Producing a Show at Q.E.D.
Updated and current as of JULY 2023
Thanks for your interest! If you have an idea for a show or event, we'd love to hear from you! It's a mutual endeavor & QED will be a partner with you in promoting the show. We've had storytelling, improv, stand-up, sketch, movie screenings, musicals, solo shows, readings, small & large theatrical productions, Q&A panels, live podcasts, game shows & so much more.
We have a 15K mailing list, active social media accounts and an easy-to-use tech system that is quite capable of pretty much anything you'd like to try. Here is a list of our tech equipment & capabilities: https://qedastoria.com/pages/techspecs
-- What the show is
-- How long it is (~90 mins generally)
-- How frequent (a one off, monthly, bi-monthly, etc.)
-- Any links or clips for past work is helpful plus any experience promoting and producing a show (no, is an okay answer, just let us know)
-- Any dates/times you prefer or absolutely cannot do
We'll try our best to work with you on finding a date/time. We have a form with some policies you'll need to read and agree to that we'll send you upon receipt of your email.
DOOR SPLITS & GUARANTEES
We offer a ticket split and sell up to 50 tickets, generally, and you set the ticket price. No rental or up front costs are involved. You will not owe any money to QED unless you don't meet the ticket guarantee detailed below. Of course there are sometimes exceptions, but this is the baseline especially for new shows/producers.
Saturday or Sunday matinees
The first $50 in ticket sales goes to Q.E.D. The remainder is split 50/50. Producers guarantee the 1st $50 in sales.
Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday
The first $75 in ticket sales goes to Q.E.D. The remainder is split 50/50. Producers guarantee the 1st $75 in sales.
Friday & Saturday nights at or after 6PM
The first $125 in ticket sales goes to Q.E.D. The remainder is split 50/50. Producers guarantee the 1st $125 in sales.
General rule is 1st $125 in ticket sales to QED then 100% of sales to the charity. You can raise extra money via raffle tickets, merch sales or auctions, too! We are limited to about 2 charitable events a month, give or take.
QED encourages performers to perform wherever and whenever they can. Stage time is stage time! We do, however, ask QED producers not to produce or regularly host other shows in Astoria (anywhere else is a-okay!) within 2 months before or after their QED show. If in doubt, drop us an email and ask!