Hoosier Shakes Summer 2017

$724 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 21 months
Greg Fiebig
on behalf of Hoosier Shakes
Help Hoosier Shakes say “Thanks”

   Hoosier Shakes is a semi-professional non-profit repertory style company that produces Shakespearean pieces and other original works. We seek to engage ALL AUDIENCES  in  our community by providing people access to  professionally produced, educationally entertaining, experiences,  FOR FREE.

Our vision is to create a new passion for classical theatre by reaching out to an array of audiences. 

  We desire to develop the first production based Shakespearean Theatre Company in Northeast/Central Indiana. The plan is to accomplish this through the utilization of professional artists, current Indiana Wesleyan University Theatre Students, and recently graduated IWU theatre Alumni. As our theatre company expands we anticipate to:

~Vitalize the performance of Shakespeare and other drama for the diverse communities of Marion and Grant County, Indiana by presenting inspiring, accessible, literate, experiential theatrical performance;

~Foster community and fellowship around the enterprise of theatre in outdoor and other beautiful spaces.

~Provide exceptional avenues for artists and audiences of all backgrounds
to take part in recovering the joys of Shakespeare and live performance.

~Hire playwrights and produce original works

~Travel and perform around the country

~Instill an appreciation for Classical Theatre throughout the Midwest.

  Here's how you can help:  because we believe in providing people of ALL- AUDIENCES  professional productions FOR-FREE we need your help  paying  our professional performers, the cast and crew this summer by feeding our family and friends. Donate  $40.00  and we will feed one member of our family  of  professional performers  for 1 day as a gift of gratiude.  

We have 16 members in the company and our season runs 6 weeks, so we desperately need approximately $15,500.00

Meals for 1 day ---> $40.00/actor


Meals for 1 week ---> $250/actor


Summer season --->$1000/actor

Food for each and everyone of our friends and family for the Summer'17 season ---->$15,000

Help  Hoosier Shakes say “Thanks!" give a gift of gratitude today.

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Shakespeare gotta get paid!

Imagine a young actor living as a starving artist.

A few years ago, I directed a theatre production for a small, non-profit theatre company in mid-town Manhattan. I agreed to direct the show only if the actors were paid a modest stipend for their work. In NYC, the most a non-professional actor could receive, based on the contract with the play's publisher, was $150.00 per week. We paid our actors between $25 and $150 per week for a six-week rehearsal/performance process.

Near the end of our run, the producers catered a meal for the cast and crew between the final two performances. During that meal we took turns sharing our stories about what our experience together meant to each of us. I will never forget how one young woman began sobbing. She shared through her tears and broken voice how even though she’d been in the city for nearly two years this was the first time she’s ever been paid for her craft and the first time anyone ever offered her a meal as a way to say “Thanks!”

Help Hoosier Shakes say “Thanks” to our cast and crew this summer by providing a day’s worth of meals for one of them. Your gift of $20.00 will provide meals for an actor for one day. We have 16 members in the company and our season runs 6 weeks, so we desperately need approximately $13,500.00 (beyond our normal operating costs) to make the dreams of our actors come true.

Meals for 1 day - $20.00/actor
Meals for 1 week - $140.00/actor
Meals for the season - $840/actor
Meals for everyone for the season - $13,440.00

Help us say “Thanks!”
Opening night of Twelfth Night - 2016
Pericles prologue - 2016
Twelfth Night - 2016
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Raised by 6 people in 21 months
Created March 17, 2017
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