Help CMT Find a Larger Storage Space!
Friends and Supporters:
Some of you may recall “The Great Fire at Derrell’s Mini Storage” back in 2013 that caused the loss of CMT’s 12,000 square foot storage facility. At that time, the generous family at GW School Supply offered a free temporary solution, which later evolved into a rental agreement for CMT. The new space was much smaller – only 8,000 square feet, but we downsized and made it work, while continuing to bring our actors and audiences an amazing visual experience.
Last year, our friends at GW sold the building to an investor, and the rent was drastically increased, forcing CMT to downsize yet again, to 4,000 square feet beginning August 1, 2019. This means that we will effectively lose all of our storage area, leaving only the shop.
This is quite a blow to CMT, as part of our program is funded by set rentals (we rent our big beautiful sets to other local theaters and schools). Further, it means that we can no longer recycle sets or larger set pieces, which translates to longer build times, larger set budgets, etc.
As many of you know, CMT is known for the large and elaborate sets that bring a “Broadway” feel to the stage for the hundreds of children and teens who perform with us each year. We are looking for your support as we begin the search for a new storage and shop facility. Our goal is 8,000-12,000 square feet, and our budget is very low. Any connections you may have would be greatly appreciated! Maybe there is a generous barn or warehouse owner out there in the community looking for a non-profit to support? Or possibly an unused shop that someone you know may have available. Any leads can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support!