Awesome Theatre is raising money for our 2024 lineup.
Our Goal: $20,000 Money Raised $7500 26 Days to go
Clearly, we need your help.
Theatre-making in the Bay Area has been a tough gig lately. Especially in the world of small-budget independent theatre. Grants are dwindling, COVID-19 keeps crashing our shows, and beloved venues are saying their goodbyes. But thanks to your incredible support, Awesome Theatre is still here, and we’re still weird. We’ve put on two wonderfully weird world premiere plays (Are You Goth Enough… and Lizard Women). We’re unveiling our 2024 lineup soon, and we’ve snagged a brand new home at The Eclectic Box in SF’s Mission District. We’re pretty stoked. But, the truth is, we need your support to make it happen.
Last year was a whirlwind—we downsized from three shows to two to keep our promise: boosting pay by 25% annually. Money? Tight as can be (seriously, it was hard.) For the upcoming year, it’s two mainstage gigs plus a festive Holiday special. Last year’s $18,500 raised was a big win in our $55,000 budget dance—thanks to your fantastic support! This round we are aiming higher: pushing our budget to $60,000 (all for those payroll boosts) and rallying to raise $20,000.
Awesome Theatre specializes in crafting fun, original, and inclusive theatre—stuff that hooks even the non-theatre people. We aim to be a breath of fresh air, appealing to both newbies and seasoned theatre nerds alike. How? By hiring local artists and letting their wild imaginations run the show. We’re the haven for misfit plays, the spot where productions that no one in their right mind would produce. Because people not in their right minds are our kinda people.
Click HERE to read our Mission Statement and Corporate Values.
We are raising $20,000 for our 2024 season. (1/3 of our annual budget) So if you love what we do, and want to keep weird theatre alive in the Bay Area, check out our giving levels and donate any size. Your gift is fully tax-deductible and there are free t-shirts and tote bags involved.
We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Arts Organization, which makes your donation tax-deductible. We have a variety of levels and some incredible perks, but if you don’t see an amount that works for you, just hit this button and give whatever you feel comfortable with. If you love weird theatre and believe in giving opportunities to local artists to tell their stories, show your support!
A warm embrace, a heartfelt thank you, and your name appears in the closing credits of all our productions.
An Awesome theatre sticker, A warm embrace, a heartfelt thank you, and your name appears in the closing credits of all our productions.
A ding dang Awesome Theatre tote bag (yes, really. LIVE THAT PBS LIFE), an invite to our 2023 NOTGala, The Warm Embrace, the thank yous, and your name in our credits.
The 2024 Awesome Theatre “I Supported Local Theatre and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt” T-Shirt, The NOTGala invite, the warm embrace, the thank yous, and your name listed in our credits.
The t-shirt, the tote bag, 2 tickets to the 2024 Awesome theatre production of your choice, the NOTGala invite, the warm embrace, the thank yous, and your name listed in our credits.
The t-shirt, the tote bag, 2 tickets to BOTH of our 2024 Awesome theatre production of your choice, the NOTGala invite, the warm embrace, the thank yous, and your name listed in our credits.
A special on-stage cameo in our Holiday Special, Free admission to all 2024 Awesome Theatre Productions, the Tote Bag, the T-shirt, The NOTGala invite , the warm embrace, the thank yous, and your name listed in our credits. And we’ll probably ask you to be a board member (Just kidding, but only kind of).
Don’t see an amount that works for you? hit this button and give whatever you feel comfortable with.
Want to support us all year long?
Join the FRIENDS OF AWESOME
For $10 a month, not only are you committing to helping us year-round, but you will get to see all of our 2024 productions for FREE. That’s right, free, and you can watch or attend as many times as you want. You also receive discounts for additional tickets, exclusive access to developmental readings, special updates, and all sorts of cool swag. Cancel Anytime, we’re not clingy.