2016 Fundraiser


Fund our one-way trip to Mars.
Then come along from the ride.

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SUPPORT OUR NEW PROJECT, ONE WAY RED

Make a simple donation, or select from our list of rewards below.

We're running this campaign ourselves so that more of your donation goes to the art.
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SIMPLE DONATION

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THE MEDIUMS LAUNCH FIRST EVER FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

We need $3,000 for ONE WAY RED, our 2016 Philly Fringe Festival show at Panorama in Southwest Philly. Most of that dough will support the artists working with us on the project, and we have until August 31st to reach our goal.

 

WHY FUND THIS ART?

Supporting the Mediums means supporting the artistic vision, the people who make it happen, and the space and community that helps us make our special concoction of original theatre:

  1. The vision - It’s easy to feel small amongst billions...of stars. For millennia, the universe has captivated our attention—its vastness as the backdrop of our fleeting lives. Life in our galaxy can sometimes empower you to make one giant leap, or it can feel with existential dread. Here on Earth, where connections are formed in tweets and status updates, how can anyone matter? By going to Mars! The Mediums promise safe arrival and smooth settlement as we chart what Mars has meant to us in the past, present, future.

  2. The people - This work is made possible by a group of dedicated Philadelphia artists who share our curiosity in pushing the envelope of “interdisciplinary art.” We are local artists, and we believe in supporting other local artists.

  3. The community - Shifting the paradigm of where art can happen, the Mediums bring art to people and neighborhoods less inclined to seek it out in cloistered spaces. Thanks to the Panorama Artist Collective, this industrial quarter of Gray’s Avenue is now a wild, welcoming artistic space. Much of West Philadelphia is already creatively thriving, now the Mediums will help expand that community into less-traveled southwest Philly.

  4. Without this work, what other excuse would we have to give you these stellar gifts?

 

SO WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

ONE WAY RED first appeared in SoLow Fest when lead artist Dani Solomon and outside eye John Cherney took audiences from a bedroom floor in Waltham, MA to the surface of the Red Planet. That lone solo performance now morphs into a galaxy of interconnected solos by the Mediums (Dani, Mason, and Morgan) and additional performers (see below for the full space crew), 

ONE WAY RED is a meditation on why we look to other planets to solve our earthbound problems in two parts. Based on accounts of applicants to join Mars One, a real-life non-profit dedicated to establishing the first human colony (and reality TV show) on Mars, part one follows the solo journey of a young woman, played by Dani Solomon, willing to put faith in a mission with an improbable chance for success. Our anti-heroine, awash in a vast desert of empty NetFlix sleeves, broadcasts her reality TV confessionals back to Earth in monologues, folk songs, and movement.

Part two (which precedes the first) is a constellation of other Mars-inspired solo performances and art installations. These shorter “satellite” works grapple with the black pond of space and are experienced in promenade throughout the crumbling (former) MAB paint factory.

 

NEAT. SO WHO’S TAKING US TO MARS?

Dani Solomon: Lead artist, performer, and spaceship captain

Mason Rosenthal: Director, co-creator, and chief navigator

Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews: Designer and chief engineer

Rebecca Kanach: Costumes and space suits

 

PERFORMERS

Alice Yorke

Eppchez!

Kevin Meehan

Marcia Ferguson

Monica Wiles

Paloma Irizarry

 

PANORAMA VISUAL ARTISTS

Alex Binder

Chenda Cope

Dana Cohen

Gwen Rooker

Rachel Adler

Suzy Varin

 

WHERE IS MY MONEY GOING AGAIN?

80% shared amongst people—visual artists, stage manager, designers, director, performers

15% enhance the production—materials, lighting, sound

5% infrastructure—administrative, credit card processing, goodies

 

CAN I COME ABOARD?

Absolutely. Donate, come see the show, lend a hand, or just look up to the stars...on your way to the show!

 

WHAT DO THE PREMIUMS LOOK LIKE?

A bit like this:

ONE WAY RED logo as it will appear on your sticker, embroidered patch, or handmade T-shirt.

ONE WAY RED logo as it will appear on your sticker, embroidered patch, or handmade T-shirt.

Medium Theatre Company limited edition embroidered patch design.

Medium Theatre Company limited edition embroidered patch design.

The One Way Redshirt Uniform, yours for one night or forever.

The One Way Redshirt Uniform, yours for one night or forever.

Cover art for our three Mixtapes and Monographs.

Cover art for our three Mixtapes and Monographs.

Nobody's Home, in your home perhaps...

Nobody's Home, in your home perhaps...

...or a site-specific play for your space.

...or a site-specific play for your space.

 

CAN I BUY TICKETS TO ONE WAY RED?

Yes! Tickets are available right here! 

Tickets to ONE WAY RED
15.00
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Rewards

Feel free to mix and match by adding each item to your cart, and then proceed to checkout. Items ship fall of 2016 unless otherwise noted.


ONE WAY RED STICKER
5.00

Show your support when you sport a sticker with the ONE WAY RED logo on it.

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EMBROIDERED PATCH
10.00

Choose either a ONE WAY RED or Medium Theatre Company logo as a nifty iron-on patch to wear or share.

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A MEDIUM MIXTAPE
15.00

OK, these are actually mix CDs (not cassettes!) of music that inspired three different shows. Choose from the list below.

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MONOGRAPH + MIXTAPE
30.00

Same mix CD, plus a limited edition booklet with program notes and full color photos from each show. Choose:

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ONE WAY RED T-SHIRT
35.00

Uniquely handmade: ONE WAY RED logo stenciled onto a white T in your choice of sizes.

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SET OF 3 MONOGRAPHS + MIXTAPES
75.00

Package deal of all three mix CDs, plus all three limited edition booklets with program notes and full color photos from three of our shows: NOBODY'S HOME, CONES, and THE GAUNTLET.

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BE A ONE WAY REDSHIRT
100.00

And trousers too! Put on a uniform and play an important role for one night of ONE WAY RED during its run at the Philly Fringe.

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VIP DINNER WITH CAST & CREW
200.00

Come hang out with the people from ONE WAY RED for an evening of food and conversation.

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WE WRITE YOU A SONG
300.00

Where in the universe would you like to go? We'll take you there in the lyrics of your very own space ballad, guaranteed to never be a #1 hit. Ships early 2017.

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REDSHIRT FOREVER
450.00

Same premium as "BE A ONE WAY REDSHIRT" only you get to wear your uniform home for keeps!

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NOBODY'S HOME IN YOUR HOME
600.00

The Mediums will come perform their meditation-comedy NOBODY'S HOME in a bedroom of your choosing. Good for booking throughout 2017.

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PERSONALIZED AUDIO THEATRE
1,000.00

Get in on the ground floor of the Mediums' upcoming podcasting venture with an original radio drama on any theme of your choosing. Ships in 2017.

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WE CREATE A SITE-SPECIFIC PLAY FOR YOU
2,000.00

Got a space for us to produce a play? We'll research, write, rehearse, and stage it there. Ships by appointment in 2017 or beyond.

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