(Lights up on a young theatre-maker in complete awe.)
Years after moment zero, you are providing the same opportunity for so many others by creating work that audiences can engage with and enjoy. As theatre makers and artists, we understand the importance of our work, the importance of the stage: Theatre can rise to so many challenges, spark dialogue and empower generations.
We created Mixed-Race Mixtape because, as recent examples show, there is a need for more dialogue about race, class and identity in this country. We need an honest, political and entertaining show, accessible to audiences historically excluded from the theatre space. Mixed-Race Mixtape is not only engaging with important, contemporary topics, but it also serves to re-imagine who theatre is for, about and by.
Although our society often tells us art is a luxury, I know you’ll agree with our response that art is a necessity. We are not ashamed to say we want to do what we love, do it the best we can and be fairly compensated for it. By funding this project, you are not only supporting the development of an influential and relevant show, you are also saying you believe that all of us artists deserve a financially sustainable career path.
For all of these reasons and more, we believe Mixed-Race Mixtape deserves your donation and support. Please give what you can and spread the word. We can't wait to see you in the audience.
- Fig & Allison