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We're a gang of theatre artists dead set on rocking the 2013 Fringe NYC with our dystopian dark comedy.
We're a gang of theatre artists dead set on rocking the 2013 Fringe NYC with our dystopian dark comedy.
98 backers pledged $3,465 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi!

We're David Jacobi and Sarah Wansley. We do plays.

With your support, we'll be able to bring our play, Ex Machina, to the 2013 Fringe NYC.

After a successful run at this year's Wagner New Play Festival, Aporia Theater and Monster Down! Theatre Company have joined forces to bring Ex Machina to the 2013 FRINGE NYC! 

Ex Machina is one in a three part play series exploring labor in the US and in China. We're fully committed to this project because it's a play that needs to be seen. It's timely, it's challenging, and it's a whole lot of fun.

Set in a super-phone factory on the edge of a trash-filled ravine, two factory drones learn to coexist while under threat from brutal anti-union politics, drunk security guards, and a sexy anarchist unfettered by the laws of physics. A dark dystopian comedy about dancing, old people candy, and the thrill of rebellion.

This play is starring:

Danvir Singh Grewal as Mason

Tommy Crawford as Loomis

Kim Blanck as ???

Michael Socrates Moran as Security Guard

We've also been lucky enough to collaborate with talented designers Lily Bartenstein, Emily Jankowski, Natalie Khuen, Sam Mitchell, and Janet O'Neill. 

Also, our stage manager, Kate Guthrie, is not only an amazing stage manager, she's been a vital member of the development process.

Our play is ready to go. We've got our cast, and all of the designers and collaborators are staying on board to do this play in NY. However, bringing a show from California to NY is going to be difficult. That's where you come in.

Your generous donation is going to the following:

Production costs (Set, costumes, props, transportation, etc): $1115

Rehearsal Space:  $500

Fringe Costs (Participation fees, insurance, etc): $835

Marketing: $550

I know what you're thinking. "Where's the part where you list how much you're paying the artists and crew?" 

We've happily taken care of that.

Paying artists is something we at Aporia Theater and Monster Down! Theatre Company are strongly committed to, and thanks to a generous grant from UC San Diego's Theatre and Dance Department, all of our collaborators are getting paid for their hard work. 

Every dollar we receive will be spent by our intelligent, calculating, frugal staff. The best way we feel we can thank you for your generosity is stretch every precious dollar to the breaking point.

Thank you for your time, thank you for your consideration, and thank you for funding this play.

See you in New York!

For more information, please go to www.monsterdowntheatre.org and www.aporiatheater.com

Risks and challenges

Part of the kickstarter money is going to incidentals. Any extra costs that go beyond our initial budget fall on us, and we're extremely confident that we can make this play happen should the usual (and unusual) risks and challenges occur during the stages of producing this play.

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    A personalized haiku, written by playwright David Jacobi, sent out to the world via social media.

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    All the above, plus a commemorative bag of old people candy presented to you by the cast and crew of Ex Machina after the show.

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    All of the above, Executive Producing Credit, 10 free tickets, and you get to leave with THE MACHINE, an original art piece (and the preeminent prop piece) created by Natalie Khuen.

    (Most provide own means to transport the object. We will happily assist in loading.)

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