Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 26, 2012.


An original work scripted and devised by AEthem Theatre Company inspired by J.M. Barrie's classic tale, Peter Pan.


We are Æðem Theatre Company, an ensemble based in the Twin Cities that specializes in physical theatre and performs original works that display a sense of play, discovery, and imagination.

We are in the process of producing our latest show entitled Before. After. Never. Over the years, we have been fortunate enough to secure venues for our performances that were free for our use. Unfortunately, that is not the case with this show. Our current budget, allotted from profits from our last production, is not enough to be able to rent a theatre space.


Before. After. Never. was inspired by J.M. Barrie's enchanting tale, Peter Pan. This original work is an exploration of some of your favorite characters from Peter Pan - with an added twist. What would the characters be like if their stories continued beyond the amazing adventure that was Neverland? What would their journeys look like? What relationships would end, or begin? These are all questions we attempt to answer in this full length production. The show itself is a hybrid of sorts - it is a scripted show, but it also features movement based portions that are reminiscent of the wonder and danger of Neverland. This certainly isn't Disney's Peter Pan!


We would be THRILLED if you would consider pledging money and helping us get our show off the ground! Any funds we receive will largely go toward securing a performance space and all that that entails, but may also be applied to set construction, costumes, and general marketing. Our absolute minimum goal is $300. The Kickstarter program is all or nothing so only if we reach our minimum goal will any money change hands. This show is immensely important to us so if we do not reach our goal, we will go back to the drawing board and hopefully find another way.

If you would consider funding this artistic endeavor we would be ridiculously grateful. Give whatever you can! Please feel free to also visit our website for more info about Æðem including photos, video, past shows, company members, and testimonials from audience members. 

To close, in true Æðem fashion, "We gift you a steaming kettle of comfort, a red balloon full of buoyant delight, and a compass of adventure." =)

We'll EAT YOU UP! We LOVE you sooo....


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UPDATE - 3.13.12 - We have a completed script! It is 70 pages long and we estimate the performance will be roughly 1 hour and 45 minutes. We have selected our ideal performance venue and are currently planning on two performances: Monday, May 21st and Tuesday, May 22nd. We have also enlisted the help of a set designer. Once we have the location confirmed we will begin the process of casting the remaining roles in the production.

UPDATE - 3.20.12 - We have officially reserved our performance space! We will performing on March 21st & 22nd at the Sabes Jewish Community Center in St. Louis Park, MN. We have also lined up a rehearsal space. Lastly, we have put out a classified ad for auditions for the remaining roles in the show. We are immensely excited about the amazing progress we've made on the show and we can't wait to share it with you!

Check the UPDATES tab above for more info on the show as it develops!


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