The Farris Wills

The Farris Wills

is creating Free Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri!

4

patrons

$68

per production
Hi! We're the Farris Wills, a group of students in the St. Louis, Missouri area who are striving to bring more free theatre to our city. Our group is built on what we consider ideal theatre: Low cost, accessible Shakespeare, put on by people who truly want to bring this to their community. As an entirely independent group of students, we stand as proof that incredible things can happen when people are just given the chance. It is our belief that Shakespeare is not only entertaining, but important, and the more accessible it is, the more opportunity we have to grow as artists, and to help the community around us grow. 

If you've seen our shows, you know that our little group has a whole lot of drive, and we put so much of ourselves into every show we produce. Unfortunately, we can't afford to do it alone. We don't want to charge for tickets since our entire goal is to bring more free theatre to the Metro area. Under our current pay-as-you-can model, we can't count on exactly how much we are going to be bringing in for each show. That's where you come in. 

As our loving patrons (and hopefully audience members!), you can help us create good theatre by funding the building materials for our sets, the fabric for costumes, rental costs, and prop purchases, as well as a multitude of other little expenses that are essential for us to keep doing what we do. You'll be billed about a week after we complete every show, and the money we receive from this page will go directly into keeping the group alive through normal maintenance costs, as well as funding our next show!

Thank you so much for helping to support independent student theatre in the St. Louis area. We hope to see you in our audiences now, and for years to come! Feel free to drop by anytime, admission is free!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per production
-Be part of something special: Not only will you get warm, fuzzy feelings knowing that you're helping to bring more free theatre to the world, you'll get access to special info and blog posts about our production and design process! Anecdotes ahoy!
Pledge $3 or more per production
-All above rewards PLUS:
-Show Postcards: A couple weeks before our show, we'll send out postcards to remind you what we're putting on! It's always nice to recieve mail, right? And even better when that mail is inviting you to a great theatre experience!
Pledge $5 or more per production
-All above rewards PLUS:
-Have some input!: Suggest the next show you'd like to see us put on! As our funders, your opinions matter to us! Let us know what you think.
-Exclusive Info: Learn about the shows we're planning before the general public! We'll post about our next show on the Patreon page usually around a week or two before posting our press release.
Pledge $10 or more per production
-All above rewards PLUS:
-Digital Content: We already publish (for free) all the shows that we get to film, but YOU can get something extra! We'll post rehearsal pictures, program covers, and maybe even some of the strange little sketches that inspire our shows!

Pledge $15 or more per production
-All above rewards PLUS:
-Program Recognition: Get your name in the program! We'll add you to our Special Thanks section of the program.
Pledge $20 or more per production
-All above rewards PLUS:
-A picture: That's right, one picture. Specifically, a 4x6 glossy photo of our cast for whatever show we just performed! Commemorative, ya know? We'll even sign it, so if one of us gets famous you can make back your money.

Pledge $25 or more per production
only 4 left
All above rewards PLUS:
-Original art created by our own designers! We'll send you some of the sketches and drawings created by our designers during their process'. You should receive 2-3 pieces per show, depending on the size.
Pledge $35 or more per production
-All above (except the $25 level) rewards PLUS:
-A poster!: Every time we put on a show, we'll ship you a 10x16 glossy poster of our program cover! They're quite pretty, and you'll have something theatrical you can put up on the wall to remember the good times in life. (You can get posters from previous performances as well, just message us on facebook or email us or send a carrier pigeon and we can get that taken care of right away!)
Pledge $50 or more per production
-All above (except the $25 level) rewards PLUS:
-A Farris Wills t-shirt! Just let us know your size, and we will send you a Farris Wills shirt, with our logo on it! It's a great way to show off your support for local theatre. These shirts are only available on our Patreon and to the cast and crew of our shows.
Hi! We're the Farris Wills, a group of students in the St. Louis, Missouri area who are striving to bring more free theatre to our city. Our group is built on what we consider ideal theatre: Low cost, accessible Shakespeare, put on by people who truly want to bring this to their community. As an entirely independent group of students, we stand as proof that incredible things can happen when people are just given the chance. It is our belief that Shakespeare is not only entertaining, but important, and the more accessible it is, the more opportunity we have to grow as artists, and to help the community around us grow. 

If you've seen our shows, you know that our little group has a whole lot of drive, and we put so much of ourselves into every show we produce. Unfortunately, we can't afford to do it alone. We don't want to charge for tickets since our entire goal is to bring more free theatre to the Metro area. Under our current pay-as-you-can model, we can't count on exactly how much we are going to be bringing in for each show. That's where you come in. 

As our loving patrons (and hopefully audience members!), you can help us create good theatre by funding the building materials for our sets, the fabric for costumes, rental costs, and prop purchases, as well as a multitude of other little expenses that are essential for us to keep doing what we do. You'll be billed about a week after we complete every show, and the money we receive from this page will go directly into keeping the group alive through normal maintenance costs, as well as funding our next show!

Thank you so much for helping to support independent student theatre in the St. Louis area. We hope to see you in our audiences now, and for years to come! Feel free to drop by anytime, admission is free!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per production
-Be part of something special: Not only will you get warm, fuzzy feelings knowing that you're helping to bring more free theatre to the world, you'll get access to special info and blog posts about our production and design process! Anecdotes ahoy!
Pledge $3 or more per production
-All above rewards PLUS:
-Show Postcards: A couple weeks before our show, we'll send out postcards to remind you what we're putting on! It's always nice to recieve mail, right? And even better when that mail is inviting you to a great theatre experience!
Pledge $5 or more per production
-All above rewards PLUS:
-Have some input!: Suggest the next show you'd like to see us put on! As our funders, your opinions matter to us! Let us know what you think.
-Exclusive Info: Learn about the shows we're planning before the general public! We'll post about our next show on the Patreon page usually around a week or two before posting our press release.
Pledge $10 or more per production
-All above rewards PLUS:
-Digital Content: We already publish (for free) all the shows that we get to film, but YOU can get something extra! We'll post rehearsal pictures, program covers, and maybe even some of the strange little sketches that inspire our shows!

Pledge $15 or more per production
-All above rewards PLUS:
-Program Recognition: Get your name in the program! We'll add you to our Special Thanks section of the program.
Pledge $20 or more per production
-All above rewards PLUS:
-A picture: That's right, one picture. Specifically, a 4x6 glossy photo of our cast for whatever show we just performed! Commemorative, ya know? We'll even sign it, so if one of us gets famous you can make back your money.

Pledge $25 or more per production
only 4 left
All above rewards PLUS:
-Original art created by our own designers! We'll send you some of the sketches and drawings created by our designers during their process'. You should receive 2-3 pieces per show, depending on the size.
Pledge $35 or more per production
-All above (except the $25 level) rewards PLUS:
-A poster!: Every time we put on a show, we'll ship you a 10x16 glossy poster of our program cover! They're quite pretty, and you'll have something theatrical you can put up on the wall to remember the good times in life. (You can get posters from previous performances as well, just message us on facebook or email us or send a carrier pigeon and we can get that taken care of right away!)
Pledge $50 or more per production
-All above (except the $25 level) rewards PLUS:
-A Farris Wills t-shirt! Just let us know your size, and we will send you a Farris Wills shirt, with our logo on it! It's a great way to show off your support for local theatre. These shirts are only available on our Patreon and to the cast and crew of our shows.