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A spectacular new site-specific work combining sculpture, costumes, music, sound, and theater. On a boat.
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    Thanks! We'll list your name as a backer on the show website and in the book documenting the show.

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    A Funny Thing Happened ... One joke told over the phone or left on your voicemail just for you. By Dreary Coast actor and New York comedienne Jo Firestone.

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    The Brooding Score. George Graham's original music: fitful, moody, and layered with decayed transmissions from another world. MP3s delivered by download.

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    Black Metal Button Pack. Three Dreary Coast buttons delivered to your home. Skulls! Owls! Hard-to-Read Type! Instant punk cred.

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    Another Day. A classic skull patch in high heavy metal D&D style. Suitable for jean jackets and burnouts of all ages. Embroidered. By Dreary designer Jason Engdahl.

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    Handmade Zine. The Dreary Coast collected. This self-printed zine by Jeff Stark features the original script, production notes, photos from the show, and a one-of-a-kind cover. Signed. Limited edition.

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    Swoon Papercuts. Laser cut artwork on a heavyweight, acid-free stock. Various shapes and sizes, 4-5 inches in diameter. Eight designs randomly awarded -- unless you want all eight.

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    Dreary Coast Show Poster. Designed by Jason Engdahl of Enamel Design and screen-printed by hand. Gorgeous!

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    Dreary Coast Demon Pack: A grab bag of goodies, including the punk pins, the zine, the music, and your name in the credits.

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    The Garment. A Gowanus t-shirt. Super soft, preshrunk 100-percent organic cotton -- the perfect four-season shirt, built to last by a workwear factory. Hand printed in Brooklyn using formaldehyde-free discharge inks. Original drawings by Mikey 907, design by Jason Engdahl.

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    Obols. Charon requires two coins to step on to his skiff. Artist Chelsea Wagner designed and created a custom set suitable for charming, key-chaining, or necklacing. The same used in our show.

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    Dreary Coast Demigod Pack: A grabbier bag of goodier goodies, including the silkscreen poster, the pressed coins, the punk pins, the zine, the music, and, hey, thanks!

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    Magic Compass Tarot Reading. Exclusively for the Dreary Coast, friend of the show Veronica Varlow reads your cards using her Grandmother's favorite tarot spread, the Magic Compass. A half-hour tarot session via Skype. Bonus: Includes one free admission to the Parlor online weekly reading.

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    Dreary Coast God Pack: The grabbiest bag of goodies, including the Gowanus t-shirt, the silkscreen poster, the pressed coins, the punk pins, the zine, the music, the pronunciation guide, and our eternal thanks.

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    Artist Print. Limited hand-printed fine art edition by Jeff Stark from his Dreary Coast research in 2012. Printed by Kayrock Screenprinting in Brooklyn. Signed limited edition.

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    Hot Stuff! Audiobook erotica writer and narrator Pepper Laramie (the secret alias of one of our Dreary Coast crew), will write an erotic short story based on your desires, fetishes, and dreams -- and record it just for you.

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    The Design. 25 hours with a professional set decorator. Sarah McMillan (Shortbus, Kill Your Darlings, Last Days) consults on the design of your apartment, dock, rooftop, grotto, or illicit speakeasy. Includes her dedicated time and a field search for the objects you need.

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    The Manuscript. Custom printed and hand-bound by book artist Shannon Kerner. Featuring Jeff Stark's original script, production notes, and photos from the show in a luxurious, one-of-a-kind handsewn book with a leather cover and gold tooling. Signed. One of a kind.

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    Dreary Feast. Dine like the king and queen of the underworld at a delectable five-course meal for two inspired by the play and served at Hades' regal table -- the same one used on set in our show. Dinner prepared by Chelsea Wagner and served by demons. Includes a live performance from the brooding score. Tailored to your dietary needs.

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    In Memory. The Dreary Coast features lavish pageants for two dead souls. Chip in 1K and one of them will be you. Specifically, we'll cast a mask or make an altar representing you. After the show, you get the mask or the altar to keep. Mask by Tracy Gilman. Altar by Chelsea Wagner.

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    Ice Queen. Screenprint with hand painting on paper pasted to found object. By Dreary Coast raft designer Caledonia Curry, also known as Swoon. Signed. 2013. NOTE: This piece is currently in progress. The finished piece will be roughly 20" x 30"

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    Devouring. Hand-printed block print on paper with hand painting, pasted to wood. By Dreary Coast raft designer Caledonia Curry, also known as Swoon. 2013. 36” x 44.5”

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    Persephone and Hades. Epic-scale paper cut out. Scrupulously hand cut over two months from a single sheet of black paper, mounted to muslin backing. 12' by 25'. By New York artist imminent disaster.

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    Mind King: Two tickets to Title:Point theater company's upcoming show, The Mind King, at Brooklyn DIY venue Silent Barn. Title:Point includes Theresa Buchheister and Ryan Downey, two actors in the Dreary Coast. Any night between September 25 and October 4.

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    Scum. Limited-edition handmade representations of real-life Gowanus filth. Crocheted by hand by prop-master Chelsea Wagner. Adorable.

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    The Oracle: One of humanity's oldest books, the I-Ching offers sublime counsel in response to one or two specific questions about your life. This reward is for a 30-45 minutes consultation anywhere in New York City. Hexagram divined using Chinese coin oracle. By Dreary Coast Audio Experience Designer Justin Lange.

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    Lethe. The Lethe is the pure spring of forgetfulness. Not of pain, but of its release. This reward delivers a vessel of home-brewed honey mead -- the Lethe as interpreted by the artist Danielle Hlatky. Comes in a nice bottle with a set of her custom glass-blown skull tumblers.

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    Private Screen-Printing Class. A three-hour session for you at Aftermath Editions printshop at Silent Barn. Walk away with know-how, an instructions zine, and your unique artwork on paper, fabric, or t-shirt. With Arielle Avenia.

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    VIP Tickets. We think shows should be as cheap as possible. That said, we're reserving 14 sets of VIP advance tickets for this show. Right now this is the only way to get tickets for the Dreary Coast. The VIP pair includes special attention on the night of the show and a wicked takeaway. Limited availability, variable dates. We'll work it out via email.

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    Tree-House Picnic for Six. Set-designer and sculptor Nick Chatfield-Taylor invites you and your friends to this handmade treehouse in Red Hook. Simple menu. Simple drinks. And hanging out in a one-of-a-kind place.

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    The Print: Gowanus Canal photograph by New York photojournalist William Miller, from his series of images taken from bridges across this polluted waterway. Custom printed for the Dreary Coast on quality 13 x 19" Hahnemuhle paper.

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    Look Tough. A framed, medium-format square portrait of you taken along the picturesque Gowanus Canal. Shot by constant collaborator Tod Seelie, whose last photography book was called one of the best of the year by the NY Times. Are you a moody guy or a tough chick? You are now.

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    Drink Deeply. Cocktails for two served on a raft on the Gowanus Canal. The proprietor behind the Night Heron water tower speakeasy, ND Austin, will be your bartender. Enjoy tippling on a raft designed by the artist Swoon. (Note: Raft access is October 2014 only; later delivery of this reward will be scheduled for another watercraft.)

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    See You at the Finish Line. Signed and dated silkscreen printed on newsprint and backed on archival handmade paper. 18 x 24." By New York artist Duke Riley.

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    Secret Dinner. Secret dinner for two in a spectacular, off-limits location. Includes a portrait of the couple. By Jeff Stark.

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