Enso Theatre Ensemble is creating Performances, Theatre Education, Wellness.
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patrons

$178
per month
ENSO THEATRE ENSEMBLE
Performance. Education. Wellness.

We are a not-for-profit dedicated to artistry inspired by the Enso symbol:
a moment when the mind is free, to let the body create.

We produce ensemble-based professional theatre, and offer unique educational opportunities in an environment of mindfulness and well-being.

Enso Theatre Ensemble is changing the way that artists think about themselves and their work.

Our vision is of an “Enso-Arts Hub”, a building that can serve not only as our base of operations, but as a refuge for artists and small - midsize theatre companies in the Portland community, looking for a place to meet, rehearse, take classes, and practice wellness.

See a sketch of what we'd like our future Enso-Arts Hub to look like, and read more at www.ensotheatre.com/the-future-of-enso

WHY YOUR GIVING MATTERS:
Portland has a rich array of varied art and theater companies providing invaluable experiences to young people, and to the community at large. But we are losing the spaces available for small companies to operate in.

This last year a number of prominent small to midsize companies in the community were forced to fold, downsize or merge with other artistic venues because they lost their space.

Affordable space is needed. We are part of the effort to make this possible.
Your donation validates the work that we do, and affirms that you recognize the value and importance of the arts in your community!

SO, ENSO: WHAT'S THE MASTER PLAN?

Phase 1: Launch the company. (Done!)
Over the last two years we have grown from a seed of an idea, to a nonprofit that has garnered praise and recognition from the community, and from national organizations such as the Jane Austen Society of North America. We've produced three full scale shows, launched our Education program, offered Wellness Workshops, received our first grant from the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, and made close connections with local businesses.

Phase 2: Operate on a year-round basis. (Currently!)
In order to continue growing at a sustainable rate, we need to create the stable, internal structures necessary for operating year round. We're creating 7 new staff positions, and have added a series of Benefit Performances to increase our revenue flow throughout the year.

Phase 3: Fund the Enso-Arts Hub. (Future...)
In the final phase of our vision, we will fundraise for the rental and renovation of our community building, the Enso-Arts Hub. Our goal is to partner with a for-profit company to assist with rising rent costs, and to attract foot-traffic to our space. For example, during day hours, a tea company might operate out of our lobby area, while classes take place in the theater behind. In the evenings, the tea company would take over Concessions for our productions.

Tiers
The Avid Enso Supporter!
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Access to our Patreon feed, and Patron-only content: follow the wild, joyful, sometimes poetic, at times trying, journey that Caitlin takes as she builds and establishes Enso Theatre in the Portland community!


Includes photos, behind-the-scenes videos, shared secrets, chaotic poetry and more!


Includes

  • Access to Patron-only content
  • Listed in programs as a Patron (Anonymous option available - just let us know!)
The Enthused Audience Member
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Buy One, Get One FREE! A special discount code sent to you, for use on all Enso Performances, as long as you are a Patron.


Includes

  • Access to Patron-only content
  • Listed in programs as a Patron (Anonymous option available - just let us know!)
The Life-Long Learner
$10 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
$10 off 1 participant's tuition to any Enso workshop or meetup, PLUS:


A personalized invitation sent to you for every Enso production!

Includes


  • Access to Patron-only content
  • Listed in programs as a Patron (Anonymous option available - just let us know!)
  • Buy One, Get One FREE! A special discount code sent to you, for use on all Enso Performances, as long as you are a Patron.
The Backstage Pass
$15 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
Exclusive Digital Booklet of every professional show we produce. Includes behind-the-scenes photos, poster, program, video interviews and more!


Includes

  • Access to Patron-only content
  • Listed in programs as a Patron (Anonymous option available - just let us know!)
  • A personalized invitation sent to you for every Enso production!
  • Buy One, Get One FREE! A special discount code sent to you, for use on all Enso Performances, as long as you are a Patron.
  • $10 off 1 participant's tuition to any Enso workshop or meetup.
The Date-Night Seeking Parent!
$25 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
Two free tickets (every year, as long as you are a Patron) to 2 Enso shows of your choice, PLUS:


$10 off tuition for any Enso education class, in addition to other discounts applied.

Includes


  • Access to Patron-only content
  • Listed in programs as a Patron (Anonymous option available - just let us know!)
  • A personalized invitation sent to you for every Enso production!
The Social Butterfly
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
THE FIVE FREE PASS: FIVE free tickets, to any Enso production(s), to be used as you wish (you + four friends see one show, you + friends see two shows, etc) every year while you are a Patron.

