"Boy Gets Girl" is a story of an independent woman living in New York City, who goes on a blind date that changes her life.
Boy Gets Girl, award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman's acclaimed drama, is a gripping and unique play, set against the backdrop of contemporary New York City.
There are many different ideas about the purpose of theatre: to teach or engender thought, to entertain and help us escape, to reflect back to us what it means to be human, among other many worthy aims. "Boy Gets Girl" does all of these things and more. It is a play that everyone can relate to and become engrossed in. You can't learn or feel if you're bored, and Gilman intuitively knows this. This is a play that will disturb you in one moment, make you chuckle in the next, and need to discuss it all over coffee afterwards.
If you're a woman and have ever felt yourself measured and judged by the eyes of men on a city street, then this play relates to you. If you have a woman in your life, a daughter, sister, partner, friend, then this play is for you. If you admire the beauty of women, then this play is for you. If you prefer TV to the theatre, then come see this play. If you've ever done any internet or blind dating, or have ever been on any sort of date, then this play relates to you. This play is for everyone.
Our aim is to let Gilman’s words speak for themselves — to tell the story simply and truthfully. Theater depends on nothing more than an audience and an actor, and the barest production values to provide context for the whole. We are currently putting together our design team and arranging for performance space that will be intimate enough to preserve the theatricality of the piece. And we need your help to make it happen.
Harry Diesel Productions
It's not easy producing a play in New York City, and it's infinitely harder to do it without the aid of a theatre company or access to grants. We are taking matters into our own hands. This is show is DIY, and while we believe that the simplicity of the production will make it all the more effective, we need your support to get the show up and running.
What Your Support Means
Your donations will help us rent or purchase . . .
- Performance Space
- Rehearsal Space
- Costume Designer
- Lighting Designer
- Set Designer
- Advertising Materials
- Rights to the Play
- Theatre Insurance
- General Liability Insurance
- Director's Stipend
- Actor's Stipends
- Stage Manager
The producers are contributing their own money (and a year of their lives) to make this show possible, but it won't be nearly enough. Your support will help bring this socially conscious, entertaining, feminist-without-being-down-on-men, piece of important theatre to life.
Thank you for your consideration!
Please check out our website and the Boy Gets Girl blog at: www.boygetsgirltheplay.com
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And if you would like to get involved in other ways (ie, volunteer your skills and/or efforts), we would love that!! We need a whole lot of help. Shoot us a message on facebook or the website and we will get back to you with a quickness.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jul 12, 2011 - Sep 10, 2011 (60 days)
Pledge $1 or more
A tax deduction, our sincere thanks, and the sending of good vibes.
Pledge $10 or more
A big thank you in the program, a personalized cast-signed program, good, grateful vibes, and Shaun Gunning's DEMO ALBUM including ALL THREE SONGS used in the video, plus two more!
Pledge $25 or more
All of the above PLUS a thank you on our facebook page, PLUS a copy of Shaun's FULL LENGTH singer songwriter ALBUM "Songs About Love and Loss" (upon completion), OR his electronic music album "Electromagnetic" -- your choice!
Pledge $40 or more
All of the above PLUS a customed desgined "Boy Gets Girl" T-shirt! Bella brand light blue (in a comfy and flattering short sleeve v-neck) for ladies, short sleeved black (Hanes brand crew neck) with white lettering for men.Estimated delivery: Sep 2011
Pledge $50 or more
All of the above PLUS free admission to the Boy Gets Girl Fundraiser CRAFT BEER KEGGER in our beautiful Brooklyn backyard in September! All you can drink free (excellent) beer and food all afternoon in idyllic Crown Heights, Brooklyn. (Admission regularly $25).
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above PLUS a FREE TICKET to the opening night show of "Boy Gets Girl." (Or any night you would like to come.)
Pledge $250 or more
All of the above PLUS an invite to a special "Boy Gets Girl" thank you dinner party at the Harry Diesel Productions headquarters. The food will be plentiful and the wine will flow. (IF you don't live in New York, we will come to your house and make you our famous watermelon margaritas and quesadillas-- or meal of your choice-- when we are in your town.)
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above PLUS, if you live in New York, you are welcome to drop in as our special guest on a rehearsal as we put this play together. ALSO we will come to your home (or you can come to ours) to give you and your friends either a private yoga lesson, OR a watermelon margarita making lesson (which will include margaritas for you and two of your friends plus snacks).
Pledge $1,000 or more
All of the above plus we will make dinner after the margarita demonstration (or yoga sesson) for you and your friends.
Pledge $2,500 or more
All of the above PLUS Executive Producer credit.
Pledge $5,000 or more
You get all the prizes listed, plus, our infinite gratitude, PLUS, you get to hold Harry. And he hates being held.