please consider it - we can leverage and transform your dollars into memories, art and theatrics.
With our fiscal sponsor SHUNPIKE, your donations are tax-deductible, and depending on your workplace, could actually be MATCHED by your employer! BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! Which goes a long long way for a small company like us.
Want to DOUBLE the IMPACT of your support??
Check this list (or with your employer - always the best) for Seattle-area matching funds - and as always - THANK YOU.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Microsoft Alumni Network members
BIG NEWS!! The revival, re-examination and rebuilding of our acclaimed adaptation of Bulkagov, the international hit THE MASTER & MARGARITA. (Last seen in Seattle in 2001, theater simpletons are keen to see how the world has changed, and how the play holds up. We feel it will be VERY interesting… )
We need support for an intensive workshop residency this summer, as well as an extended rehearsal period through the fall and spring. We plan to introduce new components (like LIVE MUSIC) into the piece and work the script over again with a fine tooth dramaturgical comb, and that takes time. (And - support for the back end - securing new touring partners across the US and internationally again. This show is getting its act back together to go on the road.)
DEVELOPMENT phase part 2 - THE GULLIVER PROJECT: A multi-disciplinary theatrical exploration, theater simple and students will create interactive performances based around assumptions of youth, using GULLIVER'S TRAVELS as a reaction launchpad with the student's taking the Liliputian's POV : The training and rehearsing is offered free. as are the performances. Begun with Roosevelt HS, we'll be further developing what they created, and beginning again in another school.
theater simple's acclaimed production of THE FEVER by Wallace Shawn, directed by M. Burke Walker has returned to the community via non-traditional performance spaces - living room, cafes, church halls, theater lobbies. This re-examined production is the third go-'round with this provocative text - and feels terribly provocative now. "Glorious writing, superbly performed. " The Advertiser, Adelaide, AU
Practical Targets of Support
$30 fills a tank or change the oil so we can go miles and miles! Sleep in a real bed on tour!
$75 supports part of our reading series - playwright/director/actors would be grateful!
$199 pays for a year of our website registration!
$300 pays for three months of storage
$5000 supports fees for ARTISTS!!
On May 10, 2017, there was an absolute tidal wave of collective giving that happened in the Seattle area.
Supported by the Seattle Foundation, GiveBig began 7 years ago, and has snowballed into such an event of one-day giving to non-profits of all stripes that this years goal is 10 million dollars!
The wonderful bonus to this raised profile, is there is also a stretch pool of funds that is proportionately donated to each participant as well.
THANK YOU FOR GIVING. Whether it is $5 or $10, or $500, 5K (or more!) or a matching grant ch allenge, understand that to we theater simpletons, it is PRICELESS.
(Now if you click on the logo, you can go visit our page!)
A most MAGICAL DAY! A King-County-wide collective day of philanthropy, theater simple has been humbled and gratified to receive support these last several years, via donations thru the Seattle Foundation's website. This year, theater simple 'won' a bonus donation of 'Dollars for Change', triggered by a donation from one of YOU!
Some SUPPORT recognition:
Our favorite local nonprofit superhero is embodied by our fiscal sponsor, SHUNPIKE.
We also give thanks with both hands to 4CULTURE who supported THE GULLIVER PROJECT this last year, and who, in the past, also supported THE MASTER & MARGARITA in continuing it's development (and have always been a fine resource for information, contacts, how-to's and ENCOURAGEMENT OF IDEAS.)
And we very humbly yet enthusiastically thank our donors* of the past and present for their belief in our vision and ideas. Whether in the theater, or out - you are the boost in the patootie that reminds us, "Yes, we can, because someone else ALSO believes we can. So quit whining and do it."
*ESPECIALLY those donors who make up the consortium for our matching fund during GiveBig 2017!! You are leading the way!
Bill Agle, Beth Amsbary, Hugh & Patty Baskin, Chris and Tessa Bennion, Jeff Berryman, John Bianchi, Bob Blazek, John Bradshaw, Tamara Broadhead, Patrick Broemeling, Paul Budraitis, Stacey Bush, Barbara Callander, Rachel Katz Carey, Ricky Coates, Sam Delson, Peggy Gannon, David Gassner, Ariel Glassman, Brendan Healy & Melissa Rabelhofer, Monique Kleinhans , Kathie Larsen, Teri Lazzara, Rich Lautzenheiser, Kathy Lindenmeyer, Alexis Litzky, Lewis Litzky, Christine Longe, Jeff Kunins, Laura & Carl Markley, Cheryl Marland, Howard Miller, Elizabeth O'Donoghue, Anne O'Rourke, Sarah Rudinoff, Louis Savage, Karen Sitzberger, Ben Stuart, Katie Talbott, Jennifer Thames, Annette Toutonghi
IN-KIND: Jefferson Park Lawn Bowls Club, West of Lenin, Dumpling Tsar, SandBox Collective