I received and read the first professional critiques of my play, +POSITIVE. The critiques come from 2 theatre critics with a well respected New York theater company. It is difficult... Read more
Public Reading from +POSITIVE at Barnes and Noble
I was very pleased to be invited by the Monongalia Arts Center to share an excerpt of +POSITIVE at a public reading hosted by Barnes and Noble here in Morgantown.... Read more
+POSITIVE Playwriting Competition Update
I found out how my play, +POSITIVE, did in one of the national competitions I entered it into. I did not win a prize. But in... Read more
Our Plans From Here...All this because of YOU !
Thank you to each and everyone of you. It's taken a while for me to process all this. It was the topic of my my most recent therapy session.... Read more
"We are ready, Mr. Director!"
This is just part of a wonderful and talented cast. Max Gould (Younger Rog), Jeremy Madia (College Boy, Ben), Justin Grow (Keith, Cal, Mark).
And,... Read more
Sister Florence Nightmare, R.N. and Sister Soami of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc.
I am so excited that Sister Florence will be speaking to us again beginning Thursday.
I learned of her from those who knew her personally, fellow Sisters.
Sister Soami was... Read more
3 Days Until Opening Night
It's been a bit since I posted an update. To be honest, with you, my supporters, I am very nervous, as is understandable, I guess :)
There is... Read more
An Incredible Rehearsal shows Incredible Talent
We ran a majority of the show for the first time. I saw my words come to life. Others are living a story of my creation. You probably... Read more
First Rehearsal On-Stage
This was the first time we were on stage. It was a wonderfully exciting and moving experience.
In the first pic we have our Director, Joey Madia working on the... Read more
Tickets now available to public
Tickets for the April 11, 12 and 13th staged reading performances of + POSITIVE are now available for purchase.
Call (304) 292-3325 to purchase your tickets.
Or go to: http://www.monartscenter.com/shop to purchase your... Read more
With the unexpected and appreciated anonymous gift of framing lumber (picture 1), Richard (picture 2) is finishing the third rectangle (picture 3) for the set design.
Thank you Anonymous and... Read more
LAST CHANCE FOR ADVANCED TICKETS
Today is the final day for you to take advantage of advanced ticket purchase for contributors only.
Purchase your ticket now by calling the Monongalia Arts Center at 304 292-3325.... Read more
Get a FREE "+ POSITIVE" sticker
Would you like a FREE "+ POSITIVE" sticker to help spread the word about the play? It looks really cool.
To celebrate the beginning of ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASING, you... Read more
Show off your shirt and sticker IN THE WILD!
Did you receive your shirt or sticker? Show them off.
Please post a reply showing off your sticker and shirt IN THE WILD!
You can also share IN THE WILD... Read more
Your Contributions at Work !
Our set construction experts are hard at work building the set components for the staged-reading in April.
In the first picture, we have Richard Dumas doing his set construction wood... Read more
Rewards have been sent out!
REWARDS HAVE BEEN MAILED:
If you contributed at the "Main Character" level and above and completed the survey I sent you, your reward has been sent. Watch the mail! If... Read more
To Each of You!
You have each turned my dream into reality. Thank you...each and every one!
- Ricky Du
- Julie and Robby
- Robert Eldred
- Kent Moreno
- Rich Bottles, Jr.
- TD Barna
- Charles Wolf ... Read more
SUCCESS! Because of YOU!
You did it! We have succeeded in achieving our fundraising target!
The dream of telling my story and the story of others no longer here will be reality. The play,... Read more
May I thank you on the + POSITIVE Facebook page?
I would like to do a post on Facebook Thursday evening thanking each contributor by name.
Please reply to this message and tell me what name would like me... Read more
Another sample of the script!
+ POSITIVE, Beginning of ACT III
"I remembered laying in that bed years ago, replaying over and over in my head the revival preacher’s condemnation.
WONDERFUL GOAL UPDATE!
WE JUST HIT 70% !!!
We have 30 percent left to reach our fundraising target.
So welcome to our 49th contributor.
Welcome to our 47th contributor!
We are now at 65% of our target.
But, I need your help in spreading the word about this project so that we... Read more
3 characters are reborn
Last night 3 characters were given life for the first time.
Dad, Lil' Rog, and Sister Florence.
We watched videos of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. We read the... Read more
BEST GOAL UPDATE YET!!!
Great news my friends!
We have reached the halfway point in our target! The goal is in sight. We have always believed we were going to achieve this.
Keep passing... Read more
The music of + POSITIVE
If you want to hear the mood and tone of the play, take a listen to this low quality recording of Matt McGuire from his weekend performance at the historic... Read more
We have reached 38% of our goal! Thank you to our newest generous contributors. Your confidence in us inspires our work. Thank you.
Hi, you beautiful people, you!
We just reached 36% of our target.
We are getting there, one step at a time. Your confidence in this project is inspiring us to... Read more
A BROTHER DIES: Roger Banks reading from his new play, + POSITIVE
Hello Friends and Supporters,
I have chosen a small portion of the script to share which is very meaningful to me.
This reading is a thank you to all of... Read more
We have reached 33% of our goal!
To celebrate, the author will be posting a gift to all of you here on Kickstarter as an update. The playwright... Read more
Well known West Virginia Muscician to Guest Stars in the role of "Rock Star" in the play, + POSITIVE
Regionally well known musical artist Matt Mcguire will guest starring in the role of Rock Star for the upcoming production of + POSITIVE.
Matt McGuire is a musician that sings... Read more
We just hit 30% of our target fundraising goal for the production of the play, + POSITIVE If you could, please pass our project on to others you know. Maybe... Read more
How will my money I contribute to the play be spent?
Click on the link to find out.
We have reached 27% of our target! We are achieving the goal step by step. Keep spreading the word, if you would. And thank you again. We just completed... Read more
Your are included too :)
Hello Friends and Supporters,
We are offering a special reward to 3 new contributors by midnight Wednesday. Contributors at the Main Character level and above will receive a special selection... Read more
We have just hit the $1,000 mark in our fundraiser! We have reached 20% of our goalfor this play to be reality. This is due to the... Read more
"Plea for help" or "Bad Jerry Lewis imitation?" You decide.
Richard really does put up with a lot from "that man." Everyone knows writers are "special." Right?
Pass this on to your friends and family for a chuckle.
Audio Reading from the play, + POSITIVE
What would it have been like to be one of the first people with AIDS, even before it had its name?
Listen and learn from this audio reading from... Read more
Goal Update...and WHAT AN UPDATE!
In just one full day of this fundraising campaign, we have achieved 10 percent of our target. They say the first 48 hours of a Kickstarter campaign are... Read more
We just received our first contribution. And what a way to start. It is a contribution at the Producer Level. Thank you.
Today, right now, we begin the 30 day Kickstarter Campaign in support of my play, + POSITIVE.
Thank you for your cotribution.
If you would, please share this project and... Read more