Torn Out Theater is creating theater that tackles sex, gender, and body politics.
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$18
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Torn Out Theater, founded in August 2016, is a home for theater projects that push the boundaries of how we see the human body and what we assume about modern gender and sexuality. We believe that everyone's body tells a story, sometimes many stories. By adapting classic texts and devising unique audience experiences, Torn Out attempts to navigate a culture where private and public blur together, where the shocking and common trade places, and where magic is real.

We are best known for reinventing classic plays as free, outdoor performances that feature non-sexualized nudity in New York City's parks. Additionally, in 2018 we began Ripped Up, a reading series for new works about sex, gender, and bodies. To learn more about Torn Out, go to www.tornouttheater.org.

Most recently, Pitr Strait, co-founder and artistic director, and Diana Levy, managing director, produced Aphra Behn's The Rover in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Written in the 1670's by England's first professional female playwright, The Rover is a wild-eyed and transgressive story of love, deception, and liberty, and it was be our first-ever mixed gender show. Thank you to everyone who came out, and we can't wait to see you at our next one!
Tiers
Stagehands
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you for supporting us! Your donation helps buy props, mend costumes, and stock our backstage supplies. You'll get access to exclusive behind-the-scenes videos and photos from our shows.
Stage Managers
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You're fantastic, thank you! You make it possible for us to rent rehearsal studios, print programs, and host our email servers. You'll get access to all of the exclusive content, plus a free seat at one of our outdoor shows.
Directors
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You make a huge difference! Your donation goes towards artist stipends, helping us hire the best and brightest. You help pay for rehearsal studios, so we can create sensitive work in comfort and security.  You fund our storage space, an absolute privilege for New York indie theater. You change everything.


You'll get access to all of the exclusive content, plus two reserved seats to one of our outdoor shows, and we'll even mail you an exclusive donor gift packet after the show!

Producers
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
You keep the lights on and so much more. With your help, our productions can become more ambitious and more daring. Your donations go towards rentals for eclectic, unique performance spaces. You create jobs, allowing us to expand our company personnel. You open the door to exciting uses of technology, video, and projections in our productions. With your help, we can turn our most fantastical ideas in living, breathing performances. You can truly change what Torn Out Theater looks like.


You'll get all of the benefits above, plus an exclusive meet and greet with the cast after a show! (Can't make it to a show? We can schedule a video chat instead!)

Goals
$18 of $100 per month
Website and email hosting! No modern theater company can exist without a web presence, and your support keeps the modem lights on.
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Torn Out Theater, founded in August 2016, is a home for theater projects that push the boundaries of how we see the human body and what we assume about modern gender and sexuality. We believe that everyone's body tells a story, sometimes many stories. By adapting classic texts and devising unique audience experiences, Torn Out attempts to navigate a culture where private and public blur together, where the shocking and common trade places, and where magic is real.

We are best known for reinventing classic plays as free, outdoor performances that feature non-sexualized nudity in New York City's parks. Additionally, in 2018 we began Ripped Up, a reading series for new works about sex, gender, and bodies. To learn more about Torn Out, go to www.tornouttheater.org.

Most recently, Pitr Strait, co-founder and artistic director, and Diana Levy, managing director, produced Aphra Behn's The Rover in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Written in the 1670's by England's first professional female playwright, The Rover is a wild-eyed and transgressive story of love, deception, and liberty, and it was be our first-ever mixed gender show. Thank you to everyone who came out, and we can't wait to see you at our next one!

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Tiers
Stagehands
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you for supporting us! Your donation helps buy props, mend costumes, and stock our backstage supplies. You'll get access to exclusive behind-the-scenes videos and photos from our shows.
Stage Managers
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You're fantastic, thank you! You make it possible for us to rent rehearsal studios, print programs, and host our email servers. You'll get access to all of the exclusive content, plus a free seat at one of our outdoor shows.
Directors
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You make a huge difference! Your donation goes towards artist stipends, helping us hire the best and brightest. You help pay for rehearsal studios, so we can create sensitive work in comfort and security.  You fund our storage space, an absolute privilege for New York indie theater. You change everything.


You'll get access to all of the exclusive content, plus two reserved seats to one of our outdoor shows, and we'll even mail you an exclusive donor gift packet after the show!

Producers
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
You keep the lights on and so much more. With your help, our productions can become more ambitious and more daring. Your donations go towards rentals for eclectic, unique performance spaces. You create jobs, allowing us to expand our company personnel. You open the door to exciting uses of technology, video, and projections in our productions. With your help, we can turn our most fantastical ideas in living, breathing performances. You can truly change what Torn Out Theater looks like.


You'll get all of the benefits above, plus an exclusive meet and greet with the cast after a show! (Can't make it to a show? We can schedule a video chat instead!)