Awesome Theatre is dedicated to producing new, weird plays written by local artists. But we need your support to make it happen.
In October 2021, Awesome Theatre returned to live audiences with two performances of The Jersey Devil Play by Allison Page. Albeit, it was an invite-only, reduced capacity, vaxxed and masked audience. But it was also a collection of some of our dearest friends and supporters that we hadn’t seen in forever, and there we were dude, doing theatre. While it felt great to hear from that audience again, it a lso felt great to know that over the last 18 months we never really stopped putting weird new stories into the world. This year, we told the story of Cynthia Yee, a living SF legend in Empress Yee, and the Magical History of Chinatown. We split up a bible verse six ways and let a bunch of local writers create an original radio play based on it in our podcast Six Things God Hates. For the last few months, we have been knee-deep in the production of our first feature-length film, THEM a “Social Unrest Zombie Film”. (Which comes out this February). We even filmed both performances of The Jersey Devil Play and we will be releasing it as a glorious filmed play. And it’s all because of people who believed in our work enough to keep supporting it in the worst of times.
And now we are presenting our 2022 lineup, (Read about it HERE) our fifth year of Awesomeness. A return to the stage, a film premiere, and some exciting new partnerships. This year we are increasing our budget (re; paying artists) to $70, 000. We are increasing stipends and production quality and doing 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 (=Oor that they’d feel welcomed.), 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 get produced. Because people not in their right minds are our kinda people.
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,
Click HERE to read our Mission Statement and Corporate Values.
Click HERE to read our Diversity and Accountability Statements.
Where does the money go?
Per our pledge to increase stipends by 25% every year (until everyone is an employee making an hourly wage) our projected budget for 2022 is $70,000, a $20K increase from last year. 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’re like us, and believe that adapting and continuing to create is a brazen act of hope, if you want us to not just survive, but to continue to grow and create, show your support and give to Awesome Theatre.
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 2022 Awesome Theatre “Safety Theatre” T-Shirt, the warm embrace, the thank yous, and your name listed in our credits
The official limited edition Awesome Theatre beanie, 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
2 tickets to the 2022 Awesome theatre production of your choice, The official Awesome Theatre beanie, the t-shirt, the tote bag, the holiday party invite, the warm embrace, the thank yous, and your name listed in our credits.
Free admission to all 2022 Awesome Theatre Productions, the Tote Bag, the t-shirt, the Beanie, 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 Beanie, 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.