So far North Shore has raised about $400,000. In January, layoffs took effect for many employees, and North Shore began to come up with a new plan: to co-produce shows with other companies, thereby saving North Shore large sums of money spent on expenses for such things as travel, auditions, and lodging when creating a production on its own.
"Under this co-production model, I don't need as much money before we put on a show," said David Fellows, chair of North Shore's board of trustees. "The second part is I make sure I make money off every show I do."
Fellows is amazed at the outpouring of support, but also has an interesting observation in the article about large donors to struggling organizations.