New Masculinities Festival

Help us breathe new life into what it means to be a man. Support the second New Masculinities Festival on Sunday, February 9th in NYC.
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Wil Fisher
Theater
New York City, New York
United States
3 Team Members

The New Masculinites Festival

Working from our values of love, play, and peace, Man Question uses a theatre-based workshop to address masculinity, grow community, and create possibilities for new gender expressions--in order to create a world free of gender-based oppression in which every person has the power to play with and create their own identities. 

In 2011 we created the first New Masculinites Festival as a way to bring more people into the conversation. Through performances and dialogue, the festival explores the impacts that the expectations of masculinity have had on our lives, and invites people to begin to create new, less scripted versions of manhood.

The festival takes place on Sunday, February 9 at the 30th Street Theatre.  259 West 30th Street, New York, New York.  Exact times to be announced.

We Need Your Help to Make it Happen!

Here's what we're raising money for:

  • Space: It's NYC, so space comes at a premium. But we are working to get a very good deal.
  • Tech: It's important to us to keep the integrity of the work, and that often requires tech. This translates to rentals, and tech professionals to help us make a great show
  • Print materials: Programs!
  • Artists Expenses : Our artists are generously donating their time and talent to the festival, but some of them are traveling to be here, and we want to reimburse them.

We have some fun perks you receive if you donate! Check them out to the right.

The Impact

The conversation about how the expectations of masculinity have impacted us, is one that is rarely happening. Furthermore, there is not enough work to remedy the negative impacts. This festival seeks to do just that, and to make space for folks to create new definitions for masculinity. 

Other Ways You Can Help

If you don't have t he means to give, we still love you. Any interest in interning with us, or being a festival volunteer? Please let us know by emailing us wilandmike@manquestion.org.

Also, if you could spread the word about the festival and this campaign, we'd love you even more!:

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  • $10USD
    Hi Five!

    Check out your name on our thank you page in the program. Hi five!

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  • $20USD
    Ticket!

    Yes! A ticket to the full day of the festival! Note that single-set tickets will be available at the door, but only while seating remains. See the schedule of performances at www.manquestion.org/festival

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  • $25USD
    Handshake

    Thank you kindly! Please, accept a free ticket to the festival (and see your name in the program!).

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  • $100USD
    Kiss!

    We couldn't resist! Take TWO tickets and the shout out, the book, annnndd, come to the next Man Question workshop for free!!!

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  • $250USD
    Big, Sloppy, Wet Kiss!

    You're so good to us! Take FIVE tickets and the program shout out, the book, a free Man Question Workshop, AND we'll include an animated, personalized "thank you" in our mini documentary of the festival.

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  • $500USD
    Get a room....!

    Really? You are the cats pajamas! Take the tickets and the program shout out, the animation in the mini-documentary, the book, plus a day-long Man Question workshop for you and your friends.

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  • $1,000USD
    LOVE!

    You're our new hero! We will give you all the other mentioned perks, but the workshop becomes multi-day Man Question workshop for you and any group of your choosing.

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