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LA based IAMA Theatre Company needs your support for their upcoming 2013/2014 bicoastal season!

IAMA Theatre Company needs your support to produce our 2013-2014 season!

Since 2007, IAMA has been producing unique new works, introducing Los Angeles to emerging contemporary American theatre artists. Throughout our brief history, IAMA has produced work that is not only relevant to a younger generation but also accessible and affordable to a broad audience. And now we need some help as we spread our wings and (attempt to) enter the national theatre conversation. 

We have recently announced our 2013-2014 season and fundraising goal – we must raise $30,000 by the middle of October in order to re-mount IAMA's World Premiere productions of Christian Durso's SHINER and Louise Munson's DO LIKE THE KIDS DO opening December 5th, 2013 in New York City. Following our New York run, IAMA returns to Los Angeles to present the LA premiere of Jon Caren's THE RECOMMENDATION, opening February 6, 2014. In the Spring, we will continue the tradition of IAMAFest, an annual new play festival where we aim to work with new collaborators and expand the IAMA Family.

We need some financial love from all you guys in order to pay for the theatre rental, sets, lights, sound, costumes, plane tickets -- it all adds up and anything helps so we can turn the lights on, share these exciting new plays with new audiences and gather supporters who care about a world filled with exciting, innovative and challenging art.  

Please consider a TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation at any level to help ensure the development of contemporary American Theatre!

A friendly Kickstarter reminder - we get NOTHING if we aren't fully funded, so EVERY DOLLAR counts!

For more information on past seasons, company members, reviews, how to get involved and more, please visit: 

IAMA Theatre Company is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE fiscal sponsorship program.

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IAMA Theatre Company was founded in Los Angeles in 2007. After 6 successful years as a company, we are ready to expand the scope of our work to a national scale. IAMA intends to produce an exciting, yet carefully calculated season which will grow the company exponentially, but steadily.

We may face obstacles such as seeking out new vendors, sticking to production deadlines while working within a frugal budget, and learning the ropes in a new city. However, this is the beauty of live theater. It's ever changing. And IAMA knows how to adapt.

With your help, this season will be a year of growth, change, and opportunity for young artists to cultivate and share IAMA's collective theatrical voice with audiences in Los Angeles and New York.


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    You'll get our eternal gratitude and a THANK YOU on IAMA's website.

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    ......IAMA Juvenilia...... You'll get our eternal gratitude, a THANK YOU on IAMA's website and since we have no shame, a digital download of a poster featuring a hand drawn picture of Kurt Cobain by Laila Ayad (IAMA Founding Member and actress in SHINER) collaged with a ton of embarrassing teenage photos of IAMA Company Members. You know, the kind that the kids in SHINER would refuse to show a soul...or be too cool to take in the first place.

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    ......Exclusive Archival Video...... You're an IAMA PATRON and we appreciate you! Your name will be listed at the PATRON donor level on the IAMA Website, you will have our eternal gratitude and will be granted exclusive access to our archives! You'll receive a private link to a video of our favorite moments from productions from the past six seasons. This is a rare opportunity to relive live theater and take a look back through the history of IAMA to see how we've grown. Video will include clips from: Cinephilia, Reverb, Surfer Girl, Bachelorette, Assistance, Accidental Blonde, Shiner, Do Like The Kids Do, and 60 Miles to Silverlake.

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    ......LIMITED RUN T-SHIRT...... You're an IAMA FAN and will be listed as such on the IAMA Website. In addition to our eternal gratitude, and the private archival video, you'll also get a limited edition, hot off the presses, silk screened IAMA Theatre Company T-Shirt, designed exclusively for our Kickstarter supporters!

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    ......SPECIAL EDITION IAMA SCRIPT...... You're an IAMA FRIEND and will be listed as such on the IAMA website. In addition to our eternal gratitude, you'll receive your choice of either a SHINER, DO LIKE THE KIDS DO, or THE RECOMMENDATION script signed by our company members!

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    ......AN EVENING BEHIND THE SCENES...... You're also an IAMA FRIEND and will be listed as such on the IAMA website. In addition to our eternal gratitude, at this level, you and a plus one are invited to the dress rehearsal of either THE RECOMMENDATION or IAMAFest. You will also get two opening night reserved seats to one of the LA based shows for the 2013-2014 season and are invited to the opening night party after! (Travel to/from LA is not included)

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    ......IAMA ONE ON ONE....... You're an IAMA STAR and will be listed as such on the IAMA website. IAMA's company members are multi talented. Let us share our skills with you. Along with our eternal gratitude, this donation level gets you your choice of one of the following: Lunch with Katie Lowes (IAMA Founding Member and star of ABC's Scandal), Personal Training Session with Amy Rosoff (IAMA Founding Member and Celebrity Trainer), Build your own website tutorial with Adam Shapiro (IAMA Founding Member and IAMA Website/Marketing Man Extraordinaire), Mixology tutorial with Laila Ayad (IAMA Founding Member and former Restaurant and Bar manager of celebrity favorite AMMO) and Margaux Susi (IAMA Company Member and Celebrity Event Planner). Please note which you would like when claiming your reward. Reward must be redeemed by the end of the 2013-2014 season. (All rewards at this level are LA based and travel is not included, except Personal Training with Amy Rosoff, which may be redeemed in LA or NY based on availability)

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    ......PRODUCER FOR A NIGHT...... You're an IAMA STAR and an entire performance will be made possible by YOU! In addition to our eternal gratitude and being listed on IAMA's website as an IAMA STAR, at this level, a performance is made possible by YOU. At one performance of a show of your choice this season (SHINER or DO LIKE THE KIDS DO in NYC or THE RECOMMENDATION or IAMAFest in LA) , we will show our appreciation in a live pre-show THANK YOU announcement, written acknowledgment in a program insert, and 6 reserved seat tickets to the performance. You'll also be able to replay our gratitude forever by watching a personalized video message to YOU from IAMA company members. (Travel to/from NY or LA is not included)

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    ......COMMAND PERFORMANCE...... At this level, you're a real IAMA LEGEND and will be recognized as such on IAMA's website. You'll also have our our eternal gratitude, but perhaps most exciting is that IAMA will perform for YOU and up to 10 guests. Choose ANY play and IAMA Company members will come to your house ready to party and perform the piece on a mutually agreed upon date! (LA only, or your personal travel is not included)

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    ......LITERARY IMMORTALITY...... Did you ever know that you're our hero?? You will be listed as an IAMA HERO on the website, receive a printed thank you in all programs all season long, AND you'll be immortalized in theater history! In one of the next original plays written by an IAMA company member, a character will be named after YOU! Due to the brilliance of our playwrights, your name is likely to be uttered across stages for years to come. You'll even get a signed copy of the script by our company members once it is written! And of course, let us not forget, you will also have our eternal gratitude.

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