Sponsor a Show!

Join a community of philanthropic companies, grantors, and individuals who share our mission. Supporting the CRT through our sponsorship program is a meaningful and powerful way to showcase your support for the arts.

Sponsor Benefits - It's worth it!

Complimentary pre-show reception for your friends, employees, or clients
Direct marketing to a diverse, educated audience
Brand awareness through specific program sponsorship
Opportunity for brochure display
Name recognition on theatre collateral, including brochures, program booklets, and eNewsletters

Marketing & Social Media Power - Be seen!

Average monthly website hits: 5,000 during the summer & 3,000 during the off-season
Over 150 summer events, serving 20,500 people
5,000+ eNewsletter subscribers
1800+ fans on Facebook
CRT collateral read by 20,000+

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2014 PLAY SPONSORS

Creede Repertory Theatre’s 49th season is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors:

ALL GOOD THINGS GALLERY & GIFT BOUTIQUE

All Good Things is a gallery and gift boutique that features original artwork by local artists, a clothing line by Colorado resident Autumn Teneyl, and a wide variety of fun, eclectic gift items. Located in downtown Monte Vista, the gallery is nestled in the heart of Colorado’s beautiful San Luis Valley. We are housed in a historic home originally built in the late 1800’s. To find us, look for The Mansion Bed & Breakfast as you drive through Monte Vista on Hwy 160. We are just one block south!

ANTLERS RIO GRANDE LODGE AND RESTAURANT

Bordering national forest on a secluded bend of the Rio Grande, Antlers is known for its premier trout fishing waters and offers cabins, rooms, and RV spaces to the public. At day’s end, come enjoy fine dining in a leisurely atmosphere at the Riverside Restaurant.

BROKEN ARROW RANCH & LAND CO., LLC

Anne and Dale Pizel, owners of Broken Arrow Ranch & Land Co, LLC are proud be a sponsor for CRT's 2014 production of The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild. Anne and Dale have owned and operated their real estate company in Creede for nearly three decades. During the ups and downs of being self-employed, they continue to support CRT as they value the light it brings to our community. Keep up the good work!

COLORADO CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

CRT is supported by a grant from the Colorado Creative Industries, which was made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

CREEDE AMERICA GROUP

Creede America is a unique neighborhood that sits up on the mesa on the west side of the city of Creede. Great architecture, cutting-edge green technologies, and stunning views make Creede America the place to be in Creede. Feel free to stop by our Main Street office for more information or to take a tour.

CREEDE COMMUNITY FUND

“Community Helping Community.” The Creede Community Fund (CCF) is a sponsored project of San Luis Valley Development Resources Group, a Colorado non-profit corporation and a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization. The CCF is set up in response to the 2013 Wildfires that significantly impacted the Creede economy. Donations will provide emergency relief in the short- and medium-term for losses incurred by Creede businesses. Longer-term, CCF will provide funding for general economic development for Creede.

CRT TRUSTEE HERITAGE CIRCLE

The CRT Trustee Heritage Circle is group of CRT Board of Trustee members, past and present, who have come together to support an ongoing play sponsorship fund to ensure the longevity of the Creede Repertory Theatre, so it may dazzle and delight from the stage for years to come.

FIRST SOUTHWEST BANK

First Southwest Bank offers excellent customer service from an experienced staff. We respect your confidentiality and are creative in meeting your banking needs. First Southwest has been a strong supporter for many years and believes in promoting the arts and culture in the San Luis Valley.

CHUCK & KAY HARBERT

Chuck and Kay came to Mineral County in 1999. Through the years they have actively supported the theatre, with Kay serving as a Board member from 2002 – 2008. Long-time play sponsors and fundraisers, they believe that CRT is integral to the Creede experience.

COLORADO TOURISM OFFICE

The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) was created in 2000 to promote Colorado as a tourism destination. A board of directors oversees the CTO and is compromised of fifteen individuals from hotel, restaurant, attraction and other tourism-related businesses as well as Colorado legislators. Colorado.com is the official tourism website for the State of Colorado.

