Annual Appeal Letter

Dear Friends and Supporters,
All of us at The Actors Studio of Newburyport are deeply honored to receive North Shore Magazine’s 2019 Best of the North Shore (BONS) Award, which distinguishes us as the best small live theater venue on the North Shore. This is our second consecutive award and our third such honor in total. We are very pleased to have been acknowledged in this way.
I am immensely proud of all the writers, directors, actors, technicians, and volunteers who give generously of their time and talents to bring our educational and performance programming up to award winning levels.
None of this would be possible without the vital engagement we experience with you, our community, as audience members, participants, and donors. In this season of giving, we are once again asking for your support in our 2019 Annual Appeal. Please help us continue to fulfil our mission.
And giving is actually good for you! In case you wonder why you feel great when supporting your chosen causes, I share with you the following:
Evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson, author of Does Altruism Exist?, has stated, “…generous behavior may do more to protect and extend your health than vitamins, green tea, fish oil, or an aspirin a day.” And Dr. Stephen Post of Case Western Medical School says, “…research shows that giving generously extends life expectancy.” The feeling of well being you may derive from the act of giving is real. We welcome this opportunity to help you experience it!
As always, I thank you for your support of live theater and for your generosity.
Marc Clopton, Executive Director