Savage Umbrella is a fiscally sponsored project of Springboard for the Arts. We make theatre; we can't help or stop ourselves.
***10AM TO 11AM IS YOUR CHANCE TO MATCH DOLLARS! OUR FISCAL SPONSORS SPRINGBOARD FOR THE ARTS AND THE JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION WILL MATCH $8,000 FOR INCUBATOR FISCAL SPONSORSHIP CLIENTS FROM 10AM TO 11AM, SO THE MORE WE RAISE, THE MORE WE GET!***
We make theatre, we can't help or stop ourselves. That's how we feel at Savage Umbrella, and your contributions on Give to the Max Day have played a huge role in helping us make that a reality. Thank you.
Our Golden Ticket-winning campaign in 2011 helped fund and expand our 2011-2012 season of new plays, which saw a full production of THE RAVAGERS in November 2011, a workshop presentation of RAIN FOLLOWS THE PLOW in March 2012, a full production of CARE ENOUGH in June 2012 and an exciting NIGHT OF NEW WORKS in July 2012, featuring new plays, dance, opera and puppets.
Over our 2011-2012 season, we had over 1100 audience members, worked with over 50 actors, musicians and designers, received an MRAC Community Arts Grant and ended our season in the black. Thank you for helping make that possible.
We are already off to an incredible start to our 2012-2013 season, having just completed a three-month writing and public workshop experiment with RAPTURE. This collaborative project saw a team of six writers lead by SU company member Tanner Curl tackle the topic of an artist's rapture, asking questions about the nature of art, dealing with trauma, and the nature of family relationships. Plus, the ghost of Thomas Kinkade shows up. Over 120 audience members came to the 4 readings, offered incredible feedback, and we look forward to futher developing RAPTURE for a future season.
The rest of our 2012-2013 season is filled with the kind of vibrant adaptations, company-created new plays and inclusive public moments that set Savage Umbrella apart as a company:
EMMA AND HARRIET - a new twist on Austen lead by Laura Leffler-McCabe
THE GOLDEN CARP - a performance workshop of a new opera with music by Candy Bilyk
RAIN FOLLOWS THE PLOW - a full production of our March 2012 workshop piece, by Rachel Nelson
This Give to the Max Day from 10AM to 11AM we have a chance to get matching dollars from Springboard for the Arts and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In that hour, the more we raise, the bigger portion of an $8,000 match we get. Not only that, but the more people who donate over the course of the day puts us in the running for awards of up to $750.
You can help us make these shows a reality by making a generous contribution this Give to the Max Day, or an ongoing gift through this GiveMN page. Your gift is tax deductible and to a small theatre company like us, every little bit goes a long way.
Get under the umbrella!
To the future,
Laura Leffler-McCabe, Artistic Director; and Candace Bilyk, Blake E. Bolan, Tanner Curl, Amber Davis, Russ Dugger, Hannah Holman, Heidi Jedlicka, Christina Lein, Mason Mahoney, Rachel Nelson, and Carl Atiya Swanson