Tale is creating a theatre machinery
1

patron

$2
per performance
Welcome to my theatre machinery!

The theatre machinery is a theatre out of the ordinary. It's not a troupe, it's not a stage, and at the same time it's a whole theatre. And the theatre is momentary. It's there when you're there, and then it's gone. It can't come back again. It can be reproduced in the next performance, sure, but every performance is unique. The thought behind it is to play with how we, the theatre people, can bring our analogue, niche art to a world wide audience. How we can make tiny theatres in a digital world.

The theatre machinery is a tiny digital theatre containing experimental, internet friendly performances, and the thoughts, analyses and processes behind them. As a patron you get online access to my theatre machinery. Isn't it lovely? You can participate in the magical, tiny world of creating theatre, and I can do what I know and love: create theatre. And the bonus is that we get to do it together.


The idea behind the theatre machinery
started with a €20 phone bill that I couldn't pay.
I was stuck in the middle of my bachelor production, and didn't have time to get a paid job because I already was working 24/7. The whole situation was quite tricky: Here I was, in the middle of a creative process, unable to pay my bills, and soon unable to use my most important communication channel: the phone.

So I thought "Hey, why don't I do what I know, I make create my own tiny theatre, post about it on the internet and let the people who appreciate it give me money for it!".
But it's not that simple.

Theatre is my craft (and my passion), and making theatre takes time. Sure, I've made plenty 10 minutes short plays in just 5 days, but when I've done that I haven't done anything else but that. Those are the kind of productions where you dream about your play. The mind doesn't rest.
Working that intensive is neither healthy nor cheap, so it's not a solution for a quick exploration of a play with the goal of getting paid. Making theatre is a slow, resource-consuming process, where the play simmers and brews and develops until the premiere.
And one of the reasons why I have such a passion for theatre is the long, exploring processes, with unexpected turns and a lot of stories that never get told anywhere but inside the theatre machinery. So much of that process is art, too.

All this developed into the idea of making theatre online, and experimenting with adapting the theatre to a digital platform.

How is this working?

As a patron, you're paying per performance, not monthly. I've chosen to do it this way because, well honestly, because of the imposter syndrome. I'd feel like I'm cheating people if they're paying me monthly and I'm not really producing anything. It's also to put that little pressure on myself to make more art. When I know that making art can help me pay the phone bill, I'm making more art. I'm applying simple behaviourism on myself.
If you'd rather pay monthly instead, you can cap your donation in the "edit pledge" settings, or head over to the donation part of my website, where you can explore other projects I'm working on as well. And if you read Norwegian there's a blog there as well, solely for your entertainment.

Last, but not least: Thank you!

For donating, for your interest, and for reading this embarrassingly long text. I'm so, so grateful. I'll write you a song and stream it from the rooftops ❤
Rewards
The #OneDollarPatreon Sunday song
$1 or more per performance 1 patron
On Mastodon, where I hang out a lot, we have the concept of a patron who gives $1 each to a lot of different creators, because every $ counts. It's a lovely concept.

All one $ patrons will get:


- Lens access to improvised performances on random Sundays, containing at least one song (thus the name Sunday song).

Kunst 6 Euro!
$6 or more per performance 0 patrons
This reward is my favourite. It's like the radio version of a theatre blog. There'll be lots of inside jokes and a fun chaos. Actually the name of this reward is an inside joke. You get access to:


- All the artsy stuff aka Behind the Scenes 

- the mini-podcast where I do some quick of-the-top-of-my-head theatre critique in either English or German

- Performance streams

- Posts about making theatre

- The $1 Sunday songs


The programme
$12 or more per performance 0 patrons
I write about theatre too. Sometimes I do critiques, sometimes i do essays. Sometimes it's something completely different. You get access to:


-  The theatre critiques, which are the written and more thought through versions of the mini-podcast

- The mini-podcast

- Performance streams

- Behind the scenes aka Lens stories

- The $1 Sunday songs

THE PHONE BILL
$25 or more per performance 0 of 1 patrons
You officially pay my phone bill. You are a very important person! And you get the same rewards as the lower tiers.


(You may, of course, set a monthly max so you don't pay my phone bill several times a month.)

