You guys have known us for a while now. You know that we like to be transparent and real. The name we chose for our theatre is a testament to that. Upon entering our 5th season as Houston’s professional actors’ theatre, we’re facing some pretty naked truths, and we want to share them with you.
We have had huge success reshaping an outdated theater operating budget model. At Stark Naked, we put our artist’s wage as our top priority. We believe our artists are equally as important as our administrative staff, and they deserve a fair and equitable wage for their professional skills.
We have received wonderful support in our efforts to change the paradigm, yet we still have work to do. In an effort to make your viewing experience better, we purchased $27,000 risers this year. In light of that purchase, our financial reserve has been drained. By making a donation you are helping to insure that Stark Naked can continue to produce the extraordinary theatre you have come accustom to and to ensure we can continue to meet our mission in striving to pay artists a fair and equitable wage for their work.
Now, more than ever, we need you to help us achieve this goal and to continue thrive in Houston’s theatre marketplace and set the example for the rest of the nation about fair and equitable wages.
So, what can you do to help? It’s simple.
1. Donate to our IndieGoGo campaign at bit.ly/TheNakedTruthHOU. Or mail a check to Stark Naked Theatre at 1126 C W. 17th St., Houston, TX, 77008.
2. Change your profile picture on your Facebook or Twitter to let people know that “Art is Not Free.”
Our artists put in hours of work to their craft to bring you the extraordinary performances you’ve come to love. And we think they are worth every penny.
We hope that you do too.
All the best,
Kim Tobin + Philip Lehl
Stark Naked Theatre Company