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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 gain extensive access to NEW digital and socially distanced in-person premieres of new work. Choose the option that works best for you!
 

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN (any amount) to support our 2021-2022 Season : All donors are listed in our playbill and receive our weekly newsletter.

Make a tax-deductible donation to HERE and gain access to the City’s most exciting performance experiences. Choose a level that fits your needs.


BECOME A 2021-2022 SEASON MEMBER AT THE FOLLOWING LEVELS 

HUNDREDAIRE $100 
4 Standard Tickets to be used flexibly* 
• 4 complimentary drinks
• Access to all HERE RAW/Resident Artist Works presentations
• Waived ticket fees and free exchanges

UP-AND-COMER $250 
• All of the “Hundredaire” perks, plus...
• Access to Members Only tickets for The Hang
• A portion of your membership is tax-deductible

DOWNTOWN DARLING $500
• All of “UP-AND-COMER” perks, plus... 
• Access to “Members Only” tickets to Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville in PROTOTYPE 2022
• Invitations to special insider events

TOAST OF SOHO $1,000
• All of “Downtown Darling” perks, plus...
• Insider access to HERE’s digital library/archives/content
• A framed picture of a HERE production

CULT ICON $2,500
• All of “Toast of Soho” perks, plus…
• The chance to participate in a virtual HERE art lesson with one of HERE’s resident artists

HERE-O $5,000
• All of “Toast of Soho” perks, plus…
• Invitation to attend the Obie Awards with HERE’s Founding Artistic Director
• The chance to have a HERE specialty cocktail named after you. 
• Special name recognition on Donor’s Wall

CHAMPION $10,000 
• All of “HERE-O” perks, plus...
• Be the sponsor of a #stillHERE premiere, virtual or IRL. 

ANGEL $25,000 and above
• All of “Champion” perks plus… 
• Invite a group of friends to join you for a personalized intimate virtual event hosted by HERE leadership, staff, and artists.

Please feel free to include any questions or comments in the notes section below or contact HERE's Manager of Individual Giving , Isabella Rivera, at isabella@here.org or at 212-647-0202 ext. 327.


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. 










HERE's Fund for Women Artists
The Fund for Women Artists is dedicated to providing resources to projects by HERE's Women Resident Artists.
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 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:
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.
DREAM MUSIC
Make a gift to support some of the most dynamic puppetry in the field today!

Join HERE’s Membership Program to support Dream Music Puppetry and in exchange for a gift, you’ll get tickets and gain access to the best seats, concierge service, and insider experiences.

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN (any amount) to support Dream Music Puppetry throughout HERE's 2018-19 Season :
 All donors are listed in our playbill and receive our weekly newsletter. 

SUPPORT DREAM MUSIC BY BECOMING A HERE MEMBER AT THE FOLLOWING LEVELS

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
presentations
- 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
presentations 
- 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 
- 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 

CULT ICON ($2500 and above): 

- All of “Toast of Soho” perks, PLUS… 
- A theater tour and drink with the Artistic Director 
- $2,278 tax deductible donation to your favorite performance space 

HERE-O ($5000 and above): 

- All of “Cult Icon” 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
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 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 Manager of Individual Giving and Special Events, Auburn Hicks, at auburn@here.org or at 212-647-0202 ext. 327. 

 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.
HARP: 9000 Paper Balloons

Your contribution supports Resident Artists Maiko Kikuchi & Spencer Lott and their project, 9000 Paper Balloons.

Independent artists Maiko Kikuchi and Spencer Lott have teamed up to create 9000 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 Artist Relief Fund
As we begin 2021, we must acknowledge that more than 52% of actors, 55% of dancers, and 37% of musicians find themselves unemployed and in a precarious position. We ask that you consider lending additional support at any level to our newly created Artist Relief Fund. Your gift, be it $3 or $300, will be contributed to the following organizations that have been started by our resident artists to offer relief to independent artists at this time.  

* Cultural Solidarity Fund: providing grants of $500 to artists in need. 

* Jean Moye Dark Fund: providing a safety net to nourish the creative dreams of Black Women/Femmes, and TGNC Artists

* Trickle Up: offering a $10,000 commission each month to an artist in need. 

