Chapel Street Players

Our mission is to produce plays for the entertainment, education, and cultural development of the community. To carry this out, activities include: producing plays on an annual schedule for presentation to subscribers and the general public; providing opportunities to participate in various phases of the theater and studying the various aspects of theater; experimenting with new plays and new techniques.

$20,548 raised from 67 donors

$15,000 goal

Support Chapel Street Players and its mission of providing live theatre, opportunities for playwrights, and a place for volunteering in Newark and the greater community.

In celebration of Do More 24 we will be presenting a a variety of events during the 24 hour period:

Schedule of events: 

March 3    6pm    Welcome Message from Renee' G. O'Leary as part of the Greater Giving Opening Prize, Sponsored by Barclays US Consumer Bank: Starting at 6 PM, the first 20 nonprofits that receive 25 donations each get a bonus of $500. 

March 3    8pm    Virtual Variety Talent Show featuring local artists and CSP volunteers as part of the Green Philanthropist Power Hour 1, Sponsored by Chemours: The top 5 nonprofits in our division that get the most unique donations in this hour each get a $250 bonus!

March 3 into 4 Midnight  Ushering in the New Day- find out how to usher at CSP and see some acts from the talent show as part of the Midnight Mask-less Power Hour, Sponsored by NuPoint: The top 2 nonprofits in our division that get the most unique donations in this hour each get a $250 bonus!

March 4    7am     Be in our Box Office!- find out about being a box office volunteer and see some acts from the talent show as part of the Sunny Side Up Power Hour, Sponsored by Always Best Care: The top 3 nonprofits in our division that get the most unique donations in this hour each get a $500 bonus! 

March 4    12noon    Lunch in the Limelight - you've seen the actors on stage, but in this hour you can see all that goes on behind the scenes to put on a show from directing to desigining to the program you read! This is part of the Green Philanthropist Power Hour 2, Sponsored by Chemours: The top 5 nonprofits in our division that get the most unique donations in this hour each get a $250 bonus!

March 4    4pm    Become a Volunteer!- Meet our VP for Volunteerism, Bill King, and find out how to get involved with any aspect of CSP as part of the Is It QuaranTime Yet? Power Hour, Sponsored by Wegmans: Three random nonprofits in our division that receive a donation in this hour will get a $250 bonus!

March 4    5pm    CSP Virtual Cocktail Hour- Grab a cocktail and help us countdown the last minutes of the Do More 24 Campaign! A variety of guests, including one Dame Edna Honorary Understudy, will share drink recipes and merriment as part of the Hybrid Home Stretch, Sponsored by Barclays: The top 3 nonprofits in our division that raise the most money by the end of the final hour each will get a $1,000 bonus!

In addition to the events, we are offering supporters a special opportunity...

Buy A Chair and Be A Part of CSP Forever!

Just  during Do More 24, we are offering a special incentive for our CSP patrons, volunteers, and friends. As many of you know, we are working with Lang Development on getting a new theater space (more on that in early March!) and we will be launching a major capital campaign, once approved, to aid in the move, auditorium seats. theater equipment, etc. Even if we do not move, our current location is in desperate need of improvements including the chairs being replaced. Part of the capital campaign will be the ability to purchase a chair (meaning your name will go on a plaque on the chair in the auditorium). During the actual campaign, the amount to have this benefit will be $1000. 

However, as a special part of the Do More 24 Campaign, we are offering the purchase of a seat at only $500! Please note that this incentive is only for those gifts made between 6pm March 3rd and 6pm March 4th. Any gift of $500 outside this time period is of course greatly appreciated but will not be eligible for the chair program.

About Chapel Street Players

Mission: Our mission is to produce plays for the entertainment, education, and cultural development of the community. To carry this out, activities include: producing plays on an annual schedule for presentation to subscribers and the general public; providing opportunities to participate in various phases of the theater and studying the various aspects of theater; experimenting with new plays and new techniques.