Goals
$2 of $25 per performance
The phone bill
I can pay the phone bill (what made me launch my Patreon in the first place) and make the calls necessary to work, play and create. This doesn't only make my everyday life easier, it also helps the people around me. I'll also stop nagging about the phone bill forever. (If you're wondering why the goal is 25 and it says 20 in the text, it's because Patreon uses $ and I think in €)
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Welcome to my theatre machinery!

The theatre machinery is a theatre out of the ordinary. It's not a troupe, it's not a stage, and at the same time it's a whole theatre. And the theatre is momentary. It's there when you're there, and then it's gone. It can't come back again. It can be reproduced in the next performance, sure, but every performance is unique. The thought behind it is to play with how we, the theatre people, can bring our analogue, niche art to a world wide audience. How we can make tiny theatres in a digital world.

The theatre machinery is a tiny digital theatre containing experimental, internet friendly performances, and the thoughts, analyses and processes behind them. As a patron you get online access to my theatre machinery. Isn't it lovely? You can participate in the magical, tiny world of creating theatre, and I can do what I know and love: create theatre. And the bonus is that we get to do it together.


The idea behind the theatre machinery
started with a €20 phone bill that I couldn't pay.
I was stuck in the middle of my bachelor production, and didn't have time to get a paid job because I already was working 24/7. The whole situation was quite tricky: Here I was, in the middle of a creative process, unable to pay my bills, and soon unable to use my most important communication channel: the phone.

So I thought "Hey, why don't I do what I know, I make create my own tiny theatre, post about it on the internet and let the people who appreciate it give me money for it!".
But it's not that simple.

Theatre is my craft (and my passion), and making theatre takes time. Sure, I've made plenty 10 minutes short plays in just 5 days, but when I've done that I haven't done anything else but that. Those are the kind of productions where you dream about your play. The mind doesn't rest.
Working that intensive is neither healthy nor cheap, so it's not a solution for a quick exploration of a play with the goal of getting paid. Making theatre is a slow, resource-consuming process, where the play simmers and brews and develops until the premiere.
And one of the reasons why I have such a passion for theatre is the long, exploring processes, with unexpected turns and a lot of stories that never get told anywhere but inside the theatre machinery. So much of that process is art, too.

All this developed into the idea of making theatre online, and experimenting with adapting the theatre to a digital platform.

How is this working?

As a patron, you're paying per performance, not monthly. I've chosen to do it this way because, well honestly, because of the imposter syndrome. I'd feel like I'm cheating people if they're paying me monthly and I'm not really producing anything. It's also to put that little pressure on myself to make more art. When I know that making art can help me pay the phone bill, I'm making more art. I'm applying simple behaviourism on myself.
If you'd rather pay monthly instead, you can cap your donation in the "edit pledge" settings, or head over to the donation part of my website, where you can explore other projects I'm working on as well. And if you read Norwegian there's a blog there as well, solely for your entertainment.

Last, but not least: Thank you!

For donating, for your interest, and for reading this embarrassingly long text. I'm so, so grateful. I'll write you a song and stream it from the rooftops ❤

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Rewards
The #OneDollarPatreon Sunday song
$1 or more per performance 1 patron
On Mastodon, where I hang out a lot, we have the concept of a patron who gives $1 each to a lot of different creators, because every $ counts. It's a lovely concept.

All one $ patrons will get:


- Lens access to improvised performances on random Sundays, containing at least one song (thus the name Sunday song).

Kunst 6 Euro!
$6 or more per performance 0 patrons
This reward is my favourite. It's like the radio version of a theatre blog. There'll be lots of inside jokes and a fun chaos. Actually the name of this reward is an inside joke. You get access to:


- All the artsy stuff aka Behind the Scenes 

- the mini-podcast where I do some quick of-the-top-of-my-head theatre critique in either English or German

- Performance streams

- Posts about making theatre

- The $1 Sunday songs


The programme
$12 or more per performance 0 patrons
I write about theatre too. Sometimes I do critiques, sometimes i do essays. Sometimes it's something completely different. You get access to:


-  The theatre critiques, which are the written and more thought through versions of the mini-podcast

- The mini-podcast

- Performance streams

- Behind the scenes aka Lens stories

- The $1 Sunday songs

THE PHONE BILL
$25 or more per performance 0 of 1 patrons
You officially pay my phone bill. You are a very important person! And you get the same rewards as the lower tiers.


(You may, of course, set a monthly max so you don't pay my phone bill several times a month.)