Thanks for your interest in my artistic journey… It means more than you know…

You will NEVER see downloadable music on this site that’s “for sale”.   This entire site has been built around a “Pay What You Will” (PWYW) model.

During my 20+ years as an actor, I’ve noticed a trend that theatre was becoming a middle/upper class art form, which I simply don’t agree! This my little way of helping everyone have access to art.

Why PWYW?

I’ve talked to hundreds of people from all walks of life who found comfort in attending live theatre. These people have ranged from millionaire Microsoft executives to single mothers working two minimum wage jobs just to make ends meet.

With the average ticket price for a small theatre production ranging from $30 to $40, for the millionaire, a couple hundred bucks for a night out with his family is a drop in the bucket, but for the single mother, it becomes a choice between paying rent and watching live theatre.

Why should the millionaire have greater access to an art form which benefits all of society? Shouldn’t the single mother also hear the message of love, dreams and hope which theatre provides? This simply doesn’t make sense.

This logic extends far beyond live theatre and is applicable for any type of performance art; music, opera, dance, film etc… There should be NO limitations which restrict one’s access. It’s meant to be shared, experienced and enjoyed by everyone with NO restrictions and NO boundaries!

How PWYW Works

Simply put, PWYW means the consumer decides how much they want to pay. As previously stated, I firmly believe access to art (theatre, music, movies, etc) should never be restricted based on financial means. Cost should never prevent anyone from experiencing art of any kind. . Keep in mind… it is NOT free or donation-based, instead you get to fill in the blank by deciding what the experience is worth to you.

Bottom Line

Artists produce experiences…

If you enjoyed the experience…
If it touched you…
If it made you smile…
If it brought up a feeling…
If it moved you to think…

And…

You happen to be broke I’m extremely happy you enjoyed your experience…

Please, please, please, please… share my work!

However… If you’re rich… Well… just remember good old karma! Your contribution allows me to…

Continue to write…
Continue to perform…
Collaborate with other artists…
Help other artists…
Promote other artists…
Maintain this website…
Bring that same experience to other people around the world!

Either way (rich or poor) I’m deeply honored you stopped by and enjoyed your experience!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

With Love & Gratitude

-Tim Brandt

Creatively Witty & Artistically Sweet

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