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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 2017-18 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 or the PROTOTYPE Festival. 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.
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.
HERE Benefit
Support 25 more years of HERE by making a fully tax-deductible donation.

Every gift counts!

Support the City’s most exciting performance experiences by making a donation today. The success of our Gala will help HERE achieve our goals for this year, our ambitious anniversary season, and fuel our continued services for groundbreaking artists in the year ahead.

Thank you so much for your support!
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 a sneak peak presentation of The Echo Drift in October at the Scandinavian House.

Commissioners Club ($1,000+): Your name on the title of page of The Echo Drift score.Two tickets to a performance of The Echo Drift, invitation to workshops in late September and a meet and greet with The Echo Drift's creative team in December.

Explorer ($2,000+): You receive a VIP Membership, plus 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 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 please contact *Brenna Thomas, at 212-647-0202, ext. 326 or email brenna@prototypefestival.org.
American Weather (HERE Resident Artist Project)
Your contribution supports Resident Artist Chris Green and his project, American Weather.

Created by Chris Green with a multi-disciplinary ensemble, American Weather is a new work of material performance inspired by daily life in America that layers movement, puppetry, live music, found text, and animation to create an absurdist meditation on the unintended consequences from the pursuit of happiness.

Support American Weather and enjoy the perks!

$ 15 Stress Reliever
- Your name listed in our program

$ 20 Kindred Spirit
- A big thank you on social media and your name in our program

$ 50 True Friend
- All of the above PLUS
- A digital high rez image from the piece

$ 100 Key Supporter
- All of the above PLUS a free download of music director Sxip Shirey's album "A Bottle of Whiskey
and a Handful of Bees"

$ 250 Patron
- All of the above PLUS
- A poster signed by the cast

$ 1,000 Savior
- All of the above PLUS
- A frameable production photo

$ 1,500 Associate Producer
- All of the above PLUS
- Invitation to submit 1 to 40 words to be incorporated into lyrics

$ 2,000 Angel Producer
- All of the above PLUS
- A framed copy of the printed song with your lyrics

$ 5,000 Commissioner
- All of the above PLUS
- A downloadable recording of the song with your lyrics that you can share



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.
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.
Songs of Sanctuary for the Black Madonna (HARP)
SONGS of SANCTUARY FOR THE BLACK MADONNA • Imani Uzuri

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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