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Remember your first experience of theatre? It may have been outdoors or inside. A school gymnasium, a black box studio, or a giant theatre with balconies that gave you vertigo. Theatre is a unique form, there is nothing like it.

The pandemic has hit our creative industries particularly hard, with thousands of job losses, hundreds of show cancellations, and a disruption to the cultural economy impacting people and lives around the world.

Please consider making a donation to an arts organization if you are able to. It doesn’t need to be a huge one, every bit really does count.  Donating to the arts says something about the value of the arts to your life. We need you, and need to know you need us.

Electric Company has not been immune to the effects of COVID-19. However, over the past year we have found our way through creatively. Now, we need your help to ensure we’re able to get back on stage when the pandemic finally subsides.

The reality of our world is that everything costs money. In the theatre, that includes artist fees, theatre rentals, technicians, costumes, sets, compositions, projections, new scripts and so, so much more. Last year Electric Company spent over 43% of our budget on artist and production fees alone (over $400K!). We cannot mobilize this collective action without your support.

Donations to Electric Company go entirely towards the making of theatre, supporting the art 100%. For as little as $5 you can join fellow supporters, friends, investors and funders in ensuring that we can resume our cultural lives with the vibrancy in a not-too-distant future.

Show your support for Electric Company, or any arts organization today, and help theatres and theatre artists recover the stage. We can all enjoy incredible, inspiring shows together for years to come.

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Thank you to the artists, producers and board members in our video (in order of appearance): Craig Erickson, Nadeem Phillip, Henry Bolan, Jenny Young, Kim Collier, Meg Roe, Joelysa Pankanea, Cindy Reid, Cameron Peal, Carmen Aguirre, Emira Mears, Gabrielle Rose, Jonathon Young, Kevin Kerr, Alexandra Lainfiesta, Shad Kabango, Michael Fergusson, Praneet Akilla, John Ng, Amie Wolf, Jillian Fargey, David Hudgins, Jennifer Swan, Susan Washington. Shot on Zoom and edited by Clayton Baraniuk & Jesse Cheung.

 

Electric Company is dedicated to the creation of groundbreaking artistic experiences. Our work is original, transformative, innovative. We believe in art that is accessible, both financially and thematically. Our projects cross artistic disciplines, integrate new media and have toured and won awards locally and internationally.

We aim to inspire audiences with a renewed sense of possibility and to continually examine and expand our own definition of what live theatre can be. We work to reach across cultures, backgrounds, economics, and ideology to find the universal elements that connect all members of our community. We believe that trust, openness, authenticity and accountability create the right conditions for experimentation, artistic risk, and the pursuit of excellence.

Your donation will support masterful artists and artistry, the continued creation of new works, help us bring exceptional Canadian theatre to audiences, and maintain a 24-year creative foundation for artistic visionaries in Vancouver.

100% of all donations go towards the art – if you are making a directed donation to  a current campaign or to our general fund, you can be sure your support will hit the stage and support artists and creative works.

There are benefits to all donations, including special recognition and access, as well as tax receipts. Electric Company Theatre is a registered Canadian charity BN 872054168 RR0001.

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