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In the spirit of radical generosity this show will have FREE ADMISSION. We want art to be accessible and free for all citizens.
Thomas Choinacky
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
1 Team Member

Applied Mechanics is a theatre company based in Philadelphia.

We make plays that you can walk through, whole worlds for audience to explore with multiple intersecting storylines for them to choose how to watch. Inspired by the actions of feminist group Pussy Riot, we have embarked on a new artistic project that vibrantly engages the current political moment. We have been researching feminism, performance art, women’s movements, and punk rock. We have been transforming this research into a set of interlocking stories about artists, activists, scholars, anddreamers that will comprise our new show We Are Bandits.

We believe that theater is, at its core, inclusive; our work celebrates community, generosity, and the diverse citizenship of the world.

We Are Bandits will take these values even further: in the spirit of radical generosity, which embraces all citizens, it will have FREE ADMISSION.


Help us make this happen.

A donation is like buying a ticket for THE WHOLE CITY.

Applied Mechanics is Rebecca Wright, Maria Shaplin, Thomas Choinacky, Jessica Hurley, Mary Tuomanen, Kristen Bailey, and Bayla Rubin.

This show also features work by Nikki Delhomme, Anita Holland, Caitlin Lainoff, Aimé Donna Kelly, Adam Kerbel, Maura Krause, Liz Phillips, Kate Raines, Isabella Sazak, Adriano Shaplin, and Annie Wilson.

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  • $15USD
    The Sticky Special

    Receive a radical Applied Mechanics sticker (amount over $1 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $30USD
    The Bling Special

    Receive a flattering Applied Mechanics themed button to go with all your favorite outfit(s). (amount over $1 is tax-deductible)

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  • $50USD
    The DIY Special

    In the spirit of Riot Grrrl and zine culture, collect Applied Mechanics' first zine! (Inspired by our writing and research on feminism, performance art, women's movements, and punk rock) (amount over $3 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $100USD
    The Music Special

    Hear the punk songs that inspired Applied Mechanics with "The Modern Day F-Word" mix CD compiled by company designer Maria Shaplin. (amount over $6 is tax-deductible)

    9 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $500USD
    The DIY Special

    Receive one of the above items AND the Applied Mechanics cookbook including our favorite recipes. (Curated by artistic director and chef Rebecca Wright). (amount over $50 is tax-deductible)

    2 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $1,000USD
    The Cooking Special

    Applied Mechanics cooks a meal for you and five of your friends OR Applied Mechanics sends you a care package of treats and surprises. (amount over $250 is tax-deductible)

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $2,000USD
    The Serious Special

    A meal for you and five of your friends, AND you will be named as a Producer of WE ARE BANDITS. (amount over $250 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: December 2014
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