in recent years, I have been exploring many different models for financial sustainability as an experimental writer, collaborative performance-maker, and interdisciplinary artist.
in November 2015, I joined Patreon, which departs from many other crowd-sourcing platforms in that it aims to generate less project-specific, more ongoing income for artists, while directly connecting these artists and their work to their audiences, fans, and supporters – taking the best of patron models from centuries past (the 1:1 mutually rewarding relationship between an artist and a supporter) and translating it into a new horizontal platform for today (where a “patron” can be someone who regularly gives $1, not $1 million). today, I am humbled to have 50 patrons who are providing me with substantial support – empowering me to prioritize work that might otherwise live on the back burner indefinitely.
below are links to all of the projects I have shared on Patreon to date. most of them are viewable by patrons only, but the list offers a sense of how much work has been made possible through the support of this circle. to join the fold and peruse these projects (as well as many “freebies” and other posts), click here.
huge special thanks to Eric Larson for invaluable assistance pulling together the 2015-2017 archive!
PADEREWSKI! PADEREWSKI! PADEREWSKI! showcase at Joe’s Pub, NYC
ARENA Dances presents THE ARCHITECT
Maine Blog: 8 Months, 21 Potential Blog Posts
CAN, SKATES, PANTS
GREETINGS FROM MAINE (video + final text)
first draft of GREETINGS FROM MAINE
45 Considerations for Making a Play
Rearrangement #2 for Backyard Phenology at Northern Spark
Rearrangement #1 for Backyard Phenology at Northern Spark
April Residency with Terry Hempfling
Dramaturgical Support for Billy Mullaney, 9×22 Dance Lab
Maine Blog: How to Get Involved
“against fear” (Part One)
Maine Blog: Where to Begin?
Fifty Failures of Language (part 1)
Our Capacity for Imagining: Political Theater in 2016
Tetramurmur: An Immersive Environment
PEOPLE I KNOW: Judith Howard
EARLY MORNING SONG
Red Eye Blog: “It’s World Premiere Time”
Red Eye Blog: “I want to discover them as we go”
Red Eye Blog: “August”
Hybrid Performance Experiments with Terry Hempfling
“Experimenting with language and the body”
June Draft of The Play Formerly Known As MAKE
Six Video Snippets and Five Short Updates
Writing for Criticism Exchange
The Thing With Feathers
Neighborhood Love Notes
Shareback of Residency with Terry Hempfling
BACTERIA at TheatreCSUN
Red Eye Blog: “July Retreat, Part Three (as recalled in March)”
Denizens of the Deep (excerpt)
Small Art’s YOU BRING THE PARTY
Red Eye Blog: “The Thing is Becoming A Thing”
ENCYCLOPEDIA at The Playwrights’ Center Ruth Easton New Play Series
First draft of MAKE!
Red Eye Blog: “THIS IS THE HARDEST PART”
Red Eye Process Blog