Margo MacDonald - Theatre Creator

Margo MacDonald - Theatre Creator

is creating Theatre, Plays, a Novel

5

patrons

$17

per month
Thank you for being here!

I've been making theatre happen--acting, producing, and writing--for over twenty-five years now. From my early days in improv-comedy, to co-founding A Company of Fools, to beginning to write and produce my own work, you've been there. If there's one thing I've been able to rely on, it's that you--my friends and fans--have consistently encouraged and supported my work. You really believe in me and the art I create! That's an amazing gift. Even more amazing is that time and again you have graciously been wiling to put some of your hard-earned cash behind your belief. Honestly, it's your support that keeps me going, no matter what obstacles I encounter in my pursuit of making theatre and art.



Why Patreon?
Those of you who know me will be aware that although my plays have been very successful--winning multiple awards and touring nationally and internationally--I still have to work several jobs at once to keep my bills paid. That means less time and energy to create. Your ongoing support will mean I'm being paid--by you--to do what we both love best, making more art for you to enjoy!

What I Need
Right now, I am only able to spend about 10% of my time working on my art while working three part-time jobs and whatever additional gigs I can get.
$500 a month would mean I could devote about 25% more time to writing and creating
$1000 a month would mean I could up that to half of my time
$1500 a month would mean I could give up my retail job and devote even more time to art
$2000 a month would allow me to devote my time and energy solely to writing and creating theatre



What I'm Working On
While continuing to produce and tour my previous plays (Like The Elephant Girls and Shadows), I'm working on several new projects.

The Persistent Stain
After presenting a 25-minute sampling of The Persistent Stain as part of the 2019 undercurrents: theatre below the mainstream festival, co-creator Geoff McBride and I are continuing to develop this punk rock story into a full-length show.

Maupin
About to have its second workshop with TACTICS Ottawa, this epic play based on the true story of 17th century cross-dressing, bisexual, sword-fighter, duellist, and opera singer Julie d'Aubigny Maupin is almost ready to shop around to presenters for its world premiere.

Rap Once For Yes
Inspired by true events involving Radcliffe Hall, Noel Coward, and seances, this comedic play is currently twenty minutes long. It is waiting (impatiently) to be expanded into a full-length piece.

A Novel
It's true! I'm actively (or at least when time and schedule currently allow) writing a novel. It's a paranormal mystery (just the kind of thing I like!), and I'm being mentored in my writing by award-winning SpecFic author Alyx Dellamonica (they are amazing).

More Plays! All the Plays!
I have so many partial plays and ideas for plays lingering in notebooks, waiting for me to pay attention to them. There is so much I would write and create if only I could afford to take the time to do so. And that's where you come in...


 

Photo & Design Credits:
The Elephant Girls - Photo by Andrew Alexander, Design by Titus A.
Shadows - Vintage Photo, Design by Titus A.
The Persistent Stain - Photo & Design by Titus A.



Tiers
You = Awesome!
$2 or more per month

Thanks and Surprises

  • you will receive my thanks, everywhere, always
  • from time to time I will randomly send you a surprise (either by email or in the post) Small plays, bits of stories, a handwritten note...Who knows?! It will be a surprise!
You = Super Fabulous!
$5 or more per month

Audio Fun

You will receive all of the above, PLUS!

  • once a month I'll do an audio recording of something I've enjoyed reading--a poem, a ghost story, a sampling of one of my plays, the phone book (though probably not that last one)--and send you the audio file so you can enjoy it, too. (From time to time there may be special guests on these recordings!)
You = Magnanimous!
$10 or more per month only 20 left

Quarterly Tarot Readings

You will receive all of the above, PLUS!

  • once a season (Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn) I will do a three-card tarot reading for you which I will record and send to you


You = Incredible!
$25 or more per month only 10 left

Things in the Post

You will receive all of the above, PLUS!

  • once a month, I'll send you something handwritten in the mail. Actual mail in your actual postbox!
You = Unbelievable!
$50 or more per month only 5 left

Mind of a Playwright

You will receive all of the above, PLUS!

  • when you sign up for this tier, I will send you a bound and signed manuscript copy of one of my plays--with hand-written annotations giving you some of the hows and whys behind the text
You = Extraordinary!
$100 or more per month only 5 left

Tea & Tarot

You will receive all of the above, PLUS!

