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Speed Curses is a psychically crushing performance extravaganza and manifesto about art-making in the form of an operatic baseball game
Speed Curses is a psychically crushing performance extravaganza and manifesto about art-making in the form of an operatic baseball game
58 backers pledged $7,553 to help bring this project to life.

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To All Our Backers & Supporters:

Tonight is our final performance of "Speed Curses" at Collar Works Art Space. Thank you so much for making this possible. Also, we would love to see you at the show tonight if you are able: 444 River Street, Troy, NY at 8pm. We are attaching some production photos for those of you who can't make it out to Troy.

Thanks Again & Much Love,

The Speed Curses Team

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To all our backers-

We are about to begin rehearsals in Upstate NY, and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of collaborators from NYC, L.A., and TX! 

We received our first bit of press a few days ago from The Times Union in Albany, NY:

We would like to thank our recent backers from the bottom of our hearts:

Thomas Luke Flynn

Alana Macias


Marsha Depew

Jim Huntley

Karen Knight

Jules Herr

Andrew Lush

Amanda Yates

Kat Ochsner

Caffe Lena

Erik Ehn

Leslie Tamaribuchi

Elizabeth Eckert

Yours Sincerely, 

Josh Chambers & Speed Curses


To All Speed Curses Backers:

We are about 1 week from beginning rehearsals at Collar Works and wanted to take this opportunity to inform you of developments and to thank our recent backers. We have finished the production design, script and score, and are beginning the process of building and installation in the Collar Works gallery. 

Last night, we opened the Speed Curses Art Show at The Uncommon Grounds Gallery at 1235 Western Ave in Albany, NY. The show features 30 12" by 12" collages, which are available as rewards for backers at the $300 level and above. The show will run until Feb. 26th, and then move to their Saratoga Springs location until April 1st. 

We would like to thank our most recent supporters:

Brian DePersia

Lars America Jan

Jesse Bonnell

Lisa Viertel

Abra Brayman

Laura & John Goodman


Alexa Schumann

Steve Coats

Mike Chambers

Michael Rapp

Thank you all for your support. We have 8 days left in our campaign, are very excited about beginning our rehearsal process, and would very much appreciate you spreading the word to your friends and colleagues, if you are so inclined.

All the best,

The Speed Curses Team

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Happy New Year!

Speed Curses is exactly 2 weeks away from starting rehearsals and we are deep into pre-production: shaping the script, recording the score, finalizing design, and doing preliminary press. The team will begin to join forces in Upstate NY as soon as Jan. 18th to begin preliminary musical rehearsals and analyze a series of baseball games.

We would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts:

Gary Bronz

Carl Hancock Rux

Katharine A. Hooper

Meredith Lynsey Schade

Jonathan Ceniceroz

Colin Boyd

Maggie Soladay


Ed Hamilton

Ed and Barb

Katja Bock

Joe Chambers

Joseph Biancaniello

Mark Kardas

Bob Bloom

Michael Chambers

Betty Chambers

Brian Bauman

Jason Thomas


Heather Malkani

As we enter our final 2 weeks of the campaign, we hope that you will share this project with your friends and family, and will leave you with one of our short Curses:


There were three Mexican women
In the corner
Near a shuddering Jack Russell Terrier
The women were sobbing
And speaking in Spanish
The dog’s eyes were wild and nervous and concerned
And he wouldn’t let anyone hold him

I looked down at my hands
They were scratched and bruised
There was gauze and tape
On the inside of my arm

A fan was blowing
The radio was playing
“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”


Thanks to all-