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Becca KidwellBy Becca Kidwell
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Becca KidwellBy Becca Kidwell
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SWIFTLY TILTING THEATRE PROJECT, INC.  presents The Taming of the Shrew and Iphigenia at Aulis

Video Music by Doxent Zsigmond / CC BY NC-3.0

BECAUSE IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO!

Since this project is about producing theatre for everyone regardless of income level or statue.  EVERY DONATION, WHETHER $1 or $10,000 will receive at least one ticket for one performance.  THE UPPER LEVEL RESERVED TICKETS DO NOT CHANGE!  THOSE WHO HAVE DONATED AT THOSE LEVELS WILL RECEIVE THE BENEFIT OF THEIR HIGHER LEVELS.  But, if we are truly going to be a theatre for every person, and if we are truly going to honor a PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performance policy it has to start HERE and NOW. (an update will be posted shortly to explain this in detail).   

AT THE $25 level, you will receive 1 TICKET TO 1 PERFORMANCE; I'm simply not allowed to change the reward description once the level has been changed.

NEW SAMPLE BELOW:  Under "premium goodies" see link to script sample preview

NEW REWARD:  invitation to special preview performance with "Q & A" after-party $50 or more

Katerina, Bianca, Iphigenia, and Clytemnestra are not victims and we're going to prove it to you!

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare, January 9-19, 2014, The Chain Theatre, Long Island City, NY

Bianca has three suitors and one problem: her tempestuous sister. Bianca can not entertain any suitors until her sister Katerina gets married. Can Petruchio tame the shrew? Is it as simple as that?

Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides, April 2014, Poco Theatre at The Secret Theatre, Long Island City, NY

The Greek army is grounded at Aulis, unable to set sail to Troy since Agammemnon offended Artemis. To appease her, Agammemnon must sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia. Where does reason rule between country and family? What is honorable? Is Iphigenia simply a pawn in an inescapable path of destiny? 

ORIGINAL MUSIC IS BEING COMPOSED for both productions by John Todd Harvey. 

$7000 ONLY PAYS FOR RENT, INSURANCE, AND ADMINISTRATIVE FEES.  THE MORE YOU GIVE, THE MORE WE CAN GIVE BACK.

SWIFTLY TILTING THEATRE PROJECT's MISSION is to create exciting, quality, affordable professional theatre for the community of Queens and the surrounding areas.

  • We want to give people the feeling of going home whenever they come to our theatre. 
  • THE AUDIENCE: We want the audience to be able to experience quality, affordable theatre that they can share with everyone they know. 
  • THE ARTISTS: We want the artists to feel they have a safe, supportive environment to develop their craft. Our long term goal is to be able to employ artists with sufficient compensation so that they won't have to have second jobs when they are creating. 
  • Read about our journey so far here: http://swiftlytiltingtheatre.glump.net/

PREMIUM GOODIES

As designs and samples become available, they will be posted here.

At $25 and above, you will receive a digital copy of both scripts.  Here is a sample piece of the first draft of Iphigenia at Aulis (finished product subject to change as work is completed)

Hand-sewn pouch that contains a sonnet.  Since they will all be sewn by me  and you will have a choice of colors and choice of ribbon or string, each pouch will be unique.  But to give you an idea of what they will be SIMILAR to, here are two pictures:

Our Vision Collage
Our Vision Collage

Risks and challenges

Artists having to withdraw do to work or health issues.

What we can do: Keep a safe and healthy environment. Pay a stipend if we get additional money for the production. (Don't stop funding us when we get to $7000)

Gathering publicity.

What we can do: press releases, arrangements with the Theatre Development Fund for off-off Broadway theatres, Theatremania, Goldstar, interviews, open rehearsal events

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Funding period

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