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Dec 02nd, 2021

The Hangar Theatre is thrilled to officially announce plans to transform the Hangar Lab Company into the Hangar Lab Company Performance Fellowship program.


The Lab has provided theatrical experiences and educational opportunities for hundreds of emerging artists since 1991, but up until now, has existed as a tuition-based program.

With your help, the Hangar will eliminate tuition for this program in 2022, and reshape the Lab into a compensated performance fellowship.


In creating the Hangar Lab Company Performance Fellowship program, we aim to eliminate many of the barriers to the valuable experiences Lab Company offers young artists, while assuring that Tompkins County continues to benefit from high-quality, relevant, and entertaining KIDDSTUFF shows throughout the summer.


In order to make all of this possible, we

need to raise $80,000 by April 30, 2022. 

Here’s the good news: Thanks to the generosity of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County, the Engler family, and the wonderful community members who attended the Hangar’s Night of the Living Musicals benefit, we’ve already raised $45,000 of our $80,000 goal!

Your gift has value!

  • $30 funds the purchase of an essential KIDDSTUFF costume piece
  • $65 funds a week’s worth of gas to get Lab Company Performance Fellows around town
  • $100 funds sound equipment for an innovative Wedge production
  • $250 funds a week’s compensation for a Hangar Lab Performance Fellow
  • $300 funds a week of housing and transportation for a Hangar Design Fellow
  • $500 funds construction supplies for a KIDDSTUFF set
  • $1000 funds the salary, insurance, and payroll tax for the box office staff for a week of a KIDDSTUFF show run
  • $5,000 funds the stipends and housing for the design and production team of a KIDDSTUFF show

$10,000 funds the stipends for 10 Lab Company Performance Fellows for a month of a Hangar residency

How can you make a gift today? 

To officially kick off this campaign, we aim to raise $5,000 by the end of this week.


Please make your very meaningful donation today and help the Hangar launch the new Lab Company Performance Fellowship. Your gift makes a huge difference in the lives of young artists throughout the country and young audiences right here at home.


Need more info? Call 607.273.8588 x21 or email


Join us for a FREE night of theatre!

The first community-specific project in Hangar Theatre history, An Odyssey brought together community members and professional theatre artists to create a community generated and performed theatrical adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey that reflected the diverse populations of the Ithaca community and the journey(ies) we have taken, both as individuals and collectively, during the pandemic and the social/political upheavals of 2020.


We are thrilled to offer the streaming of An Odyssey free of charge to our community from from Monday, December 6th starting at noon through Sunday, December 12th ending at noon.


Check your inbox for the link to watch Monday, December 6th!


As a token of our sincere thanks for your immense support these past two years, we are thrilled to share this streaming of An Odyssey for a limited-time free of charge! Your support is vital to future community-based theatre projects at the Hangar. If you have the means, please consider making a donation today. Suggested donation begins at $25, the average cost of a streaming ticket. Thank you!

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Hangar Theatre is offering a NEW subscription great for students and patrons age 30 and under! The Young Adult 5-Flight Subscription includes 5 shows for only 100 dollars.


Or, give the gift of theatre by purchasing a gift certificate! Hangar Theatre transports your loved ones through space and time in Summer 2022! 



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education programs for our community possible!






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