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One of the most important elements of a successful theater production is the sound of the actors’ voices. If youraudience cannot hear the performers speaking or singing, they miss out on a vital component of understanding and enjoying the show. All the hard work that the young actors put into creating a wonderful experience fortheir audience will be in vain if the audience can’t hear or understand what is going on during the performance.


The Children’s Theater of Charleston has begun fundraising efforts for new body mics for our actors. Our

goal is to purchase enough mic pack sets for each actor who has a speaking role in our shows (an average

of 30 young actors).


Good quality microphones are more important now than ever because of our current requirement to rehearse

and perform with a mask on. The voice of a child can be muffled and their ability to project their voice for a

song or monologue is challenging because of the constriction of the mask.


In the past, CTOC has shared mics between actors, depending on their importance in a scene in the production,but because of COVID, we are designating one mic to be assigned to an actor during the entire production timeframe. CTOC is limited on the amount of “working” mics that we own and, although we have borrowed

from community partners in the past, our determination to keep a healthy and safe experience for each actor

deters us from continuing with these practices.


The total expense for this campaign is roughly $40,000 and our fundraising is off to a great start! Your

contribution will help lift all our children’s voices and provide them with safe and reliable equipment

for years to come.


To help us in our fundraising efforts,  you can contribute at this link : Square Donation for A Mic Before Christmas

 or mail donations (checks made out to CTOC,memo line: Mic Campaign) to: PO Box 11060 Charleston, WV, 25339.

CTOC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit (Children’s

Theatre of Charleston, Federal Tax ID #23-7441348). Please contact us at ctocwv@gmail.com with

questions. Any contribution amount will be appreciated & help us reach our goal of outfitting ALL our