What Are We Doing?
is a new physical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s story about one of the bible’s most seductive, dangerous, and unknown women: Salomé, Princess of Judea. Salomé has been written about for centuries but her story always ends with her dance of the seven veils and demand for the death of John The Baptist. But, what happens beyond that death?
Our production starts at the “end” of Salomé’s known journey, as she attempts to make sense of life now that everything she knows has changed. How does she forgive herself ? How does she identify herself after she has been identified by so many others? How do we, as people, find a moment of reprieve in the midst of trauma?
What We Need & How We Will Use It
$4000 to help pay our artistic team. Yes, ALL funds from this campaign go directly to our artists.
We have already received a grant from the City of Austin, which will cover much of our talent and materials costs. The VORTEX, our fiscal sponsor, has generously provided us with performance space and other materials so we can direct our indiegogo earnings toward paying talent. It is the goal of the Gale Theatre Company to make creative labor sustainable for all artists involved.
Our team is putting in countless hours to make this play come to life and we are committed to support our artists in tangible ways. Art can and should be able to pay the rent and put food on the table. Every thing you contribute allows us to support the creative life of an artist.