Jason and Medea

(re)discover theatre is producing an original play based on the Medea myth... FOR FREE! And we need your help to make it happen.
(re)discover theatre
Chicago, Illinois
United States
5 Team Members


(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.  


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!


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 info@rediscovertheatre.com 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.  

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  • $1USD

    Listing as a supporter and general badass on our website. Exclusive access to early ticket reservation. Remember: FREE tickets go fast! A personalized thank you in the form of a game.

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  • $5USD

    We'll send you one good idea and one bad idea. Plus: The HERMES package

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  • $15USD

    An improvisational dance on a theme of your choice. Recorded and sent via the internets. Plus: The HERMES package

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  • $25USD

    Medea mix tape! Curious? Only one way to find out... Plus: The HERMES package

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  • $50USD

    An ode written especially for YOU (or someone special in your life) recorded and sent via the internets. Plus: The HERMES package

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  • $100USD

    A personal invitation to our first rehearsal party, where you will get to meet the cast and creative team and hear Jason and (Medea) read aloud for the first time. And an 8.5X11 Poster Signed by the cast and creative team. Plus: The HERMES package

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  • $250USD

    A customized toga made in your favorite color, for all your greek-week needs. Plus: The DIONYSUS package

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  • $500USD

    A signed and bound copy of the final script by Jessica Shoemaker Plus: The DIONYSUS package

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  • $1,000USD

    Customized art! Janet Howe, our resident poster designer, will created a piece of art in the style of a (re)discover poster based on inspiration from you. Plus: The DIONYSUS package

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  • $5,000USD

    A one-act play written especially for you by Jessica Shoemaker, staged and delivered (either live or via the internets) by the (re)crew especially for you and your closest friends. Plus: The ATHENA package

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