and two tickets to opening weekend.

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    SEASON PASS

    Double season pass!
    The double season pass will get you two tickets every single month for a year.

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    NAME YOUR CHAIR FOR LIFE

    Have your name or your companies' name affixed to the seat for the duration of the theater's existence as well as a Double season pass. Bring a friend! The double season pass will get you two tickets every single month for a year.

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    GALA PARTY

    Big opening party! Get two invites to the opening weekend party and a double season pass.
    The double season pass will get you two tickets every single month for a year, and affix your name to a chair.

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    DINNER WITH THE PERFORMERS

    This is a very special opportunity to meet the performers and enjoy a delicious dinner. Hear their stories and get to know first hand these extraordinary individuals.

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    Private Performance

    Gather 50 of your friends and the performers will do a private performance just for you and your friends.

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