Dear Friends of BTE –

Thank you for giving BTE renewed life. We look forward to seeing you again in that special shared space that live theatre creates It’s because of you BTE has returned to provide the high quality, ensemble-based theater for which so many in the community advocated. 

​Live theatre is a unique and essential element of a vibrant culture and community. It reminds us what it means to be human. By immersing us in the perspective of those different from ourselves, it makes tangible the commonality of our existence. ​​​By creating a unique experience – in the moment between audience and artists, we acknowledge and celebrate our humanity.


BTE is the place for artists, students and community members to celebrate live theatre. It is your theatre because BTE is a part of the structure of the community – both the educational component of College of DuPage and the culture and life of DuPage County. Every performance nurtures a shared experience, enriching each of us.
We are thrilled to share this resurrection season with you. It is a celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of our founding and the beginning of the next chapter for BTE and YOU.
Thank you for giving BTE renewed life. We look forward to seeing you again in that special shared space that live theatre creates.​​

Sincerely,

​The Ensemble
For many years College of DuPage has provided in-kind assistance to BTE. We are grateful for CODʼs leadership and financial assistance. The COD Board of Trustees continues to pledge support, but BTE has experienced other financial challenges. BTE must now cover organizational costs as well as the costs of production and personnel, and some costs associated with the physical facilities. BTE, like most performance groups, covers less than half of its costs with ticket sales. Grants and voluntary contributions make up the difference.

Thank you for giving BTE renewed life.  Please give all you can.