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 (itself now an "art project"), but the hustle is real, and it is hard.

I'm hoping this Patreon can 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 personae:

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.

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.
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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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