2016 Year End Campaign



Dear Friends,

Hasn’t 2016 been a wild ride? And can’t we all use a good laugh? As we finalize plans for our 27th season, join us for the limited return engagement of a Fountain favorite, Bakersfield Mist, starring the original cast: Jenny O’Hara and Nick Ullett! Our smash hit comedy/drama has been produced around the world. Now it comes home to the Fountain, just in time for the holidays. What better way to end the year? A little dose of Maude and Lionel will sure hit the spot!

As members of our Fountain family, you are our most valuable partners. Our work would not be possible without your support. As a small but nationally acclaimed non-profit, The Fountain — through its commitment to excellent theatre that more than entertains — made an impact in 2016 with such shows as Dream Catcher, My Mañana Comes and Baby Doll. It is your engagement, your financial support that has strengthened that impact over the last 26 years.

It is the end of the year, and once again we ask you to help us continue to tell stories that reveal our common humanity; stories that, as Lionel says in Bakersfield Mist, have “the power to cure the heart, heal the spirit, save and uplift the soul.” Please include The Fountain Theatre in your tax-deductible year-end gifts for 2016. Your gifts help us mount the productions, pay our artists and literally keep the lights on.

However you choose to give, know that your contribution is critical to the ongoing success and excellence of our programs. For more information about our giving opportunities, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Deborah Lawlor               Stephen Sachs
Co-Artistic Director         Co-Artistic Director

Which words describe the Fountain Theatre? Express who we are, what we do? Co-Founding Artistic Directors Deborah Lawlor and Stephen Sachs share with you some words they’d choose. And thank all our extraordinary Fountain Family members for their generous support. Take a look!


Actors Troy Kotsur and Deanne Bray share how experiences with the Fountain Theatre empowered them and deaf theatre community.
Join our movement.

In 2017 immediate challenges to the intimate theatre community will cause crippling financial consequences. Some intimate theatres will close.The Fountain will survive and grow stronger. But we need you to STAND WITH US!

Help us raise $50,000 by December 31 to sustain The Fountain, “one of Los Angeles’ most indispensable venues” during this very important time in the cultural life of Los Angeles.

Jenny O’Hara and Nick Ullett are longtime members of our Fountain Family and stars of our smash hit production of Bakersfield Mist. Earlier this week , they shared their love for The Fountain Theatre and have a personal message for you. Take a look!


A call to action from Fountain actress Simone Missick
Co-star of the hit series Marvel’s Luke Cage


2016 Year End Campaign

Our Home Is Your Home

Your gift will support everything we do: from development of new work, to production budgets to artists’ compensation, to students attendance at our shows and our entire arts education program.

Thank you for being part of our family!

Donors at 250+ will receive invitations to special events
and a thank-you gift!

Does your company offer matching gifts for its employees’ charitable contributions? Double your donation with a matching gift!


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Last updated: 12/29/16 12:21pm