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DONATION CAMPAIGNS
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Join HERE’s new Membership Program to see and support the City’s most exciting performance experiences. In exchange for a gift, you’ll get tickets and gain access to the best seats, concierge service, and insider experiences…pick the option that works best for you!

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN (any amount) to support our 2016-17 Season : All donors are listed in our playbill and receive our weekly newsletter.

BECOME A 2017-18 SEASON MEMBER AT THE FOLLOWING LEVELS

HUNDREDAIRE ($100 and above):
- 4 Standard Tickets to be used flexibly
- 4 complimentary drinks (one per ticket)
- A free CULTUREcard, granting you access to ALL CULTUREMART workshop
presentations
- No tax-deductible gift included in this amount.

UP-AND-COMER ($250 and above):
- 4 Standard Tickets to be used flexibly
- 4 complimentary drinks (one per ticket)
- A free CULTUREcard, granting you access to ALL CULTUREMART workshop
presentations
- Plus $150 tax deductible donation to your favorite performance space

DOWNTOWN DARLING ($500 and above):
- 4 Premium Tickets to HERE Productions
- 4 complimentary drinks
- Ability to purchase “Members Only” tickets for Basil Twist’s Symphonie Fantastique
- Concierge Service to arrange (and re-arrange) tickets
- Invitations to opening night parties and special events
- $308 tax deductible donation to your favorite performance space

TOAST OF SOHO ($1000 and above):
- All of “Downtown Darling” perks, PLUS…
- 2 tickets to a HERE SubletSeries Production
- Early access to tickets for PROTOTYPE
- Invitations to open rehearsals and artist workshops
- $778 tax deductible donation to your favorite performance space

HERE-O ($5000 and above):
- All of “Toast of Soho” perks, PLUS…
- An additional pair of Premium Tickets to a HERE Production (6 tickets total!)
- Invitation to attend the Obie Awards with HERE’s Artistic and Producing Directors
- Invitation to Dinner with HERE’s Board members and artists
- $4,682 tax deductible donation to your favorite performance space

CHAMPION ($10,000 and above):
- All of “HERE-O” perks, PLUS…
- 2 Premium Tickets to PROTOTYPE
- $9,482 tax deductible donation to your favorite performance space

ANGEL ($25,000 and above):
- All of Champion perks, PLUS…
- Host an event in HERE’s lounge
- Special name recognition on HERE production program for sponsorship of that
project
- $24,282 tax deductible donation to your favorite performance space

Standard tickets are general admission. Premium tickets are reserved seats.

The Standard or Premium Tickets offered does not include Symphonie Fantastique. For $500 Downtown Darling members and above, you will have the chance to buy Symphonie Tickets directly from the Development Department to arrange the best seats at the $60 or $100 levels.

Not interested in perks? Some donors prefer a larger tax-deduction and to see more of their gift be put toward resources for artists, rather than tickets. If you are one of those donors, please select "Waive Benefits" to make a fully tax-deductible contribution.

Please feel free to include any questions or comments in the notes section below or contact Individual Giving Manager Liene Camarena Fogele, at liene@here.org or at 212-647-0202 ext. 326.

Memberships valid for 2017-18 Season

HERE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization, and contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
PROTOTYPE (BMP/HERE Co-Production)
Contributions support PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now, the annual festival of visionary opera-theatre and music-theatre works by pioneering artists from New York City and around the world, co-produced by Beth Morrison Projects and HERE.

Adventurer (Any gift under $199): You will be listed in the PROTOTYPE program and website and receive our weekly e-blast with insider information and preview videos.

PROTOTYPE VIP Membership ($200+): You are eligible for all of the Membership Perks, including concierge ticket service, no ticket fees, ticket exchanges (subject to availability), reserved seats, a complimentary glass of wine at performances, and invitations to the opening night party and a special PROTOTYPE members’ only reception.

Discoverer ($500+): All of the above, plus, receive an invitation to the Festival’s closing night party.

Commissioners Club ($1,000+): All of the above, plus, take home one of our fabulous PROTOTYPE t-shirts and attend open rehearsals for upcoming festival productions.

