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Honor regional artists and playwrights! Help fund Starving Artist Productions' Charlotte premiere of DRACULA BITES!
Honor regional artists and playwrights! Help fund Starving Artist Productions' Charlotte premiere of DRACULA BITES!
67 backers pledged $5,022 to help bring this project to life.

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"Starving Artist Productions exists to nourish audiences with delectable, world-class entertainment experiences utilizing only the finest regionally grown talent and resources." 

So often we are content to use other cities and other cities' art as our barometer for success when we are graced right here in our backyard with world-class talent. In this case, the playwriting team of Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate, a mother and son duo (yep!), whose works have been staged throughout the country, but only one other time in their hometown. Now, help us bring their production DRACULA BITES to unlife for the first time in the Queen City!

Our campaign goal is only a starting point for the total costs associated with a stage production of this caliber. Here's a "big picture" look at what your total donations will cover during the fundraising period:

  • $5,000: entire cost of the cast and crew (including the director, stage manager, costumer, and lighting designer)
  • $7,500: all of the above, plus the costs of the material, design, and construction of the set as well as all the marketing associated with this performance
  • $10,000: all of the above, plus the space rental fees and the costumes/props
  • $12,500: all of the above, plus licensing fees, insurance, print material, and the Opening Night festivities

With your help, we can do this. Thanks for joining us on this journey!

Starving Artist is a multi-award-nominated production company in Charlotte, NC, producing works by regional artists. Their original production, THE BIRTH, was nominated Theater Event of the Year in 2010 and their 2012 production of DON'T CRY FOR ME, MARGARET MITCHELL was nominated for 6 Metrolina Theatre Awards, including Outstanding Comedy. Additionally, their short film LITTLE STAR was presented at the Charlotte Film Festival in 2011.

Risks and challenges

As with any live production, we run the risk of not having an audience. :) But we're confident that, with the help of our backers, we'll be able to minimize the potential risk of low attendance and STILL create a fantastic production AND honor all of the rewards being offered.

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    LOST BOYS: THE THIRST - Personalized email from a DRACULA BITES cast member IN CHARACTER!

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    TWILIGHT - Our Gratitude!

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    BLACULA - Your name on our website as a donor!

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    DRACULA 2000 - Your name on our website and in the DRACULA BITES playbill as a donor AND a DRACULA BITES poster featuring local illustrator Jake Page's amazing art!

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    FRIGHT NIGHT (2012) - We'll send you an UNDEVELOPED DISPOSABLE CAMERA with photos of the rehearsal process and backstage that literally no one else will ever see!

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    THE LOST BOYS - 1 TICKET to any performance of DRACULA BITES, excluding the Opening Night Celebration.

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    THE LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE - 1 TICKET to any performance of DRACULA BITES, excluding the Opening Night Celebration. PLUS we'll reserve your seat for you!

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    LET ME IN - 1 TICKET to DRACULA BITES Opening Night Celebration, featuring a cast talkback and catered by local eatery Grateful Table, PLUS pair of Halloween Vampire Teeth!

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    LET THE RIGHT ONE IN - 1 TICKET to DRACULA BITES Opening Night Celebration, featuring a cast talkback and catered by local eatery Grateful Table, PLUS pair of Halloween Vampire Teeth! PLUS we'll reserve your seat for you!

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    ONCE BITTEN - 2 TICKETS to any performance of DRACULA BITES excluding the Opening Night Celebration.

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    BLADE - 1 TICKET to DRACULA BITES Opening Night Celebration PLUS copy of Bram Stoker's DRACULA book signed by the cast!*

    *Book can be picked up night of performance

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    INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE - 1 TICKET to any performance of DRACULA BITES PLUS a WALK-ON ROLE in the show! (You are only committing to one performance. Non-speaking. Don't freak out, you'll have a handler help you. It'll be fun!!)

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    THE LAST MAN ON EARTH - 1 Ticket to both any performance of DRACULA BITES and 1 Ticket to THE BIRTH in December. **If you would like 2 of these, just give $100 at this level.**

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    FROM DUSK TIL DAWN - 2 TICKETS to DRACULA BITES Opening Night Celebration, featuring a cast talkback and catered by local eatery Grateful Table, PLUS pair of Halloween Vampire Teeth!

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    SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE - SEASON TICKET to 2013-2014 Starving Artist stage productions including DRACULA BITES, THE BIRTH, and BLESSED ASSURANCE.
    **SEASON TICKETS make great gifts!**

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    NOSFERATU - SEASON TICKET to 2013-2014 Starving Artist stage productions including DRACULA BITES, THE BIRTH, and BLESSED ASSURANCE ... + 1 of our brand new line of Starving Artist shirts, featuring our new tagline 'Stories you crave'
    **SEASON TICKETS make great gifts!**

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    BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER - 1 HOUR with the CAST AT YOUR WORKPLACE to perform a scene from and discuss the play with you and your co-workers. Nothing weird. PLUS 4 tickets to the show.
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    SALEM'S LOT - 5 SEASON TICKETS to our 2013-2014 Season (tickets will automatically be for all OPENING NIGHTS and THE BIRTH'S CELEBRATION NIGHT) ... PLUS 5 of the new SA t-shirts PLUS VIP Status in all Playbills

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Funding period

- (30 days)