Emma Rosa Went

Emma Rosa Went

is creating plays all over the place

4

patrons

$28

per month
Hello Friends! 

I'm Emma Rosa Went, a theatre director/maker-person who creates things with Shakespeare and other classic texts, with playwrights and brand-new texts, and (once in a while!) with other weirdos and no texts at all. I care deeply about the audience and their experience; I want to welcome you into the theatre with something that lets you know you are valued, and that whatever we've made is a gift to you. I love to put music in plays, I think about queerness a lot in plays, I try to let women-identified folks do more and be more than they might usually get to do and be in plays. I am passionate about ensembles, and about actively using all the imaginations in the room to make the thing together. I like being a theatre team-captain, but mostly I like being on a team.

I am a co-founder of a new-work development ensemble called The Renovationists with my partner, playwright Else C. Went. Our mission boils down to "queering the canon," and our unofficial slogan is "Big Sad American Plays," so you get where we're coming from. Our work is set in places like trains, lighthouses, forests, and small-town basements, and Else and I have concocted things together at The Tank, Barn Arts Collective, Playwrights Realm, Trans Lab at WP, Shetler Studios, and all kinds of living rooms and coffee shops. I have also done a lot of directing of Shakespeare and other new plays around town with other companies, and assisted many terrific folks off-broadway or in the regional theatre, and you can learn all about that at my website.

I am very busy directing right now in 2019, which is why I'm here checking out Patreon. As we all know, art-making in this country is not a lucrative business, and is not set up to make artists lives easier. I am tentatively wiggling my antennae out into the world in search of greater support right now because I have a *LOT* going on, absolutely all of which I'm thrilled about, but all of which leaves me with a cash-flow problem. Plainly speaking-- I am too busy making art to have a regular survival job, and my art is not lucrative enough to support me completely. This leaves me in a bind many artists are familiar with, and any support that you give me will directly help to pay my bills, feed me, and keep me from crying on the train. You will very sincerely be making This Whole Thing possible, and giving me the ultimate gift: the time to do my work without guilt, without fear.

Where in the World is Emma Went: I am a 2019 fellow at Town Stages in Tribeca, which is giving me the great gift of space and supportive colleagues. I am also a First Stage Resident at The Drama League, and in both of those spaces I am making a truly insane Beckett-parody-clown-show-buddy-comedy-monstrosity with Julia Larsen and Olivia Rose Barresi. I ALSO just finished directing a new play at The Tank in April: an exciting collab between Else C. Went and Shakespeare called Courage! To the Field! as well as a staged-reading of Else's epic new play Initiative for the Ink'd Festival at Playwrights Realm. And now, I am *about* to finish the months of prep and embark on my second season at the Scranton Shakespeare Festival in PA, where I am directing Richard III. Exciting times!

I also write a lot of poetry, and am compiling a chapbook. There's a lot going on. If you become a patron of mine, you will be in on all of it. And obviously, I will love you forever. I already do. <3

BIG LOVE AND THANKS for being part of the journey, if you choose to be! 

X
Emma
Tiers
A Buck in the Hat
$1 or more per month

Thank you, kindly friend, for throwing a buck IN THIS HAT! You will get exclusive access to Special Things like discount codes for plays, and special behind-the-scenes rehearsal photos or video updates! 

Thanks and Thanks and Thank You Notes
$2 or more per month

You will get a personalized Thank You Note either in the form of a social-media shout-out if you're into that, and/or a personal email from me detailing what art you are helping me create! Plus all above perks.

Greetings from SHIRT LAND
$5 or more per month

I know what you hooligans are really into is all that good Shirt Show Content! You will get special Shirt Show insider updates, including a photo sent directly to you from the Shirt Show madwomen themselves! Featuring The Shirt, of course. Plus all above perks.

Credit Where Credit Is Due
$10 or more per month

If you become a Fancy $10/month patron, I will list you in the Special Thanks materials on EVERYTHING I make-- wherever program materials exist for my work, there will be your name in the Special Thanks forever and ever! Plus all above perks.

Poems, poems everywhere!
$20 or more per month

I will write you, YES YOU, a personalized poem once a month! You can either let me pen you an ode of gratitude, or you can commission a poem for a particular purpose, for an event, a lover, a birthday-- a haiku, a dirty limerick, you name it. Plus all above perks.

At Your Service
$50 or more per month

Considering that you are literally Queen Elizabeth to me, my various collaboration skills are at your disposal! Let's talk! Are you an actor who wants to jam about an audition? A director who wants to talk about a design question? A writer who wants to chat about a scene? I will have 1 in-depth collaborative meeting with you to help accomplish what you need to accomplish, whether that takes the form of any of the above or something totally different! Plus all above perks.

