BOISE -- This weekend, the Trey McIntyre Project is in Becket, Massachusetts performing at the Jacob's Pillow Festival for their last show, which is the same place where the Boise-based dance company held their first show years ago.
It was the first venue that we performed at as well, so it feels, I mean it feels bittersweet I would say, said Caty Solace, Trey McIntyre Project Chief Strategy.
Boise has been home to the full-time dance company for the last six years. The group announced back in March that they would transition from being a full-time dance company and into focusing on film and photography. Since the announcement, Solace said their fund raising has taken a big hit.
I think change is always hard for people. I think that new news, something that they've known and loved turning into something new, or growing, or changing is always hard, and so I would attribute it to that, said Solace.
Tuesday afternoon McIntyre sent an email out, saying in part:
As of today, we are faced with a $25,000 deficit and have just one short week until the end of our final tour and fiscal year. As we embark on our last festival together as a Company, we are at risk of not being able to pay our bills in this final important season. The worst ending to the TMP story that I can imagine would be to not finish with the fiscal integrity that has marked our entire history.
We're at a point right now where we could definitely use a little bit of help to get through the year, Solace said.
The email continues:
I am reaching out at this time to see if you will help us close the gap with a gift of $25 before June 30. A gift at this moment would be an historical one in putting this amazing project on the shelf with utter respect.
Solace said many of their major donors stepped up, and they are confident they will meet their fund raising needs.
McIntyre has already started working on his next project, which is a feature-length documentary.