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CROWDFUNDING 2021

 

Help us continue to break down barriers and bring people together through English language theatre!

ORANGE THEATRE COMPANY 

Welcome to our crowdfunding page.

Now, more than ever, theatre offers us the hope, connection and feeling of togetherness we all crave. After not being able to stage any productions since November 2019, we want to come back stronger than ever, but we need your support.

 

First a quick note: If you want to support OTC with a different amount than the offered packages, you can! Just reach out here and we’ll make a bespoke package for you.

 

 

Why do we need to raise €21,000?

 

Even when we sell out all performances (without Corona rules), our ticket sales only provide 50% of the funding we need to operate. We are dependent on the philanthropic support of individuals and we rely heavily on professionals contributing their time on an almost completely voluntary basis. In the long run this is not sustainable. Orange Theatre Company’s goal is to provide fair pay for its talent and be around for years to come. 

What's in it for you? 

Exciting English language theatre of course, and eternal OTC love and gratitude for everyone who is helping to keep the dream alive!

 

Whether you are that elusive Golden Goose, a Dream Chaser  like us, making your mark as a Mover and Shaker or as a Theatre Lover, one thing’s for sure: 

We are forever grateful for your support!

Theatre Lover

€210

  • A glass of fizz everytime you attend a production

  • Listed in the Playbill of each production 

  • Personalised updates about all things OTC 

  • Priority booking for tickets, never worry about missing out on an OTC production!

  • OTC tote bag 

  • Bragging rights 

  • OTC’s Eternal love

Mover and Shaker

€2,100

  • A reserved seat for you and a guest at every performance

  • Access to invited rehearsals 

  • A glass of fizz everytime you attend a production

  • Listed as our Mover and Shaker on OTC’s Website, Playbill of each production and a special Social Media profile about you (if you want to)

  • Personalised updates about all things OTC 

  • 40% OTC Youth Theatre courses for 2021

  • OTC “Survive the final stretch of corona package” (OTC tote bag, OTC T-Shirt, hand sanitizer, Mini bottle of Cava)

  • Bragging rights 

  • OTC’s Eternal love

Dream Chaser

€21,000

  • A reserved seat for you and a guest at every performance

  • Backstage access to all productions including a personal meet and greet with the cast and crew 

  • Access to invited rehearsals 

  • A special surprise gift bag every time you attend a production

  • Listed as our dream chaser on OTC’s Website, Playbill of each production and a special Social Media profile about you (if you want to)

  • Personalised updates about all things OTC

  • A night in honour of you for each production  

  • Dinner with the OTC directors 

  • Free OTC Youth Theatre courses for 2021

  • OTC “Survive the final stretch of corona package”(OTC tote bag, OTC T-Shirt, hand sanitizer, Mini bottle of Cava)

  • Bragging rights 

  • OTC’s Eternal love


 

Golden Goose 

€210,000 

  • If you are our Golden Goose, we will be on your doorstep in two seconds flat to discuss how we can make your OTC dreams come true and offer you a VIP experience throughout the season. 

Why OTC?

Amsterdam deserves a company that reflects its open, inclusive and international mindset. OTC is here to do just that and shake things up. 

 

We are  an institution that offers a space for people to create, learn, and enjoy all aspects of English language theatre. Our theatrical productions give theatre makers and audience members an opportunity to come together and share their love of English language theatre 

 

OTC is a Charity (ANBI Stichting). Therefore, the amount of your contribution is deductible for Dutch corporate income tax purposes.

 

Why now?

Due to the pandemic, we have experienced some unexpected difficulties. We had to shut down all productions in 2020 and it became exceedingly harder to obtain grants due to the restructuring of funds in the cultural sector.  OTC has a unique and exciting position in Amsterdam’s theatre landscape as a non-Dutch, semi-professional English theatre company. However, due to these unique qualities we don’t fit the typical requirement of many Dutch grants. 

 

We need funding to take us to the next level, become more professional, and establish a solid foundation to make our company sustainable. This campaign is an important part of our fundraising efforts and will guarantee that OTC can keep developing and stage productions in 2021.


 

What will be staged in 2021?

When we succeed, OTC will return to the stage stronger than ever this Fall. We will take you on a journey of reflection with two amazing productions. First we will stage Lux, an original play about a dystopian world that begs the question: “how will we remember those times when we were in the dark?” Then our first musical The Last Five Years will take you into the five year relationship of a struggling actress and a successful writer living in NYC, reflecting on their experiences and showing there are two sides to every love story.

 Who we are

Orange Theatre Company (OTC) is an ambitious company that has been creating high-quality English language theatre since 2018. We are not just a theatre company; we’re also a melting pot of nationalities. More than 40 creatives, with 15 different nationalities work together to bring entertaining and thought provoking theatre to the stage. We create a space for like-minded theatregoers and theatre makers to come together bridging the social/cultural barriers that day to day life creates. 


Even amidst the Covid-19 global pandemic, we continued to create. We shot our first short film Fever Dream (Winner of best short film at Het Amsterdams Buurt Filmfestival), launched The Monologue Podcast, and launched our Youth Theatre program for aspiring young actors.

The Faces behind OTC

Directors and Foundation Board

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Advisory Board

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Creative Talents

Alex Baggett

Anna Marques

Caroline Geiser

Casey Kooyman 

Charlotte Dommershausen

Coleman Kelly

Daisy Pratt 

Daniel Hillel- Tuch 

Daniella Down

Esther Low

Gina Lamprell

Grant Brown 

Hugh MacKay

Ia Enstera

James Johnson 

Jaqueline Poplar

Jaqueline Nolan

Joanna Lucas 

Judie Feenstra

Jurriaan Bruinier

Kristine Johanson

Leila Gray

Lora Mander

Loveday Smith

Lucy Brownhill

Lucy Read

Mandy Ip

Marcus Coenen

Matthew Carney

Mike Gomez 

Pim van Amerongen

Rachel Lissaman

Ralph Remers

Raphael Dias

Rocky Hopson

Sam Morris 

Sandy Topzand

Sarah Eggar

Shiro Mungai 

Tamara Richards 

Thomas Jansen

Tom Wickens

Viivi Salokangas