River City Theatre Company
RCTC is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit young people's theatre company intended to instill a lifelong appreciation of the arts particularly in musical theater. The RCTC experience is designed to teach new skills, instill confidence, promote self-esteem, teamwork, and develop a love for theatre that will last a lifetime in this supportive workshop environment.
PO Box 191263
Sacramento, CA 95819-1263
|County or Parish:||Sacramento|
Our top needs:
- Funding: Program - Scholarship monies to fund the registration cost of under-privileged and financially challenged cast members. RCTC charges a registration fee of $300 per each cast member, per each production. This fee covers all operating costs of the production, including theatre rental, set and costume production, sound and lighting equipment maintenance, etc. RCTC strives to provide 10% of the total number of cast members with a registration waiver or "scholarship" based on financial need, by having a cast member complete a scholarship application form.
- Technology - Body microphones and applicable sound attachments. In the year 2020, the FCC will no longer allow entities to use certain channel frequencies in communication equipment, such as, walkie-talkies, microphones, and other sound equipment that rely on communicating on a certain channel frequency. Theatre companies across the United States will be forced to replace their existing body microphones with newer versions using newer and available channel frequencies. This will be expensive, as a professional level microphones and its applicable related attachments to make it work can cost between $500 to $1,000 each. RCTC needs to replace about 30 microphones.
- Technology - Lighting equipment, especially theatre quality specialty light bulbs. These type of light bulbs for professional stage use can cost up to $100 each and up.
- Technology - The Hiram Johnson High School theatre was built in the 1960's. It is in need of upgrades to the stage floor surface and to surrounding areas around the stage. The Sacramento City Unified School District is in financial trouble, currently has a $27 million budget deficit and cannot afford to make these upgrades. It is dependent on private entities to make upgrades to school property.
- Funding: Unrestricted - Unrestricted cash donations.
-- John Iniguez, Executive Director and Founder