Know Theatre of Cincinnati launched Cincinnati's first ever crowd-sourced production sponsorship opportunity. Called the Club of Jacksons, Know Theatre hopes to raise 1,120 Jacksons ($20 bills), all of which will become the Production Sponsorship for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
(March 31-May 12, 2012).
Producing Artistic Director, Eric Vosmeier says, "We always love trying new things at Know Theatre so we thought, let's try to fund an entire production through our community. The Club of Jacksons is the first attempt by a professional theatre in Cincinnati to fund a mainstage production this way."
The Club of Jacksons expands Know Theatre's push for collaboration beyond simply artistic boundaries and reaches out to include the entire community of audience, artists, and contributors. Vosmeier adds, "As a community we are stronger, and no matter how large or small the individual contribution, when we come together, we can do infinitely more with our resources".
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson's
book was written by Alex Timbers
with music and lyrics written by Michael Fried
man. Recently closed on Broadway, this rock musical will show at Know Theatre March 31 – May 12, 2012. An audacious mix of historical fact and invention, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
uses the story of America's controversial seventh president, "the man who invented the Democratic Party, doubled the size of our nation, and signed the Indian Removal Acts that started the Trail of Tears," to investigate the attraction and terrors of American populism, using a raucous blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and an infectious rock n' roll soundtrack.
The Club of Jacksons offers benefits to contributors as well:
• A donation of just $20.00 gets you a customized $20 bill that will be displayed on the wall in Know Theatre's Underground.
• $60 will get the above and an autographed show poster from Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
• $80 will get you all of the above and an invitation to a special preview event for BBAJ on March 15, 2012 featuring special preview performances, delicious edibles, and a cash bar. At this level your name will also be included in at least one curtain speech during the run of the show as a Production Sponsor.
• $160 will get you all of the above and an invitation to Know Theatre's annual Season Preview party in August, 2012 and two free drinks at Know Theatre's bar when you attend the production.