Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 31, 2012.

Update #7

Abyss audio

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Dear Abyss supporters,

As you hopefully all have heard, Abyss was tremendously successful on many levels. We succeeded in challenging so many of the boundaries typically present around Yale events, Yale-New Haven events, collaborations between multiple schools at Yale, and of course, most importantly, the boundaries between multiple forms of live entertainment including classical music especially. We are eager to keep development of this show moving in the future, and have been taking small but important steps toward that goal. In the meantime, we wanted to link you to the soundtrack to the show, as promised: It is, of course, a live recording so everything is somewhat distant from the microphones but it should still be a clear document of the music from the show. We are combing through massive amounts of video now, eager to put something visual up on the website within a few weeks, which we will certainly alert you about as well.

Thanks so much for your support and belief in our project. Please get in touch with us about anything, as we owe the world to you.



Update #6

Ticketing site


In our last email, we linked to the abyss website and eventbrite. For some reason, clicking on that link causes an error, yet if you copy that exact URL into your browser you will see that it works. So please do that, or just go to and follow the link from there. Thanks and sorry for the spam.

Update #5

Final show dates March 28-31


Dear Backers,

Thanks so much for your patience -- this will be our last message to you, our backers. Everything is finally back on track and we are opening March 28th, in our Park Street storefront venue in New Haven. Our show will run for 10 performances during March 28-31, and if you are able to attend, I urge you to reserve seats now, which you can do at

Other info about the show is available as always at which will be updated shortly with the entire list of cast, ensemble, and crew.


The Abyss Team

Update #4

Snowpocalypse - Abyss postponed to March


Dear backers,

Due to circumstances resulting from the massive snowstorm which completely shut down the northeast 10 days ago, Abyss has been postponed from its original dates. We want to alert you not to schedule travel plans for the original dates if you were planning on that. The show will likely be running from March 28th-March 31st. We'l be back in touch with final info about that within about a week. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you--we have been very frustrated by the situation but it's looking as though things will work out well in the end. Thanks for your patience and your support.

In the meantime check out our new promotional video by Jeffrey Star and our new logo by Rachel Kauder-Nalebuff at our website:


Stephen and Charlie

Update #3 - For backers only

Update re: venue

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    Guess what! We'll reserve you seats for any night of your choosing and list your name in our program.

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    Alright! We will give you a signed copy of some of the documents from our planning stages of the show--drafts of the script, drafts of musical scores, behind the scenes stuff!

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    What do you know! We'll incorporate in image of you (or some other image if you want to keep your likeness private) into our visuals projections that occur during our show. The context for this will probably be terrifying though.

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    Nice! Stephen will write you an original song using your name as all of the lyrics.

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    Hey hey! We'll take you to dinner in appreciation for all your support. We may also involve you in the audience participation part of the live performance, with your permission, of course.

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