'Tisabit Isn'tit is creating The Bit O'Stravagance Cabaret
1

patron

$4
per month

Lovelies and Gentlemates!  Toys and Ghouls!  Children of all ages!
Welcome to the Patreon home of the Bit O'Stravagance Cabaret!


The Bit O'Stravagance Cabaret is a true variety show of the D.I.T. variety! (Do It Together) Designed to create and foster an inclusive and accepting artful community, it is all about elevating the everyday, celebrating the superfluous, and reveling in what we've got! Tapping into talents of locals and interlopers alike, accessing the extravagance that already exists in our little worlds, I want to shine a limelight on what makes life grand! Everything from dancing to daring-do, painting to puppets, comedy to tragedy, music to magic, tutorials to teases, bed to bath and beyond!

I am your host, Ms. 'Tisabit Isn'tit!
I am a queer performer, of the theatre, circus, burlesque, and musical ilk, who likes to playfully push buttons and boundaries, and celebrate the outcome.
I like to join the forces of my talents and personality with other inspired creators and entertainers, as well as those who don't consider themselves either, but none the less have something to share.
Help me to cultivate a spectacle to entertain, enlighten, and inspire you!

Patreon is a new way to fund the creative process.  Instead of spending so much time applying for grants, or wooing wealthy patrons to invest, or soliciting commissions, individuals of any income level can come together to fund creation

You're not buying a product, you're funding the process.
You're helping to legitimize employment in the arts.

Not only are you providing funding and encouragement, but a motivating force to keep creating. Your pledges will help fund props, costumes, advertisements, and accoutrements necessary to make these shows happen, while making sure the bills get paid as I put in the work, and scout for talent to showcase.  They will also help me keep expanding my personal repertoire, through training, workshops, travel, and other educational and entertaining endeavors.  

Your generosity shall not go unrewarded. 
Nay!  I shall endeavor fashion your reward to be much like myself: handsome, even if unorthodoxly so. 

I have elected to grant all rewards to anyone who pledges. 
In the spirit of D.I.T., it is the contributions and support of all patrons that make the creative process possible, not just those disposed of more moolah. Each individual is invited to give any amount with which you feel comfortable, whatever you decide it is worth to you to have my particular art in the world.

In the spirit of sincerest gratitude, as humbly as I know how, I heap my thanks upon you in the form of rewards:

~"Patrons Only" access and priority

Updates, info, pics, videos, etc. to which the uninitiated will not have access, before it is publicly available, on social media or elsewhere.
I will endeavor to share something new 2-4 times a month. 
~Social Media Shout-Outs and Website Credit (Opt-in)
Individual shout-outs to all those that pledge (unless they prefer anonymity) on Facebook and Instagram.  I will make them as personalized as is appropriate, so please send me a message introducing yourself when you pledge.
Similarly, and for the record, I will keep a running "Thanks to:" list on my website--once it is built--giving credit to all who wish to be recognized.
~Set of 5 Photo Postcards
As soon as I reach my first goal, you will receive a set of high quality, serious sass, beautiful, brash photo postcards of yours truly!
Enjoy them yourself, show them off to friends, trade them like baseball cards! If you want the real high stakes, you could even (*gasp*) send them through the actual postal service!
~Theme Boxes! (Opt-in)
For each Bit O'Stravagance, and possibly other noteworthy themed performances, I will put together a packet of goodies that goes along with the show theme.  This way, even if you cannot attend in person, you can play along at home, and get remotely caught up in the action!
Likely to be included:
-fliers, programs, and performer information so you can learn all about the lovely and talented participants in the Bit O'Stravagance!
-tchotchkes, candy, confetti and other essentials
-one of a kind items from show, including but not limited to props, costume bits, feathers shed from any given boa
Guaranteed to be included:
-magic!
-glitter...  ...because that's how glitter works.

Let's get this show on the road!
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
A sincere and hearty thanks to you for caring, and for sharing.

As my dear friend Rachel Ries did say:
"No matter the depth of your pockets, the depth of my gratitude remains the same."
ALL patrons will receive ALL rewards:
~"patrons only" access and priority
~social media shout-outs and website credit
~set of 5 collectible/shareable photo postcards
~Theme Boxes!
~etc.!!!
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
Again, I enthusiastically thank you for your generosity of spirit, and the encouragement you provide.

As my dear friend Rachel Ries did say:
"No matter the depth of your pockets, the depth of my gratitude remains the same."
ALL patrons will receive ALL rewards:
~"patrons only" access and priority
~social media shout-outs and website credit
~set of 5 collectible/shareable photo postcards
~Theme Boxes!
~etc.!!!
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
I admire your dedication to the arts, and am genuinely touched that it includes me. Thank you so much!

