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We will print your name in our programs in both Belgium and New York City, then mail you an autographed copy for your records. You also earn our eternal gratitude.
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A pin featuring our trademark "SBN" logo to display your cultural savvy on your lapel, backpack or hat. Also includes program acknowledgment and our eternal gratitude.
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We will mail you an 80-minute CD mix of new music selected by our Artistic Director, Kevin Doyle. With secret contacts in Brooklyn, Montreal, Göteborg, Paris, Berlin and Ghent -- Doyle has a reputation for being tapped in to the new music scene, discovering bands months and years before you have heard of them. Each individual mix CD will have its own unique playlist. Plus, you receive the SBN pin, the transcontinental programs and the eternal good karma.
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You receive a signed, full color poster from our first work as a company -- THE POSITION -- from the world premiere production at the 2005 ICE FACTORY festival at the Ohio Theatre in New York's trendy Soho district. Plus, you receive the mix CD, the SBN pin, the intercontinental program thanks and the eternal gratitude (good for redemption in the afterlife).
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You will receive the original, published play text of THE POSITION, signed by original cast members. It is a pretty good play and has since been translated into Romanian and Swedish. PLUS, you receive the signed poster; the mix CD; the SBN pin; the printed transcontinental "thanks" and more eternal gratitude than you can handle in one eternity.
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A special offer for emerging performing artists and ensembles ONLY. We are pleased to offer a two-hour Public Relations and Development consultation with our Artistic Director, Kevin Doyle. A former manager at a major New York art gallery, with nearly eight years of professional Public Relations and Development experience in the New York and international performing arts landscape. Mr. Doyle will offer real, practical advice with actionable goals for your emerging artistic career or your emerging arts organization -- without all the condescending nonsense. A recipient of a 2009 Future Leadership Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Mr. Doyle has a five year track record of successful grantwriting and public relations work in the performing arts. This reward is for emerging artists or arts organizations -- and does NOT contain any of the rewards from lower brackets, except the program mention.
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We will give you a DVD of "W.M.D. (just the low points)" from the last leg of its world premiere tour in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. PLUS two free tickets to the New York premiere of "ATM or this is [not] new york" in January 2011. The DVD is a gorgeous 2-camera professional shoot filmed live during the final performance at the De Balie Centre for Culture & Politics in downtown Amsterdam. The final version of "W.M.D." has never been seen in the United States (so it is kind of a big deal). It features Sponsored By Nobody and the acclaimed Iraqi actor/director, Mokhallad Rasem. PLUS the two signed items from THE POSITION; the mix CD; the SBN pin; the printed program "thanks" and eternal gratitude.
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Pre-show dinner (on us) at a downtown NYC restaurant -- PLUS your choice of an authentic SBN baseball jersey or SBN baseball cap; each featuring our trademark "Sponsored By Nobody" logo -- PLUS post-show drinks with the cast and crew. Of course, you still get the two free tickets and all of the other aforementioned items at the lower donation brackets are also included.
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You receive your choice of either -- 1) a private Argentine tango lesson for two with SBN company member and ATM cast member, Hannah Louise Poston -- or -- 2) a private modern dance lesson for one with SBN company member and ATM cast member, Véronique Jalbert. Ms. Poston is an experienced tango dancer, nationally recognized poet, a recipient of a writing fellowship at The MacDowell Colony, and cast member of "W.M.D. (just the low points)" on its European tour. Jalbert is a professional dancer and native of Quebec City, where she has worked with many of Canada's top choreographers since 2006. PLUS you still receive the authentic SBN jersey or cap; the post-show drinks with cast crew; the two free tickets in NYC and all the other aforementioned rewards (except the pre-show dinner).
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An actual date with a single member of Sponsored By Nobody at the gorgeous and highly rated Stonehome Wine Bar in Fort Greene, Brooklyn -- arguably the best wine bar in New York City. SBN picks up the tab for the night. We have several very attractive, intelligent, talented -- and single -- company members in Sponsored By Nobody. [There is a reason why we get invited back to Europe.] We suggest you bid early on this one -- since we have lost several members in the last year to marriage. If the selected individual does not bat for your team, try and get them to switch teams -- make things interesting. Everything from the lower pledge brackets is also included -- except the pre-show dinner, the post-show drinks and the dance lessons. We figure if we're offering you a date at the Stonehome Wine Bar . . . . well, you get the picture. [We reserve the right to decide who is eligible and available within SBN.]
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A starring role in the next music video scheduled to be filmed in 2010 by Artistic Director, Kevin Doyle and SBN Company Member, Mayra Castro. You have your choice from three different bands -- one each from New York City, Sweden or France -- where Mr. Doyle works as a music video director. Winning bidder must be available to shoot in the NYC area during the second half of 2010. Travel to/from the NYC area is not provided. PLUS you still get the pre-show dinner (on us) at a downtown NYC restaurant -- your choice of an authentic SBN baseball jersey or SBN baseball cap -- PLUS post-show drinks with the cast and crew. Of course, you still get the two free tickets and all of the other items at the lower donation brackets are also included -- except the SBN date and the dance lessons. This reward is pretty "win-win" all around -- but sorry, no dates or dances included.
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We fly you to Belgium. That's right. We. Fly. You. To. Belgium. The world premiere of "ATM or this is [not] new york" is scheduled for November 10-13, 2010 in the Flemish city of Antwerp. SBN pays your round-trip economy class airfare between New York City and Brussels, Belgium. If you live outside of the New York City area, travel to/from NYC is at your own expense. You must be a United States citizen and possess a legal U.S. passport valid until June 2011. In Antwerp, you stay for two nights at an "Artist Bed & Breakfast" to attend the premiere. You will eat a grand meal with Sponsored By Nobody at the Monty Arts Center, which is known for their great cuisine (just ask Ivo van Hove). Antwerp is one of the fashion capitals of Europe, ranks in the top five harbors in the world and has many cultural attractions. Room, board and meals beyond the two nights and any additional inter-city travel within Belgium is at your own expense. You will receive a complimentary ticket to the world premiere. After the premiere, you will receive a guided tour of the finest Belgian beers (the ones only locals know). Everything from the lower pledge brackets is also included -- excluding the pre-show NYC dinner, the music video gig, the date and the dance lessons. We figure if we're bringing you to Belgium and showing you a good time . . . . that should do it.
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We still fly you to Belgium (with the same terms & conditions at the $5,000 level) -- but when we get back to New York City -- we throw you an authentic, no holds barred, old-fashioned Brooklyn loft party -- in your honor. The kind that made Soho famous in the '70s. If the name "Mighty Robot" means anything to you, then you comprehend the scale and scope of what we're offering here. Our company has a reputation for this sort of thing -- we take great pride in it -- and we are not joking. One of our parties nearly killed our Artistic Director back in 2005. We estimate the party will last two days, plus an indeterminate recovery period. You will be listed as a co-Producer on "ATM or this is [not] new york" and receive a seat on our company's Advisory Board of Trustees with full voting privileges for our fiscal year (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011).
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