Some Kind of Theatreis creating Theatre
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We are an emerging, Edinburgh-based theatre company who bring literary adaptations and new writing to the stage. We are also the creators of Theatre On The Sofa and Shakespeare on the Sofa, two schemes which bring theatre into the homes, offices, care homes, and hospices of theatre fans who cannot access theatre in traditional venues. Our previous productions include The Steampunk Tempest (Summer 2016), Virginia Woolf's Orlando (Spring 2017), Pirate Julius Caesar (Summer 2017), and The Grandmothers Grimm (Autumn Winter 2017/18 and Summer 2019).
We currently have four permanent team members: Emily Ingram, Gerry Kielty, Chris Paddon, and Justin Skelton. We've joined Patreon because with your help and financial support, we hope that we could stop worrying so much about day-to-day running costs of rehearsal room hire and Public Liability Insurance and start to focus more on making great theatre and finding new ways to ensure our work is accessible to everyone.
We love the actors and other theatre professionals that we work with and we're hoping that through Patreon, we'll be able to increase the amount of remuneration we're able to offer them. Like many theatre companies of our size, we have been operating on a profit share basis since we began in 2015. This means that, at the end of a production once all costs have been covered, the profit from the show is divided equally amongst everyone who has taken part in it.
We are constantly applying for additional funding from sponsors and arts organisations in an attempt to be able to offer our show crews and actors at least Equity minimum payment, but funding application processes are incredibly competitive due to the current economic climate and we are sadly unable to rely on receiving funding. By covering our basic costs via Patreon, we are hoping that there will be more money to go around our casts and crews at the end of each production.
To everyone who's supported us so far - by coming to see our productions, donating to crowdfunding campaigns, following us on social media - thank you so, so much. It's a cliché, we know, but we really, really couldn't do this without you.