Help Produce The Climate Follies at IndyFringe

Jim Poyser (playwright), Raphael Schwartzman (director), and the cast and crew need your help to produce the new comedy The Climate Follies at the Indianapolis Fringe Festival in August 2020 and beyond.

What is The Climate Follies?

Jim Poyser’s world premiere of The Climate Follies is a comedy about the unfunniest thing ever: the climate emergency.

Over a dozen short plays explore our unraveling climate system and the human response — or lack thereof. Oh, and it’s a work-in-progress, so the script will evolve with feedback from a talented cast, as well as whatever fresh new hell knocks on Earth’s door between now and closing night. 

Six actors present these pieces by acting multiple characters and using song, dance, clowning, puppetry, Foley sound effects and any other performance forms. The production will be as low waste and carbon neutral as humanly possible.

Your donation will support...

   >   Festival Participation Fees
   >   Rehearsal Space Rental
   >   Costumes, Props, Set and other Design Elements
   >   Marketing
   >   Carbon Offsets*  
   >   Artist Compensation**
   >   Expecting the Unexpected***

*Carbon off-sets are a complex issue. We will calculate our impact in terms of transportation and energy, and will purchase carbon off-sets or make charitable contributions to nonprofits committed to lowering carbon footprint.

** We're committed to paying our artists as another way to practice sustainability.

*** Live theater + the climate crisis = something is bound to go wrong!


  • Andrew Long 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Jim Poyser 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos

Fundraising team (2)

Raphael Schwartzman 
Indianapolis, IN
Jim Poyser 
Team member
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