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Join HERE’s 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 2018-19 Season : All donors are listed in our playbill and receive our weekly newsletter.


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

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

DOWNTOWN DARLING ($500 and above):
- 4 Premium Tickets to be used flexibly at HERE (Includes ThisTree)
- 4 complimentary drinks
- Ability to purchase “Members Only” tickets for for Leah Coloff’s ThisTree
- 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 additional Premium tickets to be used flexibly at HERE (6 tickets total!)
- Concierge service and 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…
- 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 HERE's PROTOTYPE Festival
- $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
- $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 the PROTOTYPE Festival. Tickets to ThisTree, a HERE Resident Artist Production in the 2019 PROTOTYPE Festival, are available for $500 Downtown Darling members and above.

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 HERE's Director of External Affairs Brenna Thomas, at brenna@here.org or at 212-647-0202 ext. 326.

Memberships expire 365 days after purchase date.

HERE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization, and contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Dozens of puppet artists a year rely on Dream Music for our leadership, and we need yours now.

Make a gift to support some of the most dynamic puppetry in the field today!
HERE's Fund for Women Artists
The Fund for Women Artists is dedicated to provide additional resources to projects by HERE's women Resident Artists.
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.
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 up to $249): 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 ($250+): You are eligible for all of the Membership Perks, including concierge ticket service, no ticket fees, ticket exchanges (subject to availability), a complimentary glass of wine at each show, and invitations to special events.

Discoverer ($500+): All of the above, plus, invitation to opening night party.

Commissioners Club ($1,000+): Your name included as part of the "Commissioner's Club" on all PROTOTYPE programs. Two tickets to a World Premiere, an invitation to a Memebers' Only season announcement event in the spring. An invitation to workshops in the Fall.

Explorer ($2,000+): Two tickets to any show at the festival and ability to attend open rehearsals for festival shows.

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 Directors for an intimate, home-cooked dinner.

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

*If you would like more information or to discuss making a larger impact please contact *Brenna Thomas, at 212-647-0202, ext. 326 or email brenna@prototypefestival.org.
ThisTree (HERE Resident Artist Project)
Be a part of ThisTree's world premiere! Join us as we raise the final funds for our ambitious production this January.

ThisTree, created by Leah Coloff glides between idyllic childhood memories, unanswered questions and her tumultuous journey through fertility treatments. weaving autobiographical storytelling, Regular 8 home movies, and Coloff’s signature blend of blues, rock and non-traditional cello playing, supported by an all female band, to investigate the vantage point of being the last branch on the family tree. It will run in the PROTOTYPE Festival January 6-12, 2019.

Gifts of every size are appreciated. For the following levels, you can enjoy these rewards:

$ 25 Kindred Spirit
- A big thank you on social media. And a heartfelt thank you in the show program!

$ 50 True Friend
- All of the above PLUS a free download of the album “ThisTree” with all of the songs inspiring the show ThisTree.

$75 True Friend and then some...
- All of the above PLUS a limited edition ThisTree embroidered patch badge!! (Your support deserves a merit a badge!)

$ 100 Key Supporter
- All of the above PLUS a beautiful frame-able production photo!

$ 150 Key Supporter and then some…
- All of the above PLUS a beautiful frame-able production photo signed by myself and the band!

$ 250 Star Supporter
- All of the above PLUS An exclusive hand printed ThisTree t-shirt.

$ 350 Patron
- All of the above PLUS an invitation to attend a dress rehearsal where you become a part of the creative process.

$ 500 Patron Extraordinaire
- All of the above PLUS a backstage tour of ThisTree in the Prototype Festival!

$ 1,000 Savior
- All of the above PLUS a private concert of solo cello or cello/vocal music from my repertoire.

$ 1,500 Hero
- All of the above PLUS a cover song of your choosing played by Leah live in the 5 boroughs of New York City OR recorded and sent to you or someone of your choosing.

$ 2,500 Angel
- All of the above PLUS a song written for you by Leah using your words incorporated into lyrics!

$ 5,000 Heavyweight Champion
- All of the above PLUS meet with Leah, discuss a subject or person and she’ll write a song for you based on your conversation!

HERE Arts Center is a not for profit organization and is a fully registered 501(c)(3), and will send you a tax-deductible donation letter for your contribution.
The McCarthy Era (HERE Resident Artist Project)
The McCarthy Era • Raja Feather Kelly | the feath3r theory

Cosplay and Witches; Witches and Drag; Drag and Politics; Politics and the undeniable anxiety of the influence of Popular Culture. The McCarthy Era takes an unabashed approach of appropriation to celebrate, criticize, and comprehend the years between 1949 and 1952: The McCarthy Era. Ann Bogart purports, that the theatre community in the United States was stuck by a cataclysmic event: the McCarthy era. This political attack forced artists to radically alter or adjust their lives and values. Some fled the country never to return, some were blacklisted and forced to stop working, and others simply changed, recanted, disengaged and shut up. Today we barely remember the McCarthy era and most of us are not aware of the serious consequences of that forgotten catalyst.

