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LA-based theatre organization creating a home for wanderers, dreamers, and explorers through intimate stage adventures. vagabondla.org
LA-based theatre organization creating a home for wanderers, dreamers, and explorers through intimate stage adventures. vagabondla.org
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VAGABOND needs your support to produce the first show of our first season!

VAGABOND is a family of wanderers, dreamers, and explorers who create a tangible home through art and theatre. This home is grounded in the words of great writers: those old, those new, and those yet to be discovered. It is maintained by emerging storytellers and artists who are courageous in their approach, revived by innovation, and hungry to explore universal truths.

We have recently announced our inaugural show, 9 CIRCLES, by Bill Cain.  The show, directed by Alexis Jacknow, opens at The Sherry Theater in North Hollywood on September 12th, 2014.  In order to get this show, and the start of our first season, off the ground we've set a fundraising goal of $5,000.  With the cost of our first production mostly covered by this projected income, all of the profits would roll over to our second production in the season - which is currently TBD. 

Bringing these wayward artists together to create a truly transporting experience isn't cheap!  We need all of you wanderers and dreamers out there to dig deep in those pockets and perhaps forego that $4 latte for a couple days.  Your coffee money is needed in order to pay for the theatre rental, sets, lights, sound, costumes, gas stipends, insurance -- it all adds up!

Please consider a TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation at any level to help ensure the development of contemporary American Theatre! 

VAGABOND is a project of Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE program. Your donation to Vagabond is tax deductible under Pasadena Arts Council’s Tax ID number 95-25407259.

A friendly Kickstarter reminder - we get NOTHING if we aren't fully funded, so EVERY DOLLAR counts!

For more information on Vagabond, its company members, 9 CIRCLES, or how to get involved, please visit: www.vagabondla.org

Risks and challenges

When it comes to launching a new theatre organization, there are many challenges, including: locking in spaces for rehearsals and performances, securing performance rights, ensuring compliance with regulatory bodies like AEA, and establishing relevance in the midst of existing companies.

VAGABONDs are wanderers, dreamers, and explorers seeking companions who understand that the path is far more important than the destination – searching not for permanency, but for adventure.

We are all VAGABONDs and, as we embark on our next chapter, we find comfort in knowing that it is a journey not traveled alone.

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    A TOAST TO YOUR HEALTH
    • The VAGABOND company will welcome you into the family properly by making a toast to you on camera at the end of the project. One sip per backer, all done in one long, continuous take. Who knows, we might even start to use silly voices.

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    YOUR PRETTY FACE
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    • An artistic rendering of your portrait done in the very best of vagabond style. Send us a photo to reference, we’ll create your portrait. The portrait will appear in a digital collage on the website.

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    WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR $25?
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    • VAGABOND company members will say or do pretty much whatever you want for 20 seconds. We will send you the video file so you can upload to YouTube, play at parties, or send to friends. We will be your dancing monkey. (While we aim to please, do keep in mind safety, legality, and financial feasibility.)

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    YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED
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    • In the style of Drunk History, pick any well-known play and we’ll attempt to perform a scene from memory, having tossed back a number of giggle waters.

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    BEHIND THE SCENES
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    • Two tickets to the show with reserved seating and an opportunity to attend a rehearsal prior to opening.

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    IN YOUR SHOES
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    • Send us your shoes and one of us (you pick) will walk a mile in them and send you a video of the experience.

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    WE BRING IT TO YOU • All of the above plus…
    • Receive your own bindle, filled with goodies, signed by company members.
    • Living room Masterpiece Theatre! We will come to your house (or you can come to ours), cook you dinner, and after we are all nice and full, hold a reading of a play of your choice in your living room (You and your friends are welcome to read other characters as well).
    • **This performance must take place in the Los Angeles area on a mutually agreed upon date.

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    PAINT THE TOWN RED
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    • A night on the town with the company for you and a friend. This team of Vagabonds will take you wandering around to a variety of their favorite spots for an evening of good drink, grub, and entertainment.

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    YOU'RE OUR EXCLUSIVE VIP • All of the above plus… • An exclusive performance of 9 CIRCLES for you and 35 of your closest friends including a talkback with cast and director. • *Previous ticket allotments are not included at this level…because there are 36 OF YOU! • This performance must take place in the Los Angeles area during the run of the show at the Sherry Theater on a mutually agreed upon date outside of previously scheduled performances. If attending from outside the area, donor is responsible for own travel and accommodations.

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