Talk Back Theatre is creating staged readings and community conversations
4

patrons

$19
per month
Talk Back Theatre works to stimulate thoughtful discussion, celebrate diverse voices, and enhance understanding of ourselves and others through the shared experience of live theatre.

This is our mission.

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Talk Back Theatre currently produces two staged readings per season, one in the fall and one in the spring. We select plays for reading through an open call for submissions twice a year.

These readings are intended to be the artistic centerpiece of a community conversation around important, pertinent issues. Once a play is selected, TBT brings together community leaders and topic experts to support a community conversation around the play and the questions it raises. Each reading features a talkback panel after the performance to help spark the discussion with audience members. In addition to the talkback, there may be other related events and partnerships with community organizations, dependent on the chosen play.

Our staged readings are free and open to the public, with the option to make a donation of any amount following the performance. All post-show contributions will be shared with a relevant nonprofit of the playwright's choosing.

Talk Back Theatre's fiscal sponsor is Arts Orange County, the nonprofit countywide arts council, a 501(c)3 organization, so your donation to support TBT is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Find out more about Arts Orange County at artsoc.org.
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You love our mission, and we love you! Whether you're in our neighborhood or across the world, you are supporting artists and encouraging meaningful conversation in a time in which we need it.

 

*Get a shout-out on our Facebook page


Patron
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
You are committed to supporting small theatres! We are so grateful for your dedication to fairly paying artists and making a difference where it matters. Over the course of a year, your help sparks powerful conversations by covering a panelist's stipend, the impact of which stretches far beyond the end of a performance!


*Get a shout-out on our Facebook page


*Listing on our digital donor wall


*Unlock Exclusive TBT Content, including early announcements and access to post-show conversations recordings -- and more goodies to come! 

Benefactor
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You really know how to make our day! Over the course of a year, your monthly gift has the power to cover an actor's stipend for a reading event and goes a long way in ensuring Talk Back Theatre's future success. You are a theatrical rock star!


* Get a shout-out on our Facebook page


*Listing on our digital donor wall


*Unlock Exclusive TBT Content, including early announcements and access to post-show conversations recordings -- and more goodies to come! 


*Receive a postcard of each TBT show, including those already past!

Guarantor
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You love the performance and the meaty plays we produce! Over the course of a year, your monthly gift can fully sponsor a director's stipend. Thank you for being here for artists and audience alike!


* Get a shout-out on our Facebook page


*Listing on our digital donor wall


*Unlock Exclusive TBT Content, including early announcements and access to post-show conversations recordings -- and more goodies to come! 


*Receive a postcard of each TBT show, including those already past!


*Enjoy priority seating at any TBT event


*Program listing and thank you at each event

Legacy Maker
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
 You aren't only passionate about theatre, artists, and community conversation. You are dedicated to Talk Back Theatre's legacy. Your monthly contributions provide a strong foundation for the company's future and, over the course of a year, can sponsor a playwright whose work inspires us all.


* Get a shout-out on our Facebook page


*Listing on our digital donor wall


*Unlock Exclusive TBT Content, including early announcements and access to post-show conversations recordings -- and more goodies to come! 


*Receive a postcard of each TBT show, including those already past!


*Enjoy priority seating at any TBT event


*Program listing and thank you at each event


*Talk Back Theatre tee shirt or totebag

Goals
$19 of $500 per month
Talk Back Theatre is hoping to expand its programming from two shows a year to four, but we can't do it without the financial support of the community. In the meantime, all Patreon income will go toward producing our bi-annual events, paying our artists, and saving toward the next big step!
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Talk Back Theatre works to stimulate thoughtful discussion, celebrate diverse voices, and enhance understanding of ourselves and others through the shared experience of live theatre.

This is our mission.

***
Talk Back Theatre currently produces two staged readings per season, one in the fall and one in the spring. We select plays for reading through an open call for submissions twice a year.

These readings are intended to be the artistic centerpiece of a community conversation around important, pertinent issues. Once a play is selected, TBT brings together community leaders and topic experts to support a community conversation around the play and the questions it raises. Each reading features a talkback panel after the performance to help spark the discussion with audience members. In addition to the talkback, there may be other related events and partnerships with community organizations, dependent on the chosen play.

Our staged readings are free and open to the public, with the option to make a donation of any amount following the performance. All post-show contributions will be shared with a relevant nonprofit of the playwright's choosing.

Talk Back Theatre's fiscal sponsor is Arts Orange County, the nonprofit countywide arts council, a 501(c)3 organization, so your donation to support TBT is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Find out more about Arts Orange County at artsoc.org.

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You love our mission, and we love you! Whether you're in our neighborhood or across the world, you are supporting artists and encouraging meaningful conversation in a time in which we need it.

 

*Get a shout-out on our Facebook page


Patron
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
You are committed to supporting small theatres! We are so grateful for your dedication to fairly paying artists and making a difference where it matters. Over the course of a year, your help sparks powerful conversations by covering a panelist's stipend, the impact of which stretches far beyond the end of a performance!


*Get a shout-out on our Facebook page


*Listing on our digital donor wall


*Unlock Exclusive TBT Content, including early announcements and access to post-show conversations recordings -- and more goodies to come! 

Benefactor
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You really know how to make our day! Over the course of a year, your monthly gift has the power to cover an actor's stipend for a reading event and goes a long way in ensuring Talk Back Theatre's future success. You are a theatrical rock star!


* Get a shout-out on our Facebook page


*Listing on our digital donor wall


*Unlock Exclusive TBT Content, including early announcements and access to post-show conversations recordings -- and more goodies to come! 


*Receive a postcard of each TBT show, including those already past!

Guarantor
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You love the performance and the meaty plays we produce! Over the course of a year, your monthly gift can fully sponsor a director's stipend. Thank you for being here for artists and audience alike!


* Get a shout-out on our Facebook page


*Listing on our digital donor wall


*Unlock Exclusive TBT Content, including early announcements and access to post-show conversations recordings -- and more goodies to come! 


*Receive a postcard of each TBT show, including those already past!


*Enjoy priority seating at any TBT event


*Program listing and thank you at each event

Legacy Maker
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
 You aren't only passionate about theatre, artists, and community conversation. You are dedicated to Talk Back Theatre's legacy. Your monthly contributions provide a strong foundation for the company's future and, over the course of a year, can sponsor a playwright whose work inspires us all.


* Get a shout-out on our Facebook page


*Listing on our digital donor wall


*Unlock Exclusive TBT Content, including early announcements and access to post-show conversations recordings -- and more goodies to come! 


*Receive a postcard of each TBT show, including those already past!


*Enjoy priority seating at any TBT event


*Program listing and thank you at each event


*Talk Back Theatre tee shirt or totebag