1. You've gotten this far. You know what we're about. You probably noticed that funny smell in the hallway.
2. We are a stinky theatre company making the newest plays in Chicago.
3. We've been trust falling into the arms of our chosen family over and over again for thirty years now, and we wouldn't have it any other way.
4. We'll make it to the BIG THREE-OH on December 8th (as if you couldn't tell we're Sagittarius-es) and as the google search dictates; "Sagittarians are open, assertive and restless. They believe firmly that honesty is the best policy."
5. Open, honest & restless.
6. It seems so obvious now, doesn't it?
Imagine, if you will, an endless field of grass. Now picture a few hundred maginifcent witches shuffling from side to side like aunts at a wedding in a circular formation. They are casting their eyes upward and choking out a raspy, bone-chilling rendition of "We are the Champions" by Queen. You can barely hear it.
Now release that image from your mind and picture an iced coffee.
Imagine the condensation.
Now picture a trash can.
And a broken televion set.
And the last wikipedia page you read.
And a laptop crawling with flies.
And the Netflix sound.
And a graveyard.
And a tree without leaves.
And food poisoning.
And sudden urges.
And a bump in the night.
And a cashier with a little extra zest.
A crumpled note in the dustpan.
Faded yellow and sullied from the garbage.
Like a trembling whisper:
You hold it to your chest.
Then you notice another note, pinned to the fridge like a cliche.
(as you knew it would)
"we're out of milk."
And now, less opaque language about the fundraiser:
~ TIW24: A Fundraiser for The Neo-Futurists ~
The clock is ticking on 2019, and as The Neo-Futurists finish up our 30th year, we’re asking for your support in helping us raise $30,000 for 30 Years of Neo-Futurist Theater! Donate today to provide immediate, essential and activating theater for your friends, family, community, and especially for YOU, for the city of Chicago, the entire nation and the world at-large.
To read different stories of people that love what we do, Click “The Team,” and see why so many believe this to be a worthy cause. You can give to your favorite profile’s story, or simply pick at random, and you’ll be doing your part to drive the mission of The Neo-Futurists.
Want to double, triple, or quadruple your impact? Click Join, and build your own campaign page so you can start reaching out to your networks, asking them to donate to your favorite creative and artistic organization.
~ THE EVENT: December 8th, 2019 ~
The campaign continues through November into December, with the culminating event of TIW24 on December 8, 7:00PM, when The Neo-Futurist ensemble will perform 30 world premiere plays, written and rehearsed in only 24-hour’s time. This is our grand, high-octane way of celebrating all the contributions that helped reach our fundraising goals.
~ ABOUT THE NEO-FUTURISTS ~
As a non-profit arts organization, TIW24 (previously Can't Stop//Won't Stop) is the annual fundraiser of The Neo-Futurist Theater. Since 1988, the mission of The Neo-Futurists has been to create “work that embraces those unreached or unmoved by conventional theater – inspiring them to thought, feeling and action.” While the company has changed in many ways after 30 years, that mission remains consistent, pushing the art-making to move audiences that demand honest communication and reflection in an increasingly fast-paced, hyperbolic world.
We believe in art and performance that defies convention and exercises radical compassion, continually growing and changing to meet/exceed necessities of accessibility, equitability, and accountability. To make that kind of art, we depend on the support of people just like you.
All the ways you can help The Neo-Futurists:
-- Donate to TIW24 now! Or, before December 8th.
-- Join the Team, and ask your extended networks to benefit The Neo-Futurists
-- Attend the culminating of TIW24 on December 8 @ 7:00PM, at The Neo-Futurist Theater.
::You can find more info on the TIW24 fundraiser, the finale event on December 8, and "all-things Neo-Futurist," by visiting our website, or any of the links below. Thank you!::