Spare Stage launches our 2018 season fundraising campaign

Spare Stage is planning our shows for 2018 and we need your help. While we are working on getting grants, we have some challenges because we have been on hiatus and our budget is so small we don't currently qualify for most of them. Personal loans can only cover so much and ticket sales won't cover all expenses, especially the ones that have to be paid long before the first ticket would be sold, like the venue rental deposits. We have three ways you can contribute:

Please note that all dedctions to Spare Stage are tax deductible.


THE RIGHT NOTE, by Jerome Joseph Gentes & Rice Majors

Fundraising Goal: $5,000

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is updated to our contemporary world, where the major characters compete in a singing reality TV show called The Right Note.   At the start of the play, eliminations are down to eight contestants. The upcoming live TV episode will feature “Dynamic Duets,” during which the remaining contestants believe they will be able to pick their singing partners. One contestant has gone missing, though, and his twin sister takes his place during the dress rehearsal to keep him from being eliminated by default.

Spare Stage will be producing a Concert Performance of this new musical adaptation of Twelfth Night with a diverse cast of characters and terrific music. It deftly balances the whimsy inherent in this familiar mistaken-identity plot, inclusionary romance, with a nod to current popular culture; all of which is supported by well-crafted text and an engaging musical score. We have had a couple of well-received private readings and have several other events planned.

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THE KILLING JAR, by Jennifer Lynne Roberts

Fundraising goal: $8,000

1962. It’s the cusp of the feminist art movement, the midst of the Cold War and a new Philippines Independence Day.  Against this complicated backdrop is the story of the emergence of a young, female artist, Ava Bartim, an American painter and curator, who arrives in the Philippines on the hottest day of the year.   She is there to convince the American expatriate artist, Jefford Huso, to exhibit at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Ava struggles to understand herself as an artist and a woman while trying to negotiate her place in the world.

Spare Stage is working with a fantastic cast, dramaturg, artist consultants, and a translator in a series of private workshops to help Jennifer fine tune the work, and we hope to mount this as a full production in 2018. Our first two workshops were insightful and motivating. We have several related events planned and will provide more details in the coming months.

We are particularly excited by the opportunities to partner with local artists for this production. Jennifer has a series of interviews on with artists on her blog that we highly recommend.

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EXPLORATIONS for a Spare Stage, a reading series by various playwrights

Fundraising goal: $2,000

We are presenting this series of staged readings to get reacquainted our audience and check your pulse for what inspires you. Get a taste of Spare Stage's vision for what excites us through this series of works by internationally known playwrights and new, previously unproduced plays.

Our Explorations series includes
  • Two plays by South African playwright Athol Fugard, A PLACE WITH THE PIGS and PLAYLAND
  • One play by Dorothy L. Sayers, LOVE ALL
  • 3-4 New Plays TBA by emerging playwrights
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