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Greenland, the focus of your generous support, closed its FringeNYC run Friday, August 19th. Hundreds of people, many of whom braved heavy rain and wind, made their way down to Greenwich Village to catch our production of Nicolas Billon's award-winning play. Greenland made the TimeOutNY and Broadway World FringeNYC shortlists, was a Critic's Pick in Backstage Magazine and was featured in the New York Times as part of their Getting Noticed at the Fringe series for the wonderful artwork provided for the show by Jonathan Bartlett.
The post-script, however, was still being written as late as yesterday.
This past Friday, the New York Daily News' Joe Dziemianowicz declared in his Fringe wrap-up that our production "helped reaffirm my faith in stage samplers." This was followed by the best possible validation for Greenland from FringeNYC itself when the festival honored Nicolas with an Overall Excellence Award for Playwriting yesterday afternoon.
Critically acclaimed and award-winning. Not bad in a year that would see the Fringe end with two days of cancelled performances due to Ms. Irene.
With your help, we gave Fringe audiences what they wanted and raised the profile of an emerging (and silly-talented) Canadian playwright. Mr. Billon's work continues to earn raves north of the border and we can't wait to see what comes out of his sleeve next. As for the Bridge, look out for updates throughout the next couple of months as we build what is promising to be an exciting 2012 season. We're so proud of the production we mounted at this year's New York Fringe and honored that you, dear supporters, gave us the chance to continue the artistic dialogue we started in 2004.
Many thanks to our amazing cast and crew who rehearsed on both sides of the border and helped Greenland melt New York.
All the best,
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Karma: the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. Not bad for five bucks.
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Immortalized on the world wide web and in print (a shout-out on our site and in our FringeNYC program).
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All of the above and your very own copy of GREENLAND's program mailed to your door.
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All of the above and a thank you from one of GREENLAND's producers using an old-fashioned method of communication known as a "phone-call".
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All of the above, plus an autographed copy of the official FringeNYC GREENLAND poster.
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NEW YORK DONORS: all of the above, one ticket to the GREENLAND FringeNYC premiere, and a beer with the team after the show!
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NEW YORK DONORS: shout-outs via web, program, and telephone, and two tickets to the Greenland Fringe performance of your choice.
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TORONTO DONORS: A special invitation to one of GREENLAND's Toronto rehearsals that will feature a full performance of the play and a discussion with the team afterwards. NOTE: this is an early-bird special! Donors must sign-up for this reward by Sunday, July 10th to qualify.
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The bARTlett: Jonathan Bartlett's artwork has graced the pages of the New York Times, The Atlantic, and Playboy. The work he's done for the Bridge (at left) speaks for itself and this reward gets you a limited edition, high-quality print of the Bartlett/Bridge illustration of your choice. Your options include artwork from our workshops of Matthew MacKenzie's SIA and Daniel Karasik's THE INNOCENTS, as well as the art for our upcoming production of GREENLAND. You will also receive the web, program, and telephone shout-outs mentioned above.
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THE BIG NIGHT: Four reserved seats to the GREENLAND FringeNYC premiere, drinks with the creative team after the show, a limited edition print of the GREENLAND artwork and web, program, and telephone shout-outs.
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THE LEO BLOOM: In addition to an invitation to a special rehearsal in either New York or Toronto, you will be credited on the web and in the program as a producer, earning you all the bragging rights that come with it (you at a party: "So yeah, I'm gettin' in to the entertainment biz. Got an award-winning new Canadian play goin' up at the New York International Fringe Festival. What's that? Oh sure, I'll read your script."). You also get four tickets and reserved seats to the GREENLAND FringeNYC performance of your choice, as well as a limited edition, high-quality print of Jonathan Bartlett's artwork for GREENLAND. NOTE: to attend the Toronto rehearsal, you must donate by Sunday, July 10th.
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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: You are the Executive Producer of GREENLAND throughout its upcoming FringeNYC run. Period. While you won't have creative input or ownership of the project, you'll be credited in ALL press materials as an Executive Producer (must pledge by July 5th to receive mention on the postcard). A New York donor will receive up to eight tickets to the performance of your choice and two invitations to a New York rehearsal. A Toronto area donor will get dinner with playwright Nicolas Billon and director Ravi Jain and an invitation to the special Toronto rehearsal mentioned above. CIGAR NOT INCLUDED.
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