Contribute to the 2017-2018 Season

In the 2017-2018 Season, Brave Spirits Theatre presents three plays that explore gender and violence. The season opens with Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus, performed with a BST twist — the part of John Faustus will be changed to a Joan. By re-gendering the titular character, BST alters an Everyman figure to become an Everywoman figure. Joan, an ambitious, brilliant woman seeks to reach the heights of knowledge and power, but is brought down by the rules of the world in which she lives. BST’s winter 2018 repertory, Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and The Trojan Women Project will explore war from markedly different perspectives. In the hyper-masculine world of Coriolanus, war and warriors are glorified. In The Trojan Women, the war is over, and the play focuses on the suffering of the women left behind. A blurred mash-up of song, movement, feminist text, and poetics, The Trojan Women Project will employ a female ensemble from different backgrounds and of different cultures, ages, and races to create a new version of the classic play that speaks to us today. The Trojan Women Project will be a part of the second Women’s Voices Theatre Festival (WVTF).

To help this work come to life, click donate below or email for instructions on how to mail a check. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Thank you in advance for your contribution! Brave Spirits is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

This season is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Dr. Faustus is supported in part by the Alexandria Commission for the Arts.


Celebrate and Support at the Fête

Also contribute by attending the Annual Fundraising Fête, the winter event that brings the BST community together to celebrate and build support for Brave Spirits Theatre. Add the November 28th event to your calendar and spread the word to your friends, family, and peers to help contribute to BST’s success and make a different on #GivingTuesday.

Make History

In 2020, BST is making history by becoming the first professional American theatre company to mount full productions of Shakespeare’s two history plays tetralogies about the Wars of the Roses and perform them in repertory! The ambitious Histories project will be the culmination of years of work, which is already underway, and depends on the support of people like you to be successful. You can help us make history by become a fan of our Patreon page and pledging monthly donations for the next three years.



Other Ways to Support BST

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Brave Spirits Theatre

2017-2018 Supporters

Royal Patrons ($1,500 and above)

Alexandria Commission for the Arts
Charlene V. Smith

Noble Patrons ($500 to $1,499)

Virginia Commission for the Arts

Patrons (up to $500)

Anonymous (x17)
Richard Agemo
Jessica Aimone
Vicki Benson
Jenna Berk
Douglas Bradshaw
Kerry Brady
Joshua Brown
Shelby Byrd
Richard T. Byrne
Katherine Collett
Carolyn Crouch
Kelly Kreamer Dowling
Gary DuBreuil
Kelly Elliott
Rebecca Elliott
Sean Eustis
Pamela Fontaine
Katherine Foster
Pamela Frick
Taunya Ferguson
Virginia Gentile
Deborah Gur
Kenneth Hadley
Ty Hallmark

Jonathan Hurtarte
Donna Ingram
Catherine Jordan
Bess Kaye
Hilary Kelly
David Kessler
Robert L. Kimmins
Alan M. King
Anne Kohn
John Krumich
Sean Mack
Micaela Mannix
Darren Marquardt
John F. McDiarmid
Megan McDonough
Rebecca Michaelis
Amanda Michaels
David Millstone
Marie Milnes-Vasquez
Deborah Morey
Emily Morrison
Ali Motamedamin
Daniel Norsworthy
Aubrey O’Connor

Marc Okrand
Lisa Ortenzi
Linda Ortiz
Jennifer Osborn
Robin Parker
Stephan Pietrowski
Robbie Pruitt
Valerie Rigsbee
Jason Reigelsperger
Victoria Reinsel
Ian Rogers
Melissa Sites
Charlene P. Smith
Katherine P. Smith
Rollin Smith
Rebecca Speas
Matthew Stensrud
Heather Stillings
Hannah D. Sweet
David Tannous
Jessica Tercha
Katie Wanschura
Terry Wight
Christine Zinser
Kathryn Zoerb

Histories Patrons

Jason Aufdem-Brinke
Sarah E. Blackwell
Shelby Byrd
Ralph Alan Cohen
Bernard DeLeo
Kelly Elliott
Jeremy Fiebig
Nicola Collett
Robin Havens-Parker
Lisa Hill-Corley
Casey Kaleba
Thomas Lovejoy
James Thomas Majewski
Eric Minton
Paul Menzer
Amanda Michaels
Steven Mark Popko
Jason Reigelsperger
Victoria Reinsel
Valerie Rigsbee
Ashley Sayles
Jess Skinner
Melissa Sites
Charlene V. Smith
Diane Smith
Keith Smith
Susan Stewart
Joan Thomas
Louisa Whitlock
Leni Williams
Frederick Wynn

Special Thanks

Jessica Aimone
Dan Emberley
Jordan Friend
Benjamin Kapit
Lisa Smith, Convergence
Traveling Players Ensemble
Michelle Kozlak, Arts on the Horizon
Rob Carpenter, the Courtney Family, John Bodenstein
Jessica Lefkow, Keith Smith, John Stange
Fort Ward, Virginia Theological Seminary,
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
Eric Minton
Washington Nationals
The Actors’ Center
CrossFit DC
Yoga District
Barrel Oak Winery
Copperwood Tavern
Lebanese Taverna
Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza
Boomerang Pirate Ship
Mancini de Paris
The Washington Ballet
Washington Walks

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