A crowdfunding campaign has been started to support the work of the last horse-drawn theater company in the United Kingdom. But what’s a horse-drawn theater company?
According to Sabotage Theatre’s Crowdfunder page, the program received support from the Arts Council for five years, but that funding has been cut. They have received some funding from arts charities, but there’s still a funding gap to fill. That’s where the crowdfunding campaign comes in.
The campaign, hosted at crowdfunder.co.uk, has a goal of £12,195 (around $15,700 U.S.) and continues through July 25, 2017. The funds will be used to cover the fees for the performers and production assistant, publicity, and living expenses. The equine expenses to maintain a horse-drawn theater, including farrier, vet, and feed as well as fees for the two horse handlers who travel with the troupe, make up the largest segment of the company’s expenses.
Leslie Potter is a writer and photographer based in Lexington, Kentucky. www.lesliepotterphoto.com