Theatre NOVA

is creating a way to survive while we are shut down.

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• One free ticket to Michigan Playwrights Festival reading
• Recognition on social media
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• One free ticket to 2019/20 or 2020-21 season
• One free ticket to Michigan Playwrights Festival reading
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• 10% discount on Season 2020/21 subscriptions
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About

As you know, last week we made the difficult decision to postpone our current show. Now, just one week later, arts organizations are shut down across the country, and there's no knowing how long Theatre NOVA will have to remain shuttered.

Without revenue from ticket sales and subscriptions, 70% of our annual operating revenue is lost. What's more, we don't feel we can announce our 2020-21 season and begin selling subscriptions until things are more certain.

Thankfully, we have no debt. However, with rent and overhead as they are, our savings are enough to last only a few months.

While we are not spending any money on productions (we wish we were!) the inability to produce shows puts us at risk of losing our space and staff. The following are the bare minimum expenses needed to keep Theatre NOVA alive.

Our monthly expenses:
Rent: $5,835
Electricity: $500
Insurance: $100
TOTAL: $6,435

So, what do we do? Well, WE HAVE A PLAN. And YES! There's a way that you can help.

We'd like to introduce Patreon, which is a "set it and forget it" sustaining membership platform. When you become a Patron of Theatre NOVA on Patreon, you make a pledge today at whatever level you're comfortable with, fill in your info, and Patreon does the rest, charging you monthly on an ongoing basis.

Then, your donation goes to work each month covering overhead costs at Theatre NOVA and keeping the theatre alive.

So please, consider plugging us into your monthly budget for a few months at whatever level feels comfortable for you. You can always change it later if you need to.

Q: What happens if we fall short?
A: Every donation, small or large, will help us get further down the road towards remaining solvent.

Q: What happens if we go over?
A: Every dollar we raise over $6,435 will be shared with our actors, directors, house and stage managers, designers, and playwrights, who are out of work and hurting. We hope you'll give generously to help us help them.

Q: How long does my donation continue?
A: This is a temporary solution. We will discontinue this Patreon campaign the minute our productions are back up and running. And of course, you can cancel or change your level of support any time you wish.

Five years ago this month Theatre NOVA opened its very first production, the bold and hilarious Buyer & Cellar. Since that time, we've brought our community hundreds of performances, dozens of new scripts, and the talent of our incredible artists.

Your support through this difficult time will keep our home fires burning until our stage lights can shine once more.

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