New Jersey Stage

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bank Foundation Helps Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre Bring New Production to Life

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) — The Investors Savings Bank Foundation, which provides grant funding to community-enrichment programs in the neighborhoods served by the bank, recently awarded a $1,000 grant to support Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre.

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, a professional theater company founded in 1995, is in the process of developing an original musical, "The Neighborhood."  Written by Laura Ekstrand, the musical is currently being scored and will be go through a workshop process next year before its official opening in 2013.

"'The Neighborhood' explores the relationships that people have with others in their community, and the way these relationships grow and change over time," said Ekstrand, who serves as the theater's artistic director.

The 75-seat theater, which is located at The Baird on Mead Street, will use the Foundation's grant to offset costs associated with the musical's development, including materials and professional fees for performers and musicians.

"Dreamcatcher is a not-for-profit theater, and we're thankful to have the support and friendship of the Investors Savings Bank Foundation," said Ekstrand.  "The generosity of our donors and corporate partners helps bring productions like this one to life."

About The Investors Savings Bank Foundation

Investors Savings Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With $9 billion in assets and a network of more than 80 retail branches, Investors delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors' banking services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses.

The Investors Savings Bank Foundation supports non-profit organizations that enrich the quality of life in the communities the Bank serves.  To date, the Foundation has dispensed more than $4.7 million to support initiatives ranging from community and civic improvements to the fight against diseases.