Playwright Hero is creating theatre
13

patrons

$644
per Production
Playwright Hero: We are sitting here today with our good friend, Potential Patron. How are you?

Potential Patron:
Confused. Where am I, and how did I get here? Who are you?

Playwright Hero:
Glad you asked, Potential Patron!

Potential Patron: Dave.

Playwright Hero: Glad you asked, potential patron Dave! Playwright Hero is a growing theatre company born in Montréal but now operating in Toronto! Since 2011, we have been dedicated to creating hilarious & original theatre. We have had great success as far as upstart indie companies go - all the way down to getting invited to the 2015 Wildside Theatre Festival at the Centaur Theatre. We received much praise from many people for our show, Johnny Legdick, a rock opera about a guy who has a leg where his…you know, dick is supposed to be.

Potential Patron (Dave): Legdick, eh? Why am I here? Oh, and just Dave. Seriously.

Playwright Hero: Sorry.

Dave: Thanks. What do you want from me?

Playwright Hero: As I'm sure you know, the arts funding situation in Canada is lacklustre.

Dave: WHAT?! NO!

Playwright Hero: Oh yes! Theatre isn't profitable, and relying on government grants or corporate sponsorship is quixotic at best. With YOUR help, we can forever change how live theatre is funded!

Dave: Come now. Surely you make enough from ticket sales.

Playwright Hero:
We have always had good ticket sales — but even for many of the biggest theatre companies around, ticket sales only account for about 15-20% of yearly revenue. The end result: we have enough to put on the next show, but not to pay our performers, who commit to our style, understand it, and enjoy doing it. That's why this Patreon campaign is important to us: it's a chance to finally remunerate our talented players.

Dave: So, all the funds from Patreon go to the actors? What about the other professionals you hire?

Playwright Hero:
Our treasury will be sufficient to afford design contracts, space rental, and materials. We just can't bring ourselves to do another show without paying the wonderful people who bring life to our characters. Patreon will allow us to grow a community of actors who are invested in our company; supportive of our ideas; and as dedicated as we are to producing original theatre. Our aim is to be able to pay them union wages, and that will take a lot of help. And we will show our appreciation with special patron exclusive privileges; see details below! 

Dave:  Sounds good! Sign me up!

Playwright Hero: Great! Too bad you're hypothetical, and not a real person. 

Dave: Dude...

All transactions on Patreon are processed in U.S funds.
Tiers
Pledge $10 or more per Production
2 patrons
Invitation to table readings of every completed draft of the play!

Every further tier will also get this invitation.
Pledge $25 or more per Production
0 patrons
Signed thank-you card made by us, personally!
Pledge $50 or more per Production
0 patrons
A paper copy of the final draft of the play in question.
Pledge $100 or more per Production
0 patrons
A resplendent copy of the play in question, high-quality with a fancy cover and signature and everything.
Pledge $200 or more per Production
0 patrons
Home-cooked Playwright Hero Dinner! We'll discuss the details.
Pledge $250 or more per Production
0 patrons
The Whole Experience. Playwright Hero Home-Cooked Dinner where we personally deliver a Resplendent Copy of the play complete with hugs and jokes and stuff.
Goals
$644 of $1,492 per Production
In addition to giving our actors a nice lump sum, we can provide fresh coffee at every rehearsal! Trust me, this is important.
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Playwright Hero: We are sitting here today with our good friend, Potential Patron. How are you?

Potential Patron:
Confused. Where am I, and how did I get here? Who are you?

Playwright Hero:
Glad you asked, Potential Patron!

Potential Patron: Dave.

Playwright Hero: Glad you asked, potential patron Dave! Playwright Hero is a growing theatre company born in Montréal but now operating in Toronto! Since 2011, we have been dedicated to creating hilarious & original theatre. We have had great success as far as upstart indie companies go - all the way down to getting invited to the 2015 Wildside Theatre Festival at the Centaur Theatre. We received much praise from many people for our show, Johnny Legdick, a rock opera about a guy who has a leg where his…you know, dick is supposed to be.

Potential Patron (Dave): Legdick, eh? Why am I here? Oh, and just Dave. Seriously.

Playwright Hero: Sorry.

Dave: Thanks. What do you want from me?

Playwright Hero: As I'm sure you know, the arts funding situation in Canada is lacklustre.

Dave: WHAT?! NO!

Playwright Hero: Oh yes! Theatre isn't profitable, and relying on government grants or corporate sponsorship is quixotic at best. With YOUR help, we can forever change how live theatre is funded!

Dave: Come now. Surely you make enough from ticket sales.

Playwright Hero:
We have always had good ticket sales — but even for many of the biggest theatre companies around, ticket sales only account for about 15-20% of yearly revenue. The end result: we have enough to put on the next show, but not to pay our performers, who commit to our style, understand it, and enjoy doing it. That's why this Patreon campaign is important to us: it's a chance to finally remunerate our talented players.

Dave: So, all the funds from Patreon go to the actors? What about the other professionals you hire?

Playwright Hero:
Our treasury will be sufficient to afford design contracts, space rental, and materials. We just can't bring ourselves to do another show without paying the wonderful people who bring life to our characters. Patreon will allow us to grow a community of actors who are invested in our company; supportive of our ideas; and as dedicated as we are to producing original theatre. Our aim is to be able to pay them union wages, and that will take a lot of help. And we will show our appreciation with special patron exclusive privileges; see details below! 

Dave:  Sounds good! Sign me up!

Playwright Hero: Great! Too bad you're hypothetical, and not a real person. 

Dave: Dude...

All transactions on Patreon are processed in U.S funds.

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Tiers
Pledge $10 or more per Production
2 patrons
Invitation to table readings of every completed draft of the play!

Every further tier will also get this invitation.
Pledge $25 or more per Production
0 patrons
Signed thank-you card made by us, personally!
Pledge $50 or more per Production
0 patrons
A paper copy of the final draft of the play in question.
Pledge $100 or more per Production
0 patrons
A resplendent copy of the play in question, high-quality with a fancy cover and signature and everything.
Pledge $200 or more per Production
0 patrons
Home-cooked Playwright Hero Dinner! We'll discuss the details.
Pledge $250 or more per Production
0 patrons
The Whole Experience. Playwright Hero Home-Cooked Dinner where we personally deliver a Resplendent Copy of the play complete with hugs and jokes and stuff.