Funded! This project was successfully funded on August 18, 2012.

Update #1

New Prizes! (Merci à French Institute/Alliance Française)

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Helping to keep this incredible engine chugging along, our already generous co-presenter French Institute/Alliance Française have offered to Kick in a few prizes of their own.  Movie passes, language classes, memberships - we're jealous that we can't just grab these for ourselves.  Take a look at the Prizes to see the new additions.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far, and for all who are still considering. It's been going far better than we could've hoped for, and it's all because we have great fans and people who love the arts.  Please post our link if you haven't done so already because you never know who might get interested.

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      Creator David Levine on September 18, 2012

      Hello our dear supporters.

      This thing is almost open!

      Friday is the first day of HABIT, and we hope to see many of you there. The space is open from 1-9 pm, and it's free, so you can come any time and stay as long as you want. If you want to be sure to catch a whole run of the play, we suggest showing up around 6:30 pm. The building will have signs in front of it, and it's at:

      144 ESSEX STREET between RIVINGTON and STANTON
      on the EAST SIDE OF THE STREET, MIDDLE OF THE BLOCK

      Then join us after at Hotel Chantelle, where we'll be taking over the bottom floor till 11:00 pm (and free to stay after when it becomes a club). We'll be there by 9:15 pm and would love to start with a bang, so come on over early if you can.

      For those of you of not in New York, we wish you were here--and we hope we can put this thing up in your town soon.

      AFTER PARTY (9-11, but whatever, stay longer):

      Hotel Chantelle
      Basement
      92 Ludlow Street
      New York, NY 10002
      (212) 254-9100

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      Creator David Levine on September 7, 2012

      Hi, all

      Greetings from Berlin and New York! We are cast, we are staffed, and we're heavy into pre-production David will be back in NY next Wednesday, we start rehearsals the following day, and just one week after that, we open, on Friday the 21st, at 1pm. We're all tremendously excited to launch this in NY, and our partner, PS122, has been kind enough to make this little video, which we offer for your delectation

      http://www.youtube.com/watch…

      We'll be in touch again before we launch, but check Habit's facebook page in the coming weeks for photos, press, and news of the build.

      Thank you all again for making this possible,

      David and Maria

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      Creator David Levine on August 17, 2012

      With 18 hours to go, we wanted to send a big thank-you to everyone who supported HABIT. Thanks to you, this project isn't just art; it's public art. It's not just theater; it's public theater. We're very grateful, and look forward to meeting you all at Essex Street.

      If you get a chance, please use these remaining hours to re-post, re-up, or cajole your friends into donating. Working with abandoned municipal space brings a fresh surprise every day.

      But the main point is to say THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

      See you soon

      David & Maria

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    We're grateful for every donation. So everyone gets a HABIT broadsheet signed by the artist.

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    NEW PRIZE FROM OUR CO-PRESENTER! First three donors at this level will get a prize from French Institute: Alliance Française, a pair of passes to FIAF'S Cinema Tuesdays program in NYC.

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    Mitch listens to indie. His brother Doug listens to cock-rock. Choose a playlist custom-selected by playwright Jason Grote based on one of the character's tastes. PLUS signed broadsheet.

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    And receive a HABIT tote bag, specially designed by Prem Krishnamurthy, our neighbor down at Project Projects (see bottom left for samples of their work). PLUS signed broadsheet + playlist. If pledging the minimum, please add $10 for shipment outside of U.S.

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    NEW PRIZE! Another generous contribution from FIAF: the first two donors at this level get a yearlong membership to the French Institute/Alliance Française. See movies! Hear lectures! Escape your white trash upbringing!

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    Master Mixologist Eben Klemm, who's designed cocktails for Ginnys at Red Rooster Harlem, the Starr Restaurant Group, and BR Guest in New York City, is designing the Bad Habit for our opening night party. Have him design a cocktail recipe for you. First 10 donors at this level receive a personal, one-of-a-kind cocktail recipe (printed on a 3x5 card) for your next celebration of good (or bad) taste. PLUS signed broadsheet + playlist.

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    Be part of the show. Doug and Mitch are brothers living in their late aunt’s house. Send us a photo of yourself and you’ll become part of the family. We’ll place your prized pic in a genuine faux silver combo frame with the other prizewinners. Get your friends in on the action and your brood can colonize the entire family album. PLUS signed broadsheet + playlist.

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    And you and a friend will be invited to Habit's on-set opening night party. Hang out with the cast, artist, crew and the other major supporters. Master mixologist Eben Klemm will unveil a new cocktail recipe - the BAD HABIT - in honor of the show. PLUS signed broadsheet + playlist.

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    NEW PRIZE! A final gift from FIAF, one of our amazing co-presenters. First donor at this level gets treated to a French course of her or his choosing this fall or spring at the French Institute:Alliance Française. Classes available in New York and New Jersey.

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    Be part of the show. Have YOUR NAME invoked by one of New York's finest actors, either as Doug’s drug supplier, Mitch’s high school crush, or one of one of their high school tormentors. When they look back on those halcyon days, they could be talking about YOU. Or...surprise a friend?? INCLUDED: a framed copy of the script page with your name on it, signed by the artist and writer. PLUS two opening night party invites + signed broadsheet + playlist.

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    And receive a signed and numbered blueprint of the Habit set by designer and artist Marsha Ginsberg. Check out the beautiful example at the bottom of the Project Description. You can pick up at the show or we’ll mail to you. PLUS two opening night party invites + signed broadsheet + playlist. If pledging minimum, please add $15 for shipment outside of U.S.

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    And receive a signed, framed, and numbered diptych from David Levine's series ACTORS AT WORK, currently on exhibit at Matadero Madrid (each is in an edition of five). Add in an Artist Talk with David to be scheduled at mutual convenience during the performance dates. PLUS two opening night party invites + signed broadsheet + playlist. If pledging minimum, please add $25 for international shipping.

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    And receive a signed, framed, and numbered triptych from David Levine's series, ACTORS AT WORK, currently on exhibit in Madrid. Add in an Artist Talk with David to be scheduled at mutual convenience during the performance dates. PLUS two opening night party invites and all of the first four prizes. If pledging mnimum, please add $25 for international shipping.

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