Playful Substance is excited to be planning its first official season beginning in the Fall of 2018. We've been hard at work behind the scenes putting programs into place and creating a vision for 2018 and beyond. Please take a moment to see how far we've come and consider supporting us in this important, foundational year.
In September of 2017, we started a weekly writers’ feedback and accountability group designed to offer support on a project by project and writer by writer basis. Support includes peer feedback, private readings with actors, grant application assistance, workshop planning, and production support for writers looking to self produce.
*** Later this spring, Playful Substance will introduce Pithy Parties, a public reading series of works in progress from our Writers' Groups. This is an opportunity to meet our Writers, get familiar with their work, and have fun!
Dates will be announced on our website.
Our First Full Season Features Two New Plays
Our 2018-2019 Season will include two full productions of new plays. Dates and Venues to be announced late spring.
This fall, The Good Works Series will return with an exciting immersive theatre project to benefit survivors of human trafficking. This project will bring together artists of multiple disciplines to explore what modern slavery looks like and the resilience of the human spirit.
As we grow, we are mindful of some challenges ahead. Playful Substance is dedicated to supporting artists of color, LGBTQ+ artists, and artists of different abilities. By the end of 2018, we will have a fully functioning Accountability Board that will oversee the selection process for new projects, artist inclusion and brainstorm new access points for artists and audiences alike.
We have a lot of work to do.
*** We Need Your Help
How You Can Help During this first year our goal is to raise $20,000. This will allow us enough room to begin developing documentation of a body of work while building an audience and our artistic community. What we build this year will be the foundation for years to come.
Right now, YOU are the only people that know us.
By making a contribution to our efforts today, you are helping to pay our administrative costs, provide meals and Metrocards to our artists, and pay for insurance and rehearsal space, script copies and keeping our domain name. YOU can keep us alive during this crucial first year as we work toward creating a fun, inclusive, provocative theater company that can one day PAY ITS ARTISTS more than just meals and Metrocards.
You can help by making a tax deductable donation through this link:
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Playful Substance is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Playful Substance must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.