Goals
4 of 20 patrons
Gang! When I reach 20 patrons, I am straight up going to GIVE AWAY a coaching session by raffling it amongst those patrons! If you want to get in on that, sign up to be my Patron for just $1 or $2/month and it could be youuuu! Thank you for your support <3
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Hello Friends! 

I'm Emma Rosa Went, a theatre director/maker-person who creates things with Shakespeare and other classic texts, with playwrights and brand-new texts, and (once in a while!) with other weirdos and no texts at all. I care deeply about the audience and their experience; I want to welcome you into the theatre with something that lets you know you are valued, and that whatever we've made is a gift to you. I love to put music in plays, I think about queerness a lot in plays, I try to let women-identified folks do more and be more than they might usually get to do and be in plays. I am passionate about ensembles, and about actively using all the imaginations in the room to make the thing together. I like being a theatre team-captain, but mostly I like being on a team.

I am a co-founder of a new-work development ensemble called The Renovationists with my partner, playwright Else C. Went. Our mission boils down to "queering the canon," and our unofficial slogan is "Big Sad American Plays," so you get where we're coming from. Our work is set in places like trains, lighthouses, forests, and small-town basements, and Else and I have concocted things together at The Tank, Barn Arts Collective, Playwrights Realm, Trans Lab at WP, Shetler Studios, and all kinds of living rooms and coffee shops. I have also done a lot of directing of Shakespeare and other new plays around town with other companies, and assisted many terrific folks off-broadway or in the regional theatre, and you can learn all about that at my website.

I am very busy directing right now in 2019, which is why I'm here checking out Patreon. As we all know, art-making in this country is not a lucrative business, and is not set up to make artists lives easier. I am tentatively wiggling my antennae out into the world in search of greater support right now because I have a *LOT* going on, absolutely all of which I'm thrilled about, but all of which leaves me with a cash-flow problem. Plainly speaking-- I am too busy making art to have a regular survival job, and my art is not lucrative enough to support me completely. This leaves me in a bind many artists are familiar with, and any support that you give me will directly help to pay my bills, feed me, and keep me from crying on the train. You will very sincerely be making This Whole Thing possible, and giving me the ultimate gift: the time to do my work without guilt, without fear.

Where in the World is Emma Went: I am a 2019 fellow at Town Stages in Tribeca, which is giving me the great gift of space and supportive colleagues. I am also a First Stage Resident at The Drama League, and in both of those spaces I am making a truly insane Beckett-parody-clown-show-buddy-comedy-monstrosity with Julia Larsen and Olivia Rose Barresi. I ALSO just finished directing a new play at The Tank in April: an exciting collab between Else C. Went and Shakespeare called Courage! To the Field! as well as a staged-reading of Else's epic new play Initiative for the Ink'd Festival at Playwrights Realm. And now, I am *about* to finish the months of prep and embark on my second season at the Scranton Shakespeare Festival in PA, where I am directing Richard III. Exciting times!

I also write a lot of poetry, and am compiling a chapbook. There's a lot going on. If you become a patron of mine, you will be in on all of it. And obviously, I will love you forever. I already do. <3

BIG LOVE AND THANKS for being part of the journey, if you choose to be! 

X
Emma

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Tiers
A Buck in the Hat
$1 or more per month

Thank you, kindly friend, for throwing a buck IN THIS HAT! You will get exclusive access to Special Things like discount codes for plays, and special behind-the-scenes rehearsal photos or video updates! 

Thanks and Thanks and Thank You Notes
$2 or more per month

You will get a personalized Thank You Note either in the form of a social-media shout-out if you're into that, and/or a personal email from me detailing what art you are helping me create! Plus all above perks.

Greetings from SHIRT LAND
$5 or more per month

I know what you hooligans are really into is all that good Shirt Show Content! You will get special Shirt Show insider updates, including a photo sent directly to you from the Shirt Show madwomen themselves! Featuring The Shirt, of course. Plus all above perks.

Credit Where Credit Is Due
$10 or more per month

If you become a Fancy $10/month patron, I will list you in the Special Thanks materials on EVERYTHING I make-- wherever program materials exist for my work, there will be your name in the Special Thanks forever and ever! Plus all above perks.

Poems, poems everywhere!
$20 or more per month

I will write you, YES YOU, a personalized poem once a month! You can either let me pen you an ode of gratitude, or you can commission a poem for a particular purpose, for an event, a lover, a birthday-- a haiku, a dirty limerick, you name it. Plus all above perks.

At Your Service
$50 or more per month

Considering that you are literally Queen Elizabeth to me, my various collaboration skills are at your disposal! Let's talk! Are you an actor who wants to jam about an audition? A director who wants to talk about a design question? A writer who wants to chat about a scene? I will have 1 in-depth collaborative meeting with you to help accomplish what you need to accomplish, whether that takes the form of any of the above or something totally different! Plus all above perks.