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YOU bring  Wake Up, You're Dead! to life...WE get you the hottest ticket in town! Nightmare: NYC's most horrifying Haunted House--FREE!
YOU bring Wake Up, You're Dead! to life...WE get you the hottest ticket in town! Nightmare: NYC's most horrifying Haunted House--FREE!
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We have raised $2000, we need more. SIMPLE: you scratch our backs, we'll scratch yours.

La MaMa ETC Presents our new piece "Wake Up, You're Dead" as a part of La MaMa Puppet Series (an international puppet festival.) YES! We are slated to open October 29th, 2010. Production began this summer to bring an interactive theatrical spectacle, in the stye of Blue Man Group and De Le Guarda, to the NYC stage. We dreamed big, and we're makin' it happen.

Aaron Haskell - our fearless leader - has created Wake Up, You're Dead! a Halloween-flavored creation myth, performed as a dark ceremony by a weird tribe.  The Ancestors--Haskell's own version of the Greek Titans--are life-sized creatures that create great balls of light (the life force).  Mankind is born by sliding down a Jungian sluice to the earth.  There are black light effects, dancing skeletons, stop motion film, primal movement, Butoh and modern dance.  Puppets bring puppeteers to life and vice-versa. It's all staged as a boisterous party to celebrate life that will have you on your feet.

WOW! Right?

Our Plan.
We have called on our friends at NIGHTMARE (thank you, Sir Timothy Haskell) to help us give you guys incentive to back our show. By supporting this underground show (at least $50) you will not only be a BADass, but we will get you in the door to Nightmare: Superstitions. Of course, the more cash you are willing to share, the more you will be rewarded. Handsomely.

Where YOUR Cash goes.
The $2150 (our Kickstart goal) will go to: 18 costumes, puppet materials (bamboo, fabric, joints, foam, latex...) masks, black lights, space rentals for rehearsals (a biggie), promotional materials, aerial hammock, rigging, stop motion materials and lastly paying the artists for their amazing creativity, energy, and tremendously hard work (6 dancers / puppeteers and 3 musicians.)

If we are blessed enough to surpass our goal, we will be able to make the show on a larger scale: more elaborate puppets, more durable materials, better costumes, more lights, more musicians.... You get it. We dream big people.

Join us.

With Sincere Thanks,
Your BAD Team

more info:

http://www.BrooklynArtDepartment.com

http://www.hauntedhousenyc.com/

http://www.LaMama.org

http://www.Facebook.com (LIKE us! Brooklyn Art Department page)

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    Shout out on our website and a special thanks in our Wake Up, You're Dead! (WUYD!) playbill.

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    In addition to a shout out and special thanks, a signed production postcard by the Director and Creator Aaron Haskell .

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    Shout out on our website and our Facebook page. A special thanks in our WUYD! playbill. A DVD of the stop-motion film in WUYD! along with a figurine replica (4") of the star of the film.

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    Your name under the FRIEND level of support in our playbill and website. DVD and Figurine. One ticket to NYC's NIGHTMARE HAUNTED HOUSE (a $35 value).

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    PARTNER level of support in our playbill and website. DVD and Figurine. 1VIP ticket (NO WAIT, go to the front of the line!) to NYC's NIGHTMARE HAUNTED HOUSE (a $60 value). A personal invitation to the opening night party in NYC for the cast, crew and supporters of WUYD!

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    PATRON level of support in our playbill and website. DVD and Figurine. 2 tickets to NYC's NIGHTMARE HAUNTED HOUSE (a $70 value). A personal invitation to the opening night party in NYC for the cast, crew and supporters of WUYD!

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    SPONSOR level of support in our playbill and website. DVD and Figurine. 2 VIP tickets to NYC's NIGHTMARE HAUNTED HOUSE (a $120 value). A personal invitation to the opening night party. A signed and framed original sketch by Aaron Haskell of one of the puppets in WUYD!

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    BENEFACTOR level of support in our program and website. DVD and Figurine. 2 VIP tickets to NYC's Nightmare Haunted house (a $120 value). A personal invitation to the opening and closing night parties of WUYD! A one of a kind pastel drawing signed by Aaron Haskell of one of the skeleton puppets (33"x17").

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    YOUR AN ANGEL! Your name will be printed under the ANGEL level of support in our program and website... Your name and bio will be also be listed on the first page of the playbill's cast and crews bios (if you desire). DVD and Figurine. 2 VIP tickets to NYC's Nightmare Haunted house. A personal invitation to the opening and closing night parties of WUYD! as well as personal invitations to all future BAD production private parties and special events. Receive a hand-made 5' Cornflake replica puppet (the star puppet of WUYD! ... shown in the profile picture of this project.)

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