Ryan O'Connor Eats His Feelings is coming BACK to New York and needs your help!
OK, so here we are, 4th place on "Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star" and it is time for my next chapter! I have decided to take my new title as one of "Oprah's Chosen One's" and go back to my roots and my love and do what I set out to do last year. In July of 2010, I was fortunate enough to SELL OUT my NY concert debut at Joe's Pub and now, I am coming BACK to NYC to take my one-man musical "Ryan O'Connor Eats His Feelings" to the next level!
Taking the show that Time Out NY called "a real heavyweight" is no easy task!
I am developing new material, including an ALL NEW multimedia musical exploration of my journey to, with and around OPRAH WINFREY, new songs, new stories, new background vocals, a brand new LIVE TALK SHOW segment and much, much MORE!
So, here's the truth. The last year, including creating "Eats His Feelings", touring "Eats His Feelings", all the costs and unemployment of the Oprah experience and a wedding down the pipeline has cost me a lot of money and I can't afford to kick start this project on my own.
Here's where you come in. We'd tried on of these before and, unfortunately, it didn't work out. My goal was REALLY high and you guys contributed AWESOMELY but we didn't get to the end goal, so none of you were charged.
I need help raising funds for the costs associated with mounting RYAN O'CONNOR EATS HIS FEELINGS for 4 Mondays in a row at The Laurie Beechman Theatre Off-Broadway.
What your money will be funding.
For the first time EVER, I am bringing on a DIRECTOR. Although not able to announce yet, this is a BROADWAY vet, familiar with directing HIT shows and brings an immeasurable experience to the show.
All new publicity team. HHC Marketing is one of the leading theatrical publicity firms and Shane Marshall Brown and the HHC team are going to help me take EATS HIS FEELINGS to the NEXT LEVEL with a strategic press plan and an INCREDIBLE launch on May 2nd, (the day after my 30th birthday)
Multimedia Project - I am adding a new MULTIMEDIA experience in to the show that is going to cost some money to create and also the equipment to utilize it.
Musical direction. We will be working with a NY based musical director to round out the vocals of the show that now features combined background/Greek chorus vocals from LUCAS COATNEY & JASON POWELL.
And last, but not least, I need living arrangements in NYC. So I need some money to sublet an apartment for the month I will be in NY.
I have total faith that this leg on the Eats His Feelings experience is going to be a huge success, but I need your help to get it KICKSTARTED. I just can't upfront fund this one myself right now, but I need to ride this Oprah momentum in to my dreams!
Ultimately, this whole project is going to cost me around $7,000. However, I learned last time that SOME funding is better than NO FUNDING, so I am going to set my goal for the absolute MINIMUM I can do the show for, which is $4,000. But I hope that if we reach that goal, you will all help me keep raising and get our funding to the place were we can REALLY knock this sucker out of the park!
I cannot thank you enough in advance for your support! Now go check out the AWESOME rewards I have set up for you guys and SPREAD THE WORD. What you give WILL come back to you 10 fold! I believe it!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $4,000 goal
seconds to go
Feb 16, 2011 - Apr 4, 2011
Pledge $1 or more
Thank you......now could you please do this $3,999 more times? Just kidding. For one dollar you get my love and apreciation Honestly. I am grateful for every cent.
Pledge $7 or more
Upon funding this project, I will immediately have RYAN O'CONNOR EATS HIS FEELINGS refrigerator magnets made for each and every person who pledges $7 or more. I chose the number 7 because, if 1,000 people pledge $7, I will have my TOTAL project funded.
Pledge $15 or more
NEW REWARD! Receive the "ROEHF" collectible magnet PLUS a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the audio recording of OPENING NIGHT of "Ryan O'Connor Eats His Feelings" at The Laurie Beechman Theatre!! This is a rare, never to be offered again, opportunity!! Don't miss out!!
