KU Theatre

Friends of the Theatre

Our mission is to serve and support the University Theatre.

Founded in 1980, Friends of the Theatre (FROTH) serves as a support organization for the University Theatre and its programs, providing members with opportunities to connect with and offer support for student actors, directors, and designers, plus faculty and guest artists. Friends of the Theatre plans and hosts receptions prior to "Main Stage" productions, and in addition to enjoying exceptional performances together, members work to encourage broader awareness and appreciation of the KU theatre program throughout the community.

Fundraising by Friends of the Theatre is planned for the benefit of KU theatre students and staff. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding theatre student, and FROTH also provides enrichment funds for students and staff members.

FROTH Bylaws

FROTH Membership Benefits

At every membership level, FROTH members share a long-standing commitment to provide support beyond what the University is able to offer.

All Friends of the Theatre members receive

  • Special invitations to pre-curtain receptions with resident artists/faculty and guest artist
  • Copies of newsletters and other promotional materials highlighting upcoming events and attractions
  • Recognition in the program for all major productions
  • Special reserved seating for "members nights"

ANGEL (Individual or Corporate $500 and above)

  • 8 tickets for any of the University Theatre productions during the 12-month membership period.
  • No charge on phone orders
  • Free exchange prior to ticketed events

BENEFACTOR ($275 - $499)

  • 6 tickets for any of the University Theatre productions during the 12-month membership period
  • No charge on phone orders
  • Free exchange prior to ticketed events

PATRON ($175 -$ 274)

  • 4 tickets for any of the University Theatre productions during the 12-month membership period
  • No charge on phone orders
  • Free exchange prior to ticketed events

PRODUCER ($85 - $174)

  • No charge on phone orders
  • Free exchange prior to ticketed events

FRIEND ($40 - $84)
KU FACULTY/STAFF ($40 - $84)
SENIOR CITIZEN ($20 - $39)
STUDENT ($15 - $19)

Become a FROTH Member

Join FROTH today!
Click here to access the FROTH Membership form.
E-mail questions about Friends of the Theatre to kutheatre@ku.edu.

2014  - 15 Officers & Board of Directors
Kirsten Flory, president
Thomas W. Volek, past president

Sharon Vitter, president-elect
Carolyn Shelton, treasurer

Board of Directors

Karen Lane Christilles
Jean Eblen
Pamela Boles Eglinski
Joan Golden
Kay Hale
Allan Hanson
David Johnston
Jessica C. Pryor
Jack B. Wright

Ex Officio

Dennis Christilles, artistic director
Katherine L. Pryor, managing director of theatre
Kim Bohmann, administrative associate


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