Support APL this Giving Tuesday!


We at Akropolis Performance Lab have a lot to be thankful for, and YOU are a big part of that! You attend our productions and Salons, share and comment on our blog and social media posts, submit plays for our annual New Play Salon, and so much more. You truly inspire us to keep pushing toward new heights in our work.

On November 28, APL will be one of more than 30,000 organizations participating in #GivingTuesday, a global movement dedicated to celebrating and encouraging philanthropic giving during the holiday season.

This year’s Giving Tuesday also marks the launch of our crowdfunding campaign for Crime + Punishmentthe third and final phase of fundraising efforts for this project. Our goal is to raise $6,000 between now and January 15.

Crime + Punishment, APL’s original adaptation of Dostoevsky’s finest novel, has been nearly two years in development. We are so excited to finally share it with you and look forward to seeing you at one of our shows in Akron or Seattle!

Please help us achieve this final goal by making a donation to our Crime + Punishment campaign now.

And while you’re thinking about us, please also help spread the word about our #GivingTuesday campaign by liking us on Facebook and following us on Instagram.

More information about Crime + Punishment and purchasing tickets is here.


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Get Ready for GiveBIG!

We are so excited to participate in Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG event on May 3, and we hope you are, too! Seattle’s GiveBIG is the most successful in the country. It is thrilling to see the impact we can make in just one day by working together.

#‎GiveBIG today through May 3, and your support for Akropolis Performance Lab will be stretched by Seattle Foundation pooled funds. And as an additional bonus, the first $1,000 in contributions to Akropolis will be matched 100%! – Please help us meet this goal.

As you know, we primarily produce our work in non-conventional or found spaces. We believe this increases authenticity and enriches audience experience. It also requires us to be fully self-sufficient, mobile, flexible, and nimble — for many productions we must set up and strike our set and tech every night! To fulfill our production plans for the next two years while continuing our commitment to this mobility, we must acquire some new equipment.

Money raised during GiveBIG will fund as many of these items as possible:

  • Risers for 2nd-row audience seating
  • Lighting fixtures (light board and 6 instruments with safety cables, barn doors, gel frames, gels)
  • Rigging for lights
  • Pipe & Drape
  • Road cases to transport and protect our equipment

And you don’t have to wait to make a pledge and risk missing the BIG day. You can schedule your donation today, and Seattle Foundation will process it automatically on May 3! To pre-schedule your gift, visit our GiveBIG profile page HERE.

We hope you will make a donation to APL’s GiveBIG campaign and see your dollars stretched through the power of community.

Thank you, as always, for your friendship and support of our work!

1-night only! See Ecce Faustus April 4

The Invocation of Mephistopheles | Ecce Faustus (2016) | Photo: Mark Jared Zufelt, Aether Images

The Invocation of Mephistopheles | Ecce Faustus (2016) | Photo: Mark Jared Zufelt, Aether Images

Dear Friends,

If you missed the February premiere of Ecce Faustus or just want to see it again, you are in luck: We are remounting it to shoot video and are inviting friends to enjoy a free showing — one night only — on April 4. That’s next Monday, and this is short notice, but we hope you can join us!

Seating is capped at 50 and first-come, first-served, so  reserve yours here now!

While this event is free to attend, there are expenses associated with this remount that we would appreciate your support in helping cover. Please consider making a donation to APL as you are able.

~ The APL Ensemble

Vanya Campaign Surpasses Goal!

The Garden HouseHeartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to APL’s capital campaign to raise funds for space for Uncle Vanya. As of today, we have met and exceeded our goal!

The campaign site remains open and active until opening night, March 21, should anybody else want to contribute to other aspects of this work (actor stipends, costumes, set pieces, etc). That said, we are thrilled to bring the active campaign to a close with this successful outcome.

Zhenya & Joseph Lavy, on behalf of the entire APL Company of Uncle Vanya