Truck Truck Theater is a site-specific company that strives to create theater in unexpected places around the city of Chicago. Our goal is to produce professional quality work, but without the professional budget. This means being resourceful with costume and prop design, collaborating with a talented crew who knows how to make the most of limited resources, and of course, doing our shows out of the back of a UHaul truck.
We believe in...
Accessible Theater: Everyone should be able to afford good theater. That's why we'll never charge an admission fee for our shows. Also, since we're fully mobile, we can actually bring our plays to neighborhoods that might not have a lot of traditional theaters.
Supporting Our Artists: Putting on a show is hard work, and the people doing it deserve to be compensated for their time. Most of the funding raised in this campaign will go towards paying the cast and crew of Truck Truck Theater. Our first performance will be Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit, adapted by Paul Bowles and directed by Megan Richards. One night only, premiering September 2016 in Jefferson Park, Chicago.
About No Exit
Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in hell. The windows are bricked up; there are no mirrors; the electric lights can never be turned off; and there is no exit. The irony of this hell is that its torture is not of the rack and fire, but of the burning humiliation of each soul as it is stripped of its pretenses by the cruel curiosity of the damned. Here the soul is shorn of secrecy, and even the blackest deeds are mercilessly exposed to the fierce light of hell. It is an eternal torment. Also, did we mention that it's in the back of a UHaul truck?
- CRADEAU: Christopher Zdenek
- INEZ: Maggie Ward
- ESTELLE: Caitlin Shantz
- BOY: Cory O'Brien
- Artistic Director and Technical Director: Cory O'Brien
- Production Manager: Fareine Suarez
- Director: Megan Richards
- Stage Manager: Rachel Silvert
- Production Designer: Jim Markus
Risks and challenges
We've already built the set, so our main challenge is raising the funds to pay our cast and crew what they deserve. Here is a breakdown of our allocation of funds:
75% Stipends for Cast and Crew
10% Creative Licenses and Rights
15% Miscellaneous Production Fees (truck rental, props, administrative, etc)
As we expand, we'll need additional funds in order to cover licensing and permitting costs. If we exceed our goal of $1000, extra funding will go towards producing our next show. If a second show does not happen before Summer 2017, all extra funding will be evenly distributed among this project's cast and crew.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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