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Vote whether artistic competitors are rewarded or punished in this video-driven fundraiser supporting The Island Theatre Company's second season.
The Island Theatre Company
Chicago, Illinois
United States
9 Team Members


The REWARD Movie




Guest Artists - Taylor Bibat & The Noah Ginex Puppet Company - Name That Movie

Artist #6 - Quinten - Poetic Exercise

Artist #5 - Sam - Juggling Leprosy

Artist #4 - Ellen - Art Car

Artist #3 - Jennie - Fever Dance

Artist #2 - Chloe - Makeup Blindfold

Artist #1 - Freddie - Cold Shower



The Good Time Torture Campaign is a competitive fundraiser to support The Island Theatre Company's 2nd producing season in 2013. 

Every week, a new contestant will be assigned a challenge by the GOOD TIME TORTURE band.  This challenge is based on special creative skills each contestant submits prior to participating.  Video footage of each challenge will be posted to Facebook.com/IslandTheatreCo every Monday throughout the campaign.  You, the audience, will then have 7 days to vote whether each contestant is rewarded or punished for their effort.



Prior to competing, each contestant also submits a list of their wishes and fears.  THE GOOD TIME TORTURE band uses this information to create a musical video, with the contestant, for your enjoyment.  Reward videos will feature the contestant's wishes, while punishment videos will exploit their fears. 

Each video will also be released at Facebook.com/IslandTheatreCo, during our GOOD TIME TORTURE GRAND FINALE, towards the final days of our campaign.  So, once you donate to reward or punish a contestant, stay tuned to see their wildest dreams or deepest fears come true!



To reward this week's contestant, you may donate any amount ending in $8.

To punish this week's contestant, you may donate any amount ending in $9.



Every Facebook "like" that we earn at Facebook.com/IslandTheatreCo will count as 1 vote for this week's contestant.  So, if you've already donated, but really wanna stick it to this week's contestant, send our video to a few friends and ask them for their support.  After you like The Island, you can send us a message, a wall post, or tag us in a comment indicating "REWARD" or "PUNISHMENT".



The Island is a theatre collective based in Chicago, Illinois.  Our mission is to immerse audiences in theatrical events that examine what it means to be alive - here, now, and next to each other

2012 marked the first producing season of The Island Theatre Company, but it was actually founded in 2009.  Since then, The Island has grown into 12 versatile ensemble members, 2 Artistic Associates, and a full executive staff.  It is with terrific momentum and enthusiasm that we greet 2013.

To learn more about The Island, visit us at: TheIslandTheatreCo.org.



The Island's 2013 Mainstage Season

The Fever

Written by Wallace Shawn                                                                                       

Performed by Quinten Quintero* and Derek Van Barham

March 7 - April 7, 2013

In our first production of 2013, two actors will be going on a tour of Chicago livng rooms performing Wallace Shawn's Obie Award-winning play, The Fever.  While visiting a poverty-stricken country far from home, the unnamed narrator of The Fever is forced to witness the political persecution occuring just beyond his hotel window.  In examining a life of comfort and relative privilege, the narrator reveals, "I always say to my friends, we should be glad to be alive.  We should celebrate life.  We should understand that life is wonderful."  But how does one understand life - take pleasure in beauty, for instance - while slowly becoming aware that the poverty and oppression of other human beings are a direct consequence of one's own pleasureable life?  Audiences have the option of booking the performer of their choice for a date and time convenient to them for a private, in-home viewing of the play especially for them and whoever they choose to invite!                                                                                                 

Book Your Own Performance: TheIslandTheatreCo.org/Creations/Happening-Now

Watch The Fever Trailer: vimeo.com/islandtheatreco/thefever


The Glass Inward

Directed by Anna Henson** and Mike Steele*

Featuring Shawn Escarciga, Ellen Kirk*, Quinten Quintero*, and Jennie Winston*

August 2013

Inspired by the novel Orlando by Virginia Woolf, this walk-through performance installation gives viewers an immersive look at one of the most unique protagonists ever to appear in modern literature.  Utilizing live performance, film, photography, projection, and installation design, this event brings us up close and personal with the main character's many affairs and tribulations, which are encountered first as a man and later as a woman following a mysterious transformation.  This sweeping, surreal story takes the audience across landscapes, through centuries, and deep into the heart of a wayward soul.  


