We believe in angels

When Lafayette College was celebrating its 65th birthday back in 1891, The American Dictionary of Slang defined the word “angel” for the first time as a person who backs or invests in a theater production.  Over a century later, the Theater Department at Lafayette College still believes in angels, and we know what a difference theater angels can make.

You may not get a halo, but you’ll be in heavenly company.

Theater Angels have done a lot in the past few seasons:

  • They taught theater workshops for area elementary school kids who came to campus to see Lafayette students perform The Jungle Book and Miss Electricity.
  • They ran professional training classes in stage make-up techniques for the cast of Into The Woods and puppet-making for the cast of How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
  • They helped theater students beef up their resumes by performing in Tina Howe’s Museum off-Broadway with professional actors and appearing in Moliere’s Tartuffe off-Broadway with Fluxus Theater.
  • They brought Broadway actors to campus to develop Caligula,a new rock musical, in a week-long workshop with Lafayette students.
  • They backed productions such as Oleanna that were directed and designed by Lafayette students.
  • They staged the fights in Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Paul Rudnick’s I Hate Hamlet.
  • They gave voice and diction lessons to the cast of Pride and Prejudice.

Mike Tumbles in “The Angel Intrudes” by Floyd Dell at Lafayette in September 2008.

See what just a few dollars from a Theater Angel can do?

Support Lafayette’s Theater Department by becoming a Theater Angel.

Help Lafayette Theater continue to spread its wings across campus, into the local community and even beyond.


To become a Theater Angel, please send your check (payable to Lafayette College) to:
Lafayette College Theater Angels
Annual Fund Office
Markle Hall
Lafayette College
Easton, PA 18042

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