re.tard is a performance series that allows bay area artists to explore the edge of their work. with cake.
re- + tardāre to loiter, be slow, derivative of tardus slow
re.tard has been going on since january 2012, as a weekly performance series. I'd like to raise money to cover 4 months of rent, food and the work of administering and curating the show. if these costs are covered, then i can Split The Door With The Performers Who Perform!
it's a performance series that welcomes the odd, the unfinished, the gorgeously ugly, the pieces that often fall into the cracks of comedy, theater, poetry and music performance series.
It's a place for artists, musicians, actors, theater artists, dancers, improvisers to try new ideas in front of a warm, caring, audience who is gorging themselves on home made cakes and teas.
It's a place to make a fool of yourself, dare, be inventive, splash and flail around; to not have to be 'good' and in the doing of that, become great.
It's a weekly series with a special monthly show called crack.
there are props and costumes workshops where karen leads people in theater exercises, machinations from her brain watching to see how she can bring out the best in them and then et voila! put it together and make small pieces.
there are workshops for adults as well as families where karen will guide parents and children to make pieces together. All the pieces developed in the workshops can be performed at the weekly shows.
part of the reason i'm doing the kickstarter is also to reach out to people, let them know what's happening and hopefully, entice people to perform, to come and watch, to eat cake, to take workshops, et cetera. hi.
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A Free Pass to the regular weekly re.tard Show. with Cake. and Tea. You can come anytime you want from September - December.Estimated delivery:
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A Free Pass to a re.tard presents 'crack' Show. It's a monthly show and you can come to any show from September-December. with CakeS. and Tea. OR Two free passes to re.tardEstimated delivery:
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A free pass to a Props and Costumes Theater Workshop where karen will bring props, costumes, theater exercises, watch you play, make suggestions and create small pieces to perform at re.tard. Workshops are held monthly and you can come to any workshop from September through December. OR Two free passes to 'crack'. OR Four free passes to re.tard.Estimated delivery:
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A free pass to a Props and Costume Theater Workshop for KIDS and their PARENTS. Karen will bring props and costumes and theater games and exercises and develop pieces with the Parents and their Kids to be shown at a special SHow. Karen's been teaching and directing for 30 years. Workshops can be attended anytime between September and December, 2012.Estimated delivery:
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For people who live farther away, You get a half hour phone consultation with Karen, about your creative performance piece. OR You can send it to her, written, and she'll edit, make suggestions, give you What You Want, feedback wise.Estimated delivery:
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Two free passes to props and costumes workshops. OR Four passes to 'crack'. OR Eight passes to re.tard. Anytime between September and December.Estimated delivery:
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One hour and fifteen minute directing session with Karen, to help you develop your own performance work; either working on something you've already started or helping create something new or just getting started with the whole shebang. Karen's been performing and teaching and directing for 30 years and most recently developed and directed Heather Marlowe's soon to be famous solo theater piece. Anytime between September and December.Estimated delivery:
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Two directing sessions with Karen, to develop or start your own performance work. Anytime between September and December.Estimated delivery:
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