Leadership Circle ($2,500+): All of the above, plus, join the Directors for a one-on-one conversation about what happens behind-the-scenes of the Festival. 

Trailblazer ($5,000+): All of the above, plus join the Directors and Festival artists for drinks and conversation.

Visionary ($10,000+): All of the above, plus, join a PROTOTYPE Artist and the Curators for an intimate, home-cooked dinner. For further information, please contact us*.

If you prefer to mail a gift, please make checks payable to "PROTOTYPE" and send to:
HERE
145 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10013

*If you would like more information or to discuss making a larger impact on
the launch of this festival, please contact *Liene Camarena Fogele, Individual Giving Manager, at 212-647-0202, ext. 326 or email liene@prototypefestival.org.
DREAM MUSIC
Dozens of puppet artists a year rely on Dream Music for our leadership, and we need yours now. Please help us another ambitious season by making a contribution now. We hope to entice you with many perks below!

FAN ($100 and above): Pack includes special autographed souvenirs from Arias with a Twist, The Fortune Teller and more!

FANATIC ($250 and above): All of the above plus reserved Patron seats.

FREAK ($500 and above): All of the above plus cocktails at performances.

FIEND ($1000 and above): All of the above plus 4 tickets and a post theater dinner with the artist after show of choice.

FESTISHIST ($2500 and above): All of the above plus a private performance by Joey Arias & Basil Twist.
Stairway to Stardom (HERE Resident Artist Project)
Your contribution supports Resident Artist Amanda Szeglowski of cakeface and her project, Stairway to Stardom.

With crackling wit and startling honesty, the women of cakeface serve up a silver-sequined dissection of the American Dream. Synthesizing razor-sharp choreography and a poker-faced delivery of original text, the cast shatters the facade of "making it." Featuring live-mixed sound and visuals from electronic duo Prism House and clips from the 80s cult public access tv show of the same name, Stairway to Stardom honors the contributions of the wildly passionate but questionably talented among us.

Fellow Travelers (PROTOTYPE 2018)
Black Inscription (PROTOTYPE 2018)
A free diver transcends her terrestrial ties and embarks on an odyssean journey through our world’s waterways. Through the evocative abstraction of song, image and sound, we follow her into the deep. Carried by the currents that connect us all, she encounters billions of bioluminescent creatures, the endlessly inventive structures of coral reefs on their annual night of spawning, fields of human detritus, and abandoned nets still fishing for no one. What she finds is at once awe-inspiring and devastating.

Crafted by three veterans of rock, classical, and pop music, and using the most powerful aspects of each, Black Inscription is a set of songs that investigates our evolving understanding of the ocean and our relationship to it. It is an immersive performance that reminds us of both the emotional and ecological significance the sea. Black Inscritption was created with the cooperation of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Composed by the band Rabbit Rabbit (Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi) along with Jeremy Flower.
Thomas Paine in Violence (HERE Resident Artist Project)
Your contribution supports Resident Artist Paul Pinto and his project, Thomas Paine in Violence.

Simultaneously set in the mind and afterlife of the revolutionary activist and political philosopher, THOMAS PAINE IN VIOLENCE is a new work of opera theater, setting the Founding Father in a cosmic radio station, struggling to broadcast a message of social justice amidst a whirlwind of chaotic sound and text. Commissioned by and premiering in HERE's 2017-2018 season, TPIV was created by composer/librettist/performer Paul Pinto (thingNY, Varispeed, Robert Ashley, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812) and director Rick Burkhardt (Here Be Sirens, Three Pianos, Nonsense Company). And stars legendary vocalist Joan La Barbara as Thomas Paine. Thank you so much for your necessary support.
Assembled Identity
Created by Purva Bedi, Kristin Marting and Mariana Newhard. What makes a human authentic? Is it their genome sequence? Their DNA profile? Their life experience? Exploring ethnic ambiguity, race and identity, this duet uses original and found text, live cinematography, and contemporary music to explore the science of identity, including genomics, genetics, eugenics, and cloning, all of which impact our culture.
Taylor Mac Artist Residency
Your contribution supports Playwright in Residence, Taylor Mac.
MADE HERE
Your contribution supports MADE HERE, a documentary series and interactive website about the challenging and eclectic lives of performing artists working and living in New York City.
American Weather (HERE Resident Artist Project)
Your contribution supports Resident Artist Chris Green and his project, American Weather.

