EXTENDED! The campaign is now set to run through the close of Footloose (running August 11-13 at Ithaca High School's (air conditioned) Kulp Auditorium – tickets and info at www.runningtoplaces.org.) Any gifts made by then will receive the thank you gifts. Also, please note that the student "Fundraising Champions" will receive the thank you gifts matching their totals – so when you give a gift to R2P, you can also give a gift to one of the young people we serve! How's that for a win-win!
R2P is a youth community theatre company that brings together middle & high school students from across the area. We're in the business of youth development, helping raise our community's children and making excellent theatre in the process. Thanks to support from people like you, participation in R2P is FREE. Please join us by making a gift today.
With Community and Jazz Hands for All
We have committed to forever keeping R2P FREE & OPEN TO ALL. We believe in providing equitable opportunities for every child. Everyone who auditions for R2P is offered a place in a show — no one is ever “cut” or excluded. Our welcoming community connects teens and families from across Tompkins County. They forge lasting friendships with people they otherwise would never have met. We strongly believe that our entire community benefits from the life skills young people develop through their experience in Running to Places. If you agree, please join us in supporting them with your gift.
THANK YOU GIFTS!
What's a crowdsourcing campaign without cool thank-you gifts? (And yes, the gifts are cumulative – you'll receive every gift listed up to your level!)
ANY SIZE DONATION:
NEW R2P STICKERS: Perfect to adorn your bumper, water bottle, laptop, or any surface that needs some love!
$10 & UP
POSTER: A souvenir poster from the R2P show of your choice! Printed on white cardstock and ready to frame or tack up on your wall. Choose one from over 50 shows R2P has produced in our history. View a gallery of your choices at www.runningtoplaces.org/pastproductions.
$25 & UP
STYLUS PEN: Hey. Look at me. I'm writing on paper with a smooth ballpoint pen. But wait! Check it out! I flipped it over and now I'm beeping and booping on my phone and/or tablet with the stylus end like it's the future! Because it is.
$50 & UP
INSULATED LUNCH BAG: Gotta stay nourished at those long rehearsal days! This bag will keep your stuff cool and fresh.
$100 & UP
STAINLESS STEEL THERMOS: Whether it's for your lemon tea at auditions or that strong coffee as you arrive in the morning to help load in scenery, you'll be glad to have this little insulated beauty. Very limited edition – these will not last!
$250 & UP
4 TICKETS TO FOOTLOOSE: Bring the family or have a double date. The show runs August 11-13 at Ithaca High School's Kulp Auditorium.
$500 & UP
2018 SEASON TICKETS: A pair of tickets to every show of the 2018 season. You'll receive a custom VIP code that will comp your order at checkout. Don't miss a single performance by the kids your generosity will be supporting.
We Create Theatre
Running to Places (R2P) is a youth community theatre company that brings together middle & high school students from across the area. Our company rehearses and performs a complete season of fully-staged productions, reaching an audience of over 5,000 annually. By working with experienced mentors, company members learn best practices in a wide range of disciplines within the theatrical arts – from singing, acting, and dancing to lighting, sound, set design, costuming, choreography, and stage management.
“They have taught kids the value of the ensemble — that the show is a success only if every person performs at their best and that each depends upon the other for the show to really rock!” – Bruce Lane, Owner, Purity Ice Cream
We Tear Down Barriers
Thanks to support from our community, participation in R2P is FREE. We have eliminated barriers to entry to keep our doors open to any interested young person, providing equitable opportunities for all. Everyone who auditions is offered a place in a show — no one is ever “cut” or excluded. Our welcoming community connects teens and families from across Tompkins County. They forge lasting friendships with people they otherwise would never have met.If you would like to support us in our mission to keep participation free for every young person in our community, you can make a secure donation online now.
“I am constantly hearing about or seeing young people who are struggling in so many ways – with self-esteem, peer pressure, family discord, school issues, work ethics, and so much more. R2P is the kind of group that can address all these issues in one place” – Gay Huddle, community member
We Empower Youth
We're in the business of youth development, helping raise our community's children and making excellent theatre in the process. We teach them life skills with theatre as both the means and the end. We provide a supportive environment for young people to grow as artists and citizens of the world. By treating youth with respect and nurturing them as artists, members of a community, and the future leaders of our society, we set the stage for them to become the best versions of themselves – for life!
"Running to Places provided a warm, nurturing, & supportive environment at just the perfect time in my daughter's development. R2P gave her a life beyond the petty antics and peer pressures of middle and high school. Not only did she develop strong bonds with her R2P peers, but R2P provided strong multi-generational bonds, with younger students, college students, and adult professionals. And the confidence and public presentation skills she developed will be invaluable in whatever her future brings." – Paula, a grateful parent of an R2P company member