Posted by Bob Evans
REVITALIZING WORK THROUGH COLLABORATIVE STORYTELLING
Forge Repertory Theatre is excited to announce that tickets are now available for all three shows in their very first season: On the Verge or The Geography of Yearning by Eric Overmyer, The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman, and John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath by Frank Galati.
For their ticketing platform and pricing Forge Rep has decided to choose a unique path of both opening their books for all to see and providing tickets at any price for every member of our community. The Open Book and Living Ticket programs provide a clear and simple way to allow all audiences to access art in our community. These policies were developed on the east coast at theatre companies like The Flux Ensemble Theatre in New York, whom Forge Rep has been partnering with over the past few months.
The Living Ticket and Open Book programs go hand in hand. Through Open Book Forge Rep shares its budget with you. You can see exactly how much it costs to rent this space, or pay the artists: playwrights, actors, directors, stage managers, technicians, and many more. In doing so we’ve created 3 budgets. One that pays everyone a living wage- Forges ultimate goal, one that pays only the minimum wage, and one that covers minimum expenses and a token sum for each artist to say thanks. This is where the Living Ticket comes in to play. Forge Rep believes theatre and art should be available to all. Therefore, all it takes to see a show is to reserve a seat. Forge hopes that you will look at our budget and the work we have put in and be willing to provide a token of gratitude. Therefore, for each production we provide three ticket prices for you based on our three open book budgets: the living wage, minimum wage, and production expenses. If your unable to donate for a ticket, then you can reserve your seat at no cost. If you can provide, then we hope you will donate to help cover Forge’s expenses. No amount is too small or too large.
Forge Rep is also offering a Season Supporter opportunity. Those who wish to can reserve their seats for the entire season right now by donating $150. The $150 goes to each production ($50 each) and comes with a variety of perks that will soon be announced!
Please visit www.ForgeRep.org for more information and to reserve your seats today. Forge is excited to bring these progressive initiatives to the Kansas City theatrical community. We’ll see you at the show!