Actors rolling dice to raise funds for communities

Ginny Holladay, Olympic Theatre Arts’ executive director, is one of five performers playing Dungeons and Dragons in a two-night live-streamed event to raise money for local theatres.

The fantasy story will follow the exploits of the Upright Paladin’s Brigade: a ragtag group of thespians who moonlight as adventurer’s for hire.

The story will play out live at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, and Sunday, March 28, at twitch.tv/danddanddrama.

The GoFundMe to support this project is live now; all proceeds will be divided evenly among the five theatres.

Donations received live on March 21 and March 28 directly affect gameplay as it is happening.

Leading the charge as the Dungeon Master is Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey, San Juan Community Theatre’s artistic director. Rounding out the players are Tia Stephens (representing Port Angeles Playhouse), Fred Robinson (playing for Peninsula College Theatre Department) and Jake Perrine, artistic director at Orcas Performing Arts Center.

“D&D and Theatre are the perfect pair. This is live, long form improv, gamified … and at the end of the night, every bit of work we put into it will directly benefit our theatre communities whose job it is to bring joy and support to our communities,” Holladay said.

The group has also enlisted the talents of local professional artists Cammry Lapka and Ron Cole, who have created original character art and marketing work exclusively for this event.

Find more information about this event — including a full menu of donation tiers, player biographies, theatre info and more — at dddfundraiser.com.

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