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The Neo-Futurists Present Can't Stop//Won't Stop

08/12/2018 - 19:00
08/12/2018 - 20:00

The Neo-Futurists launch Can't Stop//Won't Stop, their annual campaign supporting the Ensemble's prolific writing and programs. The summer campaign is poised to raise $24,000 and will culminate at the 7 p.m. performance of The Infinite Wrench on Sunday, August 12, featuring a series of 30 two-minute plays all written in a 24-hour period. Reservations to the event will be available to any that can raise the $150 ticket price on the peer-to-peer online fundraising platform Crowdrise; every $150 raised gives an audience member another ticket to the world-premiere-packed-event.

Can't Stop//Won't Stop reflects on a canon of more than 10,293 original plays created in The Neo-Futurist aesthetic over their 29-year history. The summer-long campaign supports not only this continued new work creation, but a multi-faceted slate of programs, including: Ensemble Member Lily Mooney's acclaimed Prime Time production Empty Threats extends one week and now closes Saturday, July 21; Ensemble Member Nick Hart's Remember the Alamo has its second workshop presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 1 as part of the in-house incubation program Neo-Lab; and, the company's ongoing and long-running performance The Infinite Wrench at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre heads for an accessible show Saturday, Aug. 4.

Can't Stop//Won't Stop: 24-Hours with The Neo-FuturistsSunday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m.Tickets and information at fundraising page at

Tickets: Donations of $150 per ticket, through crowd-funding on the Crowdrise page or individually gifted.

Writing 10,263 plays for 29 years is a marathon. The Neo-Futurists have been running it since 1988. To ensure they sustain their work and build towards the company's future, they set a goal to raise $24,000. All summer, members of the Neo-Futurist community raise their part of this ultimate goal, in support of the theater and a world-premiere-packed night of The Infinite Wrench on Sunday, Aug. 12. This performance presents 30 plays written in 24 hours. Every ticket to the 24-hour culminating event is $150. This can be donated individually or raised amongst audience members' networks on the crowd-funding platform Every $150 raised equals another ticket to the world-premiere-packed-performance.

In addition to the "made-in-24-hours" Infinite Wrench, groups and individuals from the Neo-Futurist theater and performance community will make short works, starting Sunday afternoon. Food and drink will round out the celebration, as the company raises funds to keep the theater affordable and accessible all year long. The campaign funds The Neo-Futurists' multi-faceted programming, including Prime Time productions, Neo-Lab and Neo-Access.