Annie Lesser is creating Immersive Theater
9

patrons

$131
per month
Hello all. Annie Lesser here.
I'm a writer/director/producer of immersive theater pieces. You probably know me best as the creator of the ABC Project and Getting To Know You. You probably don't know me as the creator of Infinitely Dinner Society, but it already seems to be the worst kept secret in immersive theater so I might as well own up to it now that I'm asking for $$$.

I currently am trying to ramp up my production to having at least one new show or remount of one of my shows go up every month to month and a half as well as having mini events, poetry readings, new immersive experiments and public art pieces go up in between.

If I can get $2500 a month in funding I will be able to keep to the following schedule for a 2018/2019 season of events:

November 2018- Infinitely Dinner Society Daytime Snacks
December 2018- F(ord Focus)
Jan 2019- A(partment 8) Tour
Jan/Feb 2019- G
Jan 2019- Audio Motel presents "The Cloud"
Mar/April 2019- H
June 2019- One Woman Show
June 2019- I
July 2019- Christmas in July
August 2019- J
Sep/Oct 2019- The Unknown 2
Sep/Oct 2019- Family Spooky Show
Nov/Dec 2019 -Family Christmas Show
Nov 2019- Audio Motel Room 2 opens
Dec 2019- K

If you want me to be able to do this though, I'm going to have to take some time away from my day job working as a photographer and really dedicate myself full time to producing and creating this, as well as hopefully hiring part-time production staff. I will need some financial support of fans who love my work to make this dream a reality.

Your support can help me keep up the quality that garnered me these as well as dozens of other positive reviews:

"In the few years since she landed in Los Angeles, experimental playwright-director Annie Lesser has firmly established herself as one of the most fearless and adventurous forces in the city's emerging immersive scene."-Stage Raw

"Courageous actors and Lesser’s fertile invention and exacting eye made each show an exhilarating and profoundly unsettling journey into the poetics of extreme intimacy."-LA Weekly

""This could be one of the most intimate, visceral experiences ever created... It is a transformation. You walk in one person and walk out another." -Gia On The Move on A(partment 8)

C(ovell) was THRILLIST RECOMMENDED in their best of March 2017

"An inspired combination of speed dating and relationship time travel." KCRW on Getting to Know You
Tiers
"Taste Glory"
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Access to behind the scenes footage and images with Patreon Lens.
Getting to Know You
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
-ABC Project will follow you on Instagram.

-Plus all previous rewards

Secrets Secrets
$25 or more per month 4 patrons
- News/alerts about Annie Lesser productions before anyone else.

- Access to Pre-sales

-All Previous rewards

"The Overall Appearance..."
$35 or more per month 1 patron
-Sent a monthly high quality digital still from past or current Annie Lesser productions.

-Invites to purchase tickets to alternative events/parties/art projects/live readings by Annie Lesser and her collaborators not open to the general public.

-All previous rewards.

"If I Told You..."
$65 or more per month 0 patrons
-Once a month invite to private livestream of poetry and short story readings from Annie Lesser. Followed by AMA sessions.

-Plus all previous Rewards

"A Piece of My Tooth"
$95 or more per month 0 patrons
-Be sent a physical print of a production still or a behind the scenes photo signed by Annie Lesser (and when possible cast members) every month.


-All previous rewards.

Splitting Hairs/Slashing Prices
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
-30% off up to 3 tickets per production. (NOTE This does not include Infinitely Dinner Society Private Membership but it does include tickets to all Midnight Snacks)  

-20% off all Merchandise

-Plus all previous rewards.

Splitting More Hairs/Slashing More Prices
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
-50% off up to 4 tickets per production. (NOTE This does not include Infinitely Dinner Society Private Membership but it does include tickets to all Midnight Snacks)  

-35% off all Merchandise

-Plus all previous rewards.

Getting to Know Me
$175 or more per month 0 patrons
-Once a month invite to go to a location in the LA area with Annie Lesser and other GTKM patrons. On these "field trips" I will show you something that inspires me and we will have an AMA style discussion about how I'm inspired as an artist. 


-Food and admission included when applicable.


-Plus all previous rewards.

Letterman
$195 or more per month 0 patrons
 -A limited edition ABC Project Letterman Cardigan only available to Letterman Patreon Donors or higher.

-An enamel pin for every letter show of the ABC Project

-All Previous Rewards


NOTE: Must have been contributing at this level for 6 months before receiving cardigan

"Share in Our Greatness"
$250 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
-2 Tickets to Every Single Annie Lesser Show that costs $200 or less, and $200 discounts on 2 tickets to any show that costs more. (NOTE This does not include Infinitely Dinner Society Private Membership but it does include tickets to all Midnight Snacks)

-Access  to pick your show  time/day before pre-sale is available.

-All previous rewards.

"Vague Promises...Little Miracles"
$450 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
-Bonus one on one experience at every single Annie Lesser Show only for "Vague Promises...Little Miracles" patrons and their +1s only.

-Special extra take home present at the end of every Annie Lesser show.

