29 October 2013

Kickstarter Campaign for Twilight Theatre

LSC Alumni Council Launches Effort to Improve Theatre Lighting

For the past fifty years, the Alexander Twilight Theatre has been the reigning entertainment venue for both Lyndon State College and the Northeast Kingdom community. During its glory years, the Theatre was considered the pinnacle between Montreal and Boston; acts headlining in New York City were routinely booked at Lyndon. The College has kept up with day-to-day maintenance on the Theatre but age has taken its toll.

The Theatre’s current technology limits which acts and performances can book the facility. LSC began renovation in 2012, completing many updates the same year. It involved the purchase and installation of a modern lighting console, new lighting instruments for the existing circuits, and air conditioning for the lighting booth. The next step is to install dimmers to control the new lighting instruments and an architectural control system that allows remote access to house and practice lights.

To help make these improvements on the Theatre’s lighting system, the Lyndon State College Alumni Council launched a 30-day Kickstarter project on October 19 to raise at least $19,000. Since January, the Alumni Council has raised more than $32,000 toward the $50,000 goal through a mix of on-campus, alumni outreach, and online fundraising methods. This project will cap the recent fundraising efforts and provide enough funding for ongoing support of the Theatre. The Alumni Council hopes to complete the Theatre Campaign by the end of 2013.

Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Find details about LSC’s project at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1679076076/the-alexander-twilight-theatre-project.  LSC’s Alumni Council’s “Take a Seat” fundraising campaign is also ongoing; details at: http://www.lsctheatrefund.com.

Contact Peter Koziell, Alumni Council Vice President, at 781-844-3969, peter@gailforcedesigns.net or Sara Lussier at Lyndon State College, at 802 626-6426, Sara.Lussier@lyndonstate.edu for more information.

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