Includes


  • Access to Patron-only content
  • Listed in programs as a Patron (Anonymous option available - just let us know!)
  • A personalized invitation sent to you for every Enso production!
Enso's #1 Fan
$100 or more per month 1 of 30 patrons
The FIVE FREE pass! (see above) PLUS:


2 free concession items at every Enso production you attend with your FIVE FREE pass.


Includes


  • Access to Patron-only content
  • Listed in programs as a Patron (Anonymous option available - just let us know!)
  • The Digital Booklet
  • A personalized invitation sent to you for every Enso production!
The Entrepreneur
$250 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
  • Announced as our season sponsor prior to each show, benefit & class showcase


  • “Thank You” with your logo & link to your business website, on our website


  • 1 Social Media “Shout Out” / season with advertisement & link  


  • A half-page, full-color ad in all of our programs for the season

    Includes
  • Access to Patron-only content
  • Listed in programs as a Patron (Anonymous option available - just let us know!)
  • The Digital Booklet
  • 2 Free Concession Items with your Five Free Pass
  • The Five Free Pass
  • A personalized invitation sent to you for every Enso production!
Enso Wizard
$500 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
We're astonished, we're honored, THANK YOU.


Full-Page, Full-Color ad for your business in all of our programs.


3 Social Media shout-outs with an advertisement & link to your business website / season


A dinner (on us!) with Enso founders Caitlin & Jordan.


Choose 1 additional reward from above, or come talk to us about a reward you'd like, but don't see on here.


Includes



  • Access to Patron-only content
  • Listed in programs as a Patron (Anonymous option available - just let us know!)
  • The Digital Booklet
  • 2 Free Concession Items with your Five Free Pass
  • The Five Free Pass
  • Announced as our season sponsor prior to each show, class showcase & benefit
  • "Thank You" with your logo & link to your business website, on our website
  • A personalized invitation sent to you for every Enso production!
Goals
$178 of $225 per month
CREATE MONTHLY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

When we reach $225 in monthly Patreon giving, we will dedicate $25/month toward our scholarship fund. We never refuse students, participants or patrons on the basis of financial need. One of the ways we're able to do that, is through the generous gifts of people like you! We make scholarships available via an application process for all of our classes and workshops -- with $25/month dedicated to such a fund, we can ensure that we will have full & partial scholarships available year-round.
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ENSO THEATRE ENSEMBLE
Performance. Education. Wellness.

We are a not-for-profit dedicated to artistry inspired by the Enso symbol:
a moment when the mind is free, to let the body create.

We produce ensemble-based professional theatre, and offer unique educational opportunities in an environment of mindfulness and well-being.

Enso Theatre Ensemble is changing the way that artists think about themselves and their work.

Our vision is of an “Enso-Arts Hub”, a building that can serve not only as our base of operations, but as a refuge for artists and small - midsize theatre companies in the Portland community, looking for a place to meet, rehearse, take classes, and practice wellness.

See a sketch of what we'd like our future Enso-Arts Hub to look like, and read more at www.ensotheatre.com/the-future-of-enso

WHY YOUR GIVING MATTERS:
Portland has a rich array of varied art and theater companies providing invaluable experiences to young people, and to the community at large. But we are losing the spaces available for small companies to operate in.

This last year a number of prominent small to midsize companies in the community were forced to fold, downsize or merge with other artistic venues because they lost their space.

Affordable space is needed. We are part of the effort to make this possible.
Your donation validates the work that we do, and affirms that you recognize the value and importance of the arts in your community!

SO, ENSO: WHAT'S THE MASTER PLAN?

Phase 1: Launch the company. (Done!)
Over the last two years we have grown from a seed of an idea, to a nonprofit that has garnered praise and recognition from the community, and from national organizations such as the Jane Austen Society of North America. We've produced three full scale shows, launched our Education program, offered Wellness Workshops, received our first grant from the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, and made close connections with local businesses.

Phase 2: Operate on a year-round basis. (Currently!)
In order to continue growing at a sustainable rate, we need to create the stable, internal structures necessary for operating year round. We're creating 7 new staff positions, and have added a series of Benefit Performances to increase our revenue flow throughout the year.

