Friday, June 5, 2015

The Tree Play Scores Major Match, Venue Underwriting

The Tree Play wins $3,000 matching grant, $700 venue underwriting, to kick off a month-long fundraising campaign. Building on the generous support of a friend of the project and The Creative Fund's Q Rental Subsidy Grant, June's fundraising campaign follows a successful earlier effort to generate seed money to support the play's August premiere.

Austin, TX June 5, 2015

The producer and creative team of The Tree Play are delighted to announce the awards of two generous grants to support the world-premiere play about the rainforest, the people who live in it and those who risk their lives to protect it. 

A Challenge to Raise $6,000 for The Tree Play

Long-time family friends of the playwright have offered to match all June contributions up to $3,000 -- every dollar raised will be matched one-to-one. A successful campaign will raise $6,000, a hefty amount for an independent theatrical project. This is in addition to a generous personal contribution made to the project by those same friends, separate from the match.

>> People interested in helping support The Tree Play can make their tax-deductible contributions via the project's website

The Q Fund Awards The Tree Play $700 Q Rental Subsidy Grant

In addition, The Creative Fund has awarded The Tree Play $700 to help offset the costs of venue rental at the Ground Floor Theatre. The Creative Fund’s Q Rental Subsidy Grant program puts money back into the Austin performing arts community. “Q” is a catchy name inspired by performers taking their cue and reminding Austinites it’s their cue to support local arts. The Creative Fund is a membership-driven organization; those who'd like to learn more about joining should click here.

About The Tree Play

The Tree Play is an agitprop folk tale for the theatre, provoked by the deforestation of the Amazon. Written and directed by Robi Polgar, The Tree Play tells the story of a girl who befriends a tree. Their unique bond leads the girl on a life-long quest to protect the rainforest, despite the ultimate personal cost.

The Tree Play runs Thursday, Friday, Saturday, August 6 - 8, 2015 (Five performances only: two performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:00pm) at the Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702

Tickets for The Tree Play are $5 - $25 and will be available at the Ground Floor Theatre Box Office starting July 1.

Note: Recommended for ages 12 and older.

For more information, please contact:
Robi Polgar, Writer/Director
512  771  0051

The Tree Play is being produced with the generous assistance of Hyde Park Theatre.

The Tree Play has been generously funded by The Creative Fund's Q Rental Subsidy Grant program. The Creative Fund is a funding mechanism that provides much needed support to local performing artists enabling them to further their creative endeavors.

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