Beacon Theatre Productions
Educate. Inspire. Challenge.
Winter Fund Drive Goal: $3,528

Why such a specific amount?
Read on to learn how this number is connected to our
Spring 2022 Production!
Founding Artistic Director Georgina Bard and Current Artistic Director Curt Himmelberger collaborating to send out Winter Fund Drive letters to continue BTP's mission to "educate, inspire, and challenge."

Dear Friends,

My name is Curt Himmelberger. I'm honored to be the new artistic director of Beacon Theatre Productions, and I want to share some exciting updates.

BTP celebrated its tenth year as a non-profit theatre company and continued its mission of providing accessible theatre that educates, inspires, and challenges. Georgina Bard boldly led the company through the pandemic producing three virtual shows in 2021: Edmonia about Edmonia Lewis, History Theatre Time Travel Experience about Frederick Douglass and Jo Ann Robinson, and Truth and Hamer featuring Dr. Daisy Century as Sojourner Truth and Terri Lyons as Fannie Lou Hamer.

We also produced A Thousand Fibers, a play developed through our three-year Fairhill Theatre Project.  It was inspired by stories from the Fairhill Community and featured a community art exhibit.

What's on the horizon for Spring 2022?

BTP is going to embark on a journey to develop a theatre piece about the life of Hatshepsut, one of the most successful female pharaohs in ancient Egypt.

Pictured left: Seated Statue of Hatshepsut in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Since Hatshepsut was born approximately 3,528 years ago, we are excited to share our Winter Fund Drive goal of $3,528!

Your gift supports actors, designers, directors, and others for their hard work, along with funding our additional operating expenses.

WHO WAS HATSHEPSUT? After her reign ended in 1458BC, her successor literally erased her from history by chiseling her name and face off of any monument of her, which made her disappear from history for over 3000 years.

When proof of her reign was discovered, the first interpretation of the white, European male Egyptologists was that if she was erased, she must have been a power hungry, vile and illegitimate ruler and her successor, bless his heart, was just trying to get back to the status quo; instead of the evidence-based theory that she was was a wonderful and legitimate ruler.

The story of Hatshepsut, which deserves to be told in its own right, also is relevant and analogous to the current events of today.

We currently live in an age of misinformation where erasure of history runs rampant and remembrance to produce change is more vital than ever before. We believe Hatshepsut’s story can educate others on the past, challenge them to see where similar actions are taking place today, and inspire them to go out and make a difference.

Help us share Hatshepsut's story! 

-MAIL A CHECK: Please complete DONATION FORM and mail your check (made out to Beacon Theatre Productions) to Beacon Theatre Productions, PO Box 4026, Philadelphia, PA 19118


Thank you for your past support. You have helped Beacon Theatre Productions stay true to its mission of educating, inspiring, and challenging—and our world needs that now more than ever. I look forward to what lies ahead for Beacon Theatre Productions. I’m delighted to be part of it, and I hope you will be too.

 - Curt Himmelberger

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