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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 2019-20 Season : All donors are listed in our playbill and receive our weekly newsletter.


BECOME A 2019-20 SEASON MEMBER AT THE FOLLOWING LEVELS 

HUNDREDAIRE ($100 and above):
• 4 Standard Tickets to be used flexibly
• 4 complimentary drinks
• A free RAWcard, granting you access to ALL Resident Artist Workshop (RAW) presentations
• Waived ticket fees and free exchanges

UP-AND-COMER ($250 and above):
• 4 Standard Tickets to be used flexibly
• 4 complimentary drinks
• A free RAWcard, granting you access to ALL Resident Artist Workshop (RAW) presentations
• Waived ticket fees and free exchanges
• A portion of your membership is tax-deductible

DOWNTOWN DARLING ($500 and above):
• All of “UP-AND-COMER” perks, plus...
• Access to Concierge Service and “Members Only” tickets to HERE shows
• Access to special insider events

TOAST OF SOHO ($1,000 and above):
• All of “Downtown Darling” perks, plus...
• 2 additional tickets to a HERE or SubletSeries Production (6 total!)
• PROTOTYPE Concierge Service (early access to tickets, free exchanges, no
ticketing fees)
• Access to open rehearsals and artist workshops

HERE-O ($5,000 and above):
• All of “Toast of Soho” perks, plus...
• Invitation to attend the Obie Awards with HERE’s Founding Artistic Director
• Events with HERE’s Board members and artists
• Special name recognition on Donor’s Wall

CHAMPION ($10,000 and above):
• All of “HERE-O” perks, plus...
• 2 Premium Tickets to a PROTOTYPE Production


Standard tickets are general admission. Premium tickets are reserved seats. The Standard or Premium Tickets offered does not include the PROTOTYPE Festival. 




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.

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.
HERE Benefit
HERE's 2019 Gala celebrates our commitment to nurturing the growth of artists and cultivating ideas that propel us to our fullest BLOOM.

This year, we will honor Taylor Mac and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Arts Program.

Please support the event by buying a ticket or making a gift. It will ensure the artistic growth of the hundreds of artists that fill our spaces each year and the audiences that are moved by their exciting work.

Thank you so much for your support!
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: The Black History Museum According to the USA
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.
HARP: 9000 Paper Balloons
Your contribution supports Resident Artists Liz Hara, Maiko Kikuchi & Spencer Lott and their project, 9000 Paper Balloons.

Independent artists Liz Hara, 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.
HARP: Cannabis! A Theatrical Concert
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.
HARP: Songs of Sanctuary for the Black Madonna
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.
HARP: Hybrid Suite No. 2: The Carmen Variations
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.
HARP: The McCarthy Era
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.
HARP: The 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.
HERE & Back: Kristin Marting's Artistic Project
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