Immersive theatre means no separation between performers and audience, a play in a nightclub with performances popping up all around the audience. The curtain lifts the moment one steps through The Speakeasy’s false-front business and enter the 1920’s speakeasy, complete with illicit bar, crooked casino, and vaudeville cabaret. Guests enjoy cocktails, blackjack and the Prohibition Era ambiance. After going live in 2014 in San Francisco, The Speakeasy immersive theatre show has received raved reviews: every performance sold out. The cofounders decided to take their show to Wefunder, and to date have raised over $408,700 from over 74 investors. The facts: 0.1% net profit share per $5000 Series B Unit (fractional units are ok). Each Series B Unit.
“We’re crowdfunding because so many of our fans – audience members, performers, even our banker and insurance agent! – were so in love with the first production that they wanted to help the new version thrive,” commented Speakeasy Producer, General Manager and Co-Founder David Gluck on the campaign. “This is an investment you can touch, you can sip, you can immerse yourself in, you can talk about and share with others. Check out our investor benefits. They’re intended to make you feel like big deal every time you come to visit us – and you are!”
The founding team of Gluck, Nick Olivero and Geoffrey Libby envisions The Speakeasy performing in cities “all over the globe,” with each production growing bigger and more exciting: “We want to blow peoples’ minds – give them an experience that defies the laws of physics, finance, and common sense. Ultimately, it’s all about pushing the boundaries of possibility in storytelling.”
Key facts about the campaign include:
- 75 performances sold out. Profitable after just 14 weeks.
- 56% investor return from first production.
- Moving to 9,000 sq/ft location (3x size of original Speakeasy).
- Live show with 35+ actors and 1,000+ pages of script.
The Speakeasy’s crowdfunding campaign on Wefunder closes on 17 August at 11pm EDT. For more detailed information and investor perks, please click here.
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