As my dear friend Rachel Ries did say:
"No matter the depth of your pockets, the depth of my gratitude remains the same."
ALL patrons will receive ALL rewards:
~"patrons only" access and priority
~social media shout-outs and website credit
~set of 5 collectible/shareable photo postcards
~Theme Boxes!
~etc.!!!
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
Woo hoo!  That's some fuel on the fire!
Thank you so much for truly believing in what I do.

As my dear friend Rachel Ries did say:
"No matter the depth of your pockets, the depth of my gratitude remains the same."
ALL patrons will receive ALL rewards:
~"patrons only" access and priority
~social media shout-outs and website credit
~set of 5 collectible/shareable photo postcards
~Theme Boxes!
~etc.!!!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
What beautiful madness is this?
If you are willing and able to share this much, I humbly and graciously accept.


As my dear friend Rachel Ries did say:
"No matter the depth of your pockets, the depth of my gratitude remains the same."
ALL patrons will receive ALL rewards:
~"patrons only" access and priority
~social media shout-outs and website credit
~set of 5 collectible/shareable photo postcards
~Theme Boxes!
~etc.!!!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Again, it's not that I question the validity of your choice, but marvel at your munificence.  I am much obliged.

As my dear friend Rachel Ries did say:
"No matter the depth of your pockets, the depth of my gratitude remains the same."
ALL patrons will receive ALL rewards:
~"patrons only" access and priority
~social media shout-outs and website credit
~set of 5 collectible/shareable photo postcards
~Theme Boxes!
~etc.!!!
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 patrons
A long-shot, yes.  But who knows, someone just might illustrate to me how some folks are still in the business of philanthropy.  My appreciation may be immeasurable at this level, but I shall unabashedly heap it upon you.

As my dear friend Rachel Ries did say:
"No matter the depth of your pockets, the depth of my gratitude remains the same."
ALL patrons will receive ALL rewards:
~"patrons only" access and priority
~social media shout-outs and website credit
~set of 5 collectible/shareable photo postcards
~Theme Boxes!
~etc.!!!
Goals
$4 of $150 per month
My first goal is to get to $150 a month.  This will initially fund the photo/postcard project, from shooting, to printing, to shipping.  And going forward, this amount will ensure that I am able to continue my circus training each month!
1 of 3

Lovelies and Gentlemates!  Toys and Ghouls!  Children of all ages!
Welcome to the Patreon home of the Bit O'Stravagance Cabaret!


The Bit O'Stravagance Cabaret is a true variety show of the D.I.T. variety! (Do It Together) Designed to create and foster an inclusive and accepting artful community, it is all about elevating the everyday, celebrating the superfluous, and reveling in what we've got! Tapping into talents of locals and interlopers alike, accessing the extravagance that already exists in our little worlds, I want to shine a limelight on what makes life grand! Everything from dancing to daring-do, painting to puppets, comedy to tragedy, music to magic, tutorials to teases, bed to bath and beyond!

I am your host, Ms. 'Tisabit Isn'tit!
I am a queer performer, of the theatre, circus, burlesque, and musical ilk, who likes to playfully push buttons and boundaries, and celebrate the outcome.
I like to join the forces of my talents and personality with other inspired creators and entertainers, as well as those who don't consider themselves either, but none the less have something to share.
Help me to cultivate a spectacle to entertain, enlighten, and inspire you!

Patreon is a new way to fund the creative process.  Instead of spending so much time applying for grants, or wooing wealthy patrons to invest, or soliciting commissions, individuals of any income level can come together to fund creation

You're not buying a product, you're funding the process.
You're helping to legitimize employment in the arts.

Not only are you providing funding and encouragement, but a motivating force to keep creating. Your pledges will help fund props, costumes, advertisements, and accoutrements necessary to make these shows happen, while making sure the bills get paid as I put in the work, and scout for talent to showcase.  They will also help me keep expanding my personal repertoire, through training, workshops, travel, and other educational and entertaining endeavors.  

Your generosity shall not go unrewarded. 
Nay!  I shall endeavor fashion your reward to be much like myself: handsome, even if unorthodoxly so. 

I have elected to grant all rewards to anyone who pledges. 
In the spirit of D.I.T., it is the contributions and support of all patrons that make the creative process possible, not just those disposed of more moolah. Each individual is invited to give any amount with which you feel comfortable, whatever you decide it is worth to you to have my particular art in the world.

