"Now I'm Fine" is a piece of experimental musical theater that I have been working on for several years and will debut this December!
On December 9th, 2012, I will debut “Now I’m Fine”, a piece of theater and music that I’ve been working on for several years and am developing through my artist residency at Town Hall Seattle. Over the past decade, I have been a musician, composer, writer, stand up comic and monologist and this project is a culmination of basically all of the skills I have acquired in my career. For better or worse, this piece is the best thing I have ever made.
For this project, I have assembled some of the best musicians in Seattle (or really anywhere else) to perform in December and I would like to pay them a fair wage for the many hours they will be putting in to help me realize this massive undertaking…and that is where you come in.
Beyond the amazing support that Town Hall Seattle has put into this effort, I am still well short of what in would take to provide my amazing orchestra the compensation they deserve so I am coming to you in hopes that you will be able to throw a little into the pot and help make a really, really cool thing come to life.
For those willing to support this project, I have created some nice incentives as a thank you…but really, there is no way I could properly thank you enough for what you would actually be doing, which is bring to the public a work that I love to my very core and have put every ounce of myself in…there is no way I could thank you enough for helping to make this real!
WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?
I am dedicated to complete financial transparency for this Kickstarter so here is exactly where your money will go:
Of the $4000 I hope to raise:
Approximately 10% or $400 will go toward Kickstarter’s cut, and credit card payment fees.
12% or about $500 will go toward video and audio recording of the event.
10% or about $400 will go into creating and delivering the incentives to you. I am making many of these incentives by hand to cut costs and provide everyone with their own unique thank you.
And the remaining 68% (more than 2/3) will go directly to the more than a dozen artists who will be on stage, performing that evening.
!!!Thank you so much for your support and I hope to see you at Town Hall Seattle on December 9th!!!
Here is a clip of the music portion of the piece.
Hey Marseilles endorses Now I'm Fine!
Matt Bishop and Sam Anderson of the incredible band Hey Marseilles officially endorse Now I'm Fine. Check out the endorsement vid:
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Every project has risks and challenges, especially one with so many people involved. Scheduling rehearsals and trying to work around everyone's lives is difficult and one thing that makes it easier is being able to compensate these professionals for their time. This is their job and if I expect them to work on this as if it is their job, I have to pay them as if it is their job...because it is. All of these people working on this have made art their life, they have studied their crafts, they have become masterful at what they do and they need to be able to make a living doing it. Finding a balance where I am understanding of their hectic schedules but still able to require enough rehearsal and man-hours so the performance shines as bright as it can is much easier when I treat them with the respect (both personally and financially) that they deserve.
I am very fortunate to have the support of Town Hall which eliminates the typically daunting venue and promotional fees and I feel I have a unique opportunity here to show that you can make bold moves in art in a financially sustainable way. I am cutting costs everywhere I can and putting the money I save where it should go, into the hands of the artists.
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pledged of $4,000 goal
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Oct 11, 2012 - Nov 10, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
For a donation of $10, you will receive a digital download of an audio recording of the December 9th performance at Town Hall as well as a thank you email from me. Recordings of this show will not be commercially available and will only be available through a Kickstarter donation.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $25 or more
32 backers Limited (68 of 100 left)
For a donation of $25, you will receive guaranteed admission to the December 9th performance at Town Hall as well as a download of an audio recording of the show and a "Now I'm Fine" poster designed by me, personally. Recordings of this show will not be commercially available and will only be available through a Kickstarter donation.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Ships within the US only
Pledge $50 or more
20 backers Limited (30 of 50 left)
For a donation of $50, you will receive everything from the $25 level as well as the "Now I'm Fine" poster designed by me and signed by the entire musical cast and a "Now I'm Fine" t-shirt. Recordings of this show will not be commercially available and will only be available through a Kickstarter donation.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Ships within the US only
Pledge $150 or more
3 backers Limited (2 of 5 left)
INTERNATIONAL PACKAGE! For a donation of $150, you will receive a digital audio and video recording of the performance including all the art files and liner notes, etc. as well as a signed poster and a "Now I'm Fine" T-shirt shipped to anywhere in the world! Recordings of this show will not be commercially available and will only be available through a Kickstarter donation.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $150 or more
3 backers Limited (22 of 25 left)
For a donation of $150, you will receive everything from the $25 level as well as a signed and framed copy of the "Now I'm Fine" poster, a "Now I'm Fine" t-shirt and a VERY limited edition CD and DVD package with the performance recordings, original art things and other fun surprises. Recordings of this show will not be commercially available and will only be available through a Kickstarter donation.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013Ships within the US only