We are all charged to protect our planet. Let's start at home.

Rite of Spring, Pointless’ bold reimagining of the classic 1913 ballet, imagines a future wrought by ecological collapse and human desperation, told vividly through dance, puppetry, mask, and Stravinsky’s iconic score. While written more than a century ago, Pointless’ adaptation serves as a cautionary tale against a backdrop of accelerating climate change and present day ecological and environment crises.

Climate change is real. Protecting the future of our planet starts with us.

In this spirit, Pointless is donating HALF of all funds raised during our Rite of Spring campaign to Casey Trees, a DC nonprofit that works to restore, protect and enhance the tree canopy in our nation's capital.

Our goal is $9,000 -- $4,500 to help Pointless’ artists realize their ambitious vision for this Pointless world premiere and $4,500 to help Casey Trees realize their mission through education, advocacy and engaging of thousands of volunteers in tree planting and care.

Help us raise $4.5k in honor of 4.5 billion years of Planet Earth, and $4.5k for another 4.5 billion more.

A Casey Tree planted in the garden of Pointless' Co-Artistic Director &  Rite of Spring  Director Matt Reckeweg.

A Casey Tree planted in the garden of Pointless' Co-Artistic Director & Rite of Spring Director Matt Reckeweg.

All donors receive a special thank you email, listing in the Rite of Spring online program (we’re going paper free for this one) and your name on our special “Giving Tree” in our lobby.

Donate to our Rite of Spring Campaign today, and get a 2-for-1 charitable bang for your buck. Our online giving platform is fee-free, so all donations go directly to support Pointless and Casey Trees.

Other ways to support the campaign

  • Complete this form and mail with a check to Pointless Theatre Company - PO Box 43033 Washington DC 20010.
  • Add on a donation when you purchase your tickets to Rite of Spring, opening May 4th.
  • Sponsor the show – your donation underwrites a significant portion of the production, with exclusive, customizable perks and recognition. Email alison@pointlesstheatre.com if interested.

Have you joined TEAM POINTLESS?

If not — it’s not too late! Your donation of $50 or more also unlocks your 2017-18 Team Pointless membership, with access to exclusive perks and $15 tickets all season. Check out our levels and benefits here.



Casey Trees was established in 2002 to restore, enhance, and protect the tree canopy of the nation’s capital. From its very inception, Casey Trees has been about individuals stepping up to make a positive impact in their community.

In fact, Casey Trees began because one person — Mrs. Betty Brown Casey — learned of a need and moved to redress it. In 1999, The Washington Post published an article profiling the staggering decline of the District’s urban forest. Disease, pests, development and natural attrition had wiped out large swaths of trees (up to 64% in some parts of the city) and replacement trees weren’t being planted. D.C. was in serious jeopardy of losing its world-renowned reputation as the City of Trees.

But because of the vision and drive of one person, Casey Trees was founded to help heal the city’s urban forest and significant progress has been made. To date, Casey Trees — with the support of thousands, has planted over 23,000 trees, developed environmental literacy programs, helped secure passage of greater tree protections, undertaken groundbreaking scientific research, and more.

Header image painted by Jean Yang