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This campaign ended on July 01, 2017, but you can still make a gift to Oberlin College by clicking here!
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Donors who give at this level or above will receive an OSTF poster from the 2017 show of their choice signed by the cast/crew!

The Oberlin Summer Theater Festival (OSTF) mission is to serve Lorain County and the larger northeastern Ohio community by presenting free productions of meaningful, high-quality theater classics. Those of us in OSTF believe that attending live, professional theater should be available to everyone in the community, regardless of age or socio-economic background.

We are able to continue to provide excellent, accessible theater for the community thanks in large part to the generosity of our donors. A generous supporter of OSTF has offered to match donations dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 from June 16 through June 30, 2017. Please consider making a contribution so we can help reach our goal, which give us a strong start to our fundraising for this and future seasons!

For the 2017 season, OSTF will be proudly performing: 

The Miracle Worker (June 16–July 30)

 Barefoot in the Park (June 30–July 28) 

The Winter's Tale (July 14–July 29). 

We hope you can make it! See more at:

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We hit our goal to match $10,000 in donations - THANK YOU!

WOW! We hit out goal of matching $10,000 in donations today... THANK YOU! We are so grateful to all who contributed. This is such a strong start to our fundraising.

Now... how far can we go?! Every additional dollar raised during our campaign will go towards continuing to provide free theater!

2573 days ago by Isabella Esler
Thanks to our offline donors!

We are halfway to our goal! At this point, we want to give a
huge thanks to those who have donated to our campaign offline (and so
don't show up on the 'donor' list.) Thank you so much to:

Donation made in honor of Dewey Ganzel

David Heller and Anthony Kohut

Robert and Carol Longsworth

Mary and Carl McDaniel

Mary Louise and Don VanDyke

Kevin and Susan Weidenbaum

James E. and Maryellen E Hamernik

Jean M. Heller

Rose D. and Duane E. Horning

Kim Peters and Ed Vermue

Nancy L. Roth

Carol B. and Joseph A. Vondruska

Mary Kate Ballard Cross

Carol A. Bernhardt

David A. Cotton

Harriet Cutler

Lee C. Drickamer and Judith B. Sellers

Mark Lynch

Marilyn K. McDonald

Elaine and David Orr

Maggie and Jerry Savoy

Kathleen and John Secrist

Roy C. Tew, Jr.

We couldn't do it without you!

2577 days ago by Isabella Esler
10 Days Remaining!

Thanks to all who contributed to the strong start to our campaign! Can we keep going? Please help spread the word - with your help, we can continue to provide free theater for the community!

2580 days ago by Isabella Esler
Crowdfunding is now live!

Today marks the first day of the first Oberlin Summer Theater Festival crowdfunding campaign. Thanks to a generous supporter of OSTF, donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 from June 16 through June 30, 2017! Please help us make this a great kickoff to our fundraising for this and future seasons. Becoming an Advocate can help increase your impact by sharing our goal or offering your own challenge - see the 'Advocates' tab for more details!

With the help of our generous supporters, we are able to provide free, professional family classics right here in Oberlin.

2584 days ago by Isabella Esler

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