Awesome Theatre is raising money for our 2023 lineup.
Clearly, we need your help.
What. A. Year. Don’t get me wrong, it was pretty great… but also really hard. We returned to the stage with three kickass new shows and still increased our artist payouts. In spite of rising costs and smaller audiences, we made it through our most ambitious year ever. But it was really hard. And we did it because of all the amazing people who were awesome enough to show their support and generosity. The good news is we have just been awarded a $14,000 matching Grant from the California Arts Commission. The bad news is it’s a matching grant…so now we gotta match it. And once again, that’s where you come in.
We are proud to present our 2023 lineup (read about it here). Two wonderfully weird world premiere plays and a short film. Last year, we raised $15,000 which was part of a $70,000 budget. And that was…difficult. So in order to keep our promises, have the breathing room to bring in new company members, and see just how things look in the San Francisco theatre world the next year, we will be presenting two main stage shows next with the intent of returning to three in 2024. Additionally, we will reduce our operating budget to $55,000 while setting a fundraising goal of $18,500. This allows us to still increase stipends, increase production quality and do what we’ve always done. And that’s creating fun, new and accessible theatre. Theatre that appeals to people who never thought they’d like theatre (Or that they’d feel welcome.), and to be a breath of fresh air to even the most regular theatre-goer. We do it by finding the coolest local artists (real live bay area residents) and then we let them write whatever their sick little minds come up with. Awesome Theatre strives to be the home of misfit plays, a place where plays no other company in their right mind gets produced. Because people not in their right minds are our kinda people.
Click HERE to read our Mission Statement and Corporate Values.
Per our pledge to increase stipends by 25% every year (until everyone is an employee making an hourly wage), our projected budget for 2023 is $55,000, the majority of which goes to our artists. Fundraising efforts annually cover about 25% of our annual budget. The rest will come from grants, private donations, and ticket sales. So if you love what we do, and want to keep weird theatre alive in the Bay Area, check out our giving levels and make a donation of any size. Your gift is fully tax-deductible and there are (as always ) some really great perks available, for God’s sake, we even have a tote bag,
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.
A ding dang Awesome Theatre tote bag (yes, really. LIVE THAT PBS LIFE), an invite to our annual Holiday Party, The Warm Embrace, the thank yous, and your name in our credits
The 2023 Awesome Theatre “Support Weird Theatre” T-Shirt, the warm embrace, the thank yous, and your name listed in our credits
The t-shirt, the tote bag, 2 tickets to the 2022 Awesome theatre production of your choice, the holiday party invite, the warm embrace, the thank yous, and your name listed in our credits
The official, limited edition Awesome Theatre Hoodie, the t-shirt, the tote bag, 2 tickets to the 2023 Awesome theatre production of your choice, the holiday party invite, the warm embrace, the thank yous, and your name listed in our credits.
Free admission to all 2023 Awesome Theatre Productions, the Tote Bag, the T-shirt, the Hoodie, an invite to our Holiday Party, the warm embrace, the thank yous, and your name listed in our credits.
Free admission to all 2022 Awesome Theatre productions for you and a guest. Invites to dress rehearsals and script reading, the Tote Bag, the t-shirt, the Hoodie, an invite to our Holiday Party, the sticker, the warm embrace, the thank yous, and your name listed with prominence in our credits.
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 2022 online and live content 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.