From Relative Theatrics Support performing arts in Laramie! With your help Relative Theatrics will produce a year of quality, thought-provoking theatre in 2017/18.
Relative Theatrics has been bringing Risky, Relevant, Real theatre to the Laramie community since 2013. As we head into our 5th year of plays in 2017/18 we will continue to present thought-provoking theatre that examines the joining qualities of the human race. We are proud to take artistic risk, providing a community gathering place where thoughts can be exchanged about society, culture, and the power of creativity.
Theatre is an intensely collaborative art and you get to be a part of it. Your generous contribution allows us to tell these important stories with integrity and professionalism.
Our 5th season, 'Generations to Come,' takes a glimpse into the future with dynamic plays that tell stories of arts education in an inner-city high school, a biracial Mother-Daughter duo that heal their wounds on a cross-country road trip to Yellowstone, online identity and legal issues in the technological age, and modes of educating, raising, and constraining wild beings in the Montana wilderness. Additionally, our selection of plays for 'Generations to Come' reflects a desire to push for diversity and gender parity in the theatrical landscape of our time by selecting a line-up of plays authored by women and playwrights of color.
And we need your help!
While earned income like revenue from ticket sales and government funding assists with our yearly expenditures, we rely on support from individuals like you cover the gap. Our annual budget includes production costs, advertising and marketing expenses, artist compensation, operational expenditures like rent for our studio space in the Laramie Plains Civic Center and office supplies, and much more. With this campaign, we are raising money to cover the production costs for our upcoming season. Your donation helps us obtain performance rights for licensing royalties, rent the performance venue, and create the world of the plays with creatively designed sets, props, costumes, sound, and lights.
Please help us out by spreading the word and giving what you’re able. Whether you have $5 or $500, your generous contribution helps us meet our goal and enables us to produce high quality, engaging theatre in Laramie. Let’s head into the Generations to Come together.
Thank YOU for supporting risky, relevant, real theatre in Laramie!
The goal of this project is to raise $9,000
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Description: Relative Theatrics pays royalties to the playwrights of each play in exchange for licensing rights to put on the production.
Description: The Historic Gryphon Theatre in the Laramie Plains Civic Center serves as the venue for all of our productions. Putting the audience on the stage, we create an intimate black-box setting that places the audience in the world of the play.
|Sets and Props
Description: A set designer creates the world of the play with wood, nails, paint, and resourcefulness. Additionally they are responsible for providing the set dressing and hand props that actors use on stage.
Description: A costume designer defines characters by their wardrobe, just as a person expresses their identity through their clothing. This budget item literally puts clothing on the backs of the actors.
|ASCAP Sound License
Description: We pay a yearly fee to The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in order to incorporate music and sound design into the theatre-going experience.
Description: Each member of the artistic team receives a script of the play they are working on to analyze the text and create their role.
Description: If we surpass our goal, we will invest in a circular saw to upgrade our set building inventory.
|Projector and Projection Design Software
Description: If we surpass our goal, we will invest in a projector and projection software. These items will enable us to create advanced set and lighting designs for our productions.
|QLab Sound Design Software
Description: If we surpass our goal, we will invest in sound design equipment that enhances the aural experience for the audience and enables the sound designer to create more realistic soundscapes.
Description: We care about our audience's comfort! If we surpass our goal, we will purchase and provide cushions to audience members seeking extra padding on their seats.
Description: We are excited to bring in a professional actor for NO CHILD... by Nilaja Sun. Contributions beyond our goal will help Ure Egbuho travel from New York City to Laramie for the first production of our season.
Creating Art is No Small Feat
There is a role for everyone – the artists that sculpt the piece, the advisors that guide the direction, the curators who give art a home, and the supporters who ensure that the creation will be seen and valued. Thank you for being a member of this community.