The Patient

Written by Sam Hicks*

October - November 2013

This noir retelling of the French horror story Le Horla by Guy de Maupassant has been translated from the French and adapted for the stage by Island Ensemble Member Sam Hicks.  The claustrophobic play tests the boundaries of truth and memory as its characters are forced to face a terrifying question: what will succeed humanity as the master of our planet? This suspense-filled thriller will premiere just in time for Halloween. 


The Island's Second Helping Series

These theatrical oddities will also be produced during 2013 as special limited-run events. 


A Simple Lesson in Baking with Marie Antoinette

Written and Performed by Elizabeth Lovelady*

March 29, April 6, & 14

Learn to bake with Marie Antoinette in this interactive, historical soiree!  Doors will open at 10:15 in case you'd like to mingle with Her Majesty.  $15 buys you entrance as a peasant, while $30 admits you as a member of the aristocracy.




Written by Frederick Ford Beckley*

August 2013

An interactive musical adventure based on both My Fair Lady and Frankenstein, this piece utilizes sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell.  Audience members can hope to encounter sailors, sea monsters, and snacks. 


An End of Season Surprise


(We'd like to tell you, but it's a surprise.)  



Our goal is to raise $6,000 to improve our marketing resources, pay venue rental fees, and employ the highest quality artists we can find.  Your generous donations, combined with ticket revenue, touring revenue, grants, and the proceeds from our special events, will fuel our growth into 2014.

Your contribution will go towards:

  • Performance Space for our 2013 Productions
  • Production Expenses for Costumes, Props, and Set Materials
  • Marketing Material such as Posters, Magnets, and Merchandise
  • Application Fee for our Independent 501(c)3 Status
  • Maintenance for our Brand New Rehearsal and Office Space in Logan Square
  • Every Artist who makes this season possible


If you prefer to support The Island via mail-in donation, please address your check as payable to FRACTURED ATLAS.  You may mail your donation to:

The Island Theatre Company

 2456 N. Hamlin Ave, Unit G

       Chicago, IL 60647

We are so appreciative of any support you are able to give, be it financially, in the online world, or by word of mouth.  Our reason for being is to enthrall, mystify, and entertain people like you.  When you help us out, you are making that possible.



*denotes Island Ensemble Member

**denotes Island Artistic Associate

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  • $15USD
    A Recipe from Marie Antoinette

    In honor of our upcoming event, A Simple Lesson in Baking with Marie Antoinette, Her Majesty The Queen will send you a personal message and the secret recipe to one of her world-famous pastries. (fully tax-deductible)

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  • $35USD
    Shark Tooth Token

    In honor of SHARK/MAN, this token grants $5 off admission to every 2013 Island event. (amount over $34 is tax-deductible)

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  • $50USD
    A Token and A Message

    A personal message from every contestant you help punish or reward. PLUS: A shark tooth token! (amount over $34 is tax-deductible)

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    GOOD TIME TORTURE Video Series

    A personalized DVD containing every GOOD TIME TORTURE challenge, reward, and punishment episode - 10 videos in all. This perk also allows you to download every episode of GOOD TIME TORTURE, if you prefer. (amount over $10 is tax-deductible)

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    A Ticket and a Message

    1 Free Elite Ticket to A Simple Lesson in Baking with Marie Antoinette, if purchased on or before April 14. 1 Free Ticket to SHARK/MAN, if purchased after April 14. PLUS: A personal message from every contestant you help punish or reward. PLUS: A shark tooth token! (amount over $64 is tax-deductible)

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  • $250USD
    The Glass Inward Print

    Video artist and photographer Anna Henson will send you an original work of art: a high-definition composite image, suitable for framing and hanging, in honor of our upcoming production, The Glass Inward. (amount over $90 is tax-deductible)

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    The Glass Inward Framed Print

    Video artist and photographer Anna Henson will send you an original work of art: a high-definition composite image, already framed and ready for display, in honor of our upcoming production, The Glass Inward. (amount over $120 is tax-deductible)

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  • $500USD
    A Private Performance

    We will produce any piece from our traveling repertoire, in any venue you are able to provide, within the city limits of Chicago (Cook County). PLUS: A personal message from every contestant you help punish or reward. PLUS: A shark tooth token! (amount over $104 is tax-deductible)

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