ROOTS for Theatre of NOTE

$465 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 20 days
Created May 5, 2019
Theatre of NOTE is returning to its roots! Did you know that our name is an acronym? That's right: founded in 1981, Theatre of N.O.T.E. was the New One-Act Theatre Ensemble.

ROOTS: An Evening of World Premiere Shorts is an evening of four wonderfully strange world premiere short plays - written by four accomplished Theatre of NOTE-grown playwrights - which together usher audiences through the complexity of the human condition.

A dark comedy for dark times unfolds at a wedding...in either a sitcom or just a disturbed mind (Deadpan) 

A one-night stand takes a Kafkaesque turn. Is this stranger the one? Or just something very strange (The Smell of Something to Eat)

A story of people who probably definitely love each other, as they encounter tectonic distress (Big Ones)

Escaping Soviet Russia, a young woman goes on to found modern conservative philosophy before becoming the subject of her own musical theater production (Rand!)

Everyone has their own journey, but we all start at our ROOTS.

Directed by Lee Conrads, and written by Lisa Sanaye Dring, Phinneas Kiyomura, Erik Patterson, and Bill Robens

Produced by Channing Sargent and Faith Imafidon, associate produced by Sandy Stoltz

We are psyched out of our minds to present these exciting plays...


We're deep in our rehearsal process, and about to enter tech. Your donations will help us cover:

Lumber (sooo many pallets), hardware, and set pieces:  Around $600
Sonic Soundscapes and Legendary Lighting: $550
Programs, postcards, posters, all the things required to make sure people come to this show: $800
Assorted Furnishings and Props, like a real, live (looking) fish: $800
Fancy digs for the actors to wear: like a Peter the Great costume and a big bug: $600
Creative People Royalties and Stipends - writers, designers, builders, etc: $4000ish (gulp)

You get it.  We need to raise about $9000.00 to give this show the production quality it deserves.  We are hoping to raise at least $6000.00 of that with this campaign. 

All gifts are tax deductible, as Theatre of NOTE is a 501(c)3. So any contribution you make helps you come tax time, which given certain changes to the ol' tax laws, should be a big help to you. Not to mention putting down in the federal books that you SUPPORT THE ARTS.

THANK YOU for helping bring these four weird worlds to life.

ROOTS: An Evening of World Premiere Shorts will preview Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 at 8pm, and will open on Thursday, May 16 at 8pm and run through Saturday, June 23 as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood.

Hopefully some of our perks will excite you.  But even more We will be grateful for any donation, no matter how small.  And, if you have no funds to give, you can still show your support: 


Spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, all the socials

Follow our progress by following and re-tweeting us on Twitter. (@TheatreOfNOTE.)
Hashtag us with #NOTEroots
Follow the play on Instragram @TheatreOfNOTE.
"Like" Theatre of NOTE on Facebook and get our news in your feed!

Stencil our awesome show graphic on all your clothes. Or get a tattoo. (We kid... sort of.)

And most importantly, our loves, don’t forget to come experience "ROOTS: An Evening of World Premiere Shorts " opening May 16 at Theatre of NOTE!


Theatre of NOTE is a democratic ensemble of L.A. theatre artists dedicated to creating high-caliber, original work that challenges its audiences and its members.
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Thank you to our recent donors Sierra Marcks and Kelby McClellan. With your support, this'll be our most epic event ever.
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Thank you, Linda Graves, for your donation! Your generosity is helping us keep our home standing.
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THANK YOU to our most recent donors David Wilcox and Trevor Olsen! Roots: An Evening of World Premiere Shorts opens THIS WEEK! Your support is helping us make this thing downright Kafkaesque. (In a good way!)
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THANK YOU to our first four donors! With your support, we will conquer an empire (of theatre).
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$465 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 20 days
Created May 5, 2019
Funds raised will benefit:
Theatre of NOTE
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Los Angeles, CA
EIN: 953899698
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Kelby McClellan
3 days ago
Sierra Marcks
4 days ago
Linda Graves
11 days ago
Trevor H Olsen
17 days ago
Kathleen O'Grady
17 days ago
Fiona Lakeland
19 days ago
David Wilcox
19 days ago
Dan Wingard
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20 days ago
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