Erie Canal Theatre is creating podcasts of audio cartoons and theatre for your imagination.
5

patrons

$34
per New ECT Theatrical Podcasts
Erie Canal Theatre made the 18-episode improv comedy sci-fi serial "Switchboard Infinity" in 2015 and 2016 (hear it at http://eriecanaltheatre.bandcamp.com/).

Thanks to Patreon supporters, we got to our first goal, which was to bring in enough money for each show to feed everyone. On Halloween 2016, we're launching another year's worth of biweekly shows, and you can help us cover our other expenses and usher us into solvency.

What are those other expenses? Well, for "Switchboard", more than 100 hours of work went in to each episode. Each week, on production day, we averaged about ten people at the house to record, and we paid to make sure everyone was fed. Before recording a moment of the show, we purchased more than $400 in equipment upgrades. We rented a theatre to hold auditions and a studio when recording at home wasn't working well. We paid for web services and hosting, stickers, flyers, design work, ride-sharing-rides, and coffee and beer. Then we bought a second computer.

Today many of those expenses continue, and we're also building out a studio in the basement of the house where we record so that the vocal talents of our indefatigable actors no longer disturb the dreams of our dear houseguests upstairs.

You can help make more shows happen! We hope you join our efforts.
Tiers
Press Room Floor Operator
$1 or more per New ECT Theatrical Podcasts 0 patrons
We love you.
Ascot Farmhand
$3 or more per New ECT Theatrical Podcasts 1 patron
Access to "fly on the wall" Youtube videos of us at work.
Fourble + 1
$5 or more per New ECT Theatrical Podcasts 1 patron
Same as above, but if you send us your mailing address we'll get some stickers out to you.
Jus' Craig'
$10 or more per New ECT Theatrical Podcasts 4 patrons
We'll credit you in the show notes as a supporter, send some stickers, plus fly-on-the-wall Youtube videos.
Moon Transport Museum
$40 or more per New ECT Theatrical Podcasts 0 patrons
We'll thank you verbally in the show credits on the podcast. Please tell us how to say your name! Also bonus videos, stickers and your name in the show notes.
Underwriter
$100 or more per New ECT Theatrical Podcasts 0 patrons
You are now in "brought to you by" territory. We'll mention you or your business as a sponsor before the show begins.
Audition Cheater
$200 or more per New ECT Theatrical Podcasts 0 of 2 patrons
You get to cameo or collaborate on creating titles! You do not need to travel to record, and you do need to sign a release form. We'll also mention you in the show credits on the podcast. Please tell us how to say your name! Also bonus videos, stickers and your name in the show notes.
Automatic Teller Nipple
$7,000 or more per New ECT Theatrical Podcasts 0 of 1 patrons
Flight for two to Detroit from anyplace in the world, stay for four nights at an Airbnb room at Joe's house, where the show is recorded, located in the hipster-destination neighborhood of Corktown in central Detroit. Co-write and voice-act in an episode of the Erie Canal Theatre podcast. Take a three-hour tour of Detroit with Joe via his company Backseat Detroit Tours, then enjoy free admission to your choice amongst dozens of city cultural institutions. Early show access, bonus videos, opening show message, name in the show and show notes, and stickers. BONUS: Sustain for more than one episode at this level and we will also commission a Detroit-based artist to render your image in metal, stone, or durable mixed media. The scale of such a commission will be proportional to the number of weeks sustained at this level.
Goals
$34 of $100 per New ECT Theatrical Podcasts
$100/week is enough to feed everyone on production day and sometimes pay help get people to the studio when their car breaks down.
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Erie Canal Theatre made the 18-episode improv comedy sci-fi serial "Switchboard Infinity" in 2015 and 2016 (hear it at http://eriecanaltheatre.bandcamp.com/).

Thanks to Patreon supporters, we got to our first goal, which was to bring in enough money for each show to feed everyone. On Halloween 2016, we're launching another year's worth of biweekly shows, and you can help us cover our other expenses and usher us into solvency.

What are those other expenses? Well, for "Switchboard", more than 100 hours of work went in to each episode. Each week, on production day, we averaged about ten people at the house to record, and we paid to make sure everyone was fed. Before recording a moment of the show, we purchased more than $400 in equipment upgrades. We rented a theatre to hold auditions and a studio when recording at home wasn't working well. We paid for web services and hosting, stickers, flyers, design work, ride-sharing-rides, and coffee and beer. Then we bought a second computer.

Today many of those expenses continue, and we're also building out a studio in the basement of the house where we record so that the vocal talents of our indefatigable actors no longer disturb the dreams of our dear houseguests upstairs.

You can help make more shows happen! We hope you join our efforts.

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Tiers
Press Room Floor Operator
$1 or more per New ECT Theatrical Podcasts 0 patrons
We love you.
Ascot Farmhand
$3 or more per New ECT Theatrical Podcasts 1 patron
Access to "fly on the wall" Youtube videos of us at work.
Fourble + 1
$5 or more per New ECT Theatrical Podcasts 1 patron
Same as above, but if you send us your mailing address we'll get some stickers out to you.
Jus' Craig'
$10 or more per New ECT Theatrical Podcasts 4 patrons
We'll credit you in the show notes as a supporter, send some stickers, plus fly-on-the-wall Youtube videos.
Moon Transport Museum
$40 or more per New ECT Theatrical Podcasts 0 patrons
We'll thank you verbally in the show credits on the podcast. Please tell us how to say your name! Also bonus videos, stickers and your name in the show notes.
Underwriter
$100 or more per New ECT Theatrical Podcasts 0 patrons
You are now in "brought to you by" territory. We'll mention you or your business as a sponsor before the show begins.
Audition Cheater
$200 or more per New ECT Theatrical Podcasts 0 of 2 patrons
You get to cameo or collaborate on creating titles! You do not need to travel to record, and you do need to sign a release form. We'll also mention you in the show credits on the podcast. Please tell us how to say your name! Also bonus videos, stickers and your name in the show notes.
Automatic Teller Nipple
$7,000 or more per New ECT Theatrical Podcasts 0 of 1 patrons
Flight for two to Detroit from anyplace in the world, stay for four nights at an Airbnb room at Joe's house, where the show is recorded, located in the hipster-destination neighborhood of Corktown in central Detroit. Co-write and voice-act in an episode of the Erie Canal Theatre podcast. Take a three-hour tour of Detroit with Joe via his company Backseat Detroit Tours, then enjoy free admission to your choice amongst dozens of city cultural institutions. Early show access, bonus videos, opening show message, name in the show and show notes, and stickers. BONUS: Sustain for more than one episode at this level and we will also commission a Detroit-based artist to render your image in metal, stone, or durable mixed media. The scale of such a commission will be proportional to the number of weeks sustained at this level.