Our final post for 2011 features company member Heidi Jedlicka. She talks about our special New Years Advertisement Package for the rest of our season in 2012.
Fresh off Savage Umbrella’s incredibly successful production of The Ravagers we are continuing to hold our umbrella up and out with pride and energy as we work toward the completion of the 2011-2012 season. One of our fresh financial initiatives is offering program advertisements for purchase for the entirety or part of our remaining season.
We are a young vibrant company with an ever growing audience base who loyally travels with us to whichever space we have selected for production. Our productions have been covered by Art Hounds, The City Pages, Lavender Magazine and the TC Daily Planet (to name a few). Our company members live and play in and around the Twin Cities using every social event to spread the word about Savage Umbrella.
Now how does all of this goodness affect you as a small (or medium or large!) business owner?
You get the opportunity to take advantage of the incredible energy and momentum of Savage Umbrella at an incredibly reasonable price!
The Bottom Line:
We want to create sustainable and positive relationships with local and area businesses. To make this possible for every marketing budget we are offering a special New Years Advertisement Package. For a limited time you will receive a full page advertisement in each program for the remaining three productions of the 2011-2012 season for a mere $200. In addition you will receive two complimentary tickets to each production. We want you to see and love our work as much as we do. In turn, we as a company will support your business in any possible way we can and encourage our friends, family and audiences to do the same.
What are you waiting for? Get under the umbrella!
If you are interested in our New Years Advertisement package please email Heidi at savageumbrella at gmail .com.
A blog Laura and I really like is HowlRound. It’s from the American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage. At the beginning of this month, Polly K. Carl asks readers what would make their ideal creative space. Company members Heidi Jedlicka and Tanner Curl respond to this post, A Creative Room of One’s Own.
Polly K. Carl's question:
"consider for a moment what it might mean to widen your notion of the rehearsal room and to aspire to a more holistic model of building a solid foundation for better artistic health. What would a room where you can work, where you can participate with your best creative self look like?"
Heidi’s response: I think as artists we need to completely disregard the notion that the magic of theatre is solely created in the rehearsal space. That’s a lie at worst and naive at best. The reality of theatre is that we as artists need to pay for that space, that marketing and that stuff that we use for the production. Practically speaking; self marketing, networking and sales are the ‘dirty words’ we rarely use as creators but couldn’t survive with out. My rehearsal space would have good wifi for plenty for Facebook and Twitter. The work we do needs the excitement and engagement of other people to continue.Tweet Tweet.
Tanner’s response: For me, the rehearsal room doesn’t represent working with, for lack of a better term, an established theatre, it’s the act of making theatre itself. I look at my peers and think, “Man, all of these people are smarter, more creative, and just plain better at this than I am. I don’t belong in the same room as them, but hopefully someday I will be able to make theatre.” To work off of Polly Carl’s metaphor, I feel like I don’t even get to be in the waiting room. It’s still a struggle for me to remember that almost all artists and creators have these kinds of self-doubts. For me, finding my “room” is about putting aside my doubts and fears and realizing those fears are part of the process. In this effort, I’ve found some guidance in a quote from David Foster Wallace. I find it fitting for theatre-making and life in general: “[T]he horrific struggle to establish a human self results in a self whose humanity is inseparable from that horrific struggle. That our endless and impossible journey toward home is in fact our home.”
Missed The Ravagers? It’s cool, we have fantastic production photos by Staciaann Photography. Here’s a taste, but we’ll be posting more later. Check back to our facebook page often. Wanna talk to us? Email savageumbrella [at] gmail [dot] com
The top of Act II, featuring Jami Jerome and Russ Dugger.
The crack in the wall seems bigger than Emily Dussault, doesn't it? Featuring Adam Scarpello.