Eclectic Full Contact Theatre is creating behind the scenes videos, podcasts, digital entertainment
6

patrons

$113
per month
In 2011, Eclectic Full Contact Theatre was formed with the express purpose of producing live theatre that defied labels. Don't put us in a box, don't stuff us in a niche. We will do theatre of any style, any subject. And we'll bring the audience along for the ride--showing the nitty gritty of what goes into producing a decidedly analog entertainment medium in a digital age. Oh, and unlike way too many theatres in this town, we'll pay everybody too.

It's 2017 now, and while we've been successful in accomplishing our goals, as we all know, money and the arts are too often ships that pass in the night. And then hit an iceberg. And sink. Like this metaphor. But we remain committed to being a company that refuses to go into a box. And so we turn to Patreon. Eclectic Full Contact will do what no theatre company in Chicago has done--create a complete online branch of content to help support its live theatre productions.

So what are we offering? For your monthly pledge, you can get access--before anyone else anywhere--to trailers for our shows, rehearsal videos, photos, comedy and novelty videos produced ONLY for Patreon, exclusive access to a theatre podcast where we discuss not only Eclectic, but the state of Chicago theatre, as well as the unique interview series by our company mascot, Yakko, the dog. There is a plethora of other amazing content, including the chance to have a say in what shows we produce in the coming season!

And what do we get out of it? Well, aside from getting to make some really awesome content and entertain a bunch of people who may never have stepped foot inside a theatre, your pledge goes toward paying rent on the theatre space we use, and helping us keep on paying all our artists, even in the face of reduced funding for the arts.

So please make a pledge and become a Patron. Analog. Digital. Working together. It's beyond labels. It's so outside the box it doesn't even know what a box is. Be a part of it. Be Eclectic. Make Full Contact.
Rewards
Hey..Whatcha doin’?
$2 or more per month 1 patron
See how it all begins!

    •A hearty thank you on our online program and podcast

 •Access to livestream of the first read-thru of every show. 

Down The Rabbit Hole
$5 or more per month 1 patron
It's a cornucopia of entertainment
  • First look at High Quality rehearsal videos
  • First Access to High Quality Rehearsal photos
  • First Access to biweekly episodes of "Yakkin' with Yakko", the interview and theatre show starring Eclectic's very own canine mascot!
How'd They DO That?
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
If you're not careful, you might just learn somethin'...
  • Exclusive access to monthly High Quality set build/prop construction/design videos
  • Plus all previous rewards
Words, words, words...and PICTURES!
$15 or more per month 1 patron
It's exactly what it says...
  • First Access to weekly blog posts covering life in the theatre, current productions, and the greater theatre community
  • First access to monthly conceptual art based on current and past Eclectic shows by our resident scenic artist
  • Plus all previous rewards
Podcast People
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
It's like radio without all the static!
  • Biweekly livestream of podcast recording
  • Extra cut audio scenes from podcast
  • Two tickets to all Eclectic shows!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Being Alive
$50 or more per month 1 patron
Join us for a monthly live streamed Ask Me Anything
  • Monthly patron-only AMA
  • One vote in AMA guest poll for following month
  • One vote in Choose-a-Show poll for following season.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$113 of $150 per month
Adopt an actor! $150 pays the salary for one actor in a production. Eclectic Full Contact Theatre has always paid our artists. Help us keep that streak alive! If we reach this goal, you get special one-time-only content!
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In 2011, Eclectic Full Contact Theatre was formed with the express purpose of producing live theatre that defied labels. Don't put us in a box, don't stuff us in a niche. We will do theatre of any style, any subject. And we'll bring the audience along for the ride--showing the nitty gritty of what goes into producing a decidedly analog entertainment medium in a digital age. Oh, and unlike way too many theatres in this town, we'll pay everybody too.

It's 2017 now, and while we've been successful in accomplishing our goals, as we all know, money and the arts are too often ships that pass in the night. And then hit an iceberg. And sink. Like this metaphor. But we remain committed to being a company that refuses to go into a box. And so we turn to Patreon. Eclectic Full Contact will do what no theatre company in Chicago has done--create a complete online branch of content to help support its live theatre productions.

So what are we offering? For your monthly pledge, you can get access--before anyone else anywhere--to trailers for our shows, rehearsal videos, photos, comedy and novelty videos produced ONLY for Patreon, exclusive access to a theatre podcast where we discuss not only Eclectic, but the state of Chicago theatre, as well as the unique interview series by our company mascot, Yakko, the dog. There is a plethora of other amazing content, including the chance to have a say in what shows we produce in the coming season!

And what do we get out of it? Well, aside from getting to make some really awesome content and entertain a bunch of people who may never have stepped foot inside a theatre, your pledge goes toward paying rent on the theatre space we use, and helping us keep on paying all our artists, even in the face of reduced funding for the arts.

So please make a pledge and become a Patron. Analog. Digital. Working together. It's beyond labels. It's so outside the box it doesn't even know what a box is. Be a part of it. Be Eclectic. Make Full Contact.

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Rewards
Hey..Whatcha doin’?
$2 or more per month 1 patron
See how it all begins!

    •A hearty thank you on our online program and podcast

 •Access to livestream of the first read-thru of every show. 

Down The Rabbit Hole
$5 or more per month 1 patron
It's a cornucopia of entertainment
  • First look at High Quality rehearsal videos
  • First Access to High Quality Rehearsal photos
  • First Access to biweekly episodes of "Yakkin' with Yakko", the interview and theatre show starring Eclectic's very own canine mascot!
How'd They DO That?
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
If you're not careful, you might just learn somethin'...
  • Exclusive access to monthly High Quality set build/prop construction/design videos
  • Plus all previous rewards
Words, words, words...and PICTURES!
$15 or more per month 1 patron
It's exactly what it says...
  • First Access to weekly blog posts covering life in the theatre, current productions, and the greater theatre community
  • First access to monthly conceptual art based on current and past Eclectic shows by our resident scenic artist
  • Plus all previous rewards
Podcast People
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
It's like radio without all the static!
  • Biweekly livestream of podcast recording
  • Extra cut audio scenes from podcast
  • Two tickets to all Eclectic shows!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Being Alive
$50 or more per month 1 patron
Join us for a monthly live streamed Ask Me Anything
  • Monthly patron-only AMA
  • One vote in AMA guest poll for following month
  • One vote in Choose-a-Show poll for following season.
  • Plus all previous rewards