In the spirit of sincerest gratitude, as humbly as I know how, I heap my thanks upon you in the form of rewards:

~"Patrons Only" access and priority

Updates, info, pics, videos, etc. to which the uninitiated will not have access, before it is publicly available, on social media or elsewhere.
I will endeavor to share something new 2-4 times a month. 
~Social Media Shout-Outs and Website Credit (Opt-in)
Individual shout-outs to all those that pledge (unless they prefer anonymity) on Facebook and Instagram.  I will make them as personalized as is appropriate, so please send me a message introducing yourself when you pledge.
Similarly, and for the record, I will keep a running "Thanks to:" list on my website--once it is built--giving credit to all who wish to be recognized.
~Set of 5 Photo Postcards
As soon as I reach my first goal, you will receive a set of high quality, serious sass, beautiful, brash photo postcards of yours truly!
Enjoy them yourself, show them off to friends, trade them like baseball cards! If you want the real high stakes, you could even (*gasp*) send them through the actual postal service!
~Theme Boxes! (Opt-in)
For each Bit O'Stravagance, and possibly other noteworthy themed performances, I will put together a packet of goodies that goes along with the show theme.  This way, even if you cannot attend in person, you can play along at home, and get remotely caught up in the action!
Likely to be included:
-fliers, programs, and performer information so you can learn all about the lovely and talented participants in the Bit O'Stravagance!
-tchotchkes, candy, confetti and other essentials
-one of a kind items from show, including but not limited to props, costume bits, feathers shed from any given boa
Guaranteed to be included:
-magic!
-glitter...  ...because that's how glitter works.

Let's get this show on the road!

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
A sincere and hearty thanks to you for caring, and for sharing.

As my dear friend Rachel Ries did say:
"No matter the depth of your pockets, the depth of my gratitude remains the same."
ALL patrons will receive ALL rewards:
~"patrons only" access and priority
~social media shout-outs and website credit
~set of 5 collectible/shareable photo postcards
~Theme Boxes!
~etc.!!!
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
Again, I enthusiastically thank you for your generosity of spirit, and the encouragement you provide.

As my dear friend Rachel Ries did say:
"No matter the depth of your pockets, the depth of my gratitude remains the same."
ALL patrons will receive ALL rewards:
~"patrons only" access and priority
~social media shout-outs and website credit
~set of 5 collectible/shareable photo postcards
~Theme Boxes!
~etc.!!!
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
I admire your dedication to the arts, and am genuinely touched that it includes me. Thank you so much!

As my dear friend Rachel Ries did say:
"No matter the depth of your pockets, the depth of my gratitude remains the same."
ALL patrons will receive ALL rewards:
~"patrons only" access and priority
~social media shout-outs and website credit
~set of 5 collectible/shareable photo postcards
~Theme Boxes!
~etc.!!!
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
Woo hoo!  That's some fuel on the fire!
Thank you so much for truly believing in what I do.

As my dear friend Rachel Ries did say:
"No matter the depth of your pockets, the depth of my gratitude remains the same."
ALL patrons will receive ALL rewards:
~"patrons only" access and priority
~social media shout-outs and website credit
~set of 5 collectible/shareable photo postcards
~Theme Boxes!
~etc.!!!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
What beautiful madness is this?
If you are willing and able to share this much, I humbly and graciously accept.


As my dear friend Rachel Ries did say:
"No matter the depth of your pockets, the depth of my gratitude remains the same."
ALL patrons will receive ALL rewards:
~"patrons only" access and priority
~social media shout-outs and website credit
~set of 5 collectible/shareable photo postcards
~Theme Boxes!
~etc.!!!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Again, it's not that I question the validity of your choice, but marvel at your munificence.  I am much obliged.

As my dear friend Rachel Ries did say:
"No matter the depth of your pockets, the depth of my gratitude remains the same."
ALL patrons will receive ALL rewards:
~"patrons only" access and priority
~social media shout-outs and website credit
~set of 5 collectible/shareable photo postcards
~Theme Boxes!
~etc.!!!
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 patrons
A long-shot, yes.  But who knows, someone just might illustrate to me how some folks are still in the business of philanthropy.  My appreciation may be immeasurable at this level, but I shall unabashedly heap it upon you.

As my dear friend Rachel Ries did say:
"No matter the depth of your pockets, the depth of my gratitude remains the same."
ALL patrons will receive ALL rewards:
~"patrons only" access and priority
~social media shout-outs and website credit
~set of 5 collectible/shareable photo postcards
~Theme Boxes!
~etc.!!!