Change is Here.

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 their career in the arts. We adapted quickly to make sure this did not waiver during the challenges we faced last season. As we embarked upon a new terrain of streaming performances and virtual platforms, we preserved the student experience, but we lost essential revenue that plays a huge role in funding our full season productions.

Our diverse season for 2021-22 provides 7 productions including plays, dance, opera and musical theatre fully mounted on various stages and featuring guest artists, new faculty and invited collaborators. We are embracing CHANGE on many levels as we begin the Simons Center renovation, operate our shops out of temporary locations, welcome new faculty and staff into the department, and utilize the College’s new box office where you can purchase discounted season packages.

In addition, we are returning to our student and production support levels to rebuild our funds that allow us to produce quality performances. Your donations will continue to fund the essentials needed for scenery, lighting, sound, and costumes, but more importantly will help fund student employees, student research and travel, and other student-focused experiences.

We can’t do this without your generous support.

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

Evelynn & Bill Putnam

Mindy Seltzer & Bob Lovinger

Nancy & Sam Stafford

Louis & Andrea Weinstein



Special Gifts:

(Leave a lasting legacy. Learn more: 843.953.5348 or

Anonymous - Legacy Gift

Charleston Academy of Music

John Covington* & Robert Lukey - Legacy Gift

Michael & Susan Master - Legacy Gift

Janine M. McCabe - Legacy Gift



Season Sponsor Levels:


Karl & Charlene Bunch

Tap & Jean Johnson

The Martin Family Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Anthony Laneve

ADVOCATE $750-$999

Evelynn & Bill Putnam

Mindy Seltzer & Bob Lovinger

Nancy & Sam Stafford

Louis & Andrea Weinstein

STAR $500-$749

Pamela Pollitt

DIRECTOR $250–$499

Charleston Academy of Musical Theatre LLC

Linda and Raymond Manning

Christopher G. Martin ‘92

Susan and Jim McKenna

Valerie B. Morris & Boris Bohun-Chudyniv

FAN $100–$249

Kristin A. Alexander

Julie Brunnert

Chris Burgess

Nancy Henderson

Karen B. Jones

Clarence Manning

Todd J. McNerney

Elena Mitchell

Bari Perales

Geoffrey Rhodes

Jillian & Michael Smallwood

PATRON $1-$99

Stacey Alston, Vivian Appler, Joanne Ballou, Laura C. Bayless, Judson Bennett, Virginia Berry, Jeffrey Davis, Susan Ford, Irina Gigova, Barbara Hanevold, Larry Hanson, Bonnie Hartnett, Ralph Hodosh, Shannon Horn, Allison Hunt, Joy Huntley, Patricia Janes, Steve Johnson, Mary Maconaghy, Gary Messing, Niki Michota, Pamela G. O'Briant, Jeffrey Panitt, Jeff Perry, Lance Smith, Pelham Spong, Naomi Thompson, Laura Turner, Erik van der Horst, Peter Vanicek, Robin Walker, Mary Young, Charles Zellerbach


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