Siobhan is creating Modern Theatre
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$210
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Issa Lopez, a director, contemporary dancer, and educator (Philippines), and Siobhan O'Loughlin, a writer, performance artist and activist (USA) are creating a new cross-continental performance for six weeks in Manila. We are currently only asking for a SIX WEEK COMMITMENT. If you wish to stay on, you can! But as Siobhan is only in this part of the world for a limited time, we're asking that you simply commit for six episodes of our work. Then we'll let you know so that you can unsubscribe. 

Our work is called Colonize(d), which seeks to explore how personal experiences of two people with extremely different backgrounds intersect and how the context of their countries’ histories impact their personal relationship. We will use these stories and journeys to explore the joys and the challenges of intersectionality in a world that suffers from oppression and injustice.

The collaboration will result in a two person theatrical experience, devised and performed by Siobhan and Issa, with its international premiere taking place in Manila in the Fall of 2016. 

If you are a person who is passionate about intersectionality, who loves performance for social change, who is inspired by collaborations between women of different backgrounds and experiences, your support is the kind we are looking for. We seek the support of world citizens who work towards social and racial justice in their own communities, as well as Americans and Filipinos who believe that progress is fueled by compassion, creativity, and empathy. 

We have blessedly received a grant from the Network of Ensemble Theatres in the United States, which we hope to match with your help to cover the following costs: 

1. Dramaturgy: Sipat Lawin, a Quezon City-based Filipino performance ensemble, is generously providing direction and outside eye dramaturgical insight. We wish to pay them for their efforts, especially as they will continue to produce the international festival Karnabal, which is where Siobhan and Issa met.
2. Stage hands, videographers, and technicians: We will be working with community members to mount our performance here in the Philippines, and we want to pay them as well! 
3. Sustenance: Our grant provided Siobhan with a means to travel to Manila, but we didn't get so far as paid food. A plant powered diet is indeed a frugal one, but our process is rigorous, and we are working full time on this piece for six weeks. You will literally be feeding Issa and Siobhan while they rehearse during typhoon season. 
4. Performance space and technical equipment: We hope to make our performances as accessible as possible to the people of Manila. If we earn enough money through YOU, we can offer at least one performance completely free.

We thank you very deeply for your involvement in our work. 
Maraming salamat sa inyong paniniwala at suporta sa aming pagtutuklas at paggawa.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Episode
You're officially a patron and we love you!  You will have access to our patron-only feed for blog posts and picture updates along the way.
Pledge $10 or more per Episode
only 1 left
The above, plus ability to weigh in our work. You can ask us questions, or give us comments on our videos, and we'll answer your questions, with our mentors. We will cover and incorporate your thoughts for our next installment.
Pledge $25 or more per Episode
The above, plus: MEET MANILA! We'll send you an extra weekly video showcasing a member of the creative community here in the Philippines. We'll tell you all about our collaborators and friends in Manila--and how they #makeitwork as artists breaking boundaries in Southeast Asia. 
Pledge $50 or more per Episode
only 10 left
The above, plus we'll send you a special small surprise gift (you'll cover shipping costs) from the Philippines, along with a signed letter from us here in Manila. 
Pledge $100 or more per Episode
only 5 left
All of the above, and because you are so generous, Issa and I will take you on a virtual web tour of Manila. We'll "take you" to eat halo halo with us, check out the local performance scene, show you around the city, hop on a Jeepney, trike or grab bike, visit the market, and sweat your face off. (We will sweat, not you. Or, that's up to you). We are so eternally grateful for your generosity for what we do. 
Goals
$210 of $385 per Episode
This is our very frugal and 100% do-able (on your part) budget to meet all of our needs. 
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Issa Lopez, a director, contemporary dancer, and educator (Philippines), and Siobhan O'Loughlin, a writer, performance artist and activist (USA) are creating a new cross-continental performance for six weeks in Manila. We are currently only asking for a SIX WEEK COMMITMENT. If you wish to stay on, you can! But as Siobhan is only in this part of the world for a limited time, we're asking that you simply commit for six episodes of our work. Then we'll let you know so that you can unsubscribe. 

Our work is called Colonize(d), which seeks to explore how personal experiences of two people with extremely different backgrounds intersect and how the context of their countries’ histories impact their personal relationship. We will use these stories and journeys to explore the joys and the challenges of intersectionality in a world that suffers from oppression and injustice.

The collaboration will result in a two person theatrical experience, devised and performed by Siobhan and Issa, with its international premiere taking place in Manila in the Fall of 2016. 

If you are a person who is passionate about intersectionality, who loves performance for social change, who is inspired by collaborations between women of different backgrounds and experiences, your support is the kind we are looking for. We seek the support of world citizens who work towards social and racial justice in their own communities, as well as Americans and Filipinos who believe that progress is fueled by compassion, creativity, and empathy. 

We have blessedly received a grant from the Network of Ensemble Theatres in the United States, which we hope to match with your help to cover the following costs: 

1. Dramaturgy: Sipat Lawin, a Quezon City-based Filipino performance ensemble, is generously providing direction and outside eye dramaturgical insight. We wish to pay them for their efforts, especially as they will continue to produce the international festival Karnabal, which is where Siobhan and Issa met.
2. Stage hands, videographers, and technicians: We will be working with community members to mount our performance here in the Philippines, and we want to pay them as well! 
3. Sustenance: Our grant provided Siobhan with a means to travel to Manila, but we didn't get so far as paid food. A plant powered diet is indeed a frugal one, but our process is rigorous, and we are working full time on this piece for six weeks. You will literally be feeding Issa and Siobhan while they rehearse during typhoon season. 
4. Performance space and technical equipment: We hope to make our performances as accessible as possible to the people of Manila. If we earn enough money through YOU, we can offer at least one performance completely free.

We thank you very deeply for your involvement in our work. 
Maraming salamat sa inyong paniniwala at suporta sa aming pagtutuklas at paggawa.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Episode
You're officially a patron and we love you!  You will have access to our patron-only feed for blog posts and picture updates along the way.
Pledge $10 or more per Episode
only 1 left
The above, plus ability to weigh in our work. You can ask us questions, or give us comments on our videos, and we'll answer your questions, with our mentors. We will cover and incorporate your thoughts for our next installment.
Pledge $25 or more per Episode
The above, plus: MEET MANILA! We'll send you an extra weekly video showcasing a member of the creative community here in the Philippines. We'll tell you all about our collaborators and friends in Manila--and how they #makeitwork as artists breaking boundaries in Southeast Asia. 
Pledge $50 or more per Episode
only 10 left
The above, plus we'll send you a special small surprise gift (you'll cover shipping costs) from the Philippines, along with a signed letter from us here in Manila. 
Pledge $100 or more per Episode
only 5 left
All of the above, and because you are so generous, Issa and I will take you on a virtual web tour of Manila. We'll "take you" to eat halo halo with us, check out the local performance scene, show you around the city, hop on a Jeepney, trike or grab bike, visit the market, and sweat your face off. (We will sweat, not you. Or, that's up to you). We are so eternally grateful for your generosity for what we do.