We have less than a week until our campaign closes and the amount of support and well-wishes has been overwhelming. It begs the question, what more is possible? What if everyone banded together for a final push to enhance the exposure of our campaign and reach the outer networks in this communal effort? With rewards still up for grabs and our first production right around the corner, this is an exciting time to be a part of our Local Crowd Campaign and the Relative Theatrics family.
Please help us out however you are able by spreading the word and giving what you can. Even the most modest of contributions makes a huge difference. And we hope to see you in the audience to see these funds at work for the Wyoming Premiere of NO CHILD… by Nilaja Sun, running August 31st through September 9th!
WE DID IT!!
We are so excited to announce that we have met our initial fundraising goal of $9,000!
Here are all of the things that these funds will provide for us:
-Theatre Rental for 6 shows
-Performance Rights for 5 full productions
-Scripts for our actors and directors,
-Props, Sets, and Costumes for all of Season 5
-One ASCAP Sound License for the entire year
Thank you so very much for contributing to our success and for supporting Risky, Relevant, Real theatre in Laramie!
But Why Stop Now?
We have set a stretch goal of $12,000 that would enable to enhance the Relative Theatrics experience even more. With an additional $3,000 we would be able to purchase:
-A Circular Saw for our set building inventory
-A Projector and Isadora Projection Software for our A/V needs
-QLab Sound Design Software for more advanced sound design
-Artist Travel for our visiting actor, Ure Egbuho
-Seat Cushions to increase the comfort of your theatre-going experience
With 12 days left in our campaign, we are confident that we can reach this goal with your help. Please help us spread the word as we head into this exciting leg of our fundraising journey!
Endless Gratitude and Love,
The RT Team
We've Made It To 80%!!!!!
If that's not a reason for a happy dance, we're not sure what is! Thank you for all of the support as we keep the momentum going. This truly is proof of what the strength of community can accomplish.
We also want to throw out an extra special thank you to our matching sponsors: Bruce Richardson, Tom and Pat Parish, and The Bergman Family. The Bergman's matching incentive is still going, so every dollar donated will go twice as far!
Still looking for a reason to dance? Then check out all of our rewards! We had a blast coming up with creative rewards that speak to the Relative Theatrics experience. Plus, businesses all across Laramie have chipped in to make this campaign a success – we've even added new ones to the list this week. It takes a village and we couldn't be more grateful that our village is the Gem City.
Thank YOU for supporting Risky, Relevant, Real theatre in Laramie!
A truly amazing week! Thank you to everyone who has gotten us to 67% of our goal!
We're very excited to be performing this weekend at WHAT Fest, integrating theatre into the annual music festival for the first time. We also will be spreading the word about the campaign and collecting donations to get us one step closer to the finish line. If you plan on being at WHAT Fest, be sure to check out our two sets on Saturday night for a flashback to I AND YOU from 2016 and a sneak peek at THE BIG HEARTLESS from our upcoming season!
Thank you for continuing to spread the word and share the love! We truly could not do this without you!!
Wow! What an amazing launch weekend. Over just a few days we are already 42% to our goal! We have so many thank-yous to dole out – thanks for visiting the campaign, thanks for sharing with your network, thanks for contributing, Thanks for Supporting Risky, Relevant, Real Theatre!!
In an effort to keep this wonderful momentum going, we are offering weekly match incentives. This week our matching sponsor is Arts Supporter Extraordinaire Bruce Richardson with a generous contribution of $500, making donations go twice as far! We encourage you to spread the word about our campaign and why you support Relative Theatrics.
Have a beautiful week!
How about a slice of pie after attending the theatre? This gift certificate counts for $5 towards a tasty treat, breakfast food, or diner-like digs at Perkin's Family Restaurant and Bakery.
A heartfelt thank-you! We'll add you to our email list to keep you posted and up-to-date on all that is happening with Relative Theatrics. Thanks for being a part of the community!
Enjoy a pre-show drink or a post-performance dessert at Lovejoy's Bar & Grill, where the menu is creative, the beer is cold and the service is always friendly!
