WE DID IT!!! Plus: What Moves Me Even More Than Our New Grey Banner
Dearest Backers, all 102 of you,
WE DID IT!!!! WE MADE OUR GOAL!!! Did you see that new grey banner?
I love the new grey banner.
¡¡¡Olé, The Doors Project is really going to make it to Madrid before the elections!!!
Thank you so much to each of you generous souls from all over the world, people I know and people I don’t. I am so moved by your magnanimity and belief in this project. And extra big thanks to you new powerhouses who’ve increased your pledge to rocket us through to our new FUNDED status: David Keany, Toni Dipple, Joann Marsh, Cathy, Alessia, Janet. Please send me your doorway photos so I can include it in future materials for the project!
We’ve still got 20 more hours to go—please continue to share your excitement and bring more people, more ideas, and more $$ onboard. —If each of you brought just one other friend, partner, or enthusiast to the project, we’d make it past 200 backers! Which would be my dream--The Doors Project is about connecting people, and it’s about you. It’s about connecting us through our many “doorway moments,” and through hearing about, watching, and creating the way we look at, think about, and interact with transition.
Toni in...guess where... (Photo: Tom Tirins)
This project will continue to grow bigger and better with your further support and creativity. Every single dollar pledged helps us get to more cities, create more outreach materials, more videos, and more performances.
Send me your ideas— Example from Toni, below...
- 1. Bring more backers onboard!
- 2. More $ = More cities, more performances, more outreach
- 3. Send me your doorway stories and doorway photos (it doesn’t
have to be deep, but it can)
- 4. Plus any fun, creative ideas this project sparks
for you! EXAMPLE: My friend Toni, she of the fabulous photo, above, wants to make DOORS PROJECT: THE BOARD GAME, a
variation on Chutes and Ladders in which you raise points or dollars to get the little Eryn and crew game pieces to London, Berlin, Buenos Aires... :) Start sending me your fabulous ideas: great, silly, serious, epic, or otherwise, that will help this expansive project widen and inspire. I’ll include them on the blog and
webpage we’re building.
I leave you with a few pictures and words from Helene Steen, an incredible theater director and singer from Oslo, Norway. Helene was actually the backer who pushed us past our minimum $5,000 mark and got us that new grey banner emblazoned across the page! (She didn’t know that when she pledged.) But what I want to share with you from Helene moved me even more than that...
Helene is quite pregnant, as you can see. After watching the video, she wrote, “it made me pledge - on the spot - no questions asked! Because, let's face it, even if we are slightly challenged financially these days, I want my child to come into a world where projects like this exist!”
Wow, thanks Helene. Moved me to tears, actually...
To all of you--much love, deepest thanks, and movement for the future,
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Become an OUTREACH PARTNER. I want you to get involved, and spread the word about The Doors Project with your friends and community. This project has powerful potential, and *you've* got a lot of power to get it to take off! Talk about us on Facebook and Twitter, or be in touch and we'll talk about other creative ways to expand and bring The Doors Project to your community! You'll get access to project updates, plus your name on the website. Pledging a dollar really does help--and every $1 or $10 pledge boosts our number of backers as much as a pledge of $5000.Estimated delivery:
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Project updates, your name on the website, plus super-fun STICKERS of Elliott Cooper and the Puerta de Alcalá (he's my friend who looks strangely like a Ken doll--see Marta's photo of him down and to the left) or another fun photo from the project.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, plus we'll send you a SIGNED “You Here” POSTCARD from Madrid.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above plus an Oooh-Aaah “Candy” item: a FLIP BOOK of stills from Doors Project footage (probably of contact improv-based work/ doing a flip, etc); cover is a door.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, plus a cool Doors Project T-SHIRT, design coming soon. (I promise you'll like it, Karen!)Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, plus a SIGNED Doors Project POSTER! Probably with different doorways of Madrid.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, plus a 24 x 36 SIGNED PRINT of photo or film still from the project. We'll probably have different ones for you to choose from, and you'll get special access to proofs on our website as they come in, so you can be deciding which ones you want for you and which ones for your friends...Estimated delivery:
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Alohamora Madrid, Sid! You get all of the above, plus I will write you a special RHYMING PRAISE POEM to celebrate you and your fabulous championing of The Doors Project. You'll also get your name in all performance programs and ASSISTANT ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDITS in the coffee table book and short film.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, plus two special CONTACT IMPROVISATION DANCE CLASSES tailored especially to you and your friends (plus travel to you from NYC. Class is for up to 12 people). Contact improv is the dance form you saw in the video--think martial arts meets contemporary dance meets physics lab, or the physical "dialogue" of a democracy experiment with others. Great for getting to know your center, breaking out of roles and habits; incredible metaphor for relationships and finding safe ways of opening past our limits (physical and otherwise).Estimated delivery:
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¡Hala! All of the above, plus ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDITS in the coffee table book and short film, and your name in all performance programs.Estimated delivery:
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Get together with your friends and COMMISSION A PERFORMANCE IN YOUR DOORWAY, threshold, neighborhood, or city! (Plus travel from NYC.) You also get all of the above plus your name in all performance programs, and Associate Commissioning Producer credits in the coffee table book and short film.Estimated delivery:
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COMMISSION A SERIES OF 3 PERFORMANCES in your doorways, thresholds, neighborhood, or city! (Plus travel from NYC.) You also get all of the above plus your name in all performance programs, and Commissioning Producer credits in the coffee table book and short film.Estimated delivery:
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¡Olé! In one click you’ve opened up the doors to Madrid, El Escorial, Burgos, Markina, Huelva, Málaga, Barcelona, La Adrada... The works! You’re in the movie, unless you're camera shy! You get all of the above, plus CO-PRODUCER CREDITS on all performance programs, the coffee table book and the short film. Plus we'll make you a tortilla.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)