In-Kind Donations

Absolute Theatre accepts in-kind donations for use on-stage, behind the scenes, or in our administrative offices. Goods, services, products and equipment will help us continue to produce high quality theatre. To discuss in-kind donations or for further information, email james@absolutetheatre.org or call 507-282-9000.

Needs vary throughout the year, but our current wish list includes:

 
 

Theatrical

  • Old or unused platforms or other scenery in standard sizes
  • Gently used theatrical equip (lighting instruments, sound equipment, cable, rigging, foggers, etc.)
  • Theatre seats
  • Black Fabrics/Curtains
  • Pipe and Drape (dark colors)

Electronics

  • Gently used amplification equipment (speakers, amplifiers, XLR or speaker cable, adapters)
  • Gently used laptop computers or flat screen monitors (no CRT please)
  • i-pad or android tablet

Construction

  • Gently used tools of any kind
  • Gently used toolboxes
  • Unused or gently used hardware (hinges, coffin locks, bolts, handles) excess lumber from a project
  • Ladders
  • Saw horses
  • Work lights
  • Paint brushes
  • Chain or rope

House Management and Hospitality

  • Tablet/ laptop computer to process ticket sales
  • Box fans or other free standing fans
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Folding tables
  • Stanchions and ropes
  • Concession food and beverages
  • Opening night party food and beverages
  • Paper products (paper towels, toilet paper)

Costumes

  • Garment racks
  • Garment steamer
  • Gently used modern sewing machine
  • Makeup mirrors and lights
  • Ironing board
  • Iron

Storage and Housekeeping

  • Lockable storage (trunks, cabinets, etc.)
  • Free-standing shelves
  • Plastic Storage Bins
  • Steam cleaner
  • Push brooms
  • Dustpans
  • Mops and buckets
  • Large trash cans
  • Tarps

Office and Software

  • AutoCAD (with license)
  • Paper
  • Office supplies

Transportation

  • Totes
  • Dollies
  • Carts
  • Casters

REhearsal/Performance Space

Absolute Theatre is looking for a home. Someplace we can hang our hats and do our work. If you can donate space or services to assist us with this process, we'd be extremely grateful. Of course, we'd love to find an affordable venue with high ceilings, ample parking, bathrooms for patrons and adequate space for 100 to 250 audience members. Oh yes, and some people really appreciate heat in the winter and air in the summer. But, maybe you have a space where we can rehearse or hold a single workshop or event. Let's talk. Our list:

  • Places to hold nightly rehearsals/Workshops
  • Performance venue
  • Office space

Current In-kind Contributors

  • St. Paul Arena Company (RiverCentre)
  • BJ Witts
  • Cambria
  • Vertigo Theatre Company
  • It's About Time Theatre
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC)
  • Riverland Community College
  • Winona State University
  • RavensFire
  • Apollo Liquor
  • James Douglass
  • Eric Decker
  • Jodi Braetinger
  • Debbie Fuherer
  • Mark and Suzie Hansen
  • YOU?