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Your donation will help us to replace the seats! Our current seats are old. When the Northwest Actors Studio got them (thirty?) years ago, they were already old. The story passed down through the decades is that a shipping container had passed down through so many hands that all that was known about it was that it was from Russia. Nobody knew what to do with the seats-from-a-Russian-shipping-container until the scavenger network of Seattle theatre put Ann Graham wise to the opportunity. Thanks to Ms. Graham, the seats found a new life on the second floor of 1100 East Pike Street. There they served audiences and theatre artists well for twenty to twenty-five years through hundreds of performances, countless rehearsals, technicians standing on the armrests to tidy cables, spilled drinks, dripped paint, and other insults too indelicate to mention. When Annex Theatre took over the space in 2007, it was after only a few months of rehab to bring the seats back in service for another ten years of evenings, late nights, and weekend matinees. Annex is a notoriously frugal operation. But the time has come. After a few patrons were indelicately (if rakishly) reclined and with spare parts impossible to source, Annex Theatre has come to the need to replace the seats or get better Liability Insurance. It was a close vote, but after another series of efforts of the scavenger network of Seattle theatre, New Seats won the day. That's where you come in. For a small donation you can secure your name on the armrest of one of our new seats. Seats with padded backs. Seats for which we have spare parts. Seats that we promise to finally secure firmly to the floor - after we replace the floor, because, well, capital-L Liability again. Don’t worry about that. Not your problem. All you have to do is pick a number: 50, 100, or 200. For $50 you can get a "quarter-plaque” - That's your name, along with up to three others on the plaque. For $100 you can get a "half-plaque" - Your name along with one other name on the plaque. For $200 you get a “full plaque, all to yourself.” - Your name on a seat that could well be younger than you. Possibly… who's to say. But the plaque, all yours. In the form below, select the amount of your donation. As we accumulate donations, we will assemble the quarter-, half-, and full-plaque donations, mint the plaques, and place them on the seats as we install them in their new life on the second floor of 1100 East Pike Street.
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Your donation will help us to replace the seats!

Our current seats are old. When the Northwest Actors Studio got them (thirty?) years ago, they were already old. The story passed down through the decades is that a shipping container had passed down through so many hands that all that was known about it was that it was from Russia. Nobody knew what to do with the seats-from-a-Russian-shipping-container until the scavenger network of Seattle theatre put Ann Graham wise to the opportunity.

Thanks to Ms. Graham, the seats found a new life on the second floor of 1100 East Pike Street. There they served audiences and theatre artists well for twenty to twenty-five years through hundreds of performances, countless rehearsals, technicians standing on the armrests to tidy cables, spilled drinks, dripped paint, and other insults too indelicate to mention. When Annex Theatre took over the space in 2007, it was after only a few months of rehab to bring the seats back in service for another ten years of evenings, late nights, and weekend matinees.

Annex is a notoriously frugal operation. But the time has come. After a few patrons were indelicately (if rakishly) reclined and with spare parts impossible to source, Annex Theatre has come to the need to replace the seats or get better Liability Insurance.

It was a close vote, but after another series of efforts of the scavenger network of Seattle theatre, New Seats won the day. That's where you come in. For a small donation you can secure your name on the armrest of one of our new seats. Seats with padded backs. Seats for which we have spare parts. Seats that we promise to finally secure firmly to the floor - after we replace the floor, because, well, capital-L Liability again.

Don’t worry about that. Not your problem. All you have to do is pick a number: 50, 100, or 200.

For $50 you can get a "quarter-plaque” - That's your name, along with up to three others on the plaque.

For $100 you can get a "half-plaque" - Your name along with one other name on the plaque.

For $200 you get a “full plaque, all to yourself.” - Your name on a seat that could well be younger than you. Possibly… who's to say. But the plaque, all yours.

In the form below, select the amount of your donation. As we accumulate donations, we will assemble the quarter-, half-, and full-plaque donations, mint the plaques, and place them on the seats as we install them in their new life on the second floor of 1100 East Pike Street.
   
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