DEL NORTE FEDERAL BANK

Del Norte Bank is pleased to be a partner of the Creede Repertory Theater. As a mutual bank, Del Norte Bank’s philosophy is to be TRUE to the community with an honest approach as a LOCAL financial institution providing necessary BANK products to individuals and businesses to facilitate community success. That’s why we’re the True, Local, Bank. Enjoy the show!

THE HITCHCOCK FOUNDATION

The Eleanor and Henry Hitchcock Charitable Foundation is proud to support The KID Show for the 2014 season. Now in its 12th year, The KID Show is created and performed by local youth in collaboration with CRT professionals.

THE HOGLUND FOUNDATION

The Hoglund Foundation has been a significant partner to CRT for well over twenty years. Personally and through the Foundation, the Hoglunds recognize the value of art in their community and are pleased to sponsor CRT’s 2014 production of The Liar.

JIM AND IRENE BROWN

Irene and Jim Brown came to the Creede area in 2001 from Champaign, Illinois where they had always enjoyed repertory theater at the Little Theater on the Square. The continuously amazing actors, staff and playwrights of the Creede Repertory Theatre and "The Ruth" have elevated their love for this art form and appreciation for the power of "rep" to entertain, tickle the funny bone, and help us understand the traditions and history of the San Juan Mountains. The Browns have actively supported CRT over the years with Jim currently serving on the Board of Trustees.

JOHN DAVID LENTZ MEMORIAL FUND

John David Lentz was a much-beloved company member at Creede Repertory Theatre in 1992. After the conclusion of the season, he travelled to San Diego where he was enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of San Diego. John completed his MFA requirements on April 29, 1994, but was killed in a random shooting in Balboa Park on May 1, 1994. Twenty years later, John is still sorely missed, but his friends and family continue to honor his life and love of theatre by sponsoring a play each season at CRT through the John David Lentz Memorial Fund. This summer the Fund has chosen to sponsor French farce, The Liar with hopes that more laughter and light hearts will be brought into the world.

KIP’S GRILL

Baja-style Tacos, fresh-squeezed margaritas, hand-crafted salsas and wild-game burgers are all on the menu at Kip's Grill. We are locally owned and can be found on the corner of 5th and Main St. in Creede. Our second-story Sky Lounge provides an unparalleled panoramic view of town and we have live music and room to dance on our downstairs patio. Kip's Grill has been focusing on "Pleasin' The People" for 18 years. We are thrilled to be sponsoring CRT's "The Last Romance" this summer. For daily specials go to http:www.facebook.com/kipsgrill

KRUEGER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Krueger Charitable Foundation’s commitment has been instrumental in supporting the literacy component of CRT’s Young Audience Outreach Tour. Their gifts make it possible for CRT to give a children's book to each of our young audience members after tour performances. We hand out close to 25,000 books each year because of the Krueger Foundation's generous support.

MINERS & MERCHANTS BANK

Miners & Merchants Bank is proud to be your hometown community bank.  We invite you to experience an old-fashioned approach to banking. Honoring history and dedicated to the preservation of our local communities, we are not your typical, everyday bank. We promise to deliver uncompromising service that only a small bank can deliver and look forward to building a long and lasting relationship with you and your family.  Additional branches are located in Lake City, Bayfield and Durango.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

The 2013 Young Audience Outreach Tour is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.

PEGGY LONGWOOD LAMB

Peggy Longwood Lamb has been a part of the Creede community since 1939 when her parents bought their cabin at Spar City. She has witnessed this historic venue’s transformation from a movie house to its present use as the home of the Creede Repertory Theatre. Desiring to secure the financial stability of CRT, Ralph and Peggy Lamb established the Ralph & Peggy Lamb Endowment Fund in 1994, paving the way for the creation of the CRT endowment. The leadership and vision of Ralph and Peggy will forever provide a rich cultural legacy for Creede and its community of visitors.