Phase 3: Fund the Enso-Arts Hub. (Future...)
In the final phase of our vision, we will fundraise for the rental and renovation of our community building, the Enso-Arts Hub. Our goal is to partner with a for-profit company to assist with rising rent costs, and to attract foot-traffic to our space. For example, during day hours, a tea company might operate out of our lobby area, while classes take place in the theater behind. In the evenings, the tea company would take over Concessions for our productions.

Recent posts by Enso Theatre Ensemble

Tiers
The Avid Enso Supporter!
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Access to our Patreon feed, and Patron-only content: follow the wild, joyful, sometimes poetic, at times trying, journey that Caitlin takes as she builds and establishes Enso Theatre in the Portland community!


Includes photos, behind-the-scenes videos, shared secrets, chaotic poetry and more!


Includes

  • Access to Patron-only content
  • Listed in programs as a Patron (Anonymous option available - just let us know!)
The Enthused Audience Member
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Buy One, Get One FREE! A special discount code sent to you, for use on all Enso Performances, as long as you are a Patron.


Includes

  • Access to Patron-only content
  • Listed in programs as a Patron (Anonymous option available - just let us know!)
The Life-Long Learner
$10 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
$10 off 1 participant's tuition to any Enso workshop or meetup, PLUS:


A personalized invitation sent to you for every Enso production!

Includes


  • Access to Patron-only content
  • Listed in programs as a Patron (Anonymous option available - just let us know!)
  • Buy One, Get One FREE! A special discount code sent to you, for use on all Enso Performances, as long as you are a Patron.
The Backstage Pass
$15 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
Exclusive Digital Booklet of every professional show we produce. Includes behind-the-scenes photos, poster, program, video interviews and more!


Includes

  • Access to Patron-only content
  • Listed in programs as a Patron (Anonymous option available - just let us know!)
  • A personalized invitation sent to you for every Enso production!
  • Buy One, Get One FREE! A special discount code sent to you, for use on all Enso Performances, as long as you are a Patron.
  • $10 off 1 participant's tuition to any Enso workshop or meetup.
The Date-Night Seeking Parent!
$25 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
Two free tickets (every year, as long as you are a Patron) to 2 Enso shows of your choice, PLUS:


$10 off tuition for any Enso education class, in addition to other discounts applied.

Includes


  • Access to Patron-only content
  • Listed in programs as a Patron (Anonymous option available - just let us know!)
  • A personalized invitation sent to you for every Enso production!
The Social Butterfly
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
THE FIVE FREE PASS: FIVE free tickets, to any Enso production(s), to be used as you wish (you + four friends see one show, you + friends see two shows, etc) every year while you are a Patron.

Includes


  • Access to Patron-only content
  • Listed in programs as a Patron (Anonymous option available - just let us know!)
  • A personalized invitation sent to you for every Enso production!
Enso's #1 Fan
$100 or more per month 1 of 30 patrons
The FIVE FREE pass! (see above) PLUS:


2 free concession items at every Enso production you attend with your FIVE FREE pass.


Includes


  • Access to Patron-only content
  • Listed in programs as a Patron (Anonymous option available - just let us know!)
  • The Digital Booklet
  • A personalized invitation sent to you for every Enso production!
The Entrepreneur
$250 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
  • Announced as our season sponsor prior to each show, benefit & class showcase


  • “Thank You” with your logo & link to your business website, on our website


  • 1 Social Media “Shout Out” / season with advertisement & link  


  • A half-page, full-color ad in all of our programs for the season

    Includes
  • Access to Patron-only content
  • Listed in programs as a Patron (Anonymous option available - just let us know!)
  • The Digital Booklet
  • 2 Free Concession Items with your Five Free Pass
  • The Five Free Pass
  • A personalized invitation sent to you for every Enso production!
Enso Wizard
$500 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
We're astonished, we're honored, THANK YOU.


Full-Page, Full-Color ad for your business in all of our programs.


3 Social Media shout-outs with an advertisement & link to your business website / season


A dinner (on us!) with Enso founders Caitlin & Jordan.


Choose 1 additional reward from above, or come talk to us about a reward you'd like, but don't see on here.


Includes



  • Access to Patron-only content
  • Listed in programs as a Patron (Anonymous option available - just let us know!)
  • The Digital Booklet
  • 2 Free Concession Items with your Five Free Pass
  • The Five Free Pass
  • Announced as our season sponsor prior to each show, class showcase & benefit
  • "Thank You" with your logo & link to your business website, on our website
  • A personalized invitation sent to you for every Enso production!