I've created a modest, minimalist crowdfunded website to preview and review those shows that don't get enough coverage elsewhere. For every $10 in donations I get, I post another blog in the month of September. I will limit myself to no more than one per day. If interest continues into the months ahead, I'll set-up additional projects for future months. If interest ever drops below $60 per month, the project ends.
The Small Stage is off and running. Reader-funded news, reviews and interviews have had a really impressive response and I can’t thank you all enough.
So I’m all set and ready to go on my fund raising campaign for September. Once again it’s the same set-up: I’ll write another blog in September for every $10 that gets donated to me between now and the END of September. Fundraising remains open for the month of August. Any blogs paid for that I have been unable to get to by the end of August will roll over into September. Any blogs paid for in September that I'm unable to get to will roll over into October.
Here’s SOME of what I’d like to cover for next month:
--Renaissance Theaterworks' Br!ink New Plays Festival at the Broadway Theatre Center. New plays by midwestern women at the Broadway theater center.
--All-In Productions is going a staging of the rock musical Next To Normal. I’ve seen a couple of different productions of it before and can’t wait to see what Robby McGhee and company are going to do with it.
--At mid-month there’s a new Cabaret Milwaukee show : The Clockwork Man. Live staged vintage radio theatre goes steampunk? Sounds very cool.
--Under new leadership, the venerable Bay Players roll into a new season next month with a staging of Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten.
I'm looking into all of this and more for the month of September.
Risks and challenges
Okay, this is important:
For the sake of objectivity, I would request that any donations made to The Small Stage be made anonymously. I'm still getting to know my way around Kickstarter, but I think I'll probably have access to donor's names. (I don't think there's any way of avoiding that, I'm afraid.)
Even if I have the access, I'm not going to actually be looking at the names of donors, though.
That would just feel...weird...
Keeping donations as anonymous as possible would keep things from getting too...weird...so please accept my wishes on that by pledging anonymously as a guest to The Small Stage project.
Gust Pledging info and details on how to do so can be found here:
Guest Pledging to the project will allow me to maintain objectivity in reviews and coverage on the site.
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