Then in September, Robin and Dusty Dunkle, who met on the floor of the Showbox and later married, offered to design “Friends of the Showbox” masks showing old tickets from Showbox shows. (“They wanted to give something back,” Welles said.)
The Dunklesare selling them on their website, HowardandMarge.com. Those funds paid for a second grocery buy, which went out just as the snow started falling last month.
The music community is among the industries hit the hardest by the global pandemic. Since we've had no live shows in Seattle since March 2020, unemployed staff of theShowboxhave been struggling to make ends meet. The incredible folks at alocal boutiquein Burien saw an opportunity to help, and they ran with it.
Burien Designer Robin Dunkle is collaborating with The Showbox’s Shannon Welles to sell very cool, unique, custom-made Face Masks to help ‘Friends of the Showbox’ purchase food for its staff, which has been laid off since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funds are being raised with unique masks created by Robin Dunkle, a designer and owner of Howard and Marge Boutique in Burien. The masks are created using a special process using real tickets and light boxes to create images that are printed on the masks, so the masks not only raise money for out-of-work Showbox employees, they represent the theater via ticket stubs from shows provided by the employees.