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OdeaBy Odea
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OdeaBy Odea
First created
$1,727
pledged of $20,700pledged of $20,700 goal
38
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 31 2018 5:01 AM UTC +00:00

About

We exist to serve as a platform for voices of the LGBTQIA+ community by storytelling through a combination of live song and dance. It is through these art forms that we aim to empower members of this community and facilitate larger conversations concerning visibility of those who often are not seen or acknowledged in mainstream art.

This project began when we both realized the need to tell our own stories and our desire to do so through our art forms. As we began the process we knew that more queer voices like ours needed to be heard, and what better way to be heard than through live music and dance? We both are extremely passionate about this project and look forward to using our talents to bring it to life.  

The funds raised by this Kickstarter will be used to pay our artists and cover the space and materials needed to produce a live show. We know how difficult it can be to find paid work as an artist in a fast paced city like Chicago and our goal is to support as many artists as possible throughout the duration of this project. The funds raised will also be used to pay for rehearsal space and a performance venue as well as costumes for the dancers on stage. Our dream is to have a sold out performance and we need all the marketing we can get to make sure these stories can be told to the audience it deserves. 

We are so humbled to receive your donations and by your commitment to our storytelling dream.

We have carefully planned our budget out and are prepared to allocate these funds appropriately. Check the chart below to review our current budget outline.

 Check out our website here!

Our Timeline:

May 2018- Kickstarting

June 2018 - January 2019- Collecting stories, songwriting, and choreographing.

January - June 2019- Rehearsing

June 2019- Final Show

Risks and challenges

Telling other peoples stories is a huge responsibility and we are aware that we may not always get it right the first time. To make sure we are fairly and accurately representing our storytellers through the art we produce, we are providing them the opportunity to review the piece and recommend edits to the final product before it is performed for anyone else.

Collecting the stories that we will share is a very important part of our process. Our aim is to give a voice to queer people and put their lived experiences on the stage. Accuracy and objectivity are key elements. We want to make sure the artistic interpretation of the stories is without personal bias or opinion and remains truthful. We are working with a good friend who will help us stay close to the narrative without blurring the lines. Tyler Choate is a speech-language pathologist who has special interest in storytelling as a therapeutic practice. Tyler has worked with the Trevor Project among other fantastic institutions serving the LGBTQIA+ community. He will be working with local organizations to find people who are interested in sharing their stories with us. We will then create a safe space where these storytellers can be empowered to share their truth. Finally, Tyler will compile the stories and prepare them for the creative process. We are very excited to have Tyler on board!

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    Dance Class with Kiefer + Rehearsal

    For your donation, we would love to hang out with you in a dance class led by Kiefer Otto. Let's move! You will also have the opportunity to attend a rehearsal of your choice to see our work in progress.

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    Exec. Producer Credit + Front Row Seats

    For your donation we will give you an executive producer credit and a complimentary front row seat for our show so you can have the full experience.

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    For your donation we will give you an executive producer credit and a complimentary front row seat for our show so you can have the full experience. You will also have the opportunity to attend any rehearsal you wish throughout the process and we will send you weekly updates on our progress.

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Funding period

- (30 days)