iDiOM Theater is a non-profit organization that focuses on original, local work and produces dozens of new plays every season.
iDiOM Theater is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to developing and producing world-premier performances, providing local and international artists a venue to create and perform original material, and giving audiences diverse, immediate, accessible exposure to new and established theater works.
iDiOM artists believe in theater that is daring, vital, innovative, irreverent, and evolving. By continually producing new works, iDiOM employs, empowers, and celebrates local writers, actors, and collaborators of all kinds. Almost every production at iDiOM has never been done anywhere else.
The iDiOM is entering its 10th season and has been an active part of the community since 2001. We strive to keep theater affordable and accessible by keeping ticket prices low and offering free tickets to every show in our season, for people who otherwise would not or could not see theater.
Our Kickstarter campaign goal is set for $3,000 which is the cost of our production budget for the 2012-2013 season. This covers the cost of paint, costumes, sets, programs, and props for our entire season. Help us keep producing local, original work!
You can visit our website here: www.idiomtheater.com and check out our full calendar of shows!
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Since the iDiOM makes a big effort to buy from local businesses, that can mean buying things that are a bit more expensive, which makes it much easier to go over budget. In order to combat that, we try to buy used or recycled products when possible, which helps us stay within our production budget, but still lets us buy locally.
One of our main challenges as a non-profit is keeping low ticket prices, and thus keeping our ticket sales consistent. In order to try to keep people coming back and allowing people to try out theater, we offer 10 free Public Tickets to every show in our season to allow people to come see art who otherwise would not or could not. These Public Tickets are sponsored by local businesses, but with economic decline, getting business sponsors is becoming increasingly difficult. Thankfully, because we make an effort to support local businesses, they are also willing to support us.
We also face the challenge of building and retaining a strong volunteer base. Working the box office, painting and building sets, photographing and video taping shows, creating and putting up posters; having enough volunteers who are willing and capable to put forth the time that is necessary for completing these tasks is a challenge in itself. In order to keep a strong volunteer base, we compensate our volunteers with gifts from our business sponsors.
Even if we don't get funding from Kickstarter, our season will continue. If that is the case, we will have to find the money elsewhere; business sponsorships, grants, ticket revenue, ect.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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