Be a part of theater history. Help send SHAG, MARRY, KILL Off-Broadway. You know you wanna.
PRESS FOR SHAG, MARRY, KILL:
“Molly Prather is a Jager Bomb in a country club. She's a boilermaker at brunch. She's a breath of fresh air in a world where too many girls have pretty faces but no substance. She's is very easy on the eyes yet hell on the funny bone.” -Charleston City Paper
"Take a seat and let the warm feelings of a comedy crush overwhelm you as she spins her expertly timed and deeply humiliating tales of lovelorn European travels, encounters with fetishists and explanations of why she dejectedly shuffled around New York City wearing a chicken costume" -LA Times Brand X
"There’s something about combining childhood games with sexual exploits, as told by an attractive woman, that is...well...awesome." -LAist
I’ve been the Alanis Morisette of blackbox comedy theaters for a looooong time. While there's something charming about broken air conditioners that make the audience feel like they're in a sweat lodge, "dressing rooms" that serve as a hallway to a communal bathroom, and no electrical outlets backstage from which to blast one's pre-show inspiration jams, I've decided to start dreaming a little bigger. From here on out, I want to be the Lady Gaga of comedy. Well, the wildly successful and outspoken part. Not the "I wear beekeeper hats and stilts for shoes" part.
I'm raising money to fund a full-scale production of SHAG, MARRY, KILL in Los Angeles October/November 2010. This super-disco version of the show will incur the following production costs: rental of the Lost Studio Theater, hiring a publicist, taping the shows in HD, set design and building costs, press materials (posters, postcards, postage) and an opening night gala for supporters, industry and press. The goal of putting up a show with highest production value possible is to generate buzz in the comedy community and extending the run in hopes of securing a theater producer who'll help move the show to London, Edinburgh, and fingers crossed, Off-Broadway.
Some of the most beloved actresses had runs of a solo show on and Off-Broadway including: Sarah Silverman (Jesus is Magic), Lily Tomlin, Carrie Fisher (Wishful Drinking), Cloris Leechman, Sandra Bernhard, Julia Sweeney (And God Said Ha!), Sarah Jones, Anna Deveare Smith, Elaine Stritch. Or, perhaps you’ve heard of a little movie called My Big Fat Greek Wedding? That started out as a one woman show in Chicago by the writer and star of the movie, Nia Valdaros. I’d settle on a movie adaptation as well, FYI. I'll make sure you all get tickets for opening night.
I want to be one of these girls. And you can help. Every dollar counts.
We love you.
Molly Prather, Writer/Performer
Eric Hunicutt, Director
Viveca Kindsvatter, Producer
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $5,000 goal
seconds to go
Aug 29, 2010 - Sep 28, 2010 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
A souvenir SHAG, MARRY, KILL sticker + a personalized Facebook shout-out + my promise to always go on and on about you when your name comes up at parties
Pledge $21 or more
All of the above + a souvenir SHAG, MARRY, KILL button + a shout-out on my website
Pledge $51 or more
All of the above + a souvenir SHAG, MARRY, KILL poster + a birthday card sent to you on your special day reminding you how wonderful you are
Pledge $101 or more
All of the above + a souvenir SHAG, MARRY, KILL t-shirt + a Skype/phonecall from myself, my Director Eric Hunicutt, and my Producer Viveca Kindsvatter thanking you for your generous support and filling you in on all we've been able to accomplish
Pledge $251 or more
All of the above + professional still photos of the dress/tech rehearsal + a dozen, out of this world gourmet cupcakes made specially for you by my sister Sarah's bakery, Cakes & Crossbones
Pledge $501 or more
All of the above + a DVD of the entire show and professional still photos from the Opening Night Gala
Pledge $1,001 or more
All of the above + tickets to the Opening Night Gala with reserved seating (transportation not included)
Pledge $1,501 or more
All of the above + a private performance of SHAG, MARRY, KILL for you and your friends (transportation not included)