Help support our 2016 programming!

Proximity is in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Barbara for a new interactive performance experience (coming in May). This summer, Proximity will be in Brooklyn, NY for a children's summer theatre program. While in NY, we will be creating and generating material for some new works from both Artistic Director, Kyra Lehman, and Co-Artistic Director, Karina Richardson as well.

Our work would not be possible without the hundreds of past and current supporters, and owe our progress to you all.


Thanks for your support. No amount is too little in support of what we hope to be bold and truth-telling theatre.

Most importantly, we hope to see each and every one of you at our shows. We do this work for you.

Love always,

P.S. Since Proximity is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, your contribution is tax deductible! (EIN: 26-3813670)

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732 W. Arrellaga St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103


choose your own amount...

Suggested Donations:

I Wanna Give Fifty Bucks - $50
cause sometimes you just wanna give $50

I Wanna Give A Benjamin - $100
cause when you have a crisp single $100 bill, nothing beats giving it (digitally) to a non-profit experimental theatre company...

Printed Materials - $150
scripts, posters, programs, and journal assignments...printed on recycled paper!

Paint For Stage - $200
because it wouldn't be a Proximity show without a crisp white floor

Set Materials - $250
so we can have platforms, special lights and bears, oh my!

Costumes - $500
with young people in our show we can't have anyone naked on stage!

Additional Tech Labor - $1,000
personnel to run lights & sound, to assist with painting, and to hang and program lights

Rehearsal Space - $1,500
4 weeks of rehearsal, 5 days/week

Staff - $2,000
directors, assistants, & designers for their lives for at least 80 hours a week for a 4-week period

Performance Space - $3,000
technical rehearsal and performances and personnel required

past donors

Foundational Support

The Santa Barbara Bowl Education Outreach Foundation, The Pattis Family Foundation

Individual Community Support

Abby Preston, Abe Presser, Adam Laupus, Adam Taft, Aileen Latcham, Aileen O'Conor, Amanda Chen, Amy Hazard, Ann Bennett, Anna Thompson, Arno Jaffe, Bernardo Cubria, Brandon Scott, Brecia Kralovic-Logan, Brian Dohn, Brian Lopez, Bruce Bigenho, Bryan Palmer, C. G. Tebbe, Camilla Bourbon, Carmen Kuchera, Carmen Richardson, Carole Morrill, Caroline Deloreto, Caroline MacDougall, Cathy Schneider, Christine Dawkins, Christopher Easter, Colin Walker, Constance Ellis, Dan & Marilyn Katz, Dave Urbina, David & Julie Wexler, David & Teresa Botham, David Archer, David Cygielman, David Dawkins, David Teton-Landis, Dean Henderson, Deva Parisian, Domitile Camus, Ed & Marta Urbina, Eliana Schiffer, Elizabeth Finnegan, Elizabeth Romanski, Ellen Borg Svendsen, Eric & Maureen Lehman, Erica Weiner, Erik Butts, Gabriel Vicente, Gael Belden, George Logan, Gillian Kruskall, Greg & Daphne Tebbe, Greg Buis, Hannah Haehn, Heather Seagraves, Helen Curhan, Hilary Jewett, Howard & Kathy Siegel, Isa Bourbon, Jeffrey Hirsch, Jeffrey Markel, Jenn Kennedy, Jerry Poe, Jesse Leddick, Jesse Wooten, Jill Christiano, Jill Goodman, Jill Nelsen, Joanna Kerns, Jodi Stevens, Joe Medjuck, John & Cecilia Caldwell, John & Susan Leddick, John Gage, Jon Miller, Jonathan Finnegan, Jose Luis Cubria, Joseph Lisanti, Juan Gutierrez, Julia Mayer, Julian Kimmel, Julie Katz, Julie Wexler, Justin Mabardi, Karla Blancas, Kathleen Macaulay, Kathleen Scarminach, Kathy & Howard Seigel, Kathy & Jed Hirsch, Kelly A Shah, Kelly Scorupski, Marge Kriege, Kenneth Cohen, Kenny Osehan, Kentaro Tojo, Kjersti Gjesdal, Kristine Poe, Kyle Ervin, Lao-Tzu Allan-Blitz, Lauren Katz, Lauren Saffa, Laurie Lehman, Leslie Wells, Lillie Mack, Lisa Broggi, Lorenzo Fornari, Luan Vo, Lucille & Carl Berkowitz, Lynn Crabtree, Marantha Dawkins, Marie Barranco, Marlene Gordon-Beckerman, Mauricio Kaim, Max Pitman, Maya Ray-Schoenfeld, Meghan Lehman, Melissa Bishop, Michael & Eileen Haber, Michael Feldman, Michael Hostler, Michael Kreitsek, Michele Edwards, Michele Martin, Mike Hedge, Miriam Landsman, Nancy Gifford, Nancy Grinstein, Nancy Heffron, Natalie Saunders, Nicholas George, Nick Kiefer, Nora Garcia, Pamela Colon-Rivera, Pamela Kellet, Paris Miller, Patricia Cooper, Patrick Avila, Paul Owens, Peg Browning, Pegeen Crockett, Peter Bie,nPeter Simons, Rachael Himovitz, Rachael Thompson, Rhianna Lehman, Richard Wittman, Rick Wayman, Rita Bourbon, Robb Klassen, Robert & Kelly Cuadra, Robert Nieder, Robin Himovitz, Robin Lehman, Russell Bartlett, Sarah Hannah, Sarah Ting, Scott McEarch, Serena Lehman, Shoshana Kline, Sofia Wahaj, Sonja Tone, Steph Costa, Stephanie Senard, Steven Cramer, Sue Schwefel, Susan & Michael Riegel, Suzanne Smith, Sylvia Dawkins, Teddy Stern, Tracy Morris, Tricia Towey, Trista Watson, Wendy Yang Bailey, Zack Paul

Community Business / Organization Support

Quattro Fortune, Shelter Social Club, Hollywood Vaults, Ensberg Jacobs Designs, The Ojai Rancho Inn, Fresh Foods Catering, Fair Hills Farms, Santa Barbara Middle School, El Capitan Canyon, Montessori Center School, Ca’ Dario Ristorante, Santa Barbara Summer Stock, Municipal Winemakers, Dressed and Ready, The Purvis Brothers, Genuine Bread Co.