OP Founders Club

Inspired to be a part of something new?

Join us and invest in the next generation of artists and new dramatic work for stage, screen, and audio. The Founders’ Club shares the Orchard Project’s commitment to artists and artistic development playing an integral part of the Orchard Project’s life in Saratoga Springs, NYC and the world by sponsoring an OP residency.

As part of the Founders' Club, you:

  • Help underwrite one of the OP’s performance, episodic, or audio labs, by helping to fund the expenses associated with an OP residency in Saratoga Springs.
  • Join a distinguished roster of other Saratoga Springs’ and New York City-based arts enthusiasts and patrons, who gather for intimate Founders’ Club events throughout the year, with OP artists like Kathy Najimy, Amy Ray of The Indigo Girls, Arian Moayed, Ben Folds, Alan Cumming, and Bebe Neuwirth.

OP’s Founders’ Club members have the exclusive opportunity to contribute to an OP Founders Residency at one of the following levels:

  • Travers level: $5,000
  • Whitney level: $2,500
  • Jim Dandy level: $1,000

$1,000 (JIM DANDY)

  • Invitations to our upstate Member Events, including work-in-progress cabarets (4 tickets/event)
  • Invitation to our various Founder’s Club Events, featuring insider talks to some of the most exciting culture makers today (2 tickets/event)
  • Early access to and best seating at our annual NYC Gala Event
  • Acknowledgement on the Orchard Project’s website and in all program materials 

$2,500 (WHITNEY)

  • All Jim Dandy benefits plus:
  • Invitation to our various Founder’s Club Events, featuring insider talks
  • to some of the most exciting culture makers today (4 tickets/event)
  • House seat requests through our special concierge service for Broadway, Off-Broadway and other shows across the New York City and the country (based on availability, limited to 1 request a year)

$5,000 (TRAVERS) 

  • All Whitney benefits plus:
  • Invitation to our various Founder’s Club Events, featuring insider talks
    to some of the most exciting culture makers today (8 tickets/event)
  • House seat requests through our special concierge service for Broadway,
    Off-Broadway and other shows across the New York City and the country (based on availability, limited to 6 requests a year)
  • Exclusive access to 2 or 3 annual VIP show events, including performances and after show events with Orchard Project Artists at some of the season’s hottest shows

$10,000 (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE)

  • All Founder’s Club benefits plus:
  • House seat requests through our special concierge service for Broadway,
    Off-Broadway and other shows across the New York City and the country (based on availability, limited to 12 requests a year)
  • An opportunity of your choosing to meet with an OP artist and Artistic Director Ari Edelson (subject to scheduling)
Donors at the $25,000 – $50,000 level are recognized as Residency Partners of The Orchard Project. To learn more, please click HERE.

Join us:

To learn more about benefits, and the impact you can make, please contact Associate Producer Julia Mendes (jmendes@orchardproject.com) or Artistic Director Ari Edelson (ari@orchardproject.com).

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The Orchard Project (OP) is a preeminent artistic development laboratory and accelerator for creators of performance and dramatic stories.

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New York, NY 10023

646 760 6767 x 101

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