PROOF by David Auburn excites and challenges us in the best ways possible. Help us create small independent theater that matters!
UPDATE: An anonymous donor will be matching all pledges made from now until we meet our goal (a $997 max). Every $1 becomes $2, every $20 becomes $40. What an amazing math trick. What a wonderful supporter.
Proof is the first production of Blank Stage Theater, a collective of theater artists collaborating on individual projects and ensemble productions. Our goal is to create work that is engaging, truthful and imaginative.
While we spent a lot of time reading plays and talking about what kind of work we wanted to create, Proof kept coming up in those conversations--we couldn't ignore the lingering power of this story. It sticks with you and won't let you forget it.
What we love about this play is:
It has amazing, complex characters, but a clean, simple presentation and it makes us think about something that we’ve never thought a lot about—namely math—in a whole new way, which is what we think good theater should do.
Your support will create the world of the play, pay for a space to rehearse and perform in, pay the artists involved a tiny bit of what they are worth, and most importantly, keep ticket costs accessible to the wide range of audiences who deserve to see this play.
We are offering rewards that keep the themes of the play in mind: a math geek date package with the goal of bringing math geeks and theater geeks together in a love connection. Performances are in Seattle and we will work with any out of town supporters to donate their ticket/s to a worthy cause.
We believe that small, independent theater can affect audiences in a powerful, visceral way and we ask for your help to give this production a life.
Proof runs November 17th to December 3rd, 2011. Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights at 8pm (except Thanksgiving).
TPS Theatre4 Space on the 4th floor of the Center House in the Seattle Center.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Oct 19, 2011 - Nov 11, 2011 (23 days)
Pledge $7 or more
We’ll list your name in the program so that you have documentation to impress your Potential Love Interest (PLI) with your patronage of the arts.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $23 or more
Everything above, plus we will incorporate your favorite number (or that of your PLI for a romantic gesture) somewhere on the set and send you (via email) a digital photo of that number on the finished set.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $47 or more
Everything above, plus you will receive 1 ticket to the play (general seating) so you can show your PLI what a renaissance man/woman you are by bringing up the arts and your attendance thereof in conversation.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $97 or more
Everything above, plus a second ticket to the play with RESERVED seating so can you bring your PLI, sit next to each other, and maybe even hold hands!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $251 or more
Everything above, plus an intermission gift bag of kitchy Proof swag and a treat to share with your PLI.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $503 or more
Everything above, plus an invitation to a Proof cast party (date TBD) where the actors will kick into wingman gear by talking you up to your PLI and dropping how awesome you are into casual conversation.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $1,031 or more
Everything above, plus we will call your PLI and ask him/her out to the play on your behalf, have a single red rose waiting on his/her reserved seat, and serenade him/her at intermission with the performance of a special musical number that is featured in the script. (U + PLI)*(4Ever)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011