Update: On December 29, 2019, we reached our initial fundraising goal to cover basic expenses for the production! All donations from this point on are for stage manager and actor stipends.
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% + $0.99) for every donation until end of 2019.)
Ritual Art Troupe has accomplished a lot recently– you may have experienced some of our shows!
You Too: a play about the #metoo movement with 3 performances in Fremont and Oakland in partnership with local domestic violence prevention nonprofits Narika and SAVE (November 2019)
20/20: a play speculating about the re-election of the President where the audience chooses from eight scenarios to complete the action with 4 performances (with a Sold-Out Opening Night award) at the San Francisco Fringe Festival (September 2019)
Animal Factory Farm and Ecopocalypse: plays addressing climate change in 4 performances as part of the global Rise for Climate in San Francisco (September 2018)
Regular Playwrights Circle meetings where playwrights share new work and receive constructive criticism (SF Bay Area)
Theatre Makers Mixers where everyone who co-creates theatre is welcome to come socialize (SF Bay Area)
Orchestra of the Moon and Rag on a Stick Puppet Theatre performances (Portland, OR)
Ritual Art Troupe has beautiful plans for the upcoming year:
Where We Love play chronicling the stories of LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers in English and also as Donde Amamos in Spanish (recipient of a CA$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.
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.
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.
Please join us for the Oakland shows on November 14 and 15. You can buy tickets here.