John Murphy

is creating new forms of cultural advocacy

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patrons
Mostly a placeholder for supporters. But if you found this site, thank you. I would love your help.

My organization The Cabiri began in 1997 performing on street corners. I have taken my company from street busking to Seattle's most successful contemporary circus/dance troupe. Working not simply as entertainment, but as a cultural educator, I have based my creations on the mythologies of extinct cultures. I inform while entertaining our audiences.

In my pursuit of cultural preservation I have become intimately connected with many indigenous peoples. From the Salish sea of my homeland to the deserts of the Nineveh plain, I have found my fate bound with the peoples whose stories have kept me moving forward my entire life. 

Now I split my time 3 ways. In the stage I create works under the auspices of ancoent peoples or academics who study and preserve that which we have lost. In the world i represent indigenous minoroties through direct action in the field or in the houses of government. To fund it all I work above the stage in technical theatre, making miracles happen for everyone. 

My dream is to one day spend all of my time helping indigenous peoples preserve their cultures and to bring back to life the beliefs of elder races. But to do this in a way that is unaltered and free of the effects of the modern narrative is very challenging and not a self supporting mission. 

I have 20 years under my belt, I've never gotten a bad review, the audiences just keep growing... but i do not sell out to anyone or anything, so I still need help. So this is a call to those that believe. For those that cannot jump on a plane and travel to the farthest reaches of the planet where stife is constant and threats are ever present... this is a way to help me help the people we love... and need to keep alive. 

Article in the Seattle Times

Article in the Journal if Special Operations Medicine

Thank you!
Tiers
Latte
$5 or more per month

Surrender a latte and enter into the pot. 

Movie ticket to the current hero flick.
$18.50 or more per month

Rather than watch a hero, be a hero. This is a ticket to get me into my current theater of operations from Europe. 

Pizza!
$25 or more per month

This is a week to a month of operational costs in country for a mission to Iraq.  Surrender pizza at a restaurant and you will get me to stay for another week!

Pledge $100 or more per month
We are offering a limited edition shirt designed by our artistic team that illustrates the story of Tewaz.
Minor Patron
$200 or more per month

I will show you firsthand the work I am doing once a month as you visit or video chat. You get a peek at the chaos and struggle. 

Patron
$3,000 or more per month

If I had a  patron that delivered this value to me I could focus on my work without the distraction of working for my union. While I enjoy being a stagehand, it distracts from the work I am best at. I do this work about 500 hours a year to take the time off for the work I do. But it distracts.
I will take you in country and bring you to a place of firsthand experience so you see  what I actually do. 

Mostly a placeholder for supporters. But if you found this site, thank you. I would love your help.

My organization The Cabiri began in 1997 performing on street corners. I have taken my company from street busking to Seattle's most successful contemporary circus/dance troupe. Working not simply as entertainment, but as a cultural educator, I have based my creations on the mythologies of extinct cultures. I inform while entertaining our audiences.

In my pursuit of cultural preservation I have become intimately connected with many indigenous peoples. From the Salish sea of my homeland to the deserts of the Nineveh plain, I have found my fate bound with the peoples whose stories have kept me moving forward my entire life. 

Now I split my time 3 ways. In the stage I create works under the auspices of ancoent peoples or academics who study and preserve that which we have lost. In the world i represent indigenous minoroties through direct action in the field or in the houses of government. To fund it all I work above the stage in technical theatre, making miracles happen for everyone. 

My dream is to one day spend all of my time helping indigenous peoples preserve their cultures and to bring back to life the beliefs of elder races. But to do this in a way that is unaltered and free of the effects of the modern narrative is very challenging and not a self supporting mission. 

I have 20 years under my belt, I've never gotten a bad review, the audiences just keep growing... but i do not sell out to anyone or anything, so I still need help. So this is a call to those that believe. For those that cannot jump on a plane and travel to the farthest reaches of the planet where stife is constant and threats are ever present... this is a way to help me help the people we love... and need to keep alive. 

Article in the Seattle Times

Article in the Journal if Special Operations Medicine

Thank you!

Recent posts by John Murphy

Tiers
Latte
$5 or more per month

Surrender a latte and enter into the pot. 

Movie ticket to the current hero flick.
$18.50 or more per month

Rather than watch a hero, be a hero. This is a ticket to get me into my current theater of operations from Europe. 

Pizza!
$25 or more per month

This is a week to a month of operational costs in country for a mission to Iraq.  Surrender pizza at a restaurant and you will get me to stay for another week!

Pledge $100 or more per month
We are offering a limited edition shirt designed by our artistic team that illustrates the story of Tewaz.
Minor Patron
$200 or more per month

I will show you firsthand the work I am doing once a month as you visit or video chat. You get a peek at the chaos and struggle. 

Patron
$3,000 or more per month

If I had a  patron that delivered this value to me I could focus on my work without the distraction of working for my union. While I enjoy being a stagehand, it distracts from the work I am best at. I do this work about 500 hours a year to take the time off for the work I do. But it distracts.
I will take you in country and bring you to a place of firsthand experience so you see  what I actually do.