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    Open Theatre Project

    OTP Series 4 Capital Campaign

    Keep our doors OPEN by supporting OTP's Series 4

     Jamaica Plain, MA, United States
    This is a Fiscally-Sponsored Project

    Fiscally Sponsored by Fractured Atlas

    SUMMARY STATEMENT
    For the first time in 2 years, we turn to our loyal community to help fund our most ambitious series yet. Our goal is to raise $15,000 from individual sponsors like YOU in order to build the strongest foundation for our artists and community alike! These funds will be specifically used to improve our rehearsal and performance space at St. John’s Church, fuel the next phase of our Plays in Progress™ programming & pay our artists a fair wage for the work they do. 

    Together, we can build a future that allows us to reach even higher for Series 4 and beyond.  Whether it’s $5 dollars a month or $1000 now, every bit helps keep our doors OPEN!

    OUR MISSION
    Open Theatre Project was formed to transform lives and build thriving communities through high-quality theatrical experiences.  We are dedicated to providing artistic opportunities which allow the expression of diverse ideas to traditional and non-traditional audiences.
     
    Our work is defined by the passion of individual artists in partnership with the culture of professionalism and collaboration we build around each of our creative endeavors.
     
    We welcome all backgrounds, skill levels, and perspectives in order to broaden voices in theater with a particular focus on developing opportunities for women, people of color, LGBTQ and the elderly.

    ABOUT SERIES 4
    Series 4 is our most ambitious to date and all because of the support you’ve given us for the last 6 years here in Jamaica Plain and Greater Boston. Series 4 is focused on elevating the type of work that has gotten us to where we are today; inclusive, experimental, exciting and engaging. 

    This year we are so proud to present a line up that heightens our mission, provides even more opportunities to artists all over Boston, and aims at inviting many new faces into our home. With that, here’s what we have in store for you!

    • An Education in Prudence by Stefan Lanfer - a world premiere play - Feb 9-24 - St. John’s Church
    • GAY SHORTS pt. 2 : We Are Family - A 10 Min Play Festival featuring our LGTBQ community - May, 2018 - Club Cafe 
    • Theatre Porch: As part of JP Porchfest - A community arts festival - July, 2018 - Jamaica Plain
    • OTP’s Plays in Progress™ - New Play Readings in Workshops - Throughout 2018
    • JP Concerts - Our signature concert series in its 10th year - Throughout 2018 - St. John’s Church
    • SLAM Boston Diverse Voices in Theatre - Dec 2018 - Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
    • And more in 2019

    DIDN’T YOU MEAN SEASON?
    Nope! We don’t do the traditional Theatre Seasons here at OTP and that’s because our world and community is ever changing. Sometimes a Series lasts 8 months, sometimes 2 years, and we like to keep it that way. This flexibility lets our themes evolve, keeps our audience engaged, and allows us to seize opportunities that come up quickly.  Don’t worry though, we always have a LOT planned, just means a few surprises may pop up before we’re done and if you have an idea, we ALWAYS love to hear them!

    WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
    For the past 2 years, we have leaned heavily on local sponsorship, advertising and board contributions to fund our programming and frankly, it’s not nearly as fun as having YOU, our loyal community help make our season happen. We still want to engage in important community and business partnerships, but as Alexander Hamilton once said: “When you have skin in the game, you stay in the game, but you don’t get a win unless you stay in the game.” So we want you to play with us! 
     
    By crowdfunding our initial capital campaign you’re in the foundation, you’re showing the world that theatre and the arts are important, and we’ll get to brag about you all year long!

    THE FIRST $5000 WILL BE MATCHED!
    To get things started, we are so happy to announce that we have $5000 in matching contributions from our Series 4 Sponsors. Thanks to the wonderful people at P&H Travel of West Bridgewater, MA and Smart Guy Productions of Quincy, MA the first $5000 of our capital campaign will be MATCHED making the first 5k dollars donated go twice as far. If we succeed with our capital campaign that means $20,000 to keep our doors open!

    WHERE’S THE MONEY GOING?
    It’s important you know where your money is going and the impact it will have on our year. Take a look at the facts below!

    How Much: $15,000 of our $50,000 Annual Operations Total
    What For: 
    • Scenic, Front of House & Lighting Infrastructure at St. John’s
    • Payment for our Artists 
    • Audience Engagement Events
    • Hiring of a Part-Time facilities manager for OTP / JP Concerts / St. John’s
    • Hiring of a PR Management team
    • Support for our Plays in Progress™ new play development program
    • Updates to our Website & Digital platforms

    WHAT DO YOU GET?
    On top of the impactful theatre and artists, you’ll be supporting, we have a series of fantastic perks that are focused on our Series 4 programming and the community supporting it. We have date nights, swag bags, get to know OTP events,  a head shot package and even some special perks yet to be announced! 

    CAN’T DONATE TODAY? THAT’S OK!
    We know that not everyone has money to throw around, but we have lots of exciting ways to support Open Theatre Project. Whether it’s volunteering for one of our events, sending us your ideas for new programming or coming to our shows, we want to see you there. We are all about access, if money is EVER an issue, you just let us know and we’ll make sure you’re able to come through our doors… always!

    Rewards

    Featured

    Date Night Perk – Gay Shorts: We Are Family

    Donate $150.00 or more

    Amount over $45.00 is tax-deductible.

    Get 2 Tickets to OTP’s Gay Shorts at Club Café in May 2018 and a $25 gift card to Club Café for dinner before the show!

    The Open Door Perk

    Donate $5.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    For keeping our doors open, your name will appear in all Series 4 Marketing.

    Special Shout Out Perk

    Donate $10.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    A very special thank you and shout out on OTP’s Facebook account and your name or company name featured in all Series 4 Marketing.

    Series 4 Early Access Perk

    Donate $25.00 or more

    Amount over $10.00 is tax-deductible.

    Get 1 ticket to any Series 4 production. We will put you on our special email list where you’ll hear about our events and news FIRST, be invited to donor only events, and get a special discount code to use throughout ALL Series 4.

    OTP Swag Pack Perk

    Donate $75.00 or more

    Amount over $25.00 is tax-deductible.

    Get an OTP T-Shirt & Stickers and we will put you on our special email list where you’ll hear about our shows FIRST, be invited to donor only events, and get a special discount code to use throughout ALL Series 4.

    Plays in Progress Insider Perk

    Donate $100.00 or more

    Amount over $10.00 is tax-deductible.

    Support new plays at Open Theatre Project! Get 1 ticket to any Series 4 production and a special invitation to our  Plays in Progress readings featuring new work in development with the OTP Core. Your name will also be featured as a Series 4 Play Maker!

    Date Night Perk – SLAM Boston Diverse Voices in Theatre

    Donate $150.00 or more

    Amount over $45.00 is tax-deductible.

    Get 2 Tickets to OTP’s Gay Shorts at Club Café in May 2018 and a $25 gift card to Club Café for dinner before the show!

    Taste of Jamaica Plain Perk

    Donate $250.00 or more

    Amount over $65.00 is tax-deductible.

    Get to know our home with OTP Founder, Dustin Bell and a few of our favorite Core Members, 2 Tickets to any show during OTP Series 4 and we’ll take for drinks and appetizers before the show at one of OTP Series 4 restaurant sponsors. Availablility based on schedule.

    Head Shot Package with Matt Mckee Photography

    Donate $700.00 or more

    Amount over $500.00 is tax-deductible.

    Do good while you get your head shots done!! Get a two-hour headshot session with photographer Matt McKee at his studio in Hyde Park with 2 Final Shots edited for you! Learn more about Matt McKee Photography here: http://mckeephotography.com/