Megan Skye Hale is creating Theatre
36

patrons

$255
per month
I am an actor first, and world-builder foremost. In 2011 I co-founded Portland Oregon's only underground arts oriented venue, The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven with Myrrh Larsen. This venue provided an opportunity to create independent theatre, and in 2015 I combined my two passions as Artistic Director of Speculative Drama, an immersive theatre project in residence at The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven, creating site-specific work based in fairy tale and Shakespeare.

Speculative Drama is a unique producing company that draws from, but does not fit into traditional "small theatre" models. As an immersive and environmental theatre company, our primary thrust is actor and text-focused explorations of the intersection between classic stories and non-traditional storytelling. As such, many of the funding avenues open to theatre companies do not apply to us: instead we rely entirely on donations to this patreon, and twice-yearly fundraising events. Each year, we produce two 100% crowd-funded productions, creating some of Portland's most intimate and immersive theatrical experiences: with one foot in the faerie realm, and the other in the classics.

Speculative Drama's "season" consists of one wordless movement play based on a lesser-known fairytale, and one Shakespeare production, both pieces created in collaboration with local underground performance venue The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven and placing the audience directly into the action of our shows. Combining the principles of environmental theatre, rich and immersive soundscapes, and an extremely intimate setting, we create an atmosphere of innovation while honoring and maintaining the original texts or source materials.

We just wrapped our site-specific and immersive production of The Tempest, with Mary McDonald-Lewis, and are working on some short pieces for upcoming Night Carnivals at The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven as well as looking at stories to inspire our next movement play!

"There are more things in heaven and earth"...and let's make them together.
Tiers
Creator Journal
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
For a donation of $2 total, you get access to all our behind-the-scenes updates here on Patreon!

Somewhat regular updates with my creation journal, random thoughts, new process photos, sneak peeks at script development, videos, insights and more go up right here, just for Patrons!


Your Name In Lights
$3 or more per month 1 patron
..Or rather, on paper. For $3 total, less than you can buy a coffee for per month, your name will appear in all programs, immortalized in thanks for your awesome patronage. 
The Bardista
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
For $5 total, the same price as a cup of coffee (plus tip) per month, join me for a weekly cup of joe and musings on Shakespeare! 

You can request access to follow this account at this reward tier or for any amount higher!

Patrons at this level OR HIGHER get exclusive access to my weekly coffee-and-Shakespeare musings at my private twitter account, @thebardista 

NOTE: You need a twitter account to access this reward!

The Shirt off Our Backs
$8 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
For just $8 all-in-all, get a tee shirt from a previous show!

Our current tee is from our varitey-show adaptation of All's Well That Ends Well! Featuring the words "O Lord Sir!" on the front, and tagged with Speculative Drama's name and the name of the show on the back, these black cotton tees are sure to start conversation flowing!

Cribbed from the delightful Act II Scene ii interchange between the Duchess and the Fool in All's Well, this is a treasure of limited quantity that you won't want to miss!

A Great Feast of Language
$8 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
The perfect donation level for those interested in Shakespeare's words! Donate a total of $8 or more, and receive a digital copy of the cut of the script used in rehearsal!

You receive this reward for EVERY Shakespeare show we produce!

Season Tickets
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
For $10/month total, treat yourself or a guest audience member in need to a ticket to the show! Tickets include one ticket held at will-call, as well as a very special gift pack designed just for patrons!

Can't make it to the show? Your ticket will be donated in a raffle to a member of our community in need!

Online Dedication
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Get a personalized online dedication for each show we produce while you remain a patron at $15 total donation or more!


See what your donation money goes toward funding, with a personalized update on each Speculative Drama production in a special thank-you post on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

VIP Season Tickets
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Want a little more out of your Patreon tickets? Donate $50/month total and get full-service VIP treatment!

VIP ticket subscriptions include 2 tickets to every show we produce while you remain a patron, as well as a patron gift bag, and two complimentary drinks.

Goals
$255 of $350 per month
Cover Costume Costs!

