BEIRUT is a love story told in a futuristic, disease-ravaged, 1980's Lower East Side setting. Dangerous, desperate, and beautiful.
It's as simple as this: BEIRUT rocked my world and I want it to rock yours. It's the kind of stuff that makes me excited to live. It's poetry: raw and rowdy, delicate and timeless. It is one part an exploration of love and what we are willing to sacrifice to have it, and one part a social commentary of it's time on the initial handling of the AIDS virus. It's easy to forget the havoc and turmoil that was brought on by the disease and our country's lackadaisical response to the despair. Modern medicines and widespread awareness of the topic, coupled by countless other headlines fighting for our attention have pushed AIDS out of the spotlight. Beirut reminds us of what was and that life is fragile still.
The play is cast thus far as follows:
BLUE - Lynn Sher
TORCH - Esteban Benito
YOUR MONEY - the money collected from you beautiful creatures will go toward (and in this order of importance):
- the hiring of an established director
- paying for the rights of the play
- rental of the theater
- stipends for cast and crew
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE WILL ONLY BE GRANTED YOUR DONATIONS IF WE REACH OUR GOAL! FUNDING ON KICKSTARTER IS ALL OR NOTHING!!!
We have the PERFECT venue for our work, Under Saint Marks, a basement theater in the Lower East Side. BEIRUT takes place in a BASEMENT apartment on the LOWER EAST SIDE. I know, right??? http://horsetrade.info/infounderstmarks.html
We will have 8-10 performances over two weeks in either early summer, or fall. We will solidify dates as soon as we have confirmed our director.
A FINAL THANK YOU
Thank you for taking the time to visit this page. Thank you for your support, spiritually, emotionally and monetarily. I love you all. I really really do.
Yes. I can make the donation under your name. Just contact me and I'll give you my mailing address.
pledged of $4,200 goal
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Feb 12, 2012 - Apr 12, 2012 (60 days)
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Your name listed in our playbillEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You will be included in a special email list with continual updates of the shows progress, technically and artistically.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Your name in our playbill AND included in above email list.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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1 complimentary ticket to a production of BEIRUT and all of the above.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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1 complimentary ticket to a show of your choice, a promo poster signed by the cast, and all of the above.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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2 complimentary tickets to a show of your choiceEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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2 complimentary tickets, a MARS BAR with a love note written to you from BLUE, a Q & A with the cast for you and your guest (and any other level 7-10 donors) after the performance.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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4 complimentary tickets, a mixed CD of my BEIRUT playlist with a cover designed by ME, plus all above mentioned rewards.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
6 complimentary tickets with reserved seating of your choice, listed as ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, in our playbill, and all of the above.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (2 of 3 left)
Listed as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER in our playbill, all above mentioned rewards, PLUS I will give a pre-show performance of a song of your choice AND TORCH AND BLUE will take you out for a late night snack at YAFFA CAFE, a Lower East Side relic after the show.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012