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Friends of FOTR

As you plan your charitable giving for 2017, we’d like to invite you to sponsor a troupe of extraordinarily talented high school students who act as arts ambassadors, both locally and internationally.

Established in 2014, the Fellowship of the Ravens Inc is a non-profit theatre troupe educating high school students in theatre production and performance. The company members (age 15 to 19) participate in a variety of workshops and performances throughout the year, bringing the benefits of theatre to their own lives and those of their community audiences in Robbinsville, NJ.

In 2014, The American High School Theatre Festival chose Fellowship of the Ravens as one of the top programs nationally, inviting us to perform a show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s largest performing arts festival, that August. We commissioned a new work, Where to Begin, for the occasion and performed in New York City; Robbinsville, NJ; and Edinburgh, Scotland during our first season.

In our second season, we performed a family-friendly musical. Last summer, we launched a performing arts camp in our community, and we’re returning to Scotland to perform in the 2017 Fringe Festival!

Help Us Build Community Through the Arts

We are bombarded daily with negativity on social media and in the news, collectively draining our empathy. The transformative experience of producing plays, teaching and learning about theatre, and enjoying the arts in our communities invites us to empathize. We go to the theatre to exercise compassion, practice listening and understanding, and engage with people who are not just like ourselves. Developing theatre helps us to develop caring in our community.

Donor Levels

Opportunities are available to donate at all levels. Please join us as a patron of education, the arts, mental health and wellness, and community building.

Grand Sponsor ($5000 and above) will receive:

  • T-shirt for Fellowship of the Ravens
  • Listing as a Grand Sponsor on:
    • Facebook page and website
    • All fundraising event programs or flyers, such as auction booklet and camp brochure
    • Programs for productions
  • Up to ten free tickets for performance of upcoming productions
  • A poster for our next show, signed by the cast and crew

Producer ($2,000-$4,999) will receive:

  • Listing as a Producer on:
    • Facebook page and website
    • All fundraising event programs or flyers, such as auction booklet and camp brochure
    • programs for productions
  • Up to six free tickets for performances of upcoming productions
  • A poster for our next show, signed by the cast and crew

Sponsor ($500-$1999) will receive:

  • Listing as a Sponsor on:
    • Facebook page and website
    • All fundraising event programs or flyers, such as auction booklet and camp brochure
    • programs for productions
  • Up to four free tickets for performances of upcoming productions
  • A poster for our next show, signed by the cast and crew

Benefactor ($250-$499) will receive:

  • Listing as a Benefactor on:
    • Facebook page and website
    • programs for productions
  • Up to four free tickets for performances of upcoming productions

Patron ($100-$249) will receive:

  • Listing as a Patron on:
    • Facebook page and website
    • programs for productions
  • Up to two free tickets for performances of upcoming shows

Friend ($50-$99) will receive:

  • Listing as a Friend on programs for productions
  • A free ticket for performances of upcoming shows

To donate, download this form.

If you have any questions, please call director Alison Sussman at 609.510.8431 or email at FellowshipOfTheRavens@gmail.com.

Fellowship of the Ravens Inc. is a registered tax exempt nonprofit organization with 501c3 status. EIN 46-2890843

Corporate sponsorships

As you plan your charitable giving for 2017, we’d like to invite you to sponsor a troupe of extraordinarily talented high school students who act as arts ambassadors, both locally and internationally.

Established in 2014, the Fellowship of the Ravens Inc is a non-profit theatre troupe educating high school students in theatre production and performance. The company members (age 15 to 19) participate in a variety of workshops and performances throughout the year, bringing the benefits of theatre to their own lives and those of their community audiences.

In 2014, The American High School Theatre Festival chose Fellowship of the Ravens as one of the top programs nationally, inviting us to perform a show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s largest performing arts festival, that August. We commissioned a new work, Where to Begin, for the occasion and performed in New York City; Robbinsville, NJ; and Edinburgh, Scotland during our first season.

In our second season, we performed a family-friendly musical. This summer, we launched a performing arts camp in our community, and we’re returning to Scotland to perform in the 2017 Fringe Festival!

Help Us Build Community Through the Arts

We are bombarded daily with negativity on social media and in the news, collectively draining our empathy. The transformative experience of producing plays, teaching and learning about theatre, and enjoying the arts in our communities invites us to empathize. We go to the theatre to exercise compassion, practice listening and understanding, and engage with people who are not just like ourselves. Developing theatre helps us to develop caring in our community.

