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Duct Tape Girl & Fetish Chick Conquer the World: a play in a living room in Brooklyn. Join the fight against loneliness.

Brooklyn, NY Theater
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Duct Tape Girl & Fetish Chick Conquer the World
a play. in a living room.

Written & Directed by Paz Pardo
Featuring Lauren LaRocca, Dhira Rauch, and William Vaughn

March 28-April 13
Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8 pm
In a living room in Park Slope, Brooklyn (we'll send you the address once you've bought your tickets)
Seats are limited.

Duct Tape Girl & Fetish Chick Conquer the World is a cartoon whirlwind of earnest attempts at the impossible. Following the tumultuous relationship of Fetish Chick and her sidekick Duct Tape Girl as they fight villains, boredom, and audience-generated nemeses, this performance invites the question: given the choice, would you ever pick loneliness?

We hijacked this project.

Fetish Chick and her sidekick Duct Tape Girl doing superhero things: it should have been a pulp novel. Or a comic book, but.
We make plays. So it's a play.

It's tough, though. It refuses to break. We took it into a theater, and it ate the curtain.
We're doing it in a living room. See if we can trick it. We'll give it a drink before you come, calm it down. Calm as it'll get, anyway. 

We're raising money to make this happen. Duct tape is expensive. We need to make sure everyone has pants. We need to pay our actors.

You know how this works. We either get the full 2.5k or we get nothing. So join the fight. In the loneliest city in the world, come sit on our couch and watch as we coax comic book characters into a play. Give us ten bucks and tell us what you want us to turn into duct tape. Give us fifteen and we'll save you a seat. Give us $300 and Paz will make you a pair of duct tape boots. Pick your poison. It's all tax deductible (we know the tax guy).

So join us. Every donation counts in the fight against loneliness. We'll thank you—gruffly, but you'll know that it's heartfelt.

BootStrap Theater Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation, EIN 30-0639969.  Your donations are tax deductible according to the law.

Risks and challenges

The road may be rough, but we're ready. We're artists living in Brooklyn. We're scrappy and resourceful, as long as we have our fair-trade shade-grown coffee. We've had our fair share of near-artistic-death experiences, and we've seen what happens to other people making art in this city: floods, lightning strikes, the flu. If the power goes out, we'll light the show with flashlights. If the building burns down, we'll find another living room. If the whole cast gets norovirus—well—for health and safety reasons, we'll move the show to another day. We can do that, because we're doing the play in a living room.

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    Accomplice: Tell us what you want turned into duct tape, and using only the POWER OF OUR IMAGINATIONS we will turn it into a sweet little silver square. Then we will send it to you, with our hard boiled thanks. We'll even put your name in the program.

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    Co-conspirator: Come see the play. We'll give you a ticket and save you a seat. Fight the inertia of that lonely routine. Feel the thrill when you see your name in the program.

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    Agency Insider: You know what's up. You don't just have the scoop, you make the scoop. You know tomorrow's unknowns before the knowns go to bed tonight. You are the noir maker & breaker. We'll give you a ticket and lend you a fedora if you happen to leave yours at home. And, of course, you get your name in the program (but you knew that already).

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    Captain Don't: This is your in on the action. You're Duct Tape Girl's boss—nah, for real. You'll get a ticket to the show, a seat with your name on it, and a sash to take home. Hell, we'll even give you a second ticket for your assistant (you're that big a deal).

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    Superhero: You get a video calling-card. We know your super-power. We know the story of your most daring missions. We're here to tell the world of your exploits. You'll be amazed at how we're able to condense your illustrious career into a minute, but we're good like that. If that's not enough, we'll give you two tickets (can't be a superhero without a sidekick) and make sure you see your name in the program.

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    Fast-Response Squad: You're not a loner. Actually, you're not lonerS. We'll give you 4 tickets so the whole crew can come, and we'll have your team's video calling-card on the web before the show to psych you up.

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    String Puller: Captain Don't has nothing on you. Superheroes bring you coffee. The Playwright makes you dinner. That's right: Paz will come cook you a delicious dinner, with enough food for lunch the next day (and probably the day after that too). We know that you only eat alone when you choose to, but choose not to with us! (This can be delivered in NYC before April 21; SF Bay Area between May 5 and June 12; and Buenos Aires, Argentina, after June 15).

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    Shadowy Figure: You are so far behind the action that even conspiracy theorists can't see you. You are the origin. You are the source. You are the belly-button in the darkness. The only thing that is known about you is that you have a pair of fabulous duct-tape lace-up boots, handmade by the Playwright; an open invitation to the best seat in the house; and your name in the program (not that you'd be willing to let us print it).

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