New Paradigm Theatre (NPT) seeking specific partner non profit for their summer production.
This summer New Paradigm Theatre (501c3) and their staff of Broadway pros will produce the musical, BYE BYE BIRDIE in August.
NPT is well-known for its sold-out, multi-cultural productions that reflect the theme of the shows they present by partnering with
another local community non profit to “share” the stage.
For OLIVER in 2016: We partnered with The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport as the OLIVER theme was “Homelessness to Hunger to Hope”. The cast volunteered at their soup kitchen and raised money for this charity during the Prologue Bazaar before each show and shared our extensive PR with our partner non proift. We also included some of their children “in
need” in the show.
For PETER PAN in 2017: We partnered with KEYS (free instrumental lessons for youth in need) and included children from their program on scholarships in the show as well as fund raising during our Prologue Bazaar before each show. Once again we featured them in all our extensive PR (see below).
For HUNCHBACK in 2018: Our partnership was with the CT Burns Care Foundation as the “Hunchback” was treated in a similar way to those with burns. Our cast volunteered at the soup kitchen.
For BYE BYE BIRDIE: Our board will be seeking applications from other non profits that will echo the themes in this show. Examples might be: Veterans, Youth leadership, and more! A visit to the soup kitchen is already planned!
In the past NPT’s board has chosen our one partner non profit from the contacts we already know, but this year we would like to open up the process to a wider field of applicants.
To be eligible and apply for the experience, which includes being included in all our extensive PR (TV, Radio and newspapers), social media, as well as our fund-raising efforts for your charity during our Prologue Bazaar, we request that your nonprofit:
1. Meet with our Artistic Director to discuss how our musical and theme will work alongside and in conjunction with your mission.
2. Participate in some of our PR. We require that you supply info on your organization for our press releases and that you send our press releases to your email list and encourage ticket sales.
3. Attend our annual concert/benefit, Sunday, April 29th at Emmanuel Church in Weston. This concert features Broadway pros performing with NPT youth and we are honoring TV/film performer Tamara Tuni (Law and Order, Better Call Saul, Blue Bloods) We request that your Exec. Director attend so that they can talk about your non profit and our partnership. We
also require that you invite guests from your board or volunteers from your nonprofit to attend this event.
4. Your Executive Director must be available to help our Artistic Director make the Opening Curtain speech for all three shows (Aug 18/19) where they will have the chance to talk about your NPO mission to our large audiences.
5. You must supply a volunteer to stand behind your information table for your nonprofit for the Prologue Bazaar (an hour before each show) to hand out your own information and to garner more names on your email list. This Prologue Bazaar also will gain you donations.
This partnership doesn’t cost your non profit anything but we do require that you are an ACTIVE participant in meeting the above requirements. We will only choose one non profit partner.
Press and PR each year has included appearances on:
• Channel 8 and Channel 12
• Stories in all local papers
• CT Post:
• Appearances on radio, and social media posting and blogs.
** We always mention our non profit partners and their missions
in each of our appearances and in print. For all of last year’s advertising and press please visit: https://nptpeterpan.wixsite.com/peterpan/press
To inquire about more info or to apply please write to Artistic
Director Kristin Huffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646-342-3200.
New Paradigm Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit theatre
fostering creative problem solvers, leaders, and global citizens
through theatre arts education and productions.
Letters from past nonprofit partners
COUNCIL OF CHURCHES GREATER BRIDGEPORT – 2016
The Council is a committed partner with NPT in supporting efforts to engage the community in the performing arts. We are excited about the possibility of collaborating to create a full scale musical “updated” production of “Oliver”. Youth will participate onstage/backstage w/ guidance from pro actors/tech.
For The Council of Churches this is a wonderfully creative way to bring a STEAM component into our after school curriculum. We have already partnered with NPT for the past two years, as they have provided the entertainment for our major spring fundraising event. They have been generous partners, and in everything they do they model the importance of including young people in every aspect of their production, on stage, off stage, and in leadership positions as well.
Last year I was a guest speaker at a Youth Board meeting and had an opportunity to interact with the young leaders who drive the youth program. In turn, the young people volunteered at one of our soup kitchens, and learned firsthand what an impact they can have. They also listened to and learned from the clients and guests they served, enjoying fellowship and dinner with them. NPT is the kind of partner who seeks to find every avenue to allow their artists, students, and audience to learn, grow, contribute, and
participate in the kind of systemic change that actually makes a significant difference.
The Reverend Cass L. Shaw President and Chief Executive Officer
KEYS (Kids empowered by Your Support) – 2017
Last year, we sent a KEYS student musician to work with NPT on their very innovative and successful show, Oliver, which was staged at the Fairfield Theatre Company.
This year our intention is send more musicians and singers for the summer production of Peter Pan. This is a great opportunity for our students, so many of whom are multi-talented and yet inexperienced in theatre at the high level of excellence that NPT provides.
With NPT they will have a chance to learn stagecraft, singing and acting on a big stage, and perhaps most of all- mix and blend with students and instructors of other backgrounds. This is just the kind of experience that gets kids excited about education beyond high school. We also look forward to having NPT’s publicity efforts enable audiences across Connecticut to learn more about the KEYS programs and how to support music education in Bridgeport.
We thank you for your support of this wonderful collaborative program.
Sincerely, Rob Silvan
KEYS Founder and Executive Director