Ben and Trish

$150 of $550 goal

Raised by 4 people in 11 months
Hi! We are W.A.R. Theater, and we need your help.

Under the Artistic Direction of Co-founder and playwright Michael Johnson, we are more than one month into rehearsals for our next project - the professional premiere of "ben and trish." However, because we are a new company, we can't do this alone, and we are asking you to donate your hard-earned cash to our next (and future) Artistic endeavors. 

"ben and trish." is the story of a young man in a mental hospital, reminiscing on the memories of his dead sister. It is a play about mental well-being, addiction, memory and loss. It was written by Michael Johnson, and first workshopped at Minnesota State University: Moorhead in 2014. Featuring  Jeff Goff as Ben and Amber Morgan as Trish, not to mention a *fantastic* artistic team (Steve Soler as Director, Sami Dee as Lighting Designer, Stage Management by Nora Flaherty), this is a production we are proud to be bringing you this December.

W.A.R. Theater is dedicated to bringing our audience impactful, raw new work that combines dance, live music and theater in a dynamic fashion.  Featuring original music by Minneapolis musicians Zach Briscoe and Elliott Heerman, we will utilize these tools,
and other hyper-theatrical elements (gesture, shadow, poetry) to bring you the story of "ben and trish."  Given it's themes of suicide, depression, loss and mental health and given that the holidays are a difficult time for so many, we felt that *now* is the time to do this show

While our production opens in December, we need your assistance now to pay for some of our upkeep costs – rehearsal space, costumes, promotions and most importantly, our incredible Artists. Any gift you can offer is of tremendous, immediate importance to us.

But, wait! There’s more!

We have incentives! If you donate the following amounts, you'll receive:

$25 – Signed picture of the cast and crew and ONE (1) joke, to be delivered in a medium of your choosing. We just wanna make you smile.

$50 – Signed picture of the cast and crew! One (1) joke! Two Comp’d tickets to any performance of Ben and Trish.

$75 – Signed picture of the cast and crew!  One (1) joke! Two Comp’d tickets to any performance of Ben and Trish. AND a super cool, custom-made
commemorative “ben and trish.”   bow-tie, designed and made by Morgan Groff (see photo).

$100 – Signed picture of the cast and crew! One (1) Joke! Two Comp’d tickets to any performance of Ben and Trish.  Super cool, commemorative “ben and trish.”  bow-tie. And a copy of the final draft of the script with a personalized signing by the playwright.
Your gifts make art in our community possible. Thank you so much.




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