Update: Hey potential backers, there's still time! Our goal of $1,850 was set as bare minimum to produce the show itself. With time running out, we need your help to take us from sleeping under a bridge to bunking in a hostel next to the bridge. There are still plenty of cool rewards left including personalized poetry, books, CDs and the prestigious Executive Producer credit. Thank you all for your ongoing support of the arts. Next stop: Capital Fringe!
Poetry Cabaret Collective is a band of poets, dancers, musicians, and other performers from Asheville, NC, who have the opportunity to spread their art and message of free expression. We have been invited to perform at Capital Fringe in Washington, D.C., this July, and we need your help to build our collective and take our show on the road.
We need to raise funds to send these artists and their middle fingers to D.C. It takes a lot to create our wild yet intelligent parties—production costs, lodging, lighting, merchandise, fuel for our fire eater, pasties for our dancers, pens for our poets, ramen, and other costs involved in pushing the show forward.
This is a major milestone for the Collective, a chance to perform before an international audience, to build our brand, and to tour. The show has blown minds and changed lives locally in iterations over the past five years, including at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival.
Please consider making a contribution of any mount to our Kickstarter fund, scope out our awesome prizes, and know that you will be making possible an unforgettable experience for our performers and audiences. Your investment in art is an investment in our world, especially in these scary times. Poetry Cabaret is fearless!
Risks and challenges
The show is risky, and risqué. Our fearless performers take risks in their words and motions, presenting deep and controversial work that creates space for vulnerability, urgency, and duende, in a setting that can be cathartic and healing for both audience and performers. We want our freedom of speech. We want our right to pursue happiness.
What's the risk if our show didn't exist? There would be a void. In an oppressive world, you need artists like us who push the boundaries, which gives you more breathing room. You've heard people chant, FORWARD TOGETHER. NOT ONE STEP BACK. That's what this show is about, moving forward together, culturally.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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