Exeunt believes in making beautifully written, experimental, fierce and longform writing about theatre available for free. We give critics the freedom to expand beyond the tight deadlines and brutal word counts of more established media outlets. And as theatre criticism at mainstream publications comes under threat, we’re dedicated to giving theatre and performance the consideration and thought it deserves.
We don’t want our words to disappear under a paywall. But we need your help to support our writers and editors.
How we’ll use the money
We cover our (very low) overheads with our (very low) advertising income. So your contribution will go directly towards paying the writers that make up Exeunt. We want to develop a commissioning pot to pay our writers to produce top-quality features, interviews and longform reports on theatre and performance. Paying our writers will enable us to discover new, more diverse voices, and to offer coverage that spreads across the UK. It will also help us keep hold of our best writers, and to support them to do their best work.
We’ll also send you fanzines in the post. Sign up by June 23rd, 2017 to receive our second fanzine, Rites of Spring. It’s a look at how theatre can challenge audiences and disrupt the world beyond its walls, and will be full of essays, illustrations and provocations from our writers. All Friends of Exeunt will receive a quarterly newsletter explaining in detail where their contributions are going, and outlining our plans for the future.
£10 – Polar Bear
For £10 a month, we’ll send you three zines a year, full of original writing from Exeunt. You’ll also be featured on our online list of supporters. You’ll get a Friends welcome pack including a set of three badges starring the Exeunt bear, and a quarterly email newsletter keeping you posted on how we’re spending our income.
£5 – Grizzly Bear
For £5 a month, you’ll get a three zines a year with original writing from Exeunt, and a quarterly email newsletter keeping you posted on how we’re spending our income.
£2 – Bear Cub
For £2 a month, you’ll get a quarterly email newsletter keeping you posted on how we’re spending our income.