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Good-bye to our dear friend, Jerry Uppinghouse  Actor, director, designer, and especially our friend, Jerry passed away unexpectantly on November 9th.  He was a long-time member of Spokane's theatre community including Ignite.  He will be sorely missed.

Always had a smile on his face!

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Saying good-bye to Spokane Valley Partners

Our 2019-2020 Season closed suddenly last spring.  We were just in the process of mounting "All My Sons" when Ignite!, as well as theatres all over the state and country, closed.  Then in the fall, we had to say good-bye to our home at Spokane Valley Partners.  Our thanks to all who helped in cleaning out, packing, and moving all the props, set pieces, and costumes into storage! 

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A final good-bye to our former home from some of the many volunteers to whom we are so grateful!  We are continuing our search for a new home!  Below is a letter from our board president, Dan Griffith...

To the Treasured Friends and Patrons of                         
Ignite! Community Theatre

We are honored and humbled to have been the beneficiaries of your loyalty and support over the last fifteen years!  And we are proud to have begun to be recognized as the theater of Spokane Valley.  For the last eight years we have been able to call our space in the Spokane Valley Partners Building home.  And thanks to your generous support we have been able to provide high quality live theater.  And we are weathering our current health crisis well enough to be anxious and excited to bring you that same wonderful live theater as soon as we can.


Unfortunately, situations change and we find ourselves facing an even more challenging future.  In the last few years Spokane Valley Partners has been growing in their programs and in their mission to provide support for the needy in our community.  Their growth will require more space and the only space available to them is the space Ignite! currently occupies.  So we have been informed we will need to vacate by June 30, 2021.  We are now forced to find a new home for Ignite!  As you can imagine, this news is overwhelming.  So we wanted to reach out to you, first of all, to let you know what our situation is.  And secondly, to ask you to consider any way in which you might be able to help us in our time of need.  We would appreciate any insights you might have on a potential property that might be appropriate for our relocation or any contacts you might have for us that would aid us in finding that place.  We have formed a search committee to begin this effort immediately so any input from you would be most welcome.  Also, we will certainly be in need of financial help.  This endeavor will not be easy or inexpensive.  Your support, as always, is appreciated.


We will keep you informed of any progress as it happens.  If you have any questions or comments please contact me at the email below.  Keep us in your thoughts.  As always, and in this time particularly, it takes a community to ignite a theater.  And we are so thankful that you have chosen to be a part of our community! 



Dan Griffith

President, Ignite! Board of Directors