Leigh Hendrix and motivational speaker Butchy McDyke present a solo performance for every persuasion: Be the best lesbian you can be!
UPDATE: We reached our funding goal today (!) but we still have time to raise more funds - more funds means more reward videos and t-shirts and stickers and fancy publicity materials and maybe an extra magazine to read on the plane... Check out the video about and the most recent update and you won't be able to resist!
Guess what you guys?
I’m producing the Rhode Island premier of my solo show How To Be A Lesbian in 10 Days or Less in September before I hit the road for performances in Myrtle Beach, New York City, and New Orleans!
And I need your help to make it all happen.
What’s This All About?
How To Be A Lesbian in 10 Days or Less is a solo show written and performed by me, Leigh Hendrix, and directed by Rhode Island theatre artist Peter Deffet. The show follows motivational speaker and expert lesbian Butchy McDyke as she guides her captive audience in an exploration of self-discovery and first love, coming out, lesbian sex, politics, and a really important Reba McEntire song as they learn to confidently shout, “I’m a big ‘ol dyke!” The show also includes personal story and is sometimes funny and sometimes poignant, almost always silly and incredibly earnest. How To Be A Lesbian in 10 Days or Less is the perfect guide to gay for budding lesbians, even if you’re straight!
How Did This Get Started?
Formally, How To Be A Lesbian in 10 Days or Less was developed at Emerson College and Perishable Theatre and had it’s big premier at WAM Theatre’s O Solo Mama Mia Festival in the Berkshires of Massachusetts in May 2011. Less formally, early ideas about the character of Butchy McDyke began as early as 2007 and before that, I was inspired by performers like Holly Hughes, Split Britches, and Deb Margolin and writers like Michelle Tea and Daphne Gottlieb to consider how I wanted to tell my stories.
Why Do I Need Your Help?
With your help, I will be able to promote the show, travel to performances of the show, eat food before and after the show, drink the requisite amount of coffee I need to function and perform the show, and pay the folks that are a part of my production and promotion team.
I will also have the exciting opportunity to engage with you, my once and future audiences, through the rewards you’ll get from offering your support. The money you pledge will help make this dream of mine happen, yes, but the spirit of you offering your support and getting excited about my show will keep me afloat in the most important ways!
Fresh Brewed Coffee House
Myrtle Beach, SC
Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 9 at 5:00 p.m.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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An enthusiastic online thank you and I will blow you a kiss from Rhode Island.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, plus I will e-mail you a digital photo of me blowing you your kiss from Rhode Island.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, plus a How To Be A Lesbian in 10 Days or Less sticker you can put on anything you like and a special list of all 10 Days mailed right to your front door.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, plus a personalized thank you video from Butchy McDyke made available online and one ticket to the performance of your choice.Estimated delivery:
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All of the exciting things listed above, plus a limited edition How To Be A Lesbian in 10 Days or Less t-shirt mailed right to your front door.Estimated delivery:
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All of the exciting things listed above, plus an honorary producer credit in production materials and a video of a very special dance to a Reba McEntire song exclusively for $500 backers. Oh, and a hug from me at the show of your choice!Estimated delivery:
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All of the exciting things listed above, plus a dance choreographed to the Reba McEntire song of your choice with an instructional video so you can learn it too - and live-in person instruction if you live in the New England area! Oh and my undying love and affection too.Estimated delivery:
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