High Arts follows Kevin as he walks in carrying a stolen four-million-dollar painting. He and his friends don’t have many options. Revealed through smoking sessions, ballroom dancing, psychedelic trips, and a radio that nobody listens to, High Arts brings the stoner genre to the stage as Kevin and his friends grapple with the presence of the famous painting and their own ideas about the accessibility, relevance, and policing of art in its many forms. Like the playwrights, these twenty-somethings are enjoying themselves, making art, and getting by. This is who art belongs to.
High Arts is up for a run at the New York Summerfest! We have a venue and an incredible creative team, but we still need more resources for this all to come together. Throw our creative team some love ($$$$$) so we can give you the best show possible. Through the New York Summerfest, our production has the potential to gain awards and recognition, and a higher quality budget allows for a more colorful production and comfortable production process. We want to give you a show that's worthy of the occasion!
Please help support our production with any amount possible, and then, if you're around New York City, come see High Arts at the Hudson Guild Theater on August 26th, 30th, or September 1st.
The donation rewards are listed to the right—any amount is greatly appreciated!
And want to know what your money’s going toward? We listed out our entire budget for full fundraising transparency, but to save you some time we've also summarized the main expenses below:
- Set, Props, and Costume — because we want a good-looking production!
- Promotional Material — because we want to fill the house!
- Marketing and Design Collaborators — because we want that promotional material to look great!
- Rehearsal Space — because artists need space to practice!
- Cast and Crew Stipends — because artwork is work!