-All Previous Rewards

Goals
$131 of $1,800 per month
Family Friendly shows for both Spooky Season and times of giving Nov/Dec Holiday Season.
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Hello all. Annie Lesser here.
I'm a writer/director/producer of immersive theater pieces. You probably know me best as the creator of the ABC Project and Getting To Know You. You probably don't know me as the creator of Infinitely Dinner Society, but it already seems to be the worst kept secret in immersive theater so I might as well own up to it now that I'm asking for $$$.

I currently am trying to ramp up my production to having at least one new show or remount of one of my shows go up every month to month and a half as well as having mini events, poetry readings, new immersive experiments and public art pieces go up in between.

If I can get $2500 a month in funding I will be able to keep to the following schedule for a 2018/2019 season of events:

November 2018- Infinitely Dinner Society Daytime Snacks
December 2018- F(ord Focus)
Jan 2019- A(partment 8) Tour
Jan/Feb 2019- G
Jan 2019- Audio Motel presents "The Cloud"
Mar/April 2019- H
June 2019- One Woman Show
June 2019- I
July 2019- Christmas in July
August 2019- J
Sep/Oct 2019- The Unknown 2
Sep/Oct 2019- Family Spooky Show
Nov/Dec 2019 -Family Christmas Show
Nov 2019- Audio Motel Room 2 opens
Dec 2019- K

If you want me to be able to do this though, I'm going to have to take some time away from my day job working as a photographer and really dedicate myself full time to producing and creating this, as well as hopefully hiring part-time production staff. I will need some financial support of fans who love my work to make this dream a reality.

Your support can help me keep up the quality that garnered me these as well as dozens of other positive reviews:

"In the few years since she landed in Los Angeles, experimental playwright-director Annie Lesser has firmly established herself as one of the most fearless and adventurous forces in the city's emerging immersive scene."-Stage Raw

"Courageous actors and Lesser’s fertile invention and exacting eye made each show an exhilarating and profoundly unsettling journey into the poetics of extreme intimacy."-LA Weekly

""This could be one of the most intimate, visceral experiences ever created... It is a transformation. You walk in one person and walk out another." -Gia On The Move on A(partment 8)

C(ovell) was THRILLIST RECOMMENDED in their best of March 2017

"An inspired combination of speed dating and relationship time travel." KCRW on Getting to Know You

Recent posts by Annie Lesser

Tiers
"Taste Glory"
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Access to behind the scenes footage and images with Patreon Lens.
Getting to Know You
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
-ABC Project will follow you on Instagram.

-Plus all previous rewards

Secrets Secrets
$25 or more per month 4 patrons
- News/alerts about Annie Lesser productions before anyone else.

- Access to Pre-sales

-All Previous rewards

"The Overall Appearance..."
$35 or more per month 1 patron
-Sent a monthly high quality digital still from past or current Annie Lesser productions.

-Invites to purchase tickets to alternative events/parties/art projects/live readings by Annie Lesser and her collaborators not open to the general public.

-All previous rewards.

"If I Told You..."
$65 or more per month 0 patrons
-Once a month invite to private livestream of poetry and short story readings from Annie Lesser. Followed by AMA sessions.

-Plus all previous Rewards

"A Piece of My Tooth"
$95 or more per month 0 patrons
-Be sent a physical print of a production still or a behind the scenes photo signed by Annie Lesser (and when possible cast members) every month.


-All previous rewards.

Splitting Hairs/Slashing Prices
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
-30% off up to 3 tickets per production. (NOTE This does not include Infinitely Dinner Society Private Membership but it does include tickets to all Midnight Snacks)  

-20% off all Merchandise

-Plus all previous rewards.

Splitting More Hairs/Slashing More Prices
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
-50% off up to 4 tickets per production. (NOTE This does not include Infinitely Dinner Society Private Membership but it does include tickets to all Midnight Snacks)  

-35% off all Merchandise

-Plus all previous rewards.

Getting to Know Me
$175 or more per month 0 patrons
-Once a month invite to go to a location in the LA area with Annie Lesser and other GTKM patrons. On these "field trips" I will show you something that inspires me and we will have an AMA style discussion about how I'm inspired as an artist. 


-Food and admission included when applicable.


-Plus all previous rewards.

Letterman
$195 or more per month 0 patrons
 -A limited edition ABC Project Letterman Cardigan only available to Letterman Patreon Donors or higher.

-An enamel pin for every letter show of the ABC Project

-All Previous Rewards


NOTE: Must have been contributing at this level for 6 months before receiving cardigan

"Share in Our Greatness"
$250 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
-2 Tickets to Every Single Annie Lesser Show that costs $200 or less, and $200 discounts on 2 tickets to any show that costs more. (NOTE This does not include Infinitely Dinner Society Private Membership but it does include tickets to all Midnight Snacks)

-Access  to pick your show  time/day before pre-sale is available.

-All previous rewards.

"Vague Promises...Little Miracles"
$450 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
-Bonus one on one experience at every single Annie Lesser Show only for "Vague Promises...Little Miracles" patrons and their +1s only.

-Special extra take home present at the end of every Annie Lesser show.

-All Previous Rewards