As a leader in our field, we want to highlight the important work of some of our peers, who are making an impact. 
HARP: Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville


Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville • Grace Galu & Baba Israel

Grace Galu, Baba Israel, and their band Soul Inscribed use music and spoken word to explore the history of Cannabis. This theatrical concert is based on Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational, and Scientific by Martin A. Lee (2012). Grounded in the Hip Hop tradition of the remix, the show mashes-up iconic music from La Cucaracha of the Mexican Revolution, Louis Armstrong and other Jazz “vipers,” to the Beat era, 60’s Rock n’ Roll, and Reggae. Israel adapts the stories of countercultural icons, grassroots activists, and the plant itself, weaving a time-traveling tale of jubilation, injustice, and transformation.

We are embarking on this project recognizing 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 legalizing 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. We imagine a production that is both politically charged and an uplifting and celebratory event.
HARP: A Meal
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.
HARP: mɔːnɪŋ
Gelsey Bell's mɔːnɪŋ (pronounced as “mourning” and “morning”) is a opera that inhabits a world, beginning today, in which all humans have disappeared from Earth. Distanced creatures witness the changes that take place on Earth as forests grow back, rivers overtake dams, and human-made buildings and objects gradually erode away. Inspired by Alan Weisman’s The World Without Us, the piece is whimsical, fantastical, and playful while being rooted in scientific ideas and the dire political and ethical contradictions that structure current human relations with nature and other animals.


HARP: Priestess of Twerk
Nia Witherspoon’s new work, Priestess of Twerk – inspired equally by the “bad bitches” of hip-hop, the reproductive justice movement, and the sacred sex workers that graced Egyptian temples – presents women and trans folks of color with opportunities to re-encounter their sexualities through the lens of the sacred, in the hopes of increasing bodily autonomy and dispelling toxic masculinity.

HARP: Marie It's Time
Minor Theater wants to plunge headfirst into the misogyny at the heart of modern drama. Using a wild retranslation of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck as a point of entry, our adaptation starts from the perspective of Marie, Woyzeck’s enigmatic, highly sexualized victim, building new narratives around the fragments Büchner left behind. The point isn’t to simply reverse or correct the misogyny of the story, but to explore the ways women can appropriate the violence directed against them and redirect it into their own projects. Seizing on the way song permeates the original text, Julia Jarcho and Ben Williams will collaborate on an original music and sound composition to underscore this classic story of lust and murder—and to interrupt it.

HERE & Back: Taylor Mac Artist Residency
Your contribution supports the development of a new work by Playwright in Residence, Taylor Mac.
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.
stillHERE IRL: The Visitation
Your contribution goes directly to supporting the creators of The Visitation. A visceral sonic journey through our longing for the solace of the wild, The Visitation charts the histories and hauntings of a particular urban geography, embedded within the geology of time. Visit the show page here.
HERE & Back: Kristin Marting's Artistic Project
thingNY - A Series of Landscapes
Presented as part of HERE Arts Center’s #stillHERE, A Series of Landscapes is a new online work of opera-theatre by thingNY set in the world of our dreams. Audiences are invited into a Zoom call where seven performers dive into the anxiety and serenity of this paradoxical moment, where yesterday’s action in the street, today’s paralyzing personal stasis, and tomorrow’s online wedding are all refracted through the bizarre filter of social and emotional distance. You’re outside of time and somehow you’re everyone. “Is that me? Is that you? What year is it?” We’re together with everyone we’ve ever known. Jeff’s dad shows up to get us out of there. We might be in Texas. There will be absurdity, severity, sweetness, and uncanniness amidst moments of interaction, deluge, and connection.


In April, thingNY was one of the early “adapters” of making work within and responding to quarantine culture, creating and performing a series of etudes which toyed with the shortcomings of virtual performance: SubtracTTTTTTTTT. Praised in the Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Wire, and Steve Smith’s Night After Night, the band returns with another chapter of socially distant live performance. A Series of Landscapes pushes our attention, our practice, and our technologies further.

Once you make a donation, you will receive a confirmation with a private Vimeo link in order to view the performance. Please reach out to tickets@here.org if you have any questions or do not receive the link after making your donation.