A staged reading to help the playwright fine tune the dialogue and rhythm and presented for producers and industry professionals.
I'm Kevin T. Morales and Secondary is my first attempt at a commercial production in New York. I'm a union director who has directed over thirty professional productions and getting Secondary to an Off-Broadway or Broadway production represents the greatest artistic challenge I've faced. The money raised through Kickstarter will allow me to present a reading with Broadway professionals in an industry accepted space. The goal is to sharpen the play, and give New York producers a chance to see the piece alive and beating.
The main theme in Secondary is centered on the nature of abuse. Not only physical, but emotional and self-inflicted. Offenses committed by professional athletes are often ignored by fans and the community at large. I'm a huge sports fan and I have looked past these infractions like many others, and that requires a kind of self deception on our part. The additional crime committed by abusive people is the lies they tell themselves to justify their actions. Lies we often choose to accept. I've always been bothered by our culture's apathy towards domestic violence, rape and abuse as it appears in movies and television. Sadly, the act my main character commits that sets the events of the play in motion will not be considered by a lot of people to be that serious. Not when most cop shows open with a weekly victim of violence or sexual assault; not when many films throw in rape or violence towards women as an easy way to get some nudity in. But the abuse committed by my main character is most serious, and a symptom of greater problems with his nature, and our culture. The play is about coming forward, and being honest.
If you believe in the power of theater and want to help bring this story from page to stage, please read the sample scene I've posted on my website. Then support the first step in my audacious goal of bringing this piece to life in the greatest city for theater in the world. With the money raised I will hire Broadway actors and a great director to rehearse and present the script to producers, managers, backers and agents. If the script is as good as I believe it is, then it will find a home, and eventually a New York production and we will have done it together, thanks to your generosity. Any funds raised over my goal will help secure a better presentation and be allocated to the next step after the reading - the Workshop.
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Mar 3, 2012 - Apr 3, 2012 (31 days)
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FIELD GOAL. Your name will be added to the Kickstarter Backers list of names on the play's official website.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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TOUCH DOWN. You will receive a personal letter of thanks from the playwright in addition to the $3 reward.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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3 SCORES! A PDF of the read-through draft of the play in addition to the previous rewards. The play will be emailed as soon as the fund raising period ends, and the goal is reached.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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BLOW OUT! A thank you video from the playwright posted to your Facebook page telling the world of your generosity OR a signed photo of the read-thru cast, in addition to the previous rewards.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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KICKOFF RETURN! A bound, hard copy of the script signed by the playwright mailed to you in addition to the previous rewards.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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MVP! Two dozen of my Award Winning Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies, shipped anywhere in the USA. PLUS all the rewards from a $99 pledge. Seriously, best cookies you will have ever had.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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HALL OF FAME! Two passes to attend the private reading in addition to the previous rewards.Estimated delivery: May 2012