THE SHORT VERSION:
WeAreMarried LLC (WAM) is the performance collaboration of transgender actors and longtime friends Jay Eisenberg (he/him/his) and Shelby Richardson (they/them/theirs)
WAM creates and produces dynamic, original shows & events, while always remaining committed to paying trans and queer artists thriving wages.
THE LONG VERSION:
WeAreMarried is built on relationships. We formally launched WAM in 2021 as a public investment in our friendship, an experiment in challenging existing models of theatre-making, and a commitment to making compelling, site-responsive art that pays trans and queer artists a minimum of $35/hr. WAM is here to contribute to a healthy, vibrant, artist economy where artist-laborers can count on us for work that sustains, stimulates, and satisfies.
WAM values financial transparency, artistic innovation, and long term partnership with our guest artists (both inside and outside of their work with WAM). Our unique business model draws inspiration from unions, amusement parks, production houses, multi-platform media companies, creative agencies, and lessons from over a decade of experience working in mainstream professional theater in New York and the Twin Cities.
Our audiences crave something as entertaining as it is enduring; as intimate as it is iconoclastic; as risky as it is rewarding. WAM delivers. Your fun & pleasure is non-negotiable. Remember: we are here to make your life (yes, your life) more bearable.
Past work includes HOUSEFUCKER (Spring 2022), BIGGAME (Fall 2022), and our beloved speed-meeting game show FAST GAY DATING (recurring). Upcoming work includes the launch of WAM-For-Hire with EVERYTHING WE'VE GOT, (Spring 2023), and our third original clown show, RICH DOGS (Fall 2023).