the feath3r theory- a Dance, Theatre and Visual Media Company inspired by pop-culture; driven to cultivate empathy. Are you DOWN to help this ground-breaking work take FLIGHT?

Hello! I’m Raja Feather Kelly, Artistic Director of the feath3r theory (TF3T), founded in 2009. My company and I create live dance-theatre-media experiences that are inspired by popular culture (Television, Movies, Books, Social Media, Music, News). ABOUT THE FEATH3R THEORY In 1987 Andy Warhol said “It's the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it.” In 2017, I say “Popular culture has been running things for the past 30 years. It shows us what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it. It’s what bringing people together and it’s what’s tearing people apart.” In our work, we exploit and excavate popular culture in search of courage and empathy. Our work asserts that life and art cannot be untethered; pop culture constructs our reality. Our mission is to reveal that we are defined by the popular culture we create and that we create the popular culture that defines us? ARE YOU DOWN? One of the feath3r theory’s closest compadres recently joked that I needed some DOWN funding.  His little word play on the feath3r theory (TF3T) got me thinking.  DOWN, the layer of fine feathers found under the exterior feathers of a bird acts as insulation and padding.  DOWN provides an extra layer of support and protection. Ya know, he was right, the feath3r theory needs DOWN. We have long-term goals, a long-term vision but we can’t fly with out people like you being our DOWN. That’s why I want to tell you about a way for you to help us make sure our groundbreaking work takes flight. Drip will allow the feath3r theory to work continuously, without hopping from project to project for varied and unstable sources of income. With your support, TF3T will have the resources it needs to rehearse regularly, store our costumes and materials well, and provide administration and support for the company. Without sustaining memberships, TF3T would rely solely on project-based income, which is unsteady at best. Drip functions as a conduit between us and our most loyal supporters – they allow us to do the work and are in return invited closer to the company for exclusive photos, videos, rehearsal livestreams, and our new Process Blog as well as exclusive subscriber event invitations. It is an exciting time for all of us at TF3T, what an amazing opportunity to be inaugurate Drip. This recognition really speaks to our amazing supporters and your ceaseless generosity. This is why we stand out, and why we are here. ARE YOU DOWN?

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