THERE IS SOMETHING WE REALLY WANT TO SHOW YOU!
Red Eye has been hard at work. You can read a bit about that below; but we’re also excited to SHOW you something(s) at our New Works 4 Weeks Festival Closing Party & Fundraiser on Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 6-7pm CDT! This event is FREE, though we hope you'll consider making a gift to Red Eye as we look toward all that is next. In addition to receiving fun "thank you" gifts connected to the GENERATE phase of our capital campaign, everyone who donates between June 1-24 will be entered in a drawing to win one of several fabulous door prizes at the event from Du Nord Craft Spirits, Seward Co-op, Young Dance, and more!!
RED EYE'S NEW HOME
Red Eye Theater is thrilled to be building a new performance space in the Seward neighborhood of South Minneapolis! We have signed a long-term lease on a space in the Focus Arts building at 2213 Snelling Avenue. Focus Arts is run by Seward Redesign, a nonprofit community development organization that has fully dedicated this building to local arts organizations. Red Eye is building out our new ~3000 sq ft space into a flexible and fully accessible black box theater, inviting collaboration and artistic experimentation. We envision this space as a home for contemporary performance in the Twin Cities—a place for artists to exchange ideas, build networks of support, grow and deepen their practices over time, and share work with audiences.
BE PART OF MAKING IT HAPPEN
To build out Red Eye’s new home, we have embarked on a major capital campaign designed to raise $600,000 over the next year, including $145,000 in individual donations. That sounds like a lot of money, doesn’t it? But amazingly, we’re already over 50% of the way there! We couldn’t be more blown away and inspired by this momentum. Together, we can do this.
In 2021, the capital campaign is moving through three phases: ELEVATE, GENERATE, and ILLUMINATE. We invite you to get involved! Each phase has its own goal, and we’re cooking up many fun ways to CELEBRATE your support and the milestones—all toward supporting working artists as they INCUBATE new work and share it out in the years to come. Every contribution makes a difference, whether big or small, monetary or otherwise.
Phase I: ELEVATE
Individual Donations Goal: $10,000
Achieved! Your generosity elevated the walls -- THANK YOU!
Phase II: GENERATE
In Summer/Fall 2021, with the most essential structures now in place, we are generating the basic furnishings that will be needed as we begin hosting rehearsals, performances, and other kinds of events in the new space. This includes things like audience seating; mirrors, tables, chairs, and clothing racks for the dressing room; upgraded lighting/sound equipment; and more.
Individual Donations Goal: $30,000
During this phase:
IN THANKS FOR GIFTS AT ANY LEVEL
The first 100 individuals to donate any amount in this phase of the campaign will have one of the chairs in the new space named after them (or after someone else of your choosing)!
IN THANKS FOR GIFTS OF $1000+ (50 available)
You will receive a limited edition signed print of a drawing by Pramila Vasudevan, Twin Cities-based transdisciplinary artist, Artistic Director of Aniccha Arts, and member of Red Eye’s Artistic Advisory Committee. Pramila is creating an original piece just for Red Eye’s community, utilizing architectural drawings of the new space as a base. (Each of the three phases of this capital campaign will include an original artwork created by a different Red Eye affiliated artist. Make a gift during each phase to collect them all!)
IN THANKS FOR GIFTS OF $5000+ (5 available)
One of Red Eye’s seven Artistic Directors will generate a personalized curatorial package especially for you (or for someone of your choosing), featuring recommended performances, music, books, and other artistic deep dives tailored to your unique interests and taste. Each package will include several books and other physical objects, as well as an array of online resources and people or projects to seek out when traveling.
IN THANKS FOR GIFTS OF $10,000+ (3 available)
Red Eye Co-Artistic Director Emily Gastineau and her collaborator Samantha Johns will tailor and present a new iteration of their piece, Movie Theater in Manhattan, Your Bed, Blue Toyota Corolla, Flying Over Greenland, Booth at Matt’s Bar, The Harbor, The Staircase, Street Market in Istanbul, Amsterdam Centraal Station, Kitchen Table, Boston, Wooden Bridge Between Two Subdivisions in Virginia, After the Parade, Cafe Near the Tower, St. Paul Sidewalk in the Snow, Morning, The Reservoir, Concrete Floor in Vienna, Hotel Bathroom, 26th St. & Stevens Ave., Train Window: A Performance in 21 Readings specifically for you and one guest of your choosing! This performance experience will take place online through Zoom.
To learn more about the capital campaign and other ways to be part of this exciting new chapter, please visit redeyetheater.org.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU MAKE POSSIBLE!!!