Help Us Fund Our 2014-2015 Season:
We are currently raising the funds necessary to produce our upcoming season, and our goal is:
That may sound like a large goal, but it's actually a pretty small budget for a company like ours. If you want to know why, just take a look at a sample list of our expenses just for a single production:
- Ensemble stipends for 9 people ($2700) <-- That's only $300/person, we want to pay them more!
- Additional artist and technician stipends ($1000 - $2000)
- Production rights ($600 - $800)
- Playwright travel expenses ($500 - $800)
- Set/props (varies greatly, $750 - $3000)
- Set dressing/paint
- Costumes for 6-8 actors ($500-1500)
- Lighting/Sound ($300 - $1000)
- Equipment rental (stage lights are more expensive than you think)
- Purchasing music rights OR
- Composer/Musician pay
- Marketing ($1000-$3000)
- Print ad space
- Video production
- Video Editing
- Web hosting
TOTAL: $9550 - $18,500
This doesn't even take into account overhead expenses like rent/utilities for performance spaces, liability insurance, accounting, and office supplies.
We'll make up some of our budget in ticket revenue, of course, but This Is Water Theatre is committed to a Pay-What-You-Can ticketing model. Part of our mission is to make theatre more accessible to the Facebook Generation, which means making sure that people are able to pay what they can right then, whether that be less, more, or equal to the suggested ticket price. So we can't rely on ticket revenue to fund our season, since the revenue for each production may vary, even if we sell out every one.
This is why we need your help. We are looking for generous donors who are willing to help us fund our season. We have established six giving levels for your convenience, though you are in no way limited to those -- any amount helps. You can read about our donor levels below and then click the "Donate" link to make your donation. Please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you for your support!
Riverbend - $100+
Steady Stream - $300+
Tidal Basin - $500+
Waterfall - $1000+
Whitewater - $2000+
Open Sea - $5000+
Check out our full fundraising letter HERE.
This Is Water Theatre is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of This Is Water Theatre must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.