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A Festival Highlighting West Michigan Theatre

 
$4,360
$3,140
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Theatre groups based in West Michigan will partner to create the annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival, a festival highlighting local, performer-focused theatre. This festival will feature new works and new interpretations of the classics, giving local audiences a month of exciting live performance, changing the forecast for live theatre in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The West Michigan area has a number of high-quality, small budget, non-profit theatre companies producing outstanding work. With relatively small budgets, it is sometimes difficult for these companies to create broader awareness of their work. These theatres seek to provide their programming to local audiences at a cost that makes theatre affordable and accessible to a broad spectrum of audience members, so maintaining inexpensive ticket prices is of utmost importance.

How will this project solve this problem?

The Lake Effect Fringe Festival is organized by several small theatres from the greater Grand Rapids area, combining their efforts to create a month-long festival highlighting locally produced, performer-focused, live performance with affordable ticket prices. By banding together, these theatres seek to cross-promote their work to each other's audience pools, create awareness in regional media of the broad variety of local theatre, and engage the community in celebrating local arts programming.

Potential Long Term Impact

The festival will reach 800-1000 audience members with 15-18 performances by 6-8 Michigan based theatre companies, providing members of the Grand Rapids community with the opportunity to see a variety of performances, from new plays to classics, for affordable ticket prices. 8-10 local playwrights will have plays produced for the first time. The festival will bring large numbers of attendees into the performance venue's neighborhood, creating potential patronage for other local businesses.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $4,360
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $3,140
Total Funding Goal: $7,500

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Project Leader

Katherine Mayberry

Grand Haven, MI United States

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