PHIPPS LA GARITA RANCH

Since 1908, through five generations, Phipps La Garita Ranch has been a Rio Grande treasure. Located seven miles south of Creede, Colorado, and surrounded by National Forest, we offer luxury cabins and lodge rooms on 1,880 acres with exceptional private fly-fishing on 2-1/2 miles of the Rio Grande, 3-1/2 miles of Bellows Creek and four lakes. Other activities include horseback riding, hiking, swimming, mountain biking, canoeing and wildlife viewing. La Garita is a wonderful place for family reunions, weddings, seminars, retreats, business meetings and private get-aways. Please visit our website at www.plagr.com for more information or call us at (719) 658-2239. This season, in recognition of the CRT’s significant contribution to Creede’s artistic and cultural life, the La Garita Staff and the Phipps family are proud to sponsor ANNIE GET YOUR GUN.

RARE THINGS GALLERY

Rare Things Gallery of Treasures: an unforgettable Shopping Adventure led by enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff through intriguing collections of designer jewelry, decorative arts, pottery, woodwork, paintings, photography, unique furniture, antiques, rocks, minerals and fossils. Representing Inge Horsehair Jewelry. Extraordinary Treasure Hunting since 1974!

RIO GRANDE ANGLER

A locally owned fly shop, RGA offers the highest-quality fly-fishing equipment and apparel. We provide walk/wade and float trips on the Rio Grande and surrounding streams. We are proud of our excellent customer service and friendly atmosphere.

SAN LUIS VALLEY FEDERAL BANK

As a mutual bank, our employees understand their first responsibility is finding solutions to the financial needs of our members. This commitment has been the key to our success. We’re delighted to share our success with CRT because we appreciate the cultural and economic enrichment it brings to Creede and the San Luis Valley.

SAN LUIS VALLEY RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE

San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, serving you since 1937, has been an ardent supporter of CRT for dozens of years. SLV-REC applauds the Theatre’s commitment to the arts and its patrons and is proud to sponsor Pants on Fire.

SHUBERT FOUNDATION

The Shubert Foundation is a national foundation based in New York City, dedicated to supporting the performing arts in the United States, primarily theatre companies and secondarily, dance companies.

SUNNY VALLEY FARMS, INC.

Sunny Valley Farms, Inc., a third-generation San Luis Valley agricultural family farm, is honored for the opportunity to support our local professional theatre company in its 49th season of bringing amazing talent to this mountain setting so dear to our hearts.

SAN JUAN SPORTS

Open since 1974, San Juan Sports provides for all your outdoor sporting needs. As proud distributors of the finest outdoor products, San Juan Sports offers outdoor sporting equipment, clothing and shoes. Owners Michael and Amy McNeil, along with San Juan Sports staff, are proud to sponsor The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild. Please check out our new website and join our mailing list at www.sanjuansports.com.

TEXAS FRIENDS OF CREEDE THEATRE

These longtime supporters of CRT include Margaret Acton, Tom and Dorothy Childers, Joan Green Jeffrey, John and Betty Martin, Glenn and Betsy Pense, Kenneth and Bernice Ribe, Erik and Beverly Sandvik, Bob and Bonnie Siddons, Bob and Dixie Slater, Don and Ruth Ulm.

TOMKINS HARDWARE AND LUMBER

Tomkins Hardware and Lumber, located at 127 N Main and 105 Wall Street, has been a staple business in Creede since 1892. In the past two years, while under new ownership, Tomkins has increased offerings in both the hardware store and the newly built lumberyard. Tomkins carries everything that contractors and homeowners need for projects large and small. A professional staff is always ready to advise and help you tackle any project.

VIRGINIA CHRISTENSEN TRUST & THE CITY OF CREEDE

As a means of celebrating the good times her husband Emil spent in and around Creede, Virginia Christensen bequeathed $3 million dollars to the city of Creede. As beneficiaries of the charitable trust, the city helps support recreational activities in the town through biannual grants.

WALL, SMITH, BATEMAN INC.

Serving Colorado since 1974, this preeminent public accounting firm is guided by our mission to help our clients achieve financial success. We offer a full range of accounting services for individuals and businesses.