About Thriving Artists & The Passion as Told by Antigona Perez
Thriving Artists is born of the belief that, if Theatre is going to thrive in our community, we must question its aesthetic and structural roles in relationship to the world.
Our inaugural production, The Passion as Told by Antigona Perez, does just that.
First, The Passion as Told by Antigona Perez incorporates video to actualize the use of printed press in the play. This video features a multi-cultural cast that highlights the global connection through online media and challenges the audience to question their responsibility when seeking and sharing information on the web.
Secondly, we are making paying our actors a priority. With a cast of 14 and a crew of 10, 65% of our budget is going to pay our artists. Thriving Artists firmly believes theatre cannot survive by perpetuating the notion of the starving artist, who doesn't need to get paid for doing what they love.
Thanks to generous support from 4Culture, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and the Washington State Arts Commission, plus our own fundraising events, The Passion as Told by Antigona Perez has already raised $9,400 towards production expenses. We now invite you to join the movement and be part of of the community who is rallying together to bring this story of resilience that honors all people around the world standing up for what they think is right.
MEET THE CAST OF THE PASSION AS TOLD BY ANTIGONA PEREZ!
The Passion as told by Antigona Perez has been two years in the making, between translating, workshopping, and casting. This means that through our process we have had some changes to our team. Please note the role of Antígona will be played by Javonna Arriaga.
Brings our project to life - $3,500.00 - Our Kickstarter goal which brings this story to life for a 3-week run at 12 Ave Arts and one evening performance in White Center for the Latino community with little to no access to theatre or the arts.
Spread the revolution - $5,500.00 - If we reach this goal we would be able to include an additional 1 day-time performance for students at Evergreen High School, which has a 52% Latino population in its student body allowing us to further reach youth with no access to theatre, particularly art resembling their own culture.
Make our dreams come true - $7,500.00 - This is our dream, if we meet this goal we will be able to present 3 daytime performances in the Latino community AND an evening performance at Evergreen High School to reach ALL the students and their families! Free of cost! Let's spark a conversation with the next generation of leaders about the Latino role in our community!
Current Project Supporters:
Seattle Foundation, Neighbor to Neighbor Grant
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Risks and challenges
"Let's start where one always starts. Name: Thriving Artists. Location: Seattle. Age: 1 year old. Color: it doesn't matter. We bring a story for those who have faith."
With every story, comes challenges. Here are ours:
1. Figuring out how to make sustainable theatre that pays artists as fair a stipend as possible for their work.
2. To bring theatre to Seattle that is both culturally relevant and universal to both regular theatre-goers and Latino communities with little or no access to the arts.
3. With advancing technology, everyday theatre artists and companies are challenged to keep audiences engaged. For that reason, The Passion as Told by Antigona Perez is incorporating video projection and social media to address this very challenge and support the relevance of this story.
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