Sponsorship Levels

Opportunities are available for both local and international corporate brand exposure across multiple media formats at all levels. Your corporation will be immediately identified to all supporters and audience members as a patron of education, the arts, mental health and wellness, and community building.

Gold Medal Sponsors ($5,000 and above) will receive:

  • Corporation logo or name will appear prominently on the following:
    • Facebook page and website
    • All fundraising event programs or flyers, such as auction booklet
    • Programs for productions through August 2017
  • A free full page ad in US program for summer show 2017
  • Corporation name will appear in Scotland program for 2017
  • Up to ten free tickets for performance of upcoming production
  • A poster for our next show, signed by the cast and crew, and a photo of the troupe in Scotland will be presented to the corporation.

Silver Medal Sponsors ($2,000 to $4,999) will receive:

  • Corporation logo or name will appear prominently on the following:
    • Facebook page and website
    • All fundraising event programs or flyers, such as auction booklet
    • Programs for productions through August 2017
  • A free half page ad in US program for summer show 2017
  • Corporation name will appear in Scotland program for 2017
  • Up to six free tickets for performance of upcoming productions
  • A show poster, signed by the cast and crew, and a photo of the troupe in Scotland will be sent to the corporation.

Bronze Medal Sponsors ($500 to $1,999) will receive:

  • Corporation logo or name will appear prominently on the following:
    • Facebook page and journey blog
    • All fundraising event programs or flyers, such as auction booklet
    • A free quarter page ad in US program for summer show 2017
  • Corporation name will appear in Scotland program for 2017
  • Up to four free tickets for performance of upcoming productions
  • A show poster, signed by the cast and crew, will be sent to the corporation.

If you have any questions, please call director Alison Sussman at 609.510.8431 or email at FellowshipOfTheRavens@gmail.com.

Fellowship of the Ravens Inc. is a registered tax exempt nonprofit organization with 501c3 status. EIN 46-2890843

To contribute, please download this form.

About Where to Begin

Joel's Family
Joel’s awkward family photo, photograph by Jasmine Wilker

Truth is noht in what happens but what it tells us about who we are. Fiction is the lie that tells the truth, after all. — Neil Gaiman

The American High School Theatre Festival chose Fellowship of the Ravens as one of the top programs nationally, inviting us to perform a show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August of 2014. We commissioned a new work, Where to Begin, for the occasion.

Eleanor's Family
Eleanor’s awkward family photo, photograph by Jasmine Wilker

Our original play, Where to Begin, is a story about telling stories in a world that doesn’t abide them. Eleanor, Joel, and Sadie are three very different heroes wrestling with being very different. Having reached an impasse in their respective journeys, they are called upon by a well-meaning Scribe to relate their stories so far. Unconvinced by the narratives written for the heroes, the Scribe asks instead for the truth — THEIR truth. This ensemble-based piece represents the experiences, rather than the symptoms, of teenage mental health issues by folding in elements of fantasy and storytelling.

The show was performed in New York City; Robbinsville, NJ; and Edinburgh, Scotland during the summer of 2014. In a review on the Fringe website, one audience member said, “There is more wit and insight into adolescent mental health than you might find in a dozen symposia by mental health professional. What this young company of high school students lack in experience they more than make up for in imagination and a surprisingly clear perspective on complex issues. An uplifting hour of theatre from a gifted cast.”

Meet the cast and crew of Where to Begin.

About the playwright

Katrina Day, playwright
Katrina Day, playwright
Photo by William Alden Manning

Where to Begin is written by Katrina Day — actor, writer, and the founder and HBIC of the Tumblr blog Lady Parts. Recent acting credits include The Cherry Orchard with Columbia Stages (Anya), Odd.A.See with the Exquisite Corpse Company (Polites), Yahweh’s Follies at Ars Nova (PJ) and Julius Caesar with The Oracular Theatre (Portia/Young Cato).

Her plays have been performed at The Secret Theatre, Theater for the New City, Stage Left Studio, Theatre 80 St. Marks, LaMama, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Katrina is a graduate of NYU Tisch and a proud member of the Brooklyn based integrated arts collective, Exquisite Corpse Company. For updates and info, check out her website.

Light/Darkness
Light vs. Darkness, designed by Marissa Giblin

These photographs were taken during a production of Where To Begin and behind the scenes.

Photography by Harlan Landes.

Bronze Medal Sponsors

Other Corporate Sponsors
★ Bollinger Insurance
★ RMG Construction

Individual Donors
★ Mr. and Mrs. LaCaze
★ Mr. and Mrs. Troy