We are Table Salt ProductionsFounded in 2009 by Rachael Brogan Flanery, Dennis Curley and Jim Robinson
2020 was quite a year. It challenged all of us in so many ways. But as May rolled around, we decided to go ahead with our annual storytelling show, albeit in a new and exciting way.
For the very first time, we produced one of our shows entirely online! Our seventh annual storytelling show, First, featured a whopping 20 storytellers and raised $2,000 for our usual host, the Bryant Lake Bowl. You, our audience, stepped up and rented our three episodes of stories from our Vimeo On Demand page, knowing that at least half of the proceeds would go directly to the BLB, and our storytellers also stepped up, agreeing to donate their 50% portion of the proceeds as well. We were humbled by everyone's generosity.
Next, in September, we produced our annual musical fundraiser, this year featuring the music of Broadway! Thanks to the generosity of Table Salt's favorite singers and instrumentalists, we were able to donate over $4,000 to VoteRiders (Milwaukee chapter), an organization that works nationwide to provide voter ID education and assistance to all eligible voters who are in need. Over 40,000 fewer people voted in Milwaukee in 2016 than voted in 2012, probably due to last-minute changes to voter ID and registration laws. We believe in every American's fundamental right to vote, and we were thrilled to put our time and energy toward this worthy goal — with your help!
Finally, in December, we produced another fundraiser: A Very VIRTUAL Die Hard Christmas! Featuring the cast of Josh Carson's annual blockbuster, we were once again able to raise over $2,000 for the Bryant Lake Bowl during our live quiz show broadcast.
We have several shows in mind for 2021, and we eagerly await the opportunity to present those shows live on a stage near you! Our annual storytelling show will probably be virtual again, but we are hoping to see you all in person in the fall. And our touring show, Country Roads: Dennis Curley Sings the Music of John Denver, has already booked two outdoor shows this summer. Details to come.
What else is coming up next? Watch this space!