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Fall for 50 Fundraiser

Announcing our Fall Fundraising Campaign, “Fall for 50.” We really need your support to keep us in the black and help us get ready for a fabulous 2020 season. We’re hoping to raise $50,000 this year to meet that goal. Please give whatever you can.

To make a tax-deductible donations to Bridge Street Theatre, you can click on this Donate button.

Online donations are secure, but you can save us the credit card fees by making out a check to Bridge Street Theatre and sending it to the theatre at

Bridge Street Theatre
44 W. Bridge Street
Catskill, NY 12414

If you’d like your contribution listed in our programs in a special way, please indicate that on the check or send an email to contact@BridgeSt.org. And read on for more information.

“It’s an open secret that most of the truly exciting and adventurous summer theater takes place in the second stages of the major theater festivals … A better kept secret is that this type of exciting theater goes on regularly at Bridge Street Theater in Catskill. They do it 12 months a year and for about a third of the ticket price.” Bob Goepfert, WAMC Radio

What an incredible sixth season we’re having at Bridge Street Theatre:

Two world premiere productions, David Zellnik’s THE LETTERS and Michelle Carter’s BETTER, were major hits with critics and audiences alike; Jen Silverman’s darkly hilarious contemporary comedy THE MOORS featured a spectacular performance by Molly Parker Myers; our first ever musical, THE SHAGGS: PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD, included wonderful performances by five Catskill High School students acting alongside three professionals; and audience favorites Steven Patterson and Roxanne Fay presented highly praised solo performances based on characters from Shakespeare in “…AND EVERY TALE CONDEMNS ME FOR A VILLAIN.”

Bridge Street’s mainstage also hosted appearances by the legendary Charles Busch as Lucille Ball, the indomitable Flo Hayle in her one-woman cabaret, Francesca Avani’s ever-popular Bridge Street Belly Dance, free summer family movies, and so much more.

Our 2019 Subscription Season comes to a close with a rarely seen American classic, Frank D. Gilroy’s THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES directed by Flo Hayle.  And we end the year with three family-friendly shows during the month of November, RIVER OF DREAMS by Hudson Talbott with music by Frank Cuthbert, JAMOT, a musical by Sandra Dutton and Scott Petito, and PACKRAT, a fabulous puppet extravaganza from Concrete Temple Theatre.

There isn’t another theatre in the region that can boast the kind of exciting and eclectic programming we produce.

But we couldn’t do it without you! We are a theater committed to paying all the performers, designers and directors who work with us, and subscriptions and box-office income only support a portion of our expenses. Our goal is to raise the $50,000 we need to complete our fiscal year in the black, keep our ticket prices affordable, and plan for the 2020 season.

That the world premiere of a quality play likely due for future acclaim would happen in a five-year-old, 84-seat theater in Catskill ought to be a source of pride for the company, the village and our region.” Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union

New this year we offer special packages for Sponsors**

Title Benefits
 $7,500 Business Season Sponsor Business Logo on the 2020 Season Program. Website and all publicity about the season productions. Name listed on the program title pages. Invitation to special events. Eight complimentary tickets to all regularly scheduled performances at the theatre.
 $5,000* Season Sponsor Name(s) listed on program title pages. Invitation to special events. Four complimentary tickets to all regularly scheduled performances at the theatre.
 $2,500* Show Sponsor Name(s) featured on the title page for the show you sponsor. Six complimentary tickets to your sponsored show and two complimentary tickets to other regularly scheduled performances at the theatre.
 $1,000* Show Co-Sponsor Name(s) featured on the title page for the show you sponsor. Six complimentary tickets to your sponsored show.
* It’s a lot, but perhaps you can put a group of friends together to become a Sponsor.

** The tax-deductible amount of these gifts would be reduced by the value of the benefits received.

And here are our bridge-appropriate, completely tax-deductible, donation categories:

 $1,000  Footing $500  Pier
 $250  Girder $150  Expansion Joint (NEW)
 $100  Strut $50  Truss
Or any other amount you can afford. We are so grateful for any and all donations.

To make one of these tax-deductible donations to Bridge Street Theatre, you can click on this Donate button.

Online donations are secure, but you can save us the credit card fees by making out a check to Bridge Street Theatre and sending it to the theatre at

Bridge Street Theatre
44 W. Bridge Street
Catskill, NY 12414

If you’d like your contribution listed in our programs in a special way, please indicate that on the check or send an email to contact@BridgeSt.org.

If you love new theater, you should absolutely make the trip to Catskill and check out this fantastic gem of a theater John Sowle and Steven Patterson have created. We try and catch everything they do because most of the stuff you see there you won’t find anywhere else… An exhilarating discovery, unlike anything you’ve seen recently!” Patrick White on Facebook

“Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill is home to performances that can’t be found anywhere else. Owners John Sowle and Steven Patterson—a powerhouse couple who have been involved in theater for decades—pride themselves on providing a mecca for unique and off-beat performances that keep the audience entertained and on their toes.” Jessica Porter, Catskill Made.

Your financial help at this time is crucial in assuring that we’ll be able to continue producing the amazing work you’ve come to expect from us. As an added incentive, individuals who donate $150 or more are invited to join us for our “Fall for Fifty” Fundraiser Brunch at Stewart House on November 17. One of Greene County’s most renowned dining venues hosts a special Sunday Morning thank-you celebration with an extravagant menu and special surprise appearances.

Bridge Street Theatre is recognized both for the high quality of the work it presents, as an incubator for magnificent new plays, and for its commitment to the cultural life of the community. Please use the enclosed card and envelope to mail us a tax-deductible donation. You may also go to BridgeSt.org/support to make a secure on-line donation.

Thank you in advance for your continued and immeasurable support!

Upcoming 2019 Events
October 17-27 THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES by Frank D. Gilroy, Directed by Flo Hayle
November 8 – 10 RIVER OF DREAMS by Hudson Talbott and Frank Cuthbert, Directed by Jay Lesenger.
November 14 – 17 JAMOT (Just a Matter of Time), Musical by Sandra Dutton and Scott Petito
November 22 – 24 PACKRAT, A Puppet Extravaganza by Concrete Temple Theatre
November 30 Robin Lacy, Master Saxophonist, In Concert

We’ll be announcing our 2020 Season at a special event in December. While final selections are still under wraps, one play that is on our short list is LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT by Eugene O’Neill, widely considered the greatest American drama of the 20th century, to be directed and designed by John Sowle and starring Steven Patterson and Roxanne Fay.

Bridge Street Theatre is a 501(c)3 Corporation and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

To make a tax-deductible donation to
Bridge Street Theatre, just click on this Donate button.

Online donations are secure, but you can save us the credit card fees by making out a check to Bridge Street Theatre and sending it to the theatre at

Bridge Street Theatre
44 W. Bridge Street
Catskill, NY 12414

If you’d like your contribution listed in our programs in a special way, please indicate that on the check or send an email to contact@BridgeSt.org.