(re)discover theatre is a Chicago based company that was formed at 2:00am on a January night with nothing but the realization that many artists spend their most foolhardy, energetic years observing, dreaming and waiting, and in that time waste great potential and opportunity. After spending all night rehearsing Shakespeare’s longest play in a freezing rehearsal room (that we were technically squatting in) we realized there was nowhere else we wanted to be and that we were done waiting.
Since that fateful January night we have stopped squatting, producing 3 full length shows, a fringe show, and a massive theatrically immersive event. We might be a little insane, but we’re so proud to have featured the work of over 50 phenomenal young artists taking risks like sword fighting two inches from the audience’s faces, ushering them through interactive checkpoints and rocking out to live music in church halls, theatres, backyards and basements. Our next production is a new play based on the Medea myth, written by ensemble member Jessica Shoemaker and directed by ensemble member Janet Howe. Jason and Medea isn’t your grandmother's formal greek tragedy. Jessica and Janet are ripping the myth apart to explore things like sex, gender, love and power through a modern and timeless context. Our risk this time? We are going to do Jason and (Medea) for free. We are totally and completely depending on you to make this show happen. Because to be honest, despite our best efforts, we weren’t making any money on ticket sales anyway. You tell us what you think this project is worth, and give accordingly. Simple as that.
You don’t need to have a Ph.D in economics to know that times are hard for everyone. Seeing theatre is a luxury many can’t afford, and theatres are struggling too. We wanna see what happens when we flip that model, we want to explore new ways to share the art we love, the art we think is important, with as many people as possible.
WHAT WE NEED AND WHAT YOU GET
To produce this play we need $7,000. Your contribution will be funneled directly into virtually every aspect of this production. Costumes, props, live music, marketing materials, lights, and compensating our team of artists. We want to use your money to make the art happen! We have 588 fans on facebook. If every one of those people donated $15 we would exceed our goal. So whatever you can do, please DO! We have a variety of fantastic perks on our campaign page. Check them out!
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
If you can’t give us money right now, we get it. Like us on facebook, follow us on twitter, and share this campaign on YOUR facebook page. Or just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your karmic support. We dig your kind words and thoughtful vibes. Thank you for your time, your love, and your support.
We are totally excited to (re)discover with you.
**Please note that we have applied for Non-Profit status, and if you donate with a credit card to our campaign your donation will not be tax deductible once our status comes through.