As a site-specific theatre company focusing on a collaboration with our venue, The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven, acknowledging the actual space we perform in as the "set" is important to us. As such, the bulk of our production budget covers unique and creative costumes.

This fundraising goal met, enables us to source, create, and design beautiful and singular costuming visions for each production.
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I am an actor first, and world-builder foremost. In 2011 I co-founded Portland Oregon's only underground arts oriented venue, The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven with Myrrh Larsen. This venue provided an opportunity to create independent theatre, and in 2015 I combined my two passions as Artistic Director of Speculative Drama, an immersive theatre project in residence at The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven, creating site-specific work based in fairy tale and Shakespeare.

Speculative Drama is a unique producing company that draws from, but does not fit into traditional "small theatre" models. As an immersive and environmental theatre company, our primary thrust is actor and text-focused explorations of the intersection between classic stories and non-traditional storytelling. As such, many of the funding avenues open to theatre companies do not apply to us: instead we rely entirely on donations to this patreon, and twice-yearly fundraising events. Each year, we produce two 100% crowd-funded productions, creating some of Portland's most intimate and immersive theatrical experiences: with one foot in the faerie realm, and the other in the classics.

Speculative Drama's "season" consists of one wordless movement play based on a lesser-known fairytale, and one Shakespeare production, both pieces created in collaboration with local underground performance venue The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven and placing the audience directly into the action of our shows. Combining the principles of environmental theatre, rich and immersive soundscapes, and an extremely intimate setting, we create an atmosphere of innovation while honoring and maintaining the original texts or source materials.

We just wrapped our site-specific and immersive production of The Tempest, with Mary McDonald-Lewis, and are working on some short pieces for upcoming Night Carnivals at The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven as well as looking at stories to inspire our next movement play!

"There are more things in heaven and earth"...and let's make them together.

Recent posts by Megan Skye Hale

Tiers
Creator Journal
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
For a donation of $2 total, you get access to all our behind-the-scenes updates here on Patreon!

Somewhat regular updates with my creation journal, random thoughts, new process photos, sneak peeks at script development, videos, insights and more go up right here, just for Patrons!


Your Name In Lights
$3 or more per month 1 patron
..Or rather, on paper. For $3 total, less than you can buy a coffee for per month, your name will appear in all programs, immortalized in thanks for your awesome patronage. 
The Bardista
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
For $5 total, the same price as a cup of coffee (plus tip) per month, join me for a weekly cup of joe and musings on Shakespeare! 

You can request access to follow this account at this reward tier or for any amount higher!

Patrons at this level OR HIGHER get exclusive access to my weekly coffee-and-Shakespeare musings at my private twitter account, @thebardista 

NOTE: You need a twitter account to access this reward!

The Shirt off Our Backs
$8 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
For just $8 all-in-all, get a tee shirt from a previous show!

Our current tee is from our varitey-show adaptation of All's Well That Ends Well! Featuring the words "O Lord Sir!" on the front, and tagged with Speculative Drama's name and the name of the show on the back, these black cotton tees are sure to start conversation flowing!

Cribbed from the delightful Act II Scene ii interchange between the Duchess and the Fool in All's Well, this is a treasure of limited quantity that you won't want to miss!

A Great Feast of Language
$8 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
The perfect donation level for those interested in Shakespeare's words! Donate a total of $8 or more, and receive a digital copy of the cut of the script used in rehearsal!

You receive this reward for EVERY Shakespeare show we produce!

Season Tickets
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
For $10/month total, treat yourself or a guest audience member in need to a ticket to the show! Tickets include one ticket held at will-call, as well as a very special gift pack designed just for patrons!

Can't make it to the show? Your ticket will be donated in a raffle to a member of our community in need!

Online Dedication
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Get a personalized online dedication for each show we produce while you remain a patron at $15 total donation or more!


See what your donation money goes toward funding, with a personalized update on each Speculative Drama production in a special thank-you post on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

VIP Season Tickets
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Want a little more out of your Patreon tickets? Donate $50/month total and get full-service VIP treatment!

VIP ticket subscriptions include 2 tickets to every show we produce while you remain a patron, as well as a patron gift bag, and two complimentary drinks.