Ivy Theatre is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Ivy Theatre must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Why, Hello There…
As you’ve surely heard by now (and if you haven’t, where the heck have you been?!)…
Katie, Audrey, Gwenevere, and Kitty, aka Team Ivy Theatre, have been bringing you challenging, conversation-sparking, super awesome theatre for two years; now we need your help to make it a third!
Our goal is to put a new face on theatre: we are producing three plays this year by two female playwrights, featuring five complex female characters and the promise of a fresh perspective.
$20,000 is just a start…
We need you to get involved and be the change you wish to see. (Thanks, Gandhi!)
What’s Your Impact?
Regional theatre companies say 50% of funding comes from grants and donations, but for indie theatre, the rate is more like 80%. Obviously, we can’t do this without you.
Wait, what’s Ivy Theatre about?
Hang on, you didn’t read about us in the New York Times or see us as aTime Out New York’s ‘Critic’s Pick’?! Well…
In less than 18 months, we produced 6 thought-provoking plays, plus an Off-Broadway extension, to sold-out houses.
These plays tackled issues ranging from:
• the struggle of coming to terms with homosexuality from both the male and female perspectives
• stories encompassing the transgender umbrella *featuring transgender actors*
•questions about porn, sexual violence, and the acceptance of female sexuality
• the industrial exploitation of small towns
•class and gender divides.
The majority of our casts have been (and will continue to be) women, people of color or LGBT actors.
So, what’s on the line?
The biggest risk is not having these stories told. However, producing theatre in New York is an expensive endeavor. If we can’t raise enough funds, our ability to share these dynamic stories is limited. We have rent, sets and props to buy, and we want the artists to get paid too! Here’s where your money goes for just one show:
•$3,750 pays rent (we even share a space to save funds!)
•$750 for actor travel stipends
•$1,700 (set, lighting, costume and sound designers, director, and stage manager’s fees)
•$750 (materials for set, lights, props, and costumes)
•$1,625 (publicity and marketing materials)
•7% of every donation goes to fees for our fiscal sponsorship
(We have our rehearsal space donated, which saves us $2,500 per show – BIIIIG THANKS to The TAI Group!)
First off, thank you so much for your support! Now, we need your help spreading the word. Please invite three friends to check out this campaign, and come see our next production in November: The Trellis Project: Aftermath.