Help the Institution Theater create 4 new original plays and build a home for cutting edge theater and improv in Austin.
The Institution Theater is the bastard love child of Tom Booker and Asaf Ronen - two very, very experienced Improviser/Teacher/Directors that ended up in Austin working together after a series of "bad breaks and misunderstandings." Through sheer will and determined effort mixed in with bouts of self pity, Tom and Asaf have forged an theater and improv school that has greatly impacted the city of Austin for the better.
Your donation to The Institution Theater will help them convert a 2,500 square foot raw warehouse space into a fully functional 50 seat theater and produce a run of shows for their 2012 season!
Along with the purchase of lumber, paint, seats, lights, etc. etc. your donation will help The Institution Theater produce four original productions developed through improvisation.
"Bad Girls In Plaid Skirts!" - a play with music set in the sixties about a Catholic Reform School that is going to need divine intervention in order to battle the City Zoning Commision and the Anti-Christ! (The Audience will determine which side the girls choose to determine the fate of the Universe!)
"Bye, Bye, Turdie! - The 90's Grunge Rock Musical" - Turdie is a bored grunge rock superstar (think Cortney Love meets Neely O'Hara) who wants to end it all and broadcast her suicide on this new thing called the internet. Unfortunately she meets Brad, a member of the touring company of "Forever Plaid" and has feelings that she has never experienced before that causes her to question her life choices.
"Zombie & Juliet" - A modern day retelling of Shakespeare's love story with a little bit of twist. This classic Boy Eats Girl tale answers the question, "Can a girl love a boy that just happens to be one of the Walking Dead?"
"The Love Show" - In 1969, a group of young actors filled with dreams and hope are inspired by the rock musical "Hair" to "Do something like "Hair" only better. You know?" And so they head up to a barn in upstate New York to set up a commune and create the "perfect rock musical." Only the results are not quite what they expected.
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Jan 17, 2012 - Feb 16, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
You’ll get a warm, fuzzy feeling inside for helping us out and your name will be listed in the “Special Thanks” section of our website. You will also receive exclusive updates on the progress of each of our new shows during our 2012 season as well as the progress of our new theater.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $25 or more
You’ll get all of the above plus your name will be placed in The Institution Theater’s Book Of Really Cool People, which will be read aloud at our opening ceremony of our new theater space and will then be placed on public display in our theater lobby until the end of time. You will also receive two complimentary tickets to any Institution Theater show of your choosing.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $35 or more
You’ll get all of the above plus two more complimentary tickets (that makes a total of 4 complimentary tickets) to any Institution Theater show of your choosing and a souvenir program from each of the Institution Theater productions for the 2012 season that you will be able to show to your friends. They are going to be so jealous!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $50 or more
You’ll get all of the above plus two more complimentary tickets (that makes a total of 6) to any Institution Theater show of your choosing along with one poster (suitable for framing) from one of the shows presented during our 2012 season that will be signed by the cast.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $100 or more
You will get all of the above plus two more complimentary passes (that makes a total of eight) to any of the Institution Theater productions during the 2012 season. You’ll also get copy of a poster (signed by the cast) from each of the four productions in our 2012 season. (Again, suitable for framing.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $200 or more
1 backer Limited (9 of 10 left)
An original rap written, performed and recorded by the world famous Bryan "Lubu" Roberts about you or the subject of your choosing! A once in a lifetime opportunity to get a rare and collectible recording that you will treasure for a lifetime!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $250 or more
You will get all of the above plus you will be listed in every program for every 2012 Institution Theater production as an “Honorary Producer” plus an Institution Theater t-shirt. You’re going to look hot and you’re friends are going to be impressed!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $500 or more
5 backers Limited (45 of 50 left)
You’ll get all of the above plus we will put your name on a plaque that will be mounted onto one of our theater seats! That way when people come to see shows at The Institution Theater, they’ll know what a kind, gentle and loving person you are!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $750 or more
You’ll get all of the above plus a Free 8 week Improv or Sketch Writing Class from The Institution Theater. Pay attention in class and soon you’ll be joining us onstage!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
You’ll get all of the above plus you will be listed as an “Associate Producer” for every production of The Institution Theater 2012 season and you will be invited to attend a rehearsal of any production during our 2012 season.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
You’ll get all of the above plus we’ll throw a post-show party for you and your friends where you can mix and mingle with the cast and the creators of the show of your choosing.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
You’ll get all of the above plus the members of The Institution Theater will write an original snappy musical of at least 75 minutes in length about you or a subject or person of your choosing.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
You’ get all of the above plus the Institution Theater will name their theater after you! You can be just like Eugene O’Neill, Neil Simon and Stephen Sondheim! They have theaters named after them. Why shouldn’t you have one named after you?Estimated delivery: Jun 2012