David

is creating theater, conceptual & performance art, and streams

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Welcome to my Patreon!

You probably want to know why you should give me money.

Long story short: I work in non-commercial theater, and self-produce highly weirdanti-commercial art. I'm fortunate to have (somewhat) steady clients for my small business, and a supportive family for emergencies, but the hustle is real, and it is hard.

I'm hoping this Patreon can be part of the platform I'm building for myself, to help me focus on the work most interesting to my audiences and, well, to me. Patron levels get more access to me and my work, and Client levels are a sort of creative consultancy subscription with me.

Wait -- who am I? Tough question. But the content I create can be described as emanating from three... let's call them personas:

David Jenkins (www.davidjenkins.net)

(theater-maker; conceptual artist; entrepreneur)

Trained in Drama and Chinese, I've worked primarily in theater since moving to NYC in 2007, before expanding into other and weirder media, including web and performance art. I serve on the Cooperative for and variously create with AMiOS, an indie theater company, and write/perform/etc for Broken Box Mime Theater, an award-winning physical theater troupe based in New York.

I'm also founder of The KRNL, a simple open-source religion, and the sole proprietor of Transcribblers, a boutique audio-and-video transcription firm specializing in high-quality transcription for a variety of production, research, and art institutions.

If you can't spare a dime on Patreon but want to support my work, sending transcription my way is a pretty good alternative! (but srsly I'd love to type my own ideas instead of others'...)


The D. W. J. (www.thedwj.com)

(performer; stooge; meat popsicle)

After a decade of gestating in the industry, the D.W.J. was born as a fully autonomous, semi-sentient human male construct designed for performance environments. Powered and piloted by the artist, the D.W.J. is programmed to carry out tasks typically performed by actors and models, without any of the confusion of personhood. 


On the one hand, it's just a funny and bizarre way to "sell myself" and still feel comfortable working in entertainment. On the other hand, it's a deeply personal work of cybernetic art highlighting the atrocity of commodification.

grillcover (www.grillcover.live/s)

(web avatar)

Born in 1995 in the primordial swamps of AOL, "grillcover" has proliferated through various website accounts, video game handles, and other digital media to the point where his identity has become a distinct and recognizable part of my extended body & mind.

As I seek to create a presence online as a web content creator, I have taken the anonymous reins off the old boy and intend to let him flourish as the snarky weirdo he is.
Tiers
Patron I
$1 or more per month

Unlocks:

  • Monthly Patreon Updates
Patron II
$2.56 or more per month

Unlocks:

  • Monthly Patreon Updates
  • Periodic personal video check-ins
Patron III
$5.12 or more per month

Unlocks:

  • Monthly Patreon Updates
  • Periodic personal video check-ins
  • Access to open Google Calendars (coming September!)
  • Super Secret Discord Channels (coming soon!)
Patron IV
$10.24 or more per month

Unlocks:

  • Monthly Patreon Updates
  • Periodic personal video check-ins
  • Gifted Tier 1 Twitch Sub @ twitch.tv/grillcover
  • Access to open Google Calendars (coming September!)
  • Super Secret Discord Channels (coming soon!)
Client I
$20.48 or more per month

 

(At the Client levels, you can begin a creative consultancy subscription. It includes all access granted from Patron levels.)


Creative Check-Ins


I will weigh in with my advice, reflections, and professional opinion once a month on anything related to your creative practice. 


Send up to 1,000 words of text, 3 images / photos, or 5 min. of audio and / or video and I'll reply with my thoughts, support, and critique.


**I can't guarantee I'll be able to engage in a back-and-forth dialogue**


**I will try to be holistic and helpful. This is meant as an ongoing course check-in & sounding board, not a replacement for traditional mentorship or tutelage**

Client II
$40.96 or more per month

(At the Client levels, you can begin a creative consultancy subscription. It includes all access granted from Patron levels.)


Half-hour Consultations


As with the check-ins, you send up to 1,000 words of text, 3 images / photos, or 5 min. of audio and / or video and I'll prepare notes and thoughts, similar to a Client Tier I check-in.