The finest vegetarian cuisine in Laramie! Enjoy their menu of delicious meatless dishes while sipping on a classic cocktail from Front Street Tavern before heading to the theatre.
Manage your sustenance in the Big Heartless with this selection of camping-minded food items from Big Hollow Food Co-op. The bag includes Tasty Bite Pad Thai, Sweetwood Beef Jerky, Epic Salmon Fillet Jerky, coconut and energy bites, a banana saver, Cinnamon Churro Smash Mallows, and a Almonds & Sea Salt Chocolove Bar!
Take to the open road with this selection of healthy snacks from Big Hollow Food Co-op. The bag includes Boulder Malt Vinegar & Sea Salt Chips, Mighty Beef Jerky, Dang Coconut Bites, Hail Merry Bites, Justin's Peanut Butter Cups, Yum Earth Licorice, and a variety of That's It Fruit Bars!
Treat yourself! Head on over to Sensuous She at 106 E Ivinson for all of your women's clothing and lingerie, gifts, accessories, scarves jewelry, hand bags, candles, and bath needs.
Quality Wings for Quality Theatre!
Engage in a Relative Theatrics performance on a full stomach after dining at Born in a Barn. Sitting in Laramie's historic downtown, they offer 16 wing sauces, 17 burgers, and a wide selection of liquor and beer. Every week brings a new burger special!
Don't lie to your mom, tell her you're at the Library!
Enjoy The Library's classic pub and grille fare at one of Wyoming’s oldest brewpubs. Grab a brew, a bite to eat, and snatch a spot in their outdoor patio for a casual dining experience!
We love enjoying an evening on the Alibi patio, whether listening to live music or grabbing a bite before a show! Alibi is an easygoing tavern offering wood-fired, gourmet pizza, craft beer, music & a backyard with fire pits.
Calming paradise! Stop by SuZen's Gardens for professionally designed event flowers, plants and gift baskets.
You're sure to find something classy and affordable at Mimi's, one of our favorite locally owned consignment stores in Laramie specializing in womens clothing and accessories, home decor, books, furniture, vintage clothing and accessories, collectibles and antiques.
Anong's Thai is one of the most adored restaurants here in Laramie. A bustling atmosphere and stellar food makes this place a special one indeed. It's also the perfect pairing for date night - what beats dinner and the theatre?!
Enjoy some great food and donate a little to Relative Theatrics at the same time, it will feel as good as it tastes!
Visit The Herb House and explore the products for your health and well-being. Contribute $25 to our campaign and receive a $25 gift certificate to The Herb House.
Night Heron is one of our favorite places to visit in Downtown Laramie. With an infinite supply of coffee and tea and a huge selection of eclectic used books we could hang out there all day!
Select the play of your choice and receive a production poster signed by the actors, directors, design team, and crew following the closing performance of the show.
Our favorite coffees delivered to your door once per month -- who doesn't want hassle-free coffee delivered right to their doorstep?
H+S Coffee is dedicated to the heart and science of roasting coffee. They're also the coffee providers for all RT Concessions! With their coffee subscription plans, you don't have to wait for the theatre to enjoy their delicious blends.
Your subscription starts on your selected Sunday, and continues to be roasted Sunday and shipped Monday for three months (shipping costs covered). How fresh is that?
A day of dress-up! Come raid our costume collection and get a professional portrait taken in your dramatic garb.
Wake up to delicious chocolate chip waffles or pancakes from this breakfast gift basket donated by The Curiousity Shoppe in historic downtown Laramie. This beautiful bronze leaf textured bowl includes Stonewall Kitchen Chocolate Chip Pancake and Waffles Mix and all natural Maple Syrup.
The perfect reward for an aspiring actor!
Professional Actor Noelia Antweiler will work with you one-on-one to address your career goals and prep you for a life in the industry. Sessions will include Resume Editing & Formatting, Website Consultation, Demo Reel Consultation, Mock agent/casting director interview prep, and Specific plans for the next 6 months put into action.
