News: Raised Spirits Theater Company Seeks Donations for Producing New Play "Henslowe!"

Raised Spirits Theater is  producing its first original piece, Henslowe! and is currently seeking donations to reach the $10,000 needed to stage the production.

Raised Spirits describes Henslowe!:

"Henslowe! is a look at Phillip Henslowe, the Elizabethan entrepreneur who built the Rose Playhouse where Shakespeare’s early plays were first performed. It tells the story of one man’s struggle for meaning and recognition in life, something we all can identify with. It opens our eyes to a little known period of Renaissance history and pulls back the curtain on how theater actually works, both then and now. It is a remarkable, in-depth portrait of a deeply driven man. After an extensive workshop process that included two readings and innumerable rewrites over fourteen years the piece is at a critical juncture in the production process. Henslowe! will have its world premiere at the Torn Page at 420 West 22nd Street here in NYC on October 1st." 

Raised Spirits explains that the show has reached the point at which donations are needed to move forward, including to pay the artists and creative staff, which the company notes that it always does. Raised Spirits puts it this way: "Knowing that you’re contributing to the end product is incredibly important to us here at Raised Spirits; after all, theater doesn’t exist unless there’s an audience. Your support makes that work possible. Thank you in advance for your generosity." 

For those interested in supporting this look at a critical figure in the evolution of drama in English, there are a couple of ways to donate:

1. Donations can be made at this link:

2. Donations can also be made by check. Please send contributions to:

Raised Spirits Theater c/o
Alexander D Carney
35-13 31st Avenue #2-2
New York, NY 11106

Checks should be made payable to Fractured Atlas, with Raised Spirits Theater in the memo line.

Henslowe! and Raised Spirits Theater is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Henslowe! must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.


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