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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. DONATE NOW!
WHAT HAPPENS WITH YOUR DONATION?
LATEST NEWS!! The revival, re-examination and rebuilding of our acclaimed adaptation of Bulkagov, the international hit THE MASTER & MARGARITA.
The world has changed dramatically since we originally began to develop THE MASTER & MARGARITA, our 1997-2001 internationally acclaimed and multi-award-winning riff on the Bulgakov novel, as has the company’s theatrical styles and skill level. THE TIME IS RIGHT to re-examine both our bias in adaptation and Bulgakov’s novel against the chiaroscuro of current politics.
We are interested in pushing our creative boundaries forward to re-examine how and what we chose to stage, and adding in the complex emotional component of live music(composed by Brent Arnold) as we break and re-make our most lauded adaptation.
To do this during a political period that has more than an echo of the time the novel was originally written, just takes that framing to a compellingly urgent level. We have to do this.
(And - frankly - we need support for the back end - identifying and securing touring partners across the US and internationally again. This show is getting its act back together to go on the road.)
theater simple's acclaimed production of THE FEVER by Wallace Shawn, directed by M. Burke Walker is still touring in various 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
$25 - helps copy scripts, buys coffee for the rehearsal hall, pays the internet for a month!!
$50 - supports artist stipends as part of our reading series - playwright/director/actors will be grateful!
$85 - fills the tank of our touring van (Nigel! A new-to-us Ford Econoline 350 who goes to 11! Passengers, or 5 and a set)
Or buys ink cartridges for the printer.
$100 pays for a month of storage of costumes and props
$199 - pays for a year of our website registration!
$350 - pays an artist for their creativity for a development week
$500 covers 1-year membership in one of our professional orgs
$1000 - pays for registration for a booking conference, flights and maybe a night in the conference hotel. Or pays for a large chunk of rehearsal time/space. (Oh, to have our OWN workshop to leave things at)
$5000 - performance space fees, technical crew fees, transportation fees of composer or musicians, materials to make set, costumes, insurance costs, on-going maintenance, etc., underwriting PWYC performances, or peer workshops...
The list is actually endless.
Dear DONORS -
Want to DOUBLE the IMPACT of your support??
Check with your employer - always the best) for Seattle-area matching funds - and as always - THANK YOU. (If you donate thru SHUNPIKE, they may have a link to help!)
theater simple has been humbled and gratified to receive support these last nine years through GiveBIG, the Seattle Foundation and now through 501 Commons and Encore Media.
In fact, in 2017, theater simple also 'won' a bonus donation of $2500 '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, in the past, also supported THE MASTER & MARGARITA in beginning 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."
*ESPECIALLY those donors who have made up the consortium for our matching fund during GiveBig!! You are leading the way!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! Our generous donors of the past year include: (if we have inadvertently left you off this list, kindly TELL US so we can fix our oversight!)
Anonymous x 7, Bill Agle, Beth Amsbary, Hugh & Patty Baskin, Chris and Tessa Bennion, Jeff Berryman, John Bianchi, Bob Blazek, John Bradshaw, Tamara Broadhead & Karl Scheer, Patrick Broemeling, Paul Budraitis, Stacey Bush, Margaretta Campagna, Barbara Callander, Rachel Katz Carey, Colleen Carroll, Manuel Cawaling, Anna Cychowska, Ricky Coates, Sam Delson, AJ Epstein, Peggy Gannon, David Gassner, Bill Gilroy and Lisa Duffala, Ariel Glassman, Abigail Halperin, Keri Healey, Brendan Healy & Melissa Rabelhofer, David Hsieh, Monique Kleinhans , Rich Lautzenheiser, Zhenya and Joseph Lavy, Teri Lazzara, Kathy Lindenmeyer, Howard Litwak, Alexis Litzky, Eric Litzky and Janel Apple, Lew & Suzanne Litzky, Christine Longe, Jeff Kunins, Laura & Carl Markley, Kathie Larsen & Cheryl Marland, Jason Meininger, Howard Miller, Elizabeth O'Donoghue, Anne O'Rourke, Sarah Rudinoff, Louis Savage, Sharon Savage, Karen Sitzberger, Ben Stuart, Christian Swenson, Katie Talbott, Jennifer Thames, Gianni Truzzi, Annette Toutonghi, and Kairu Yao
Also - In Memory of Kathy Scharf Newcomer, and in honor of LOVE 888~ THANK YOU.
IN-KIND: Korochka Tavern, Jefferson Park Lawn Bowls Club, West of Lenin Theater, and Theatre off Jackson