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.
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.
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)
Richard T. Byrne
John F. McDiarmid
Charlene P. Smith
Katherine P. Smith
Hannah D. Sweet
Sarah E. Blackwell
James Thomas Majewski
Charlene V. Smith
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