Help upgrade KAT's Light and Sound System

About the Project

Kensington Arts Theatre is beginning it's 15th season with lighting and sound equipment that is almost as old as the company itself. We are in need of purchasing new equipment to continue to bring award winning theatre to the Washington D.C. metro area. KAT has been recognized as an outstanding theatre winning both Ruby Griffith and WATCH Awards in community theatre. The hard-working and talented actors deserve equipment that can enhance their performance and add to the experience of the audiences. Your donation at the levels listed below will help KAT continue its mission of pursuing and enacting provocative, thought provoking theatre that challenges the world and our unconscious assumptions.
Many of the items listed in the lower categories are needed to be replenished on a regular basis - transparent tape, gels, gaffers tape. However, many of the items listed on the higher levels are items that will be able to be used for years to come - networking equipment, lighting instruments, software etc.

$5 – Transpore surgical tape – for attaching wireless microphones to actors; Lighting instrument safety cable; sheet of lighting gel
$25 – Lighting C-Clamp; microphone stand; roll of gaffers tape; replacement bulb for lighting instruments
$50 – Direct Box for audio; wireless router for networking of audio or video equipment; Air/Dust replacement filter for Sanyo or Christie video projector; Lighting instrument sidearm/extension; roll of tie-line
$100 – Wired Dynamic microphone (Shure SM-57, Sennheiser e609) for guitar amplifiers; Replacement lamp and housing for Sanyo projector
$150 – Replacement lamp and housing for Christie LW400 Video Projector$200 – GAM Check – 3-in-1 lighting system electrical tester
$250 – Show Cue System – software controlling audio and lighting cue system (PC-based)$300 -  Lighting instrument pattern/gobo spinner
$350 – (1) ETC Source 4 lighting instrument; Wired condenser microphone (Shure SM-81) for acoustic musical instruments
$400 – Networking card for Audio Console; Countryman low-profile microphone for actors
$500 – ATA storage and travel case for audio console


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We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support!

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  • Donate $5 or more

    You will be listed as a donor to KAT both in all of the Programs for the 2016-2016 Season and on our website.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    2 Tickets to one of the 2016-2017 Season productions: Cabaret, Betty's Summer Vacation or The Fantastics.
    Amount over $50 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    2 Tickets to ALL 3 shows during the 2016-2017 Season: Cabaret, Betty's Summer Vacation & The Fantastics.
    Amount over $150 is tax-deductible
$4,506 to go. Every dollar helps.
$1,494 of $6,000 goal ⋅ ended 65 days ago

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