A Campaign for the Black Box Theater in Honor of Ed Trafton '84

News Ed Trafton ’84

As we celebrate 20 years in the Black Box Theater, your support will ensure that the shows go on! A contribution at any level will help continue the incredible programming that brings so much joy to our students and our Jesuit drama fans.

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Donor Options

Act 1: Patron Wall

Located in the Harris Center Lobby. It will greet drama patrons entering the Black Box Theater and general visitors to the Student Life Center.

  • Buy an individual alumni name ($500)
  • Or buy a family and/or couple name ($1,000)

Act 2: Black Box Theater Seat

Name a chair. Premier seating providing fine upholstery, thick padding and finished hardwood for an elegant appearance. Donor plaque will be on the armrest.

  • Dedicate a seat ($2,500)
    Includes two payment options (1 payment or 25 monthly payments)

Act 3: Project Underwriting

  • Box Office Facelift ($10,000)
    Includes installation of awning, lighting, signage and more
  • Digital Lobby Display ($15,000)
    Project will include historical Black Box memorabilia and highlights of current season
  • Harris Lobby Refresh ($20,000)
    Project will include new doors for Black Box Theater and Music Recital Hall, lighting, outdoor signage and flooring
  • Season Underwriting Options
    Project will include funding for an entire season (Fall, Spring, or Summer) of Black Box productions

Act 4: Donation

  • Choose any amount to donate, break it into smaller donations or make one flat payment
    Any amount helps! 

About the Black Box

The black box is a theater space that is meant to be stripped down and reimagined as needed for each production. Home to original productions and beloved classics this theater space allows for great freedom and creativity.

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