Spectrum Theatre Ensemble Season Launch

$1,365 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 2 months
Created April 24, 2019
Spectrum Theatre Ensemble, based in Providence, Rhode Island, is a vibrant, up-and-coming theatre company comprised of neurodiverse artists. The company was founded in 2017 with the common belief that theatre provides a unique, collaborative venue for the understanding and inclusion of all, and that our society and culture are stronger for it. We produce relevant, high-quality productions. We also provide leading initiatives and sensory-friendly consulting with other organizations within the theatre industry and beyond. STE engages artists and audiences in developing social skills, empathy, and self-determination, as well as paving a path toward successful and meaningful professional careers.

STE was developed through an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant awarded to Artistic Director, Clay B. Martin, in partnership with Trinity Repertory Company. The Leadership University One-on-One Mentorship Grant was administered by Theatre Communications Group (TCG).

Here's what's on the docket for our season:

The Importance of Being...(A Play in Earnest) - Staged Reading
by Jeremy Kamps
May 3, 2019 @ Neurodiversity in Action: A Symposium at Brown University

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
By: Dale Wasserman (Based on the acclaimed novel by Ken Kesey)
Directed By: Clay B. Martin
August 8th - 24th 
A Collaboration with Red Fork Empire

Santaland Diaries 
by David Sedaris
Coming December 2019

Theatre lovers and neurodiversity advocates everywhere: WE NEED YOUR HELP! Your donation will help us purchase the rights to these extraordinary, powerful scripts and ensure we have substantial production runs of each show. We'll also be using these funds to pay key crew members, purchase basic props, and develop marketing budgets for each production. No donation is too small in this effort! Ideally, we'd love to raise $10,000+ before we kick off rehearsals for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in early July.

Check out these stunning photographs from our production of The Hotel Plays, an immersive, theatre experience produced in association with Trinity Rep and combining the worlds of Tennessee Williams and William Shakespeare:

The Hotel Plays premiered at Barnaby Castle in Providence, RI (Sept. '17) and toured at the 10th Annual Tennessee Williams International Theatre Festival in Provincetown, MA (Oct. '17).  We're hoping to create more groundbreaking, inspiring theatrical experiences this year, and we know you can help us achieve this goal!

Thank you in advance for your support of our community and in powering change!
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Hello glorious donors!

Spectrum Theatre Ensemble hopes you are doing well, and we have some exciting updates to share! We're just over 1/10th of the way to our funding goal for our season launch, but with your generous support, we've already made some impressive strides!

In early May, we partnered with Brown University to produce a staged reading of our original work "The Importance of Being...(A Play in Earnest)," by Jeremy J. Kamps, at Brown's Neurodiversity in Action Symposium. STE also had a prominent booth presence in the symposium lobby. The reading was well-attended and equally well-received! We've included a rehearsal shot with this update.

At the symposium, we debuted our promotional artwork for our upcoming production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," adapted by Dale Wasserman from the renowned novel by Ken Kesey. Shoutout to Chris Dalpe for his amazing design work, included here. STE will hold its first production meeting for the show next week, and we're gearing up to begin rehearsals in just SIX WEEKS!

Thank you for all you have done for us so far, and please spread the word!

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