WAY OFF BROADWAY is a multimedia, collaborative book project exploring a seven mile stretch of road in Green Bay, WI called Broadway.
Way Off Broadway is an ongoing, multimedia, collaborative book project. Since November 6th, 2009, Photographer Shane Rocheleau, Poet Courtney Queeney, and Writers Nate Eastman and Corey McCullough have been reflecting on a seven-mile stretch of road in Green Bay, WI called Broadway (Shane lived there for more than two years). Once the hub of paper production in the United States, Broadway’s identity now shudders and cracks much like that of many places in this Country. What has risen, however, is not exclusively ruin or rapture, but hope and beauty and catharsis, too.
We want to bring attention to this one of many ignored places. Broadway is indicative of many regions, many towns, many people. Simply: this is a street in America; it reflects - and refracts - myriad aspects of American life.
Thousands of images, hundreds of poem drafts, and many essays later, we have arrived at a crucial moment: we must come together with our respective media, create a buzz about the project, and orchestrate the form of our book.
WHY ARE WE ASKING FOR HELP?
Here's where you come in: there are things we are attempting to finance as we draw yet closer to our goal:
1) Ultimately, we need to send something to publishers, right? PDF documents may work, but we would like to have funds available to create a well-printed, well-designed book maquette (composite of sorts) - and multiple copies at that - so that prospective publishers will be turned on by the professionalism before even laying eyes on the contents!
2) In an effort to promote our project, we have begun creating process oriented exhibitions (we recently hung our first at the Visual Arts Center in Richmond, VA). If we could, we'd also love to start developing a ready-to-hang, professionally printed and presented exhibition that we could pitch as a gallery proposal to better spread the word.
3) While we've bought our own plane tickets thus far, we're hoping for a little help (aren't we all strapped these days?). We think it will take at least two more face-to-face meetings to feel confident in our product (FYI: we live in Richmond VA, Chicago IL, Berkeley CA, and Durham NH, respectively).
There it is, in order of need. We'll set our funding goal low because anything helps, but to achieve all of the above, we'll need five times our goal!
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Thank you all, Shane, Courtney, Nate, and Corey
And thanks to St. Norbert College for your support.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $1,000 goal
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Aug 12, 2011 - Oct 1, 2011
Pledge $10 or more
8 backers Limited (42 of 50 left)
You will receive one of the work prints - signed and authenticated by photographer Shane Rocheleau - used in WAY OFF BROADWAY's process exhibitions. These are unique prints to be represented in the final product: our book.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $25 or more
3 backers Limited (97 of 100 left)
You will receive a one-of-a-kind typewritten and signed poem by and from poet Courtney Queeney (check out her first book, FILIBUSTER TO DELAY A KISS, published by Random House).Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $50 or more
3 backers Limited (47 of 50 left)
For $50 you'll receive a signed copy of Nate Eastman's album (when I write "album" I really mean CD), ALL NIGHT SOULS. Nate is a great writer, but he's an out-of-this-world musician!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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1 backer Limited (24 of 25 left)
Speaking of her first book (OK, OK: I should have written, "Writing" not "Speaking"): for $100 or more you'll receive a signed copy of Courtney Queeney's 2007 release, FILIBUSTER TO DELAY A KISS.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
Is there anybody out there who's gonna go for this one? Anyway, for this exorbitant amount of money you'll receive a matted and framed WAY OFF BROADWAY photograph of your choice (photograph dimensions: 15" x 15", matted/framed to 24" x 24").Estimated delivery: Feb 2012