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Hello and welcome! We are Some Kind of Theatre.  How do you do?  Pull up a chair (or a fold-down theatre seat) and let's get to know each other. 

We are an emerging, Edinburgh-based theatre company who bring literary adaptations and new writing to the stage.  We are also the creators of Shakespeare on the Sofa, a scheme which brings Shakespeare plays 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).

We currently have three permanent team members: Emily Ingram, Chris Paddon, and Imogen Reiter.  Between the three of us, we work between eight and twelve days unpaid a month in order to keep Some Kind of Theatre running.  Our very basic running costs (which include keeping our website up and running and maintaining our insurance policy which protects our actors and audiences) are approximately £42 a month/$60.  

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 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 current economic climate and we are sadly unable to rely on this method. 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, but we really couldn't do this without you.  

SKoT x

Tiers
Getting To Know You
$2 or more per month
 Get exclusive access to Patreon posts featuring the concept artwork for every show. You'll be the first to see costume sketches and set design for new shows, and will also have the opportunity to look behind the scenes of previous Some Kind of Theatre productions including The Grandmothers Grimm, Julius Caesar (with pirates!), Virginia Woolf's Orlando, and The Steampunk Tempest!

Your name will appear on our donors list on our website.

You'll also be able to stream and watch our previous, recorded shows online.

You'll also get exclusive access to early bird tickets and other discounts on our non-Fringe shows and workshops.

Bonus reward: get exclusive downloads each time we hit a fundraising target!

Supporting The[atre] Art
$5 or more per month
 At this level, you'll gain all of the above AND receive invitations to post-show receptions and Q&As where you can get to know the teams behind each of our shows.

Wear Your Art On Your Sleeve
$10 or more per month
All of the above, PLUS we'll send you show themed and exclusive-to-Patreon pin badges once a year.
Keeping The Show(s) On The Road
$25 or more per month
All of the above PLUS a mini Some Kind of Theatre goody bag each year at Christmas.

We'll also include your name in every show programme.


Working 9 to 5
$60 or more per month
Patrons at this level are allowing us to pay one of our team members for a full day's work once a month and will receive all of the perks above:


Two free tickets to every show.

A Christmas card and deluxe goody bag each year (instead of the mini goody bag).

A third off on Shakespeare On The Sofa performances.

Sock Kind of Theatre
$100 or more per month
Everything from previous level plus:


A pair of hand-knitted socks at Christmas every year.

Two free tickets (and complimentary drinks) to every show.

One free Shakespeare On The Sofa performance per year (within Edinburgh & Lothians only).


Goals
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If we reach this target, at least one of our team members would be able to quit their day-job and focus entirely on making theatre.  This would allow us to make headway on projects including accessible theatre for children from D/deaf families; a series of operettas based on older, dark fairy tales; a revival of our 2016 production of Virginia Woolf's Orlando; and a tour of our 2017/18 production of The Grandmothers Grimm.
Having a full time team member would enable us to increase our fundraising and arts funding application efforts, hopefully leading to an increase in profits for our casts and crews.  

We'd also be able to keep our basic bills covered each month.  
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Hello and welcome! We are Some Kind of Theatre.  How do you do?  Pull up a chair (or a fold-down theatre seat) and let's get to know each other. 

We are an emerging, Edinburgh-based theatre company who bring literary adaptations and new writing to the stage.  We are also the creators of Shakespeare on the Sofa, a scheme which brings Shakespeare plays 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).

We currently have three permanent team members: Emily Ingram, Chris Paddon, and Imogen Reiter.  Between the three of us, we work between eight and twelve days unpaid a month in order to keep Some Kind of Theatre running.  Our very basic running costs (which include keeping our website up and running and maintaining our insurance policy which protects our actors and audiences) are approximately £42 a month/$60.  

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 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 current economic climate and we are sadly unable to rely on this method. 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, but we really couldn't do this without you.  

SKoT x

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Tiers
Getting To Know You
$2 or more per month
 Get exclusive access to Patreon posts featuring the concept artwork for every show. You'll be the first to see costume sketches and set design for new shows, and will also have the opportunity to look behind the scenes of previous Some Kind of Theatre productions including The Grandmothers Grimm, Julius Caesar (with pirates!), Virginia Woolf's Orlando, and The Steampunk Tempest!

Your name will appear on our donors list on our website.

You'll also be able to stream and watch our previous, recorded shows online.

You'll also get exclusive access to early bird tickets and other discounts on our non-Fringe shows and workshops.

Bonus reward: get exclusive downloads each time we hit a fundraising target!

Supporting The[atre] Art
$5 or more per month
 At this level, you'll gain all of the above AND receive invitations to post-show receptions and Q&As where you can get to know the teams behind each of our shows.

Wear Your Art On Your Sleeve
$10 or more per month
All of the above, PLUS we'll send you show themed and exclusive-to-Patreon pin badges once a year.
Keeping The Show(s) On The Road
$25 or more per month
All of the above PLUS a mini Some Kind of Theatre goody bag each year at Christmas.

We'll also include your name in every show programme.


Working 9 to 5
$60 or more per month
Patrons at this level are allowing us to pay one of our team members for a full day's work once a month and will receive all of the perks above:


Two free tickets to every show.

A Christmas card and deluxe goody bag each year (instead of the mini goody bag).

A third off on Shakespeare On The Sofa performances.

Sock Kind of Theatre
$100 or more per month
Everything from previous level plus:


A pair of hand-knitted socks at Christmas every year.

Two free tickets (and complimentary drinks) to every show.

One free Shakespeare On The Sofa performance per year (within Edinburgh & Lothians only).