Then, we schedule a monthly half-hour phone or video-chat conversation around your work. We can decide together the best way our collaboration can serve your practice.


Both my notes and, if requested, a recording of the consultation can be passed along for your reference.


**I can't guarantee I'll be able to engage in a back-and-forth dialogue after our meeting**


**I will try to be holistic and helpful. This is meant as an ongoing course check-in & sounding board, not a replacement for traditional mentorship or tutelage**

Client III
$81.92 or more per month

(At the Client levels, you can begin a creative consultancy subscription. It includes all access granted from Patron levels.)


Full-hour Consultations


As with the check-ins, you send up to 1,000 words of text, 3 images / photos, or 5 min. of audio and / or video and I'll prepare notes and thoughts, similar to a Client Tier I check-in.


Then, we schedule a monthly hour-long phone or video-chat conversation around your work. We can decide together the best way our collaboration can serve your practice, but having the full hour can give us a chance to work through problem spots and touch on many different areas.


The Client III level also includes an optional mid-month check-in in similar scope to the Client I check-in.


Both my notes and, if requested, a recording of the consultation can be passed along for your reference.


**I can't guarantee I'll be able to engage in a back-and-forth dialogue after our meeting**


**I will try to be holistic and helpful. This is meant as an ongoing course check-in & sounding board, not a replacement for traditional mentorship or tutelage**

Benefactor I
$128 or more per month

(At the Benefactor levels, I am accepting the generosity of those with the means to give. It includes all access granted from Patron levels.)


This amount would be half a blessing.

Benefactor II
$256 or more per month

(At the Benefactor levels, I am accepting the generosity of those with the means to give. It includes all access granted from Patron levels.)


This amount would be a blessing.

Benefactor III
$512 or more per month

(At the Benefactor levels, I am accepting the generosity of those with the means to give. It includes all access granted from Patron levels.)


This amount would be twice a blessing.

Goals
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"I have to eat... every... day?" 

My monthly food budget comfortably covers sustenance in NYC at a moderate caloric intake, to keep up with considerable energetic output.
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Welcome to my Patreon!

You probably want to know why you should give me money.

Long story short: I work in non-commercial theater, and self-produce highly weirdanti-commercial art. I'm fortunate to have (somewhat) steady clients for my small business, and a supportive family for emergencies, but the hustle is real, and it is hard.

I'm hoping this Patreon can be part of the platform I'm building for myself, to help me focus on the work most interesting to my audiences and, well, to me. Patron levels get more access to me and my work, and Client levels are a sort of creative consultancy subscription with me.

Wait -- who am I? Tough question. But the content I create can be described as emanating from three... let's call them personas:

David Jenkins (www.davidjenkins.net)

(theater-maker; conceptual artist; entrepreneur)

Trained in Drama and Chinese, I've worked primarily in theater since moving to NYC in 2007, before expanding into other and weirder media, including web and performance art. I serve on the Cooperative for and variously create with AMiOS, an indie theater company, and write/perform/etc for Broken Box Mime Theater, an award-winning physical theater troupe based in New York.

I'm also founder of The KRNL, a simple open-source religion, and the sole proprietor of Transcribblers, a boutique audio-and-video transcription firm specializing in high-quality transcription for a variety of production, research, and art institutions.

If you can't spare a dime on Patreon but want to support my work, sending transcription my way is a pretty good alternative! (but srsly I'd love to type my own ideas instead of others'...)


The D. W. J. (www.thedwj.com)

(performer; stooge; meat popsicle)

After a decade of gestating in the industry, the D.W.J. was born as a fully autonomous, semi-sentient human male construct designed for performance environments. Powered and piloted by the artist, the D.W.J. is programmed to carry out tasks typically performed by actors and models, without any of the confusion of personhood. 


