WHAT IS IRL: BUZZFEED?
IRL: BuzzFeed is an evening of original art pieces inspired by the content on BuzzFeed. The type of work spans all platforms, from theatre, film, music, dance, and visual art. This is the third iteration in The Horse in Motion's ever popular IRL Series where we take content straight from wacky and weird places on the internet and commission ten Seattle artists to find inspiration in listicles, memes, threads, and more.
We’ve done IRL: Reddit, and IRL: Craigslist, so now it’s time for
IRL: BuzzFeed! This time we'll feature the work of four playwrights, two musicians, two choreographers, a filmmaker, and a visual artist.
The final performances will be happening on Dec. 8th and 9th at 7:30pm at Annex Theatre in Seattle, WA. You can learn more about the event here.
Not in Seattle? No problem. We'll be live-streaming the whole show on our Facebook on the night of December 9th. The power of the web!!!
WHERE DO I COME IN?
Well, this year, we've got a v cool twist to throw in - YOU GET TO PICK THE BUZZFEED TOPICS. That's right! Our followers get to choose exactly which parts of BuzzFeed our artists draw their inspiration. Always wanted to see a play about What Kind of Salad You Are? Or a dance piece about Latte Art? A film about the Things You Will Only Remember If You Were A 90's Kid? YOU CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN.
We are opening up 10 different BuzzFeed articles that YOU get to vote on. The top five will be distributed to our artists.
HOW DOES VOTING WORK?
Super simple. Its $5 per vote, and you'll see to the right the ten different articles that you get to choose between. Simply click on the article, pledge $5, and you have submitted your vote. Say you feel REALLY passionate about one of the topics, you can increase the number of votes by increasing your pledge. $10 gets you two votes, $15 gets you three, etc. But you can only vote for one topic, so make sure you choose wisely.
We are trying to reach 300 votes in 7 days. YOU CAN HELP US! And see your deepest BuzzFeed desires come to life!
Questions? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?
Here are all the awesome BuzzFeed topics you have the option of voting for. Check 'em all out!
69 Movies That Totally Awakened Your Sexuality
18 Times The Internet Roasted The Shit Out Of Dudes Who Didn't Understand Periods
13 Mind-Blowing Facts About Buying Wine And Liquor At Costco
People Are Roasting The Shit Out Of This Company That Invented A "Pause Pod" Which Is Basically A Tent
12 Pieces Of Modern Poetry That Will Make You Deadass Cry If You've Ever Been In A Relationship
17 Tweets About Public Bathrooms That Will Make You Want To Rip That Automatic Hand Dryer Off The Wall
About The Horse in Motion
Our mission is to engage our audiences in new experiences that expand the traditional conception of theatre and reshape the way we interact with art, our community, and the world. The Horse in Motion is an experimental theatre company based in Seattle, Washington. Internationally trained, diversely experienced, and infused with an entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit, we bring a variety of viewpoints, interests, and outside experience into our work. The Horse in Motion has as one of our core principals a commitment to placing art in relationship to real world issues. We believe the arts, and theatre in particular, have a vital role to play in asking questions, proposing answers and facilitating the community building essential to addressing issues of social justice, peace and equality. By presenting theatre that is challenging and fresh, we strive to create the inspiration and opportunity for dialogue, creativity and action.
Risks and challenges
Each project we do comes with a unique set of risks and challenges, because we do work unlike anyone around us! For our IRL series, we started this project as a new work celebration and fundraising event to help mitigate the costs of our annual mainstage production. However, with the extremely high cost of venue rentals in Seattle, we were finding that after all was said and done, we weren't raising as much money as we hoped from the event. Opening voting through Kickstarter is a way for us to not only include our patrons in the immensely fun process of choosing our topics, but it will help us to find some financial stability with the project.
Another risk/challenge that has arisen the last two years is artists' ability to get the work done by the time we open our show. We are working with some of Seattle's most prolific artists...which sometimes means they can be a little over-booked. BUT in the last two years of doing IRL we have refined our process so that we have clear timelines and check-ins to help each artist feel supported in their artistic journey. We can't wait to see what this year's artists come up with!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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