20 for 2020 Campaign

The 20 for 2020 Creation Campaign goal is to raise $20,000 for the development of new works from Electric Company Theatre.

We wanted to share a person to person moment, from our home to yours, in what might be lonely times out there. We hope these little video updates bring a smile to your face, and set your sights on the future.

The pandemic has not been easy. Our hearts have broken watching premieres, productions and tours get cancelled, artists lose gigs and be denied audiences for their labours of love. Yet for Electric Company and so many others – creation continues. It must.

We have been working through this crisis – finding hope and inspiration in new projects, uncovering our path forward in the new reality. We are more committed than ever to exploring, devising and pioneering projects that will bring us together at the theatre again.

Electric Company has become known for ambitious stage productions like Anywhere But Here, The Full Light of Day, Betroffenheit and Tear the Curtain!, that involve dozens of artists and thousands of audience members. The quality and craftsmanship of our productions take years to develop, oodles of love, sweat and tears, and a lot of money.

Last year Electric Company hired 86+ Professional Artists in our shows, spending more than $400,000 on Artist Fees. We need your help to continue creating, making new shows and hiring artists during this time of austerity and crisis.

If you can give $5, $10, or $20 now, $20 a month – or more – please do.

Any donation, large or small, will help propel us towards our 2020 goal, giving much needed work to playwrights, directors, designers and actors, supporting the development processes of several new creations for the stage when we are able to gather at the theatre again.

During uncertain financial times, small regular monthly donations can have a huge impact, allowing us us to create with incredible artists, whose livelihoods have been deeply impacted by the global crisis.

We’re looking for 20 monthly donors for the rest of 2020 (and beyond) as part of the 20 for 2020, to support the development of new creations that will bring us together.

For just $20 a month, you can play a pivotal role in bringing artists back to stages with brilliant and electric new visions. It’s like ordering a pizza for us, or taking our artists for coffee once a month.

Please give now if you are able.

$100 a month ($1200 a year) can give a full week of work to an actor, director or designer.

$20 a month ($240 a year) can provide a full day of work for an artist.

$15 a month ($180 a year) can build a piece for a production.

$10 a month ($120 a year) can finance experiments in the process that lead to revelations.

$5 a month ($60 a year) can bring coffee, tea and snacks to the rehearsal hall.

100% of all donations go into making art. Always.

Donate now via Canada Helps

Send us a one time e-transfer to give@electriccompanytheatre.com

Call us to donate at 604-253-4222. Our offices at Progress Lab have closed and we’re working from home – but we will call you back in short order.

Send us a cheque to 1422 William Street, Vancouver, BC, V5N 1T4

100% of all donations go into making art. Always.