Donate to Theatre Makers Revolutionary Theatre for the “20/20” Library Tour!

Update: As of November 30, 2019, we are at 23% of our initial fundraising goal!

Dear Friend, 

Please support community-based revolutionary theatre and include Ritual Art Troupe and the Theatre Makers project in your giving this season!

Summary: Donate to our “20/20 Play Library Tour” crowdfundraiser before January 1, 2020! (GoFundMe is offering the lowest transaction fees ever (1.99% + $0.99) for every donation until year end.)

Ritual Art Troupe has accomplished a lot recently– you may have experienced some of our shows!

  • You Too: a play about the #metoo movement with 3 performances in Fremont and Oakland in partnership with local domestic violence prevention nonprofits Narika and SAVE (November 2019)
  • 20/20: a play speculating about the re-election of the President where the audience chooses from eight scenarios to complete the action with 4 performances (with a Sold-Out Opening Night award) at the San Francisco Fringe Festival (September 2019)
  • Animal Factory Farm and Ecopocalypse: plays addressing climate change in 4 performances as part of the global Rise for Climate in San Francisco (September 2018)
  • Regular Playwrights Circle meetings where playwrights share new work and receive constructive criticism (SF Bay Area)
  • Theatre Makers Mixers where everyone who co-creates theatre is welcome to come socialize (SF Bay Area)
  • Orchestra of the Moon and Rag on a Stick Puppet Theatre performances (Portland, OR)

Ritual Art Troupe has beautiful plans for the upcoming year:

  • 20/20 Play Library Tour” offering the 20/20 play to new audiences for free at local public library branches… please contribute to make this possible at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/2020-play-free-library-tour
  • Where We Love play chronicling the stories of LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers in English and also as Donde Amamos in Spanish (recipient of a CA$H Performs grant with performances slated for Queer Freedom month in June 2020 and community partner Rainbow Street)
  • “SPEEC Play Reading Series” for casual readings of historic plays with social, political, economic, and environmental change (SPEEC) themes (SF Bay Area throughout 2020)
  • Regular Playwrights Circle meetings and Theatre Makers Mixers (SF Bay Area throughout 2020)
  • Other projects — including an opera! — TBA

The Theatre Makers Project provides common ground for diverse communities to collaborate on, incubate, and stage both newly created and historically relevant audience-participatory plays based on social, political, economic, and environmental change (SPEEC) themes. Theatre Makers is a project of the nonprofit Ritual Art Troupe, fostering and developing inclusive, participatory, and community-based arts.

Please donate to our “20/20 Play Library Tour” crowdfundraiser before January 1, 2020!

Or if you prefer, you can donate with a check or to other projects of the Ritual Art Troupe.

In solidarity,

Stardust Doherty
Theatre Makers Co-Founder
Ritual Art Troupe

You Too Premier Success – Two Oakland Shows Nov. 14 & 15

The opening night show of the “You Too” play on November 9, 2019, in Fremont, was a smashing success!

It’s not too late to join us for the Oakland shows on November 14 and 15. You can buy tickets here.

During much of the performance, not a pin drop could be heard as the audience was mesmerized by the compelling and emotional drama exploring harassment, abuse, and the #metoo movement. In other scenes, the audience waved protest signs and hollered right along with the actors.

You Too play audience participation in rally scene
You Too play audience participation in rally scene

After the performance, representatives from local non-profit organization Narika and SAVE participated on a panel discussion, along with the director and co-author Iryna Lymar, actor Alia Rose, and actor Nadeem Anjum.

You Too play panel discussion with representatives from local non-profits Narika and SAVE
You Too play panel discussion with representatives from local non-profits Narika and SAVE
Actors Nadeem Anjum and Venee Call-Ferrer Played Harvey Cosby and Dianne Pelosi
Actor Kameron Thortona Brown joined by family and friends after the show
Actor Courtney Harman joined by friends after the show
Actor Alejandro Estaquio joined by friends after the show

Please join us for the Oakland shows on November 14 and 15. You can buy tickets here.