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During the incubator of this past year of pandemic, we began developing new shows, eyeing the time we can all be together again in the theatre. It has been a very generative year creatively, and one project is now ready to take to the stage – Jonathon Young’s new work – An Undeveloped Sound. Will you donate to help create our next ground-breaking production?

As a small but mighty theatre collective, we rely on the financial support from engaged risk-takers like you in order to succeed in creating ‘electric’ works like Betroffenheit, Anywhere But Here, The Magic Hour, Tear the Curtain! and more. We’re working to raise $30,000 to support our latest creation.

A donation to the Electric Company Theatre acts as a catalyst, as a creative seed that can grow into art, and contributes to the livelihood of your community and culture. We need your support to continue to thrive. Every dollar amount, every donation makes a real, tangible impact, so we can meet each other again, in the audience, at the theatre.

As a registered charity, we will provide you with a tax-deductible receipt, a host of incredible donor benefits – which include recognition, behind-the-scenes opportunities, and special access to our upcoming Work-In-Progress showing of An Undeveloped Sound* (Feb 1-4, 2022), among other donor perks.

Donate as little as $20 a month to guarantee your spot at “An Undeveloped Sound” in February, or contribute whatever you are able for a chance to gain access to this exclusive showing. For full details on one-time and monthly contribution levels, and the benefits associated with your donation, visit our Donor Benefits page.

Donate to create art and opportunity, and so much more.

Electric Company Theatre is a registered Canadian charity BN 872054168 RR0001.

*An Undeveloped Sound invitation benefit applies to donations made between February 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022.

Ways of Giving

Donate Now – give a one time amount

Donate Monthly – for the cost of a coffee of a pizza, you can create immediate impact.

Donate Securities – through Canada Helps, you can donate securities, increasing your tax benefit!

Donate Online – by clicking the Donate Now button, or through Canada Helps, Now, Monthly or Securities

Donate by Mail – send us your contribution to 1422 William Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 2P7

Donate by Phone – call us at 604-253-4222. If we miss you we will call you right back!

 

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.

Electric Company has not been immune to the effects of COVID-19. However, over the past year we have found our way through creatively – and we’re once again ready to take to the stage.

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 44% of our budget on artist and production fees alone (over $200K!). 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.

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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