Constructing Identity • 2022-2023 Season

For decades, the Department of Theatre and Dance has been at the center of bringing quality performances to the Charleston community as part of the Artistic Heartbeat of Charleston, while providing invaluable training for our students to prepare them for careers in the arts. We have continued to adapt to changing environments, including our welcomed renovation of the Simons Center for the Arts that is underway. As we transitioned back to live in-person audiences and mask-free performances last season, we worked hard to keep our students and audiences engaged. We preserved the student experience during these last two years, but we lost essential revenue that plays a huge role in funding our season’s productions.

Our diverse season for 2022-23 provides six such productions that include plays, dance, and musical theatre—fully mounted on various stages and featuring guest artists, new faculty, and invited collaborators. The season explores identity, journey, and finding one's place in many ways, just as we continue to find our new place amongst the construction and change these couple years have brought, as well as changes yet to come.

We need your help to support our students and our season in an effort to rebuild the funds that allow us to produce quality performances in a unique experiential learning environment. Your donations contribute to funding the essentials needed for scenery, lighting, sound, and costumes, but more importantly help support student employees, student research and travel, and other student-focused experiences.

We can’t do this without your generosity!

Season Sponsor Levels

Our students, faculty and staff have been working hard to adapt to a unique production season – behind the scenes, on the stage, and even online. Our main priority is, of course, our students, and we hope you will join our season sponsors in making a tax-deductible contribution to preserve the student experience tied to our shows. Make a donation here.

PATRON $1-$99
FAN $100-$249
DIRECTOR $250-$499
STAR $500-$749
ADVOCATE $750-$999


Impact Sponsor Levels

Impact Sponsors have a direct financial and personal impact on individual students with whom you’ll be connected. You will be honored at special events, receive recognition in the 2021-2022 season programs and other department reports and receive updates from your student. To become an Impact Donor, please contact our office via email or at 843.953.6306.

At this level your donation will go directly toward the recruitment of a future star for one of our programs. For each $2500 Benefactor donation, a new student will be recruited for the 2022-2023 academic year and will receive scholarship money for their first year at the College.

For each $750 Guardian donation, we will link you with a student excelling in one of the areas within our programs. The student will receive our "Clarence Award" named for the Guardian Angel in It's a Wonderful Life. Through this connection with a theatre or dance student, you will receive invitations to special events and additional recognition in programs in which your student is involved.




Impact Sponsor Levels:

BENEFACTOR $2,500+ (Incoming Student Scholarship)

Add your name here!

GUARDIAN $750 (Clarence Student Award)

Karl & Charlene Bunch
Tap & Jean Johnson
Mindy Seltzer & Bob Lovinger
Evelynn & Bill Putnam
Sam & Nancy Stafford
Charlotte Townsend
Louis & Andrea Weinstein
Chester & Arlene Williams
Anonymous (4)

Special Gifts:

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Anonymous - Legacy Gift
Charleston Academy of Music
John Covington* & Robert Lukey - Legacy Gift
Michael & Susan Master - Legacy Gift

Season Sponsor Levels:


Karl & Charlene Bunch
Tap & Jean Johnson
Sam & Nancy Stafford
Chester & Arlene Williams

ADVOCATE $750-$999

Janine McCabe
Matt & Gretchen McLaine
Evelynn & Bill Putnam
Mindy Seltzer & Bob Lovinger
Nancy & Sam Stafford
Louis & Andrea Weinstein
Jonathan & Janine Wentz

STAR $500-$749

Michael & Susan Master
James McKenna
Valerie B. Morris

DIRECTOR $250–$499

Janice and Jay Messeroff

FAN $100–$249

Kristin A. Alexander
Justin Van Beusecum

PATRON $1-$99

Laura C. Bayless, Stephen & Allegra Litvin


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