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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

Founded in 1991, the Actors Studio of Newburyport is a 501©(3) theater, which serves as a vital cultural resource for the community: to inspire, enrich and engage audiences and to develop both the art form and the individual.

Establish your place
in our future:

Angel Investor             $5,000 +
Exec Producer       $2,500 – $4,999
Producer                $1,000 – $2,499
Director                     $500 – $999
Playwright                 $250 – $499
Actor                          $100 – $249
Stage Crew                    $1 – $99


Please help us to continue with our vast offerings through your involvement and your generosity.

View Full Appeal Letter here

Please click here to DONATE or mail your check to:

The Actors Studio of Newburyport
The Tannery Marketplace
50 Water St., Newburyport, MA 01950

On Behalf of our board of directors and myself, it is with deep gratitude I thank all of our 2019 Annual Appeal contributors. Your support makes accomplishing our mission possible:

Ann  Abernethy
Victor Atkins
Deborah Baker
Arlene and Jeremy Barnard
Adam Benezra
Jean and Steven Berger
Jane Bernhardt
Wanda and Terry Blanchard
Sherry Bonder
Mariantonia Boulay
The Budzyna Family
Kenton and Susie Campbell
Maureen Carey
Elaine and John Carroll
Yvonne Chabrier
Chris Czernik
Maureen Daley/Myron Moss
Elaine Dea
Bruce Deveau & James Funson
Ted Epstein – Loretta’s
Paula Esty – PEG: Center for Art & Activism
Julie Forney-Menin
Nancy Frenett
Camille Garro
Jim Guest
Richard Guest and Christine Butler
Allan Haley

Joanna Hammond and Ted Van Nahl
Boyd Hancock
Dan Hanson
Kathleen and Jay Harris
Patricia Holt
David Houlden
Nancy Hubbs
Ingrid Hunt
Jess and Leslie Kalfel
Chuck Kennedy and Anne Dodge
Deb Kennedy
Mike Kimball
Arthur Knight
Julie McConchie
Peggy McCarthy and Cary Wendell
Arlene McCormak
Vivienne Metcalf 
Kathleen Moore
Skip and Marge Motes
Judy Mouradian and Ted Ruetenik
Kurt Mullen
Peter and Sandy Nawrocki
Leslie Pasternack
Kathryn Potter
Sara Quay and Charlie VanEman
Carol  Raiche
Cynthia Randall

Mark Richey Woodworking
PJ Riley
Derek and Lucette Robinson
Rebecca  Robertson
Joanne Rowley
Paul F Saba
Jack Santos and Astrid Lorentzson
Mary Schaefer
Anna and Alan Schultz
Leo and Mary Shapiro
Douglas Shealy
John Sheedy
Jean Soucy
Grechen Stone
Ellen Davis-Sullivan
Deborah and Thomas Szabo
Sandra Thaxter
Al and Karen Vautour
Shay Wainwright
Peg Walsh
Katherine Weinstock
Ellen Wineberg