SOCIETY is heading into our second full year, continuing to grow and develop dynamic new work after our flagship year in 2020.
As we near the end of 2020, your donations will determine the scope of that work in the new year.
In our first full year, we’re proud of what we accomplished:
– Premiered (virtually) our first full-length production, Beginning Days of True Jubilation, as part of the Obie-award-winning Ice Factory festival lineup at New Ohio Theatre, pulling in their largest audience to date for a festival run.
–Researched and workshopped our second full length production about Astrology and Spiritualism in the modern era, written by playwright Emily Zemba (premiere 2021).
–Produced 9 Cheap Dates (our virtual performance happy hour) including 55 short plays to date, providing a recurring creative outlet during this time of artistic scarcity.
–Paid over 50 artists through BDOTJ and Cheap Date.
–Launched regular writing and directing incubators with Mona Mansour and Scott Illingworth for company members and guest artists.
–Announced a $50,000 grant program to provide no-strings-attached living stipends for 14 artists in need.
–Donated nearly half of all show proceeds to organizations & individuals in need, including the Okra Project, the Black Trans Travel Fund, the Lebanese Food Bank, and the See Lighting Foundation.
–Hosted our first Gala fundraiser, Star Party.
–Launched our brand-spanking-new website.
As a young company, our ability to pay our artists and produce more original, large-ensemble work relies on our generous community.
In 2021, we plan to produce not only our latest project, an exciting new piece by Emily Zemba about spirituality and wellness in the 21st century, but also a live production of Mona Mansour’s Beginning Days of True Jubilation.
Your contributions help us pay our actors, directors, playwright, designers, rent space, and much more.
The pandemic has hit our community particularly hard, and in this difficult time, we’re grateful for every dollar. Many thanks for your support.