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The Opposite of People, dedicated to unconventional theater, is raising money to produce Romeo Juliet at the Arsenal in Watertown, MA
Katie Riker
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Boston, Massachusetts
United States
4 Team Members


Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our initial goal of $3000. We are going after our STRETCH GOAL of $3500! 

If we reach our goal of $3500, we'll be doing the following:

- IndieGoGo tickets will become VIP tickets! VIPs get reserved seating and a choice of drink or snack at our concessions included!

- Backers at all contribution levels will get an exclusive Romeo Juliet thank you postcard!

"For never was a story of more woe 

Than this of Juliet and her Romeo."

Perhaps no story is as well-known as that of Romeo and Juliet, reimergent over the years in various artistic forms, exemplifiying the malleability and transience of storytelling. Drawing from multiple sources of the classic tale, The Opposite of People, a new theater company, pushes Romeo Juliet into the dystopian future as they discover a new interpretation of Shakespeare's text. August 14-16, 2014 at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. 

Cara Guappone as Juliet

The Opposite of People

The Opposite of People (TOP) is a newly established theater company that is dedicated to bringing accessible, unconventional theater to the Boston-area community. Romeo Juliet is the second production of TOP, the first being The Line That Picked Up 1000 Babes, which enjoyed a sold-out run.

The success of 1000 Babes was fantastic, and now we are aiming higher. Your contribution to this campaign will not only support the production of Romeo Juliet, but additionally help springboard TOP into a self-sustaining theater company.

Funds raised through IndieGoGo will cover the costs of producing Romeo Juliet, and ticket sales from the performances will provide the budget for our next production.

Your help will have a huge, direct impact on the success of this production. Moreover, it will help us succeed in our mission of bringing accessible, unexpected, quality theater to the community.

Stephen Sacchetti as Romeo

Where your support goes

All of your support will help fund...

  • Blackbox theater rental at the Arsenal for the Arts in Watertown, MA

  • Insurance for our actors

  • Extended budget for our designers

  • Promotional materials including posters, flyers, and programs

The initial budget for our set, costumes, lighting, sound and props is being raised via program ads and concessions, but additional funds will be put to use to extend our design budget and provide more flexibility to our resourceful designers.  

By contributing, you will not only help us cover these essentials, but also earn rewards including exclusive backstage footage, tickets to the show, and signed memorabilia. Check out our rewards section for more information!

Other Ways You Can Help

Just because you can’t contribute doesn't mean you can’t help:

  • You can help us by helping to spread the word to people you know who would be interested in donating or learning more about our organization.

  • Share this campaign on social media. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, you name it.

  • Join our mailing list to get up-to-date information on ticket sales, company news, and other productions.

  • Come see the show! Even if you can't donate now, we would love to see you in the audience. Click here to buy tickets.

Join our mailing list!

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This campaign ended on July 16, 2014
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  • $5USD
    Undying gratitude

    You will be thanked personally and profusely on our Facebook page and website for directly helping us succeed!

    4 claimed
  • $15USD
    A peek behind the scenes

    A donation of $15 or more gets you exclusive access to more photos, videos and updates from our cast and crew. (Plus, a profuse thank you!)

    4 claimed
  • $25USD
    Your name, immortilized

    Get your name listed in the program as a contributor, and a signed copy of the program to commemorate your gift. (Also a profuse thank you, and backstage content)

    5 claimed
  • $50USD
    Come see the show

    Get a free ticket to the show of your choice. Can't make it? We will send you a video greeting from backstage on opening night. (Also, a profuse thank you, backstage content, contributor in the program, signed copy of the program)

    7 claimed
  • $100USD
    Memorabilia abound!

    The cast will sign a copy of the poster for you, either shipped to you or able for pick-up at a show. (Also, a free ticket, signed copy of program, listed as contributor, backstage content, and a profuse thank you)

    2 claimed
  • $150USD
    Impress your date!

    Get x2 tickets to the show of your choice, and listed in the program as a Gold Contributor. Your date will be impressed :D (Also, a signed poster, signed copy of program, backstage content, and a profuse thank you)

    1 claimed
  • $250USD
    A poem in your praise...

    Donating at this level will give us so much gratitude that we will write a Shakespearean Sonnet about your kindness and generosity. (Also, 2 free tickets, listed as a Gold contributor, signed poster, signed copy of program, listed as contributor, backstage content, and a profuse thank you)

    1 out of 10 claimed
  • $500USD
    Producer's Credit.

    You will be listed as a producer on this production, and given a total of 4 tickets to bring your friends and family to see the performance of your choice. Plus you'll be invited to the dress rehearsal to see the production before anyone else. (Also, a sonnet about you, signed poster, signed copy of program, listed as contributor, backstage content, and a profuse thank you)

    3 out of 5 claimed
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