Figmentally

is creating comedy, theatrical circus, videos, and a playful arts

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Tea for One
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Sweet! Buy one of us an imaginary tea for dedicating our life to improving the world through art. We will play rock, paper, scissors to decide who gets to drink it.

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$6
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For this contribution, we BOTH get enjoy a cup of tea—at the same time! You’ll get access to all of our Patreon content, plus we’ll send you an annual merchandise gift as a thank you!

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Puppet Maker
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$12
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You’re bringing a figment of our imagination to life! This level of support helps buy materials like clocks, tables, and fabric then makes them walk, dance, and misbehave. PLUS you’re on the guest list to every full Figmentally show you can attend, and you get the merch gift!

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About

Hello! We are Figmentally (Drea Lusion & Eric Parthum)—two humans who look at the world just a little sideways, and with funny glasses. We have toured internationally, scooping up sold-out awards, best of fringe awards, and once landing in China to perform in a giant stadium. With decades of experience ranging from SF Clown Conservatory, kid’s entertainment, leading youth circus programs, training in dance, magic, theater, mime and more, making children giggle like crazy, and adults giggle like children.



We are here to...


  • Make Independent Authentic Work
We are medium mixers, combining old-school vaudeville traditions like magic, mime, and slapstick with puppetry, dance, and theater. We design, write, produce and make everything you see. In the US, most circus performance is curated for capitalism. Whatever is the flashiest, fastest, and sexiest sells. The market loves standard skill acts with extra sparkles. That’s just not us. We break patterns and defy genres. We love to combine theater with circus, dance and other unexpected mediums. Our work rarely fits well in the standard boxes society provides. So, we have made our own box over here where we can do whatever we want. We make our own shows and produce every element so we can have full artistic control.

  • Make Videos
Our work is ephemeral. When we put on a show in a theater, it’s an experience that is magical, exciting, and completely fleeting. If you weren’t there, you missed it forever. We want to make videos so we can share our work wider through time and space.

  • Share our Process
I know when I started making unscripted work from my imagination, I often doubted myself and my strange process. We want to share our raw weird weird ideas and our strange process in the hopes that it will encourage you in your process. Maybe it will help you feel better about all of your weird ideas, and encourage you to make your weird ideas come true.While we love the end product, the saying remains true: 'The journey is the destination'. We love the discovering, designing, and destruction that is our creation process, and we would love to let you in on it! Sometimes, behind the scenes is more interesting than the scenes! So, come backstage with us.

  • Produce our own shows
Nothing compares to the real thing. When the world is safe for live theater again, we want to be back in theaters, local and worldwide.



You make us better.

We make art because we must. We don’t cut back on comedy because we don’t make enough cash. Yet, when you put a coin in our coffer, you make us sustainable. We walk a little more freely in the world. We bend to corporate will and capitalism a little less. You make our work more authentic. For that, we are so excited to pull back the curtain for you to snoop around our mental and physical workshops. We want to know who you are, and what tickles your fancy. We love to connect with our audience members. AND, we also want to make art accessible to everyone. In our dream world, we would make shows with open doors and everyone could walk in and grab a seat in our infinite theater. Laughter is essential and therefore we will keep our videos accessible to the public. Thanks so much for supporting independent artists.

What does your money pay for?
Props: PVC pipe, fabric, old clocks, paint, sticks, wigs, suspenders
Video equipment: lights, camera, Final Cut Pro
Rent (Studio space!)
Promotion, Flyers, Posters, Advertising
Applying for festivals
Production fees for theaters
Touring: gas and food
and of course, some tea

Goals
8 of 11 patrons
When we get 11 patrons we will make a silly video with the first 11 patrons' faces' in it. Just because we are so grateful and we love ya. 
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