  • once a year we will meet--either by Skype or Facetime, or if we happen to be in the same city, in person--and drink a cup of tea together while I do a full Celtic Cross tarot reading for you.
Thank you for being here!

I've been making theatre happen--acting, producing, and writing--for over twenty-five years now. From my early days in improv-comedy, to co-founding A Company of Fools, to beginning to write and produce my own work, you've been there. If there's one thing I've been able to rely on, it's that you--my friends and fans--have consistently encouraged and supported my work. You really believe in me and the art I create! That's an amazing gift. Even more amazing is that time and again you have graciously been wiling to put some of your hard-earned cash behind your belief. Honestly, it's your support that keeps me going, no matter what obstacles I encounter in my pursuit of making theatre and art.



Why Patreon?
Those of you who know me will be aware that although my plays have been very successful--winning multiple awards and touring nationally and internationally--I still have to work several jobs at once to keep my bills paid. That means less time and energy to create. Your ongoing support will mean I'm being paid--by you--to do what we both love best, making more art for you to enjoy!

What I Need
Right now, I am only able to spend about 10% of my time working on my art while working three part-time jobs and whatever additional gigs I can get.
$500 a month would mean I could devote about 25% more time to writing and creating
$1000 a month would mean I could up that to half of my time
$1500 a month would mean I could give up my retail job and devote even more time to art
$2000 a month would allow me to devote my time and energy solely to writing and creating theatre



What I'm Working On
While continuing to produce and tour my previous plays (Like The Elephant Girls and Shadows), I'm working on several new projects.

The Persistent Stain
After presenting a 25-minute sampling of The Persistent Stain as part of the 2019 undercurrents: theatre below the mainstream festival, co-creator Geoff McBride and I are continuing to develop this punk rock story into a full-length show.

Maupin
About to have its second workshop with TACTICS Ottawa, this epic play based on the true story of 17th century cross-dressing, bisexual, sword-fighter, duellist, and opera singer Julie d'Aubigny Maupin is almost ready to shop around to presenters for its world premiere.

Rap Once For Yes
Inspired by true events involving Radcliffe Hall, Noel Coward, and seances, this comedic play is currently twenty minutes long. It is waiting (impatiently) to be expanded into a full-length piece.

A Novel
It's true! I'm actively (or at least when time and schedule currently allow) writing a novel. It's a paranormal mystery (just the kind of thing I like!), and I'm being mentored in my writing by award-winning SpecFic author Alyx Dellamonica (they are amazing).

More Plays! All the Plays!
I have so many partial plays and ideas for plays lingering in notebooks, waiting for me to pay attention to them. There is so much I would write and create if only I could afford to take the time to do so. And that's where you come in...


 

Photo & Design Credits:
The Elephant Girls - Photo by Andrew Alexander, Design by Titus A.
Shadows - Vintage Photo, Design by Titus A.
The Persistent Stain - Photo & Design by Titus A.



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Tiers
You = Awesome!
$2 or more per month

Thanks and Surprises

  • you will receive my thanks, everywhere, always
  • from time to time I will randomly send you a surprise (either by email or in the post) Small plays, bits of stories, a handwritten note...Who knows?! It will be a surprise!
You = Super Fabulous!
$5 or more per month

Audio Fun

You will receive all of the above, PLUS!

  • once a month I'll do an audio recording of something I've enjoyed reading--a poem, a ghost story, a sampling of one of my plays, the phone book (though probably not that last one)--and send you the audio file so you can enjoy it, too. (From time to time there may be special guests on these recordings!)
You = Magnanimous!
$10 or more per month only 20 left

Quarterly Tarot Readings

You will receive all of the above, PLUS!

  • once a season (Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn) I will do a three-card tarot reading for you which I will record and send to you


You = Incredible!
$25 or more per month only 10 left

Things in the Post

You will receive all of the above, PLUS!

  • once a month, I'll send you something handwritten in the mail. Actual mail in your actual postbox!
You = Unbelievable!
$50 or more per month only 5 left

Mind of a Playwright

You will receive all of the above, PLUS!

  • when you sign up for this tier, I will send you a bound and signed manuscript copy of one of my plays--with hand-written annotations giving you some of the hows and whys behind the text
You = Extraordinary!
$100 or more per month only 5 left

Tea & Tarot

You will receive all of the above, PLUS!

  • once a year we will meet--either by Skype or Facetime, or if we happen to be in the same city, in person--and drink a cup of tea together while I do a full Celtic Cross tarot reading for you.