American Weather is a new work of material theater/puppetry and original music by Chris Green inspired by unpredictable conversations with the American public about the weather. Performers Yoko Myoi, Erin K. Orr, Kirsten Kammermeyer, Quince Marcum, Yasmin Reshamwala (and special guests) deploy figurative puppets, movement, live projection, hacked technology, spoken text, and original music for brass and voice to investigate a growing national ambiguity and its implications for the American narrative, whatever that is.
The Black History Museum According to the USA (HARP)
Your contribution supports Resident Artist Zoey Martinson.

The Black History Museum According to the United States of America explores the fraught relationship between Black Americans and the criminal justice system by examining how black history is presented in schools and the media. The performance takes the form of a theatrical museum exhibit featuring different “lessons” about black history. Black History Museum grew out of the town hall meetings held after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri along with controversy around #BlackLivesMatter vs #AllLivesMatter movements.
Hybrid Suite No. 2: The Carmen Variations (HARP)
Your contribution supports Resident Artist Gisela Cardenas.

Hybrid Suite No. 2: The Carmen Variations, is a devised theater opera by Gisela Cardenas inspired by Bizet’s Carmen. Mixing opera, text, video-mapping and performing objects, this project seeks to create a multilayered structure that crosses time and geographical borders following the experience of the potential different faces that Carmen can take.
Ding Dong It's The Ocean (HERE Resident Artist Project)
Your contribution supports Resident Artists RADY&BLOOM and their project, O.

With puppetry and electronic music and inspiration from the story of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, O is a ride down and around a vast whirlpool of all things natural and unnatural above and below, through a great drain beneath the ocean floor, and out the other side. Words by Alex Borinsky, music by Joe White, and fish and flags created by a growing collective of visual artists. Curated and directed by Jeremy Bloom and Brian Rady.


Soundstage (HERE Resident Artist Project)
Your contribution supports Resident Artist Rob Roth and his project, Soundstage.

Through original music, text and immersive media, the production explores the dichotomy of the singular female archetype - contrasting the vulnerable frailty and the underlying sexual prowess.
ThisTree (HERE Resident Artist Project)
Your contribution supports Resident Artist Leah Coloff and her project, ThisTree.

ThisTree is a multi-media performance ritual based on the album of the same name by cellist/singer/composer Leah Coloff. Sewing together song, family stories, animation, home movies and handmade objects, ThisTree explores identity, memory, legacy and loss, propelled by the question – “What do we leave behind when our family tree has died?”
9,000 Paper Balloons (HERE Resident Artist Project)
Your contribution supports Resident Artists Liz Hara, Maiko Kikuchi & Spencer Lott and their project, 9,000 Paper Balloons.

Independent artists Liz Hara, Maiko Kikuchi and Spencer Lott have teamed up to create 9,000 Paper Balloons, a collage of original ghost stories that weave together the tragic end of a young American family, the internment of a Japanese couple, and the cover-up of 9000 paper balloons with live bombs that floated across the Pacific toward the United States in 1945. This new work of puppet-theatre is inspired by true events and explores cultural hysteria, government censorship, and the long term effects of the Japanese Internment.
Visually inspired by Japanese Woodblock prints and stark black and white images from the Japanese Internment camps, this play will float throughout the theater like a fog. The ghost stories will utilize a radio-noir soundscape as well as spoken Japanese text and rely on shadow puppetry, projections, masks and a whole lot of paper.
HERE Sponsored Project: Tandem Otter (Basil Twist Company)
Contributions to Tandem Otter support Basil Twist and his collaborators, who continue to develop and present some of the most dynamic puppetry in the field today.
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