A night of new, contemporary plays. Running Sept. 14-17th at the Arclight Theatre, steps from Lincoln Center in New York City.
How Does Kickstarter Work?
It's pretty simple:
- We set a goal ($7,000)
- We set a deadline (56 days)
- You pledge whatever you can to help us reach that goal. Bigger pledges get bigger rewards from us (like invites to the afterparty, a training session, a photo shoot, for instance.)
- If we reach (or hopefully exceed) our goal by the deadline, your credit card is charged, we get our funding, and you get the cool reward you chose.
- If we don't reach our goal by the deadline, your credit card is NOT charged, and you do NOT get the cool rewards.
- It's okay to exceed our goal but it's NOT okay to make even a penny less than our goal.
- In short, we have to make our goal by the deadline, or we don't get our funding, and you don't get your rewards.
I love to perform and if this is what it takes to continue doing what I love, then 'balls to the wall' it must be done! In today's world, an actor needs to create his or her own opportunities. This is how I'm creating mine.
Earlier this year, I was involved in a reading of several plays. One of them was "Making Love by Proxy", by Kirby Fields. The story was based on a female character over 35 who was dealing with the abrupt death of her husband. The story moved me enough to want to speak to the writer about bringing his play to the stage and playing this character. From that initial conversation, the idea grew into a bigger endeavor.
Kirby Fields (readingremainders.blogspot.com) is a new American playwright who received his MFA in Playwriting at Carnegie Mellon University. His plays have been produced and developed as part of the New York 15-minute Play Festival. The Samuel French 2010 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival and The Michigan Theatre Festival. He is a recipient of the Schubert Fellowship, in Dramatic Writing. Some of his other plays are "After Heaven Burned", "At Loon Lake", and "Dead on Our Feet".
My objective is to raise $7000 in 56 days, for a 4-night run in New York City. We've rented an amazing, 100-seat theatre, called The Arclight. It was originally a church and has a very intimate feel and great acoustics. It is just steps from Lincoln Center in Manhattan's upper west side. All three plays have strong women characters as the common thread. They will all be directed by Clyde Baldo www.clydebaldo.com, an accomplished actor and monologue writer.
The show will feature the following plays, all written by Kirby Fields:
"Making Love by Proxy": On the eve of her husband's funeral, Abigail is visited by Lowell, one of her husband's former students. As the nonlinear story unfolds, the play reexamines relationships but mostly, bears witness to two people who have lost someone they love and who must settle for what is left. The roles will be played by:
Abigail: Lissette Espaillat
Lowell: Dan Almekinder
“Anchorage”: Sue has many surprises in store for her husband Marcus, when he finally decides to return home after an eleven-month absence that started out as a quick trip to the store for milk. The roles will be played by:
Marcus: Todd Connor
Sue: Amy Russ
Pep: Benjamin Lynn
"Not a First Date But a Start": A woman who resorts to online dating to quench her many fetishes, meets a man who is hoping their anonymous encounter helps him rekindle his passion for life. Will they find what they’ve been searching for, in each other? The roles will be played by:
Stanley: Clyde Baldo
Audrey: Lissette Espaillat
The money will be used to pay a creative team of, set designers, lighting technicians, stage managers and director. There is also, theatre rental, props, costumes and marketing. Promotion is most important because if we don't get the word out, we don't have an audience and If we don't have an audience, we don't have a show.
My goal is to reach as many people as possible. I am hoping this project will speak to those that are passionate about life and living it. Woman who feel they have become invisible after a certain age but know they are more alive than ever. Anyone who wakes up every morning fighting to keep their dream alive and knowing they have so much to offer, if only someone would give them the chance to prove it.
Funding is all-or-nothing so we must raise our full $7000 in 56 days to move forward with this project! Look to the right of the page, and checkout all of the fun rewards your donations can get you. If this project succeeds, we might be speaking to you about becoming investors and perhaps profit-sharing but lets not get ahead of ourselves. That is a much bigger dream for another day.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and being involved with the process of making this dream a reality. Even if you can't help with money, please pass it along, word of mouth is as good as gold!
As soon as the project has reached its goal and we are fully funded
The funds will be taken from your account at the time that we have reached our goal.
If the goal isn't reached, no money will be collected.
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Hot damn you're good! You get a free, one-hour training session with Ray Sanchez http://fitnessbyray.blogspot.com/ a certified fitness trainer in NYC. 2 complimentary tickets to the show, an invite to the after-party , a limited edition sticker, a signed cast poster and a mention on the contributor's page of the show's playbill.
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Holy Mother of Flan! I can't even begin to thank you enough. You get half off on a photo shoot (headshot or portraits) with fashion photographer, Michael Rowe: http://www.michaelrowephotography.com/. (price depends on the kind of shoot) 2 Complimentary tickets to the show on the night of your choosing. An invite to the after-party, the limited edition sticker, a signed cast poster and a mention on the contributor's page of the show's playbill.
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Cheese Fries,You're Insane!!! You get 3- free, one-hour, training session with Ray Sanchez http://fitnessbyray.blogspot.com/ a certified fitness trainer in NYC. 4 Complimentary tickets to the show on the night of your choosing. An invite to the after-party for you and your guests, the limited edition sticker, a signed cast poster and a mention on the contributor's page of the show's playbill.
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You Crazy Cosmic Fuck-Up, I love you!!!! You get the super-duper ,deluxe, everything above package plus...plus (drum role please) You get a small role in one of the plays. You will be taken out to dinner with the full cast and I'll give you a big ole wet one!!! (Let's try to keep this professional).
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