Trey Graham is creating conversation and commentary on theater, pop culture, DC and more
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Back in the day, I created a blog called theaterboy, about the shows and shenanigans of DC theater. It did OK, but eventually I had to shelve the project because I went to work at NPR, and who has time to do two jobs? 

Fast-forward 10 years, and I'm working for myself again, and I feel like it's time to revisit the idea of a passion project about some of the things I care most about. Theater, certainly, both in DC and beyond -- but also travel, life in the rich and changing neighborhoods of the nation's capital, maybe even some politics. Whatever keeps me awake, really, when I ought to be getting more sleep.  

This time I'm calling it something else. A name inspired by a line from Hamlet that I've never entirely been able to get out of my head. Fittingly enough, our hero is talking about the importance of not allowing a memory to fade: 

Remember thee!
Ay, thou poor ghost, whiles memory holds a seat
In this distracted globe.

As long as I can remember things given my hectic brain, he's saying, I promise not to forget you. And so I give you This Distracted Globe, a journal of theater, travel, things memorable and ephemeral -- and whatever else decides to take a seat between my ears. 

Join me, won't you?
Tiers
Stampede Seats
$1 or more per month
Bless your heart! (The exclamation point means I think you’re terrific. As opposed to just “Bless your heart.” With a period.  Which you would read in a dry, flat inflection. And which would mean “Lord would you look at this mess.”) ANYWAY, if you’ll send me a postal address, I'll send a personalized thank-you note each calendar year, just to show my appreciation for your support. But no marketing, ever. I promise.
Balcony Seats
$5 or more per month
Dang! You’re awesome! I'll send an annual personalized thank-you note to show my appreciation for your support, and include a surprise bonus memento for you sometime down the road. Y’all don’t forget to supply a mailing address so I can do that, hear?
Orchestra Main
$10 or more per month
This is getting out of hand! I'll send a personalized thank-you each year, and with your first one I’ll include a ticket stub or playbill from something I’ve seen in nearly three decades of theatrical adventures -- a memento chosen especially for you! This thank-you is available to 50 patrons.
Front Row Mezzanine
$25 or more per month
Look at you, you arts booster you! But seriously, this is awesome. You get all the perks and premiums described in Orchestra Main, plus exclusive invitations to meetings of the Notorious Thespians Social Aid and Pleasure Club — twice-yearly cocktails-and-conversation gatherings I host with amazing people from the world of theater, politics, and pop culture. This thank-you is available to 12 patrons.
Box Seats
$50 or more per month
That is so incredibly generous that I don’t have a pert joke — just sincere thanks. Enjoy everything described in the other patron tiers — and beyond that, please bring a friend, a spouse, a date or just a dashing stranger to join me (and perhaps an intriguing special guest!) for dinner and a show. It’ll be my treat, and my pleasure. This thank-you is available once annually to 6 active patrons.
Goals
17% complete
I like having an outlet for thoughts longer than tweets. And I've had any number of you tell me you miss theaterboy. So help me out: Pledge what you can, and share with your friends so I can commit to doing this on the regular.

Help me hit this $500-a-month milestone, and I'll organize a downtown-D.C. happy hour to be held 14 days after we get over the threshold -- with a free drink for everyone who pledges more than $25. ;-)  And while you're thinking about how much fun that might be, check out the full list of rewards listed over there on the right.
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Back in the day, I created a blog called theaterboy, about the shows and shenanigans of DC theater. It did OK, but eventually I had to shelve the project because I went to work at NPR, and who has time to do two jobs? 

Fast-forward 10 years, and I'm working for myself again, and I feel like it's time to revisit the idea of a passion project about some of the things I care most about. Theater, certainly, both in DC and beyond -- but also travel, life in the rich and changing neighborhoods of the nation's capital, maybe even some politics. Whatever keeps me awake, really, when I ought to be getting more sleep.  

This time I'm calling it something else. A name inspired by a line from Hamlet that I've never entirely been able to get out of my head. Fittingly enough, our hero is talking about the importance of not allowing a memory to fade: 

Remember thee!
Ay, thou poor ghost, whiles memory holds a seat
In this distracted globe.

As long as I can remember things given my hectic brain, he's saying, I promise not to forget you. And so I give you This Distracted Globe, a journal of theater, travel, things memorable and ephemeral -- and whatever else decides to take a seat between my ears. 

Join me, won't you?

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Tiers
Stampede Seats
$1 or more per month
Bless your heart! (The exclamation point means I think you’re terrific. As opposed to just “Bless your heart.” With a period.  Which you would read in a dry, flat inflection. And which would mean “Lord would you look at this mess.”) ANYWAY, if you’ll send me a postal address, I'll send a personalized thank-you note each calendar year, just to show my appreciation for your support. But no marketing, ever. I promise.
Balcony Seats
$5 or more per month
Dang! You’re awesome! I'll send an annual personalized thank-you note to show my appreciation for your support, and include a surprise bonus memento for you sometime down the road. Y’all don’t forget to supply a mailing address so I can do that, hear?
Orchestra Main
$10 or more per month
This is getting out of hand! I'll send a personalized thank-you each year, and with your first one I’ll include a ticket stub or playbill from something I’ve seen in nearly three decades of theatrical adventures -- a memento chosen especially for you! This thank-you is available to 50 patrons.
Front Row Mezzanine
$25 or more per month
Look at you, you arts booster you! But seriously, this is awesome. You get all the perks and premiums described in Orchestra Main, plus exclusive invitations to meetings of the Notorious Thespians Social Aid and Pleasure Club — twice-yearly cocktails-and-conversation gatherings I host with amazing people from the world of theater, politics, and pop culture. This thank-you is available to 12 patrons.
Box Seats
$50 or more per month
That is so incredibly generous that I don’t have a pert joke — just sincere thanks. Enjoy everything described in the other patron tiers — and beyond that, please bring a friend, a spouse, a date or just a dashing stranger to join me (and perhaps an intriguing special guest!) for dinner and a show. It’ll be my treat, and my pleasure. This thank-you is available once annually to 6 active patrons.