Known best for their ‘fusion of dance and theater to shift seamlessly from absurd to cheeky to the unexpectedly and piercingly sincere’ (New York Times), Raja Feather Kelly | the feath3r theory synthesizes dance, visual media, fashion, drag, standup, minstrelsy, and narrative theater into virtuosic, expansive, radical and surreal large scale pop-culture phenomena in which artists and audience alike experience their shared humanity.
Songs of Sanctuary for the Black Madonna (HARP)

Imani Uzuri's SONGS of SANCTUARY FOR THE BLACK MADONNA will be a multi-movement choral and chamber orchestra work inspired by the iconography of The Black Madonna. These holy Marian figures depicted with dark skin are currently worshipped within the Catholic and Orthodox Marian pantheon but can be traced back to pre-Christian pagan images specifically the sculpture of Isis (Auset) suckling Horus (Heru). They are also embraced, celebrated and worshipped by Muslim, Hindu, Roma and other communities (including African Diasporic communities from Brazil to Haiti) in rituals and processions around the world.

Uzuri's recent international research and sojourns to various altars, shrines, cathedrals and monasteries in Eastern Italy, Venice, Kosovo, Macedonia and Prague, through France, Spain, Portugal, Northern and Southern Italy, and Switzerland will provide the theoretical framework for this compositional work and will bring to light songs, prayers and images of these ancient Black Madonnas that center Black femininity as divine through the lens of sacredness and sexuality.
Chimpanzee (DREAM Music Puppetry Program)
Your contribution supports Nick Lehane's CHIMPANZEE, to be presented March 7 - 17, 2019 at HERE.

An aging, isolated chimpanzee pieces together the fragments of her childhood in a human family. Bleak reality bleeds to vivid memory in this non-verbal puppet play. Inspired by true events.

"To endow animals with human emotion has long been a scientific taboo. But if we do not, we risk missing something fundamental about animals and us." -- Frans de Waal, primatologist and ethologist
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.
Taylor Mac Artist Residency
Your contribution supports Playwright in Residence, Taylor Mac.
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.
Cannabis! Theatrical Concert (HERE Resident Artist Project)
Cannabis! A theatrical concert • Baba Israel

This live multimedia performance will tell the story of cannabis by creating an “up on your feet” musical concert with spoken word and theater. Hip Hop MC’s, singers, dancers, and video projection will be mixed and driven by a live band. Through music and the spoken word the show will trace the impact of the plant on humanity.

This project is based on Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational, and Scientific by Martin A. Lee (2012). The book's author has committed to collaborating on the project and will serve as a consultant in the project's development. The show will feature "mash ups" and arrangements of iconic music; La Cucaracha of the Mexican Revolution, Louis Armstrong and other Jazz “vipers”, the Beat era, 60’s Rock n’ Roll, and Reggae, right up to the Hip Hop of today.

In contrast, using projection and immersive theater, the audience will experience the repressive forces that have criminalized the communities who have sought its medical, artistic, and revelatory properties. The production will also celebrate the artists and activists who have resisted those forces.
We are embarking on this project recognising that we are at a tipping point in America’s history with cannabis. More than half of the states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalising cannabis. Now is the time to challenge the taboos and perceptions of the plant by exploring its history, medical impact, the racist roots of prohibition, and its continued legacy of mass incarceration of communities of color.

Lastly, we want to explore the opportunities and contradictions emerging as legalization spreads across the country despite the new anti-cannabis regime in Washington. We imagine a production that is both politically charged and an uplifting and celebratory event.
The Meal (HERE Resident Artist Project)
Multidisciplinary artists Shige Moriya and Ximena Garnica will create The Meal. Part performance, part installation, part concert, and part dinner, The Meal is a choreographic ritual of preparing, serving and eating together. The Meal juxtaposes the minimalism of a Japanese tea ceremony against the imagined excess of a Dionysian rite. It exposes the audiences to a barrage of sensorial stimuli while creating a space for silence and mindfulness. It is a poem for the senses, a quest to endow a meal with meaning. The Meal is directed, choreographed, and designed by Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya featuring the LEIMAY Ensemble with music composed by Thea Little.
SubletSeries Production
Coming to see one of our upcoming SubletSeries productions? Or hoping to support it as it comes to life? Make a donation to our SubletSeries and we'll apply your gift to underwrite direct costs for the show that you are attending.
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.
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.
Fellow Travelers (PROTOTYPE 2018)
box office: 212.352.3101 · HERE 145 Sixth Ave. (enter on Dominick Street one block south of Spring), NY, NY 10013