Pledge $25 or more
10 backers Limited (90 of 100 left)
A LIMITED EDIOTION, autographed POSTER for the NY - Laurie Beechman Theatre run of RYAN O'CONNOR EATS HIS FEELINGS. Artwork includes the "As seen on The Oprah WInfrey SHow" logo and ALL NEW FONT AND DESIGN. This is a great reward choice for anyone who wants to support but doesn't live near New York City or any likely place that ROEHF will ever play.
Pledge $30 or more
In addition to the refrigerator magnet, for a $30 pledge, you will receive one ticket to any on performance of RYAN O'CONNOR EATS HIS FEELINGS. Not just in NY, but anywhere around the country I EVER do the show. (Including Denver, April 3rd) this ticket NEVER EXPIRES.
Pledge $55 or more
A $5 savings, you will receive the refrigerator magnet plus TWO TIX to any performance of RYAN O'CONNOR EATS HIS FEELINGS anywhere in the country. Again, this offer never expires and will be valid at any RYAN O'CONNOR EATS HIS FEELINGS performance from now until the end of time.
Pledge $100 or more
3 backers Limited (37 of 40 left)
The ROEHF refrigerator magnet PLUS ONE VIP TICKET to OPENING NIGHT of RYAN O'CONNOR EATS HIS FEELINGS at The Laurie Beechman Theatre on Monday, May 2nd and the OPENING NIGHT PARTY that will directly follow. This night is going to be quite an event, and for $100 you will get a ticket to the show, with PRIME seating as well as entry in to the EXCLUSIVE VIP OPENING NIGHT PARTY, sure to be a WHO'S WHO of the theatre community.
Pledge $175 or more
1 backer Limited (29 of 30 left)
The ROEHF refrigerator magnet PLUS TWO VIP TICKETS to OPENING NIGHT of RYAN O'CONNOR EATS HIS FEELINGS at The Laurie Beechman Theatre on Monday, May 2nd and the OPENING NIGHT PARTY that will directly follow. This night is going to be quite an event, and for $175 you will get 2 tickets to the show, with PRIME seating as well as entry for 2 in to the EXCLUSIVE VIP OPENING NIGHT PARTY, sure to be a WHO'S WHO of the theatre community.
Pledge $300 or more
1 backer Limited (7 of 8 left)
The ROEHF refrigerator magnet, PLUS 2 tix to any of the May NY performances of RYAN O'CONNOR EATS HIS FEELINGS with PRIME SEATING plus a private meet and greet after the show with Ryan and that night's SPECIAL GUEST (TBA). Special guests for the May run of ROEHF will be 2010-2011 Tony Award Nominees, so this is a great value and sure to be a memorable experience.
Pledge $500 or more
All of the rewards in the $300 reward package (magnet, prime seating tickets, meet and greet) PLUS entry to the VIP EXCLUSIVE OPENING NIGHT PARTY and a PRODUCER credit on the May 2011 NY run of the show PLUS the limited edition AUTOGRAPHED poster for the show. . This wil include your name in show materials and the shows OPENING NIGHT program, listed as PRODUCER.
Pledge $800 or more
All of the rewards in the $300 reward package (magnet, prime seating tickets, meet and greet) PLUS entry to the VIP EXCLUSIVE OPENING NIGHT PARTY and an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit on the May 2011 NY run of the show PLUS the limited edition AUTOGRAPHED poster for the show. . This wil include your name in show materials and the shows OPENING NIGHT program, listed as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER and an onstage graphic that reads "[YOUR NAME] Presents" at every May 2011 NY performance of RYAN O'CONNOR EATS HIS FEELINGS.
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
All of the rewards in the $800 package (magnet, 2 prime seats, meet and greet, opening night party, executive producer title, autographed poster) PLUS a special LIVE PERFORMANCE in your home or at a private party by Ryan O'Connor, Lucas Coatney and Jason Powell and an accompanist. We will perform songs from the show AS WELL AS an array of songs you will never hear us do anywhere else! It's like an old-fashioned piano party in your own home! For $1000, it's a steal! (If outside of NYC or LA, travel and accomodations must also be paid for) (If in the PHOENIX area, special arrangements can be made)