I want to thank y'all for your generous donation. It means a lot that y'all took the time and sacrificed some of your hard earned dollars to support this project.
As there are only four days left before our clock runs out and we aren't anywhere near reaching the $20k goal, its time to face some harsh reality -- y'all are gonna get ya money back!
Now this is the point when I have to come crawlin' back to y'all and say: "Um... ya know that donation ya took the time to make... ya think ya wouldn't mind doing it one more time for the same amount when we re-launch the campaign next time 'round?"
See, this campaign really was a "Starter" campaign -- much like a starter marriage. It was a trial run, but proved to be way too "financially" ambitious and way too soon -- more like a "preemie", if you will; it was a premature marriage and now we have to give all the gifts back to the guests.
HOWEVER, two things have happened since we launched this Kickstarter campaign 1) there was a two hour meeting that took place with an established film, television & stage actor/Broadway producer and native New Orleanian that ended with his considering producing and or acting in the piece 2) there was a meeting with the theater faculty at Dillard University in New Orleans discussing a co-production tentatively scheduled for late-September early October.
At the present time, we are waiting to both hear back from the established actor/producer and Dillard University. Though the alliance with the actor/producer is a 50/50 proposition, the relationship with Dillard University is closer to 80 percent.
With a best case scenario of: produced by a well-known New Orleans actor/producer at Dillard University for a Fall 2012 three weekend run -- we will be re-launching the Kickstarter campaign with a more solid game plan, names attached and a professional video (and a smaller financial goal).
At that time, we will be asking y'all to resubmit your contribution. We will also have a drafted proposal and a marketing strategy in place to approach corporate sponsors, businesses and investors that make large contributions to the Arts.
Again, I want to sincerely thank you for thinking of us and we hope you not only consider resubmitting a contribution next time around, but come to see the show at Dillard University WHEN we premiere "The Zeitgeist Chronicles" in New Orleans this Fall.
Playwright and Executive Producer of "The Zeitgeist Chronicles: A Multi-Media Play in Three Three Act Parts"