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C.A.S.T. (or Corban Arts Supporters of Theatre) exists to:

  • Provide grants and scholarships for students in the Theatre Arts program.
  • Assist in promoting theatre attendance and community support of Corban dramatic productions.
  • Improve the quality of Corban theatre by funding play expenses above that which regular University budgeting allows, such as props, costuming, guest technicians, and more.

C.A.S.T. Membership

Any person giving at least $50 annually to Corban Theatre becomes a member. The membership year begins annually in July. Members will be invited to renew by this date by phone, email, or mail, or at the annual membership dessert. New members may join at any time, but renewals will come due in July regardless of the date of membership.

Interested in becoming a Corban Arts Supporter of Theatre?

You can give to Corban Theatre either by physical check or online donations:

By Check

  • Can be one-time donation, or checks sent monthly
  • Make payable to Corban University, and identify “Corban Arts Supporters of Theatre” in the designation line
  • Fill out the Membership Form
  • Mail both the form and the check to:
    • Corban Theatre Arts
      Attn: Michelle Bruhn
      5000 Deer Park Dr SE
      Salem, OR 97317


  • Can be one-time donation, or monthly auto-payments via credit card
  • Give online here, select “Theatre Arts” in the fund dropdown menu
  • Fill out the Membership Form and either email it to or mail it to the address listed above

Questions? Contact Michelle Bruhn at or 503-316-3380.

Membership Levels

Sustaining Patrons $1200+ annually
  • Six reserved seats for each play
Director’s Patrons $600-$1199 annually
  • Four reserved seats for each play
Benefactors $300-$599 annually
  • Two reserved seats for each play
Friends $50-$299 annually
  • One reserved seat for each play


The History of C.A.S.T.

Founded in 1997 by Dr. Richard Noland and Tamara McGinnis, C.A.S.T. (first called the Western Baptist Theatre Arts Council) has enabled drama students to participate in conferences and plays by offering scholarships. The group’s funding also supplements the University’s theatre budget, ensuring higher-quality productions. Monies are used to hire experienced technicians and to purchase props, costumes, and set materials. C.A.S.T., in short, has played a significant part not only in broadening the possibilities for theatre at Corban, but also in elevating the standard of performances.