Running a theater company is a challenging endeavor on many levels. Our goal is to produce professional theater in New York City, pay our artists, while keeping ticket prices at an affordable price of $18. Unfortunately, is it virtually impossible to achieve this by ticket sales alone. We are dependent on individual donations and grants to make up most of our yearly operating budget. Our current goal is to raise $40,000 for our 2017 Season, which will feature 2 full length projects and numerous reading of new and established work. We hope you will be part of making our first season a reality.
We can receive tax deductible donations. Sea Dog Theater is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a nonprofit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Sea Dog Theater must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only. Any contribution above the value of the goods and services received by the donor is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
WHY YOU SHOULD BECOME A PATRON?
1. SEA DOG THEATER distinguishes itself in that our plays are question specific. Where, How and Why does the reality of alienation intersect with the struggle for reconciliation? We are not interested in plays that moralize, serve a particular propaganda or offer easy solutions to life’s questions. We produce new plays, devise our own work, and stage existing material that is relevant in the here and now.
2. We pay all our contributing artists. It is standard practice to ask many theater artists to work for next to nothing on smaller productions. We are committed to putting artists first, paying a fair stipend to everyone working with us, while pursuing excellence in all areas of the production.
3. We make our productions affordable to our audience. We will charge $18 per ticket, and set aside complementary tickets for those who can’t afford them.
4. Hospitality is at the center of what we do. We want you to feel welcome, taken care of, and known. Our goal is not solely to produce great theater, but to create an environment where you feel like you belong. We want to know who you are, and look forward to hearing your story.