A solo piece about returning home.
I am bringing my one-man play, CITY BOY, to life!! Muahaha (campy evil laugh) It is an autobiographical re-imagining of returning to my native country, New York City. Re-creating moments from the past while moving through the city, I show a New York that I grew to love and hate, to escape from and return to, and come face to face with the truth of why I left. I bring together spoken word, visual art, sound scape, and dynamic movement to share this trippy tale of growing up in a city.
Your backing will help fund the development of CITY BOY, from a presentation at the 2012 Uptown Arts Stroll (www.artstroll.com) on June 13 at Word Up Bookshop (wordupbooks.com), to a full production at the 2012 Philly Fringe Festival (www.livearts-fringe.org) in September (show dates and location-TBA). Ultimately, I will take CITY BOY on a tri-state tour (NY-NJ-CT), projected for the month of October.
After that, who knows...a U.S. major cities tour sounds nice:)
The CITY BOY script is in development, The next step is to hire a director! At the moment, I am in talks with one, and your backing can compensate them for their time and work. I am also working with great artists like Raye Leith (www.rayeleith.com) who created the crazy cool cityscape you see in the video (also, images below). Your backing will help pay for more studio time with Raye to further develop an original dynamic set piece for the production. Your support will also help me pay for festival fees, venue rental, travel expenses, promotional material, and the occasional coffee or nutritious meal. Seriously. If you're a native New Yorker, a New York lover, or just a city dweller, CITY BOY will speak to you. Help me make it a reality:)
cityscape by Raye Leith
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $3,000 goal
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Apr 20, 2012 - May 14, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
YOU DO CARE! a CITY BOY sticker to show off your cool city swag.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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YOU REALLY CARE! a personalized CITY BOY postcard, with a verse from the play, plus two stickers.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $25 or more
18 backers Limited (22 of 40 left)
START SPREADING THE NEWS! with your very own limited edition CITY BOY t-shirt! Trust me, your friends will want one, and they'll just have to wait. HA! You also get the postcard and stickers.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $50 or more
6 backers Limited (4 of 10 left)
OK, PLAYA! Two tickets to the Philly Fringe production of CITY BOY! (Philadelphia, PA). You will have reserved front seating. I want to see your smiling faces:) You also get the postcard and stickers.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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OK, PLAYA! Can’t make the show? I’ll bring the show to you! with a mp3 downloadable version of CITY BOY live! at the Philly Fringe. This is an exciting way to experience the words and sounds inspired by New York City! You also get one CITY BOY t-shirt, plus the postcard and stickers.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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4 backers Limited (6 of 10 left)
CITY SLICKER! You get the whole package: Two tickets to see CITY BOY at the Philly Fringe, two CITY BOY t-shirts, a signed manuscript of CITYBOY, the mp3 download of the show, plus the postcard and stickers. (tickets will be sent in-advance for Fringe show dates.)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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1 backer Limited (2 of 3 left)
CITY BOY IS COMING TO YOU! I will personally make my way to wherever you are (within NYC metro area), and take a picture with you, to be personally signed and delivered via mail. You also receive four tickets to the Philly Fringe show, and the above goodies, which I will personally deliver. (tickets will be sent in-advance for Fringe show dates.)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER! Alright partner, let's paint the town, CITY BOY STYLE! A guided tour from yours truly of my neighborhood, Washington Heights, NY. You get a first-hand look at this diverse and culturally rich community. Food, sights, sounds, and me! Plus all the above goodies. (tickets will be sent in-advance for the Fringe show dates)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012