SunTrust Launches Corporate Donor Program at FAU’s Theatre Lab
by FAU College of Arts and Letters | Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017
Theatre Lab, Florida Atlantic University's professional theater company dedicated to the development and production of new work in American theater, welcomes SunTrust as the first corporate donor to join the Theatre Lab Inner Circle. Created to raise private support for this exciting new university and community endeavor, the Theatre Lab Inner Circle is comprised of individuals and corporate members committed to cultural and artistic excellence. An attractive donor wall displayed prominently in the Theatre Lab lobby acknowledges Inner Circle gifts beginning at $1,000 through $50,000 annually. To date there are 35 members.
"Theatre Lab and FAU are thrilled to have SunTrust Bank as a part of our artistic family," said Lou Tyrell, artistic director of Theatre Lab. "The trust that SunTrust has placed in us through their support will help to provide important and thoughtful theater experiences for our entire south Florida community, for which we are truly grateful."
In residence on FAU's Boca Raton campus, Theatre Lab is a laboratory for seasoned professionals to share their work with students, faculty and the entire community. Riveting new plays, readings and musical offerings are presented in an intimate setting. The extraordinary range and depth of dramatic storytelling provides a singular professional theater-going experience with opportunities to view new works that may go on to world premiere productions.
In addition to its productions, Theatre Lab hosts residencies of master playwrights, which have included Israel Horovitz, Marsha Norman and John Guare. The Lab's Future PAGES Project educational outreach program offers middle and high school students the opportunity to experience theater and discover their own voices through creative writing and performance of their own scenes, songs and monologues
Theatre Lab's 2017/2018 season begins in October. For more information, or to inquire about membership in the Theatre Lab Inner Circle, please contact Gail Vorsas, 561/297-2337.
Photo: From left, Lisa M. Matthews, senior vice president, SunTrust Bank; Evan J. Farrell, senior vice president, SunTrust Investment Services, Inc.; Francesca Daniels, Theatre Lab at FAU's ambassador; and Lou Tyrrell, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Eminent Scholar in the Arts and artistic director of Theatre Lab.