Bull Skit Comedy is hoping for a new home and they are turning to the community for help.
Currently, shows are staged at The Scott Block, but because it is a facility used by multiple groups, Bull Skit Comedy is wanting to have their own space so they can continue to expand shows and programming, said Jenna Goldade, artistic director of Bull Skit Comedy.
“Bull Skit has grown immensely in the last two years. We have gotten to a point that there is so much more programming we want to do for the City with our children’s shows and workshops and adult shows – we don’t really have that opportunity at The Scott Block because anyone in the City can use that facility. Booking-wise we need a space of our own,” she said. “I think there are a lot of people in Red Deer who want to see comedy and who want to see improv, so in terms of sustaining it, I think we’ll have an audience and I think people want it more.”
To renovate the new space, located at 4940 54th Ave., funding is needed. A new sound and lighting system will cost $7,000; washrooms for men and women will cost $20,000; tables, chairs and a newly constructed bar will cost $10,000 and a new HVAC system will cost $15,000.
In turn, donors can have their name on the donor wall of the facility, they can also brand the chairs in the theatre for a year, they can also qualify to have a private show and donors can even have a chance to name the new theatre.
All money raised during the campaign will go towards purchasing these items.
Goldade said the goal is to raise $50,000 for the project. So far about $17,000 has been raised. The group is hoping to have the funds raised by Aug. 6th.
Meanwhile, Goldade said she encourages people to donate to the cause so that Bull Skit can continue to provide comedy and improv to Central Alberta.
“People get a chance to be part of the first ever sketch comedy and improv theatre in Central Alberta,” she said. “If you have seen our show and if you like what we do – please donate to us. We want to be able to continue to bring this to Red Deer and to bring more to Red Deer as well. It’s an exciting endeavor for Red Deer.”
To donate or for more information, visit www.bullskitcomedy.com.