According to Trey McIntyre Project representative Caty Solace, response to Trey McIntyre's request for funds has been productive, and that since McIntyre released the request (it was received by Boise Weekly at 1 p.m. June 24), donors have given the nonprofit $5,000, reducing the debt from $25,000 to $20,000.
"People have responded well," Solace told Boise Weekly.
The January announcement that McIntyre would repurpose TMP from a full-time dance troupe to a nonprofit supporting his other artistic endeavors alienated some donors, Solace said.
"It was definitely in alignment with the announcement of the transition," she said.
If TMP does not raise sufficient funds to pay the remainder of its budget deficit, it will roll over the deficit to the next fiscal year of fundraising.
Trey McIntyre may have shelved the Trey McIntyre Project, but that doesn't mean TMP is done with McIntyre.
The nationally recognized dancer and choreographer closed much of the dance troupe in January to pursue video, photo and public speaking projects. But as the company is gearing up for its last performance at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, which takes place June 28-30, it's also facing $25,000 of debt at the end of its fiscal year: June 30.
"We are at risk of not being able to pay our bills in this final important season," McIntyre wrote in a press release.
"The worst ending to the TMP story that I can imagine would be to not finish with the fiscal integrity that has marked our entire history," he wrote.
McIntyre is asking for donations to offset the debt here.