Laughing Pig Theatre

is creating Performances and Workshops

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Pig Pals

$2
per month

Thank you for being a friend!


To show our gratitude for your support, you’ll receive


• One Ticket good for any one of our general season shows.


• A Personalized Thank You message from the Laughing Pig Artistic Staff


•Your name listed on our website and the season’s programs

Pig Players

$5
per month

Get Exclusive Content! Since you’re giving a little extra, so will we! Along with the thank you and the name listing, you will receive


•Two tickets to any general season show (used as singles or a pair)


•Access to a piece of exclusive digital content every month, including improv scenes, lessons, behind-the-scenes footage, and more!

Pig Pros

Limited (19 of 20 remaining)
$10
per month

Make your voice heard! For your contribution, we want you to get a day in what we do. So you will get the thank you, the name listing,  the content access, and


•Four tickets to any general season shows (used in singles or pairs)


• The chance to choose a game to be played during a future improv show

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patron

$9

per month

About Laughing Pig Theatre

Who We Are

We love you all so much. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share our passion and joy with you. It’s so cool. You’re so cool.

Laughing Pig Theatre is a small theatre company in Mesa, AZ focusing on new and lesser-known work, education, and improv. Since we came together in 2017, we have worked hard to provide opportunities for artists outside of what they will find anywhere else. We are dedicated to a culture of accessibility and encouragement for not only our artists, but the audience. And we have been so proud to see our little community grow person by person.

But folks, It’s really hard.

What We Need

We are passionate about putting on the best show possible, and whether it’s costumes, props, or the artists themselves, quality costs money. Unlike a lot of community theaters, we generally try to pay artists at least a small stipend for anything more than a few days’ commitment. It’s still never as much as we’d like. Between stipends, play royalties, marketing, and the barest of minimum technical elements, costs to put on a production generally hover around $1500.

For bigger theaters, this is a pittance. For us, it’s a struggle. Let me remind you how cool you are for reading all of this. You’re the sweetest and you’re so attractive.

Since we are so new, we also don’t have much of a stockpile to pull from when it comes to props, costumes and the like. As we continue to do new shows, most materials need to be purchased, borrowed, or made from scratch. This is an expense that will get smaller as we grow, but for now it’s very real.

Finally, as part of our mission of accessibility, we strive to keep tickets no higher than $20. The space itself is shared space that seats about 30 people. So it would mean filling 2/3 of the house with full price ticket-payers every show to break even.

What We’re Asking For

With this Patreon we hope to create a system that will allow us to pay our artists more for their contribution, invest in supplies we can continue to use, and take the burden off of ticket-payers to keep us afloat. Our ideal goal for now would be to hit $500 a month. This would cover base expenses for our main stage season and allow us to grow.

All of our members have other jobs, we are all in this for the love of it. Every dollar you donate goes directly to the theater.

What we are offering in return is direct access to the decision-making process, exclusive custom performances, and public recognition for your generosity.

As artists trying to find their foothold in one of the largest cities in the country, we cannot stress to you how much every dollar truly counts. Thank you so much for your support. We love you, you’re smart and kind and fun to be around.
Goals
$8.95 of $500 per month
$500 a month would help us meet our estimated minimum operating budget, which would Help us keep ticket prices reasonable, and use those sales to pay our artists more and invest in more permanent resources.
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