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In the face of America’s fraught political climate, The Joust Theatre Company (founded 2014) is primed to fight adversity through the story-telling skills we have cultivated over the last 3 years . We believe that the works of diverse emerging playwrights must be advocated for, and have framed our artistic practice around the principles of inclusion and a ferocious faith in young people’s ability to bring compelling stories to the stage.
2017 marks our inaugural Literary Series: An Examination of Identity - a new initiative aimed at developing the works of 4 playwrights selected to receive developmental workshops of their proposed plays, culminating in staged public readings. These emerging artists are connected by their ability to champion understanding, cultivate conversation, and inspire action.
On an institutional level, the next step in our growth as a company calls for consolidation as a 501(c)3 nonprofit so that we can apply for grants, elect a Board of Directors, and attain a level of legitimacy allowing us to more effectively interface with established non-profit organizations. We have evaluated the application process and will be filing for approval in fiscal year 2018. In the meantime, we are a member of Fractured Atlas's fiscal sponsorship program, and have created our own LLC until our non-profit status can be fully verified. In addition to these initiatives, it is our goal to host a 2018 Summer Gala to expand our fundraising platform, and celebrate the hard work of our Company Members.
We ask for your contribution in support of our company advancing to the next level of artistic and institutional development. Now is the time to become an invaluable member of our family.
Thank you for sharing your fierce belief in young artistic voices with us.
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