Noelia Antweiler is a New York City based actor, singer, dancer, and aerialist. Originally from Denver, she attended the University of Wyoming, so Laramie is near to her heart. She has worked in television, film, commercial, and theatre regionally and in the NYC off-broadway circuit, most notably, at the Metropolitan Playhouse, where she was reviewed by the New York Times as 'the standout performance.' Proud AEA member and currently represented by Meg Pantera (Theatre/Film/Television) and Paradigm Talent (Commercial/Print).
You're sure to have your bases covered in the wilderness with this Sea to Summit Compression Sack and Camelback Chute Stainless Steel thermos from Cross Country Connection.
"We still hang bike thieves in Wyoming"
Take your wheels into Pedal House in Laramie for a professional tune-up!
Feel right at home with this collection of locally-made treats and gifts from The Curiosity Shoppe in historic downtown Laramie. The basket provides a little piece of Wyoming with Cowtown Steamboat Chocolate, The Bunnery Pancake Mix, Serendipity Caramels, Grace Pastures Goat Soap, Cheyenne Coffee, Baer's Jam, Cathy's Steamboat Bandana, and JB's Wild Wyoming Notecard arranged in a Cowboy Lariat Basket.
Producing Artistic Director Anne Mason coaches actors and non-actors alike with her private lessons. Need assistance with a public speaking engagement? Care to learn about acting? Desire direction on a theatrical monologue or scene? This is the reward for you!
Our favorite place to go when searching for costumes - or just for something great to wear! Use this $75 gift card towards NU2U's fantastic array of trendy used clothing and goods!.
An afternoon of playwriting exercises are sure to get the creative juices pumping in your brain. Learn more about dramatic writing and character development with this exclusive workshop.
Attend a rehearsal and receive an exclusive backstage tour as we prepare for any of the productions of our season! Meet the actors, observe the creation process, and get a sneak peek at the ins and outs of theatre creation.
Tour the H+S Coffee roastery, learn a brief history of coffee, engage your senses in a menu tasting featuring multiple different brewing methods (including one we cannot replicate outside our roastery). At the end of the engagement, take home a 12oz bag of your favorite coffee.
H+S Coffee is dedicated to the heart and science of roasting coffee. They're also the coffee providers for all RT Concessions!
Tour accommodates a group of 4
Relative Theatrics Actor and Community Member At-Large, Peter Parolin, has offered to host an exclusive dinner party with Producing Artistic Director, Anne Mason. Join Peter and Anne for a night of conversation, laughter, superb food & drink, and stories of life in the theatre.
*Reward includes dinner and drinks for four guests
Ensure that each play has a home for the run of the performance! Venue rental at the Gryphon Theatre is approximately $500/RT Production. Choose to sponsor one of our 6 major events during the 2017/18 Season:
-NO CHILD... by Nilaja Sun
-26 MILES by Quiara Algreia Hudes
-THE NETHER by Jennifer Haley
-THE BIG HEARTLESS by Dale Dunn
-THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello
-PLAYWRIGHTS VOICED: A Series of Staged Readings by Developing Playwrights
NO CHILD... by Nilaja Sun is a one-woman show about arts education in inner-city New York. We are thrilled to bring in professional actor Ure Egbuho for this role. But we need help covering travel expenses to get her here!
Ure Egbuho is a New York based actor from Sacramento, CA. She has professional credits at Actors Theatre of Louisville (That High Lonesome Sound, A Christmas Carol, At the Vanishing Point), B Street Theatre (The Conductor), Sacramento Theatre Company (Little Shop of Horrors), Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts (Hairspray, Caroline, or Change), and The Flea Theater/Brown University MFA Project Residency 2017 at New Dramatists (Good Blood by Diane Exavier). Egbuho minored in dance and musical theatre and received a B.A. in theatre arts and journalism from California State University, Sacramento.