Author Archives: Marc Steczyk

Next Act Seeking Applicants for up to Three Board Seats

First formed in October 2014, the Next Act has operated with six volunteer board members while having nine available seats—and we’re looking to expand.  Details below.

“We have long been working toward a fully-renovated Astra Theatre,” said Leslie Hamby, Next Act’s chairperson.  “Now that we are starting to see where that road ends, we felt the timing most appropriate to add to our board so that there are fresh thoughts, fresh minds, and new energy.  We encourage anyone with a passion for the arts and non-profits to apply.”

Candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume by email to info@theNextAct.org or by postal mail to Next Act, P.O. Box 23, Jasper, Indiana 47547 by Friday, August 4, 2017.  Next Act is seeking applicants that are passionate for the Astra Theatre and the arts, have strong communications skills, and a strong work ethic.

Next Act’s public membership campaign is still underway and all funds raised will be used for additional design and decor enhancements to the interior renovation and maintenance of the facility.  Incentive levels begin at $50 and include t-shirts, Libby’s ice cream (monthly), Brew’s coffee (weekly), growlers and refills from Schnitz Brewery & Pub as well as St. Benedict’s Brew Works (monthly), and seat naming opportunities (very limited amount left).

Funding Secured for Major Interior Renovation of the Astra Theatre

  With a recent series of major funding sources aligning in support of Next Act’s effort to renovate the interior of the historic Astra Theatre, a full and complete renovation—inclusive of the interior renovation—appears to be on the horizon. In August of 2016, Next Act received a historic preservation grant from the Indiana Office of… Continue Reading

May 19th—GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE! to support the Astra and the local arts!

TO DONATE TO THE ‘GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE!’ CAMPAIGN, CLICK HERE! Details of the May 19th ‘GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE!’ day of giving campaign aimed at supporting arts’ initiatives (the new Cultural Center and the renovations of the historic Astra Theatre and the Jasper Arts Center) have been announced.   CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A… Continue Reading

Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner…”Dirty Dancing” Coming to the Astra, Sat., Feb. 11

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR DIRTY DANCING, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. eastern The public opinion results regarding which classic movie should be shown at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, February 11 are in. Given the choices of Dirty Dancing, When Harry Met Sally, and Ghost, the majority has chosen the Patrick Swayze and Jennifer… Continue Reading

YOU can help us choose our Valentine’s weekend feature…

The historic Astra Theatre will open its doors on Saturday, February 11, at 6 p.m. for a 7 p.m. screening of…a movie that YOU can help choose.   Choices include Dirty Dancing, When Harry Met Sally, and Ghost.  Vote for your favorite here http://bit.ly/2ki3Xmr by Sunday, January 29.   “We have received a lot of great feedback since… Continue Reading

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