Sensory Friendly Show Sponsorship

On November 3, 2018 Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT) in cooperation with The Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (MVCPA) will present a single performance of their play Junie B Jones is NOT a Crook!, arranged specifically for the Autistic and Sensory Sensitive Community. There will also be a second sensory friendly performance of Babe the Sheep Pig, February 16, 2019. The performance offers guests and families living with autism or other special needs an opportunity to enjoy "Stories on Stage" in a safe and accepting environment. An inclusive space is being created with special considerations such as scaled-down production elements (lights, sound, etc.), extra wheelchair accommodations, and a quiet zone outside the performance space. The Center has assembled a Pre-Visit Guide that provides visuals to help familiarize patrons with the spaces and experiences they will encounter while attending this performance. 

A wonderful 81 patrons attended the inaugural sensory-friendly performance held at MCVPA's SecondStage on January 20 2018. 100% of the 10 attendees who responded to a custom audience survey agreed the offering was valuable and would definitely attend another sensory friendly performance at the MVCPA. 60% of attendees answering the survey said they had NOT attended a sensory friendly performance before, further emphasizing that we are providing an important offering for our community.

Press secured for the event included a Mercury News feature:

(https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/01/08/theater-sensory-friendly-ugly-duckling-planned-by-pyt/)

and a TV segment on NBC Bay Area:

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Special-Show-for-Kids-with-Autism-in-Mountain-View_Bay-Area-470110633.html

We are currently seeking organizations or individuals willing to help sponsor these upcoming and all future performances. Parties interested in sponsorship should contact Susannah Greenwood at Susannah@mvcpa.com.

Sponsorship will go towards covering:

·         Labor (House Manager and Stagehand) for the performances
·         Rehearsal and performance rental fees which are waived by the center for these performances
·         Giveaway items for audience members (stickers, stress balls)
·         PYT costs for additional marketing of this performance, designer and staff time

Sponsorship Levels:

·         $350 – Single Show Supporter (3 available for each show)
·         $1,250 - Single Show Title Sponsor (1 available for each show)
·         $2,000 – Double Show Title Sponsor (1 available)

Title Sponsors Will Receive:

·         Your name next to PYT as a Co-Sponsor for this performance (replacing MVCPA as a presenting organization)
·         Visibility on the Lobby Board (in lieu of programs) for the full run of the show (not just the SF performance) an
·          Visibility on the Lobby Advertising Board/Counter 
·         10 complimentary tickets ($100 value) to the performance (10 tickets for each show for Double Show Title Sponsors)
·         Branded performance giveaway (stress ball or toy)
·         Acknowledgement during the pre-show curtain speech
·         Acknowledgement and Logo on post-performance survey postcard
·         Acknowledgement and Logo on lobby display posters/monthly calendar/print collateral and VIDEO
·         Acknowledgement on MVCPA outside Marquee
·         Acknowledgement and logo placement in the Pre-Visit Guide
·         Inclusion in all Media/Press pitches
·         Acknowledgement and logo placement on both MVCPA and PYT websites
·         Acknowledgement and tagged post on MVCPA Facebook
·         Additional acknowledgement in Preview Magazine in corresponding issues (pending space available and confirmation of commitment prior to print deadlines)

Single Show Supporters Will Receive:

·         Visibility in the Lobby Board (in lieu of programs) for the full run of the show (not just the SF performance)
·         Visibility on the Lobby Advertising Board/Counter 
·      Acknowledgement and Logo on lobby display posters/monthly calendar/print collateral and VIDEO
·         Acknowledgement during the pre-show curtain speech
·         Acknowledgement and logo placement in the Pre-Visit Guide
·         Inclusion in all Media/Press pitches
·      Acknowledgement on the MVCPA website
·         Acknowledgement and tagged post on MVCPA Facebook

Parties interested in sponsorship should contact Susannah Greenwood at Susannah@mvcpa.com.

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