Crane Truck Circus Show!

UP UP UP Inc. is a touring crane truck circus ensemble!
Our goal is to do socially distant shows for outdoor gatherings, small farms, campesino & immigrant communities, dinner parties, nursing homes, women's shelters, etc. to bring joy and levity into the air! We will be taking this show on a month long tour throughout the Pacific Northwest this summer.

What the heck is a crane circus show?!
Well, we bought a flatbed truck to serve as our stage as our stage, a baby grand piano for live music....and have mounted a 30’ hand cranked crane on the truck to serve as our aerial rigging point and point of interest for other shenanigans!

What will the show be like?
We are a collection of 7 performers from Bellingham, Seattle and afar. We are aerialists, musicians, acrobats, clowns and illusionists. This 1 hour all ages show will be whimsical, beautiful, hilarious and mostly word free so that it can be accessible for those of all languages.

How do you all fit in one truck?
We don’t!
A few of us will be in the truck and the rest of the ensemble on BICYCLES, to reduce emissions and increase the fun!

How much is the show?

The majority of our shows are by donation or free. This year has been quite a doozy for people and communities everywhere. Our goal this summer is to bring the joy of circus to anyone and everyone, regardless of money.

Any financial contributions you make will go towards:

-Truck purchase - $7,500
-Engine repair (yep, we had to take apart the engine in a friend's driveway a few months ago!) - $2,000
-Truck tires - $1,400
-Truck insurance, truck oil, truck maintenance, fuel - $500
-Crane purchase - $580
-Crane mounting & welding - $500
-Crane safety replacements & repair (pulleys, cables, bearings) -
-Sound amplification - $400
-Bike maintenance - $500
-Paying performers - $13,800
-Feeding performers - $2,880
-Website - $100
-Video & photo -
-Administrative fees (501c3 app, biz license, etc) - $430

We’re working with an umbrella organization and have our own 501c3 application in the works, so larger donations can be tax deductible.

Any and all donations are greatly appreciated!
Please spread the word (Facebook, Instagram, singing telegrams, carrier pigeons....)!

Thank you so so so so so much!
  • Anne M Schaefer 
    • $15 
    • 2 hrs
  • Arnold C Gailo 
    • $10 
    • 16 hrs
  • Bretton Lott 
    • $20 
    • 2 d
  • Tori Stoika 
    • $15 
    • 3 d
  • Stefanie Brendler 
    • $18 
    • 3 d
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Fundraising team (3)

Sadye Osterloh 
Organizer
Raised $3,064 from 29 donations
Bellingham, WA
Matthew McCorkle 
Team member
Raised $145 from 3 donations
Julie McPherson 
Team member
Raised $30 from 1 donation
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