On the one hand, it's just a funny and bizarre way to "sell myself" and still feel comfortable working in entertainment. On the other hand, it's a deeply personal work of cybernetic art highlighting the atrocity of commodification.

grillcover (www.grillcover.live/s)

(web avatar)

Born in 1995 in the primordial swamps of AOL, "grillcover" has proliferated through various website accounts, video game handles, and other digital media to the point where his identity has become a distinct and recognizable part of my extended body & mind.

As I seek to create a presence online as a web content creator, I have taken the anonymous reins off the old boy and intend to let him flourish as the snarky weirdo he is.

Recent posts by David

Tiers
Patron I
$1 or more per month

Unlocks:

  • Monthly Patreon Updates
Patron II
$2.56 or more per month

Unlocks:

  • Monthly Patreon Updates
  • Periodic personal video check-ins
Patron III
$5.12 or more per month

Unlocks:

  • Monthly Patreon Updates
  • Periodic personal video check-ins
  • Access to open Google Calendars (coming September!)
  • Super Secret Discord Channels (coming soon!)
Patron IV
$10.24 or more per month

Unlocks:

  • Monthly Patreon Updates
  • Periodic personal video check-ins
  • Gifted Tier 1 Twitch Sub @ twitch.tv/grillcover
  • Access to open Google Calendars (coming September!)
  • Super Secret Discord Channels (coming soon!)
Client I
$20.48 or more per month

 

(At the Client levels, you can begin a creative consultancy subscription. It includes all access granted from Patron levels.)


Creative Check-Ins


I will weigh in with my advice, reflections, and professional opinion once a month on anything related to your creative practice. 


Send up to 1,000 words of text, 3 images / photos, or 5 min. of audio and / or video and I'll reply with my thoughts, support, and critique.


**I can't guarantee I'll be able to engage in a back-and-forth dialogue**


**I will try to be holistic and helpful. This is meant as an ongoing course check-in & sounding board, not a replacement for traditional mentorship or tutelage**

Client II
$40.96 or more per month

(At the Client levels, you can begin a creative consultancy subscription. It includes all access granted from Patron levels.)


Half-hour Consultations


As with the check-ins, you send up to 1,000 words of text, 3 images / photos, or 5 min. of audio and / or video and I'll prepare notes and thoughts, similar to a Client Tier I check-in.


Then, we schedule a monthly half-hour phone or video-chat conversation around your work. We can decide together the best way our collaboration can serve your practice.


Both my notes and, if requested, a recording of the consultation can be passed along for your reference.


**I can't guarantee I'll be able to engage in a back-and-forth dialogue after our meeting**


**I will try to be holistic and helpful. This is meant as an ongoing course check-in & sounding board, not a replacement for traditional mentorship or tutelage**

Client III
$81.92 or more per month

(At the Client levels, you can begin a creative consultancy subscription. It includes all access granted from Patron levels.)


Full-hour Consultations


As with the check-ins, you send up to 1,000 words of text, 3 images / photos, or 5 min. of audio and / or video and I'll prepare notes and thoughts, similar to a Client Tier I check-in.


Then, we schedule a monthly hour-long phone or video-chat conversation around your work. We can decide together the best way our collaboration can serve your practice, but having the full hour can give us a chance to work through problem spots and touch on many different areas.


The Client III level also includes an optional mid-month check-in in similar scope to the Client I check-in.


Both my notes and, if requested, a recording of the consultation can be passed along for your reference.


**I can't guarantee I'll be able to engage in a back-and-forth dialogue after our meeting**


**I will try to be holistic and helpful. This is meant as an ongoing course check-in & sounding board, not a replacement for traditional mentorship or tutelage**

Benefactor I
$128 or more per month

(At the Benefactor levels, I am accepting the generosity of those with the means to give. It includes all access granted from Patron levels.)


This amount would be half a blessing.

Benefactor II
$256 or more per month

(At the Benefactor levels, I am accepting the generosity of those with the means to give. It includes all access granted from Patron levels.)


This amount would be a blessing.

Benefactor III
$512 or more per month

(At the Benefactor levels, I am accepting the generosity of those with the means to give. It includes all access granted from Patron levels.)


This amount would be twice a blessing.