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"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"
Whether it's imaginative and gripping takes on Shakespeare, virtual readings that expand the classical canon, or immersive audio plays, you know that We Happy Few always strives to bring you original, lively, and unexpected performances. But we can't do this without some support from you, and while we aren't asking you to shed literal blood for us, a little bit of support goes a long way...
Introducing The Band. We Happy Few's mission is to transform the experience of classic texts for artists and audiences and we want you to come along with us on the ride. Become a member of The Band, our base of support, by pledging a donation of $5 a month for the next year. For the cost of a latte a month you will provide us with vital resources that we need to continue to bring edge of your seat classic theatre to Washington DC and beyond.
In turn, Band Members will get a shout out at all WHF performances, discounts on audio plays, and $5 tickets to all WHF shows.
Interested in joining? Simply go to our donation page, select a recurring monthly donation of $5 (or more!) and you're all set. You'll officially be with the Band!
As an independent non-profit theatre company We Happy Few largely relies on the generosity of our audience members who enjoy, value, and support our work.
COVID-19 has brought hard times to live theater. We Happy Few has responded energetically with innovative and immersive audio dramas featuring performances of stories by Edgar Allan Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, along with oft-neglected authors like Catherine Louisa Pirkis, whose Lady Detective, Loveday Brooke, has earned her time in the spotlight. Of course, 2020’s trials have not been confined to the virus. Responding to the turbulent events of this past summer, We Happy Few is working at expanding the classical canon by bringing you readings of works by a wide diversity of playwrights and directed by BIPOC talent from DC.
Want to know more about our season? Check out the 'current performances' tab on our website.
This season we are looking to raise $20,500 from individual donors to make it happen!
These funds will go towards our ongoing commitments of compensating artists fairly, hiring local, and bringing high quality and affordable theatre to Washington DC and Capitol Hill.
There are many ways for you to give:
Make a monthly recurring donation and become a member of the Band
Make a fully tax deductible one-time donation through our website.
We are incredibly grateful for your support over the years and are looking forward to another incredible season!
Want to make recurring donations?
Click "make this a recurring donation" in the check-out screen for options.