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Help Us With Our Love Trouble

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Svaha Theatre Collective is having some serious love trouble and we are hoping you can...lend a hand...or something like that. You get it. This is our third date with you at the FringeArts Festival - don’t you remember that time in 2017 in the park with (miss) Julie, or our first date in 2016 with Sarah Kane’s Crave (it was pretty intense). We thought the third date was a big step so we wanted to make things extra special, we are producing not one but two shows! Long Trouble and Phaedra’s Love.

Two queens rule the evening, Catherine and Phaedra: Long Trouble is a new adaptation of William Shakespeare and John Fletcher’s Henry VIII that calls attention to the trials and tribulations of Queen Catherine of Aragon. Phaedra’s Love is Sarah Kane’s explosive adaptation of the Greek myth, which follows the tragic life and love of Queen Phaedra and her royal family, calling to question issues of social justice and investigating whose voice matters.

It’s a lot to take in, but after all this is our third date...

Svaha Theatre Collective produces theatre that strives to find the epic in the everyday, the universal in the specific, and to uncover the collective connections within the individual human experience. Our productions explore the infinite potential of the human body, voice, mind, and soul through physically inspired interpretations of text.

In both Long Trouble and Phaedra’s Love, the foundations are crumbling and the crown is beginning to burn...but we need your help to ignite the flame.

Where you come in:

Our GoFundMe goal of $3,000 will allow us to rent costumes, props, rehearsal and performance space, pay our actors, purchase insurance, and re-pay our fearless leaders without all of us claiming bankruptcy or smashing open the piggy banks.

We’ll be thanking our donors in various ways because we strive to be transparent and ethical, if only casual partners (unless there’s something more between us?)...whether it’s a one-time thing or long-term love, we are endlessly thankful for your generosity. We’d love to offer something in return, so check out these perks:

Donate $10 and you will get a shout out on our Facebook page!

For just $25 you get a funny dating meme or a humorous online dating profile made for your Facebook or Insta.

For just $50 you get an original poem written for you by one of our actors.

For just $75 you get a personal love song written by one of our artists.

At $100 you’re listed as one of the great loves of our life in the playbill, so everyone knows we’re in a committed relationship.

For $150 you’ll be the sponsor of a performer. Seriously. We’ll send you their photo and a thank you note...maybe not a date though, unless it happens organically.

At $250 you’ll become the sponsor of one a whole performance. We’ll thank you onstage. We’ll record the thank you. We’ll play it for that actor you want to date...just kidding, but seriously.

Size doesn’t matter:

The saying is wrong. A donation of any size helps us get closer to our artistic dreams, and we really appreciate you being the romantic partner that always has it a bit more together than us...but it’s why you love us, right?

If you want to be my lover - can we also get with your friends?

Wait. That’s not how those lyrics go...ugh what we’re trying to say is if you can’t donate there’s other ways to help. Share our link on social media. Or join us for the Fringe Festival from September 13-22 at the Mascher Space to see Long Trouble and Phaedra’s Love.



  • Carly Bodnar
    • $30 
    • 6 yrs


Svaha Theatre Collective
Philadelphia, PA

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