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Raising funds for the New York premiere of the award-winning The Play About The Coach.
100 backers pledged $7,688 to help bring this project to life.

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"The Play About The Coach is a winner!" - Dallas Morning News

"A one-man tour de force!" - New York Press

"The sports arena with a dark side." - Philadelphia Inquirer

In the final three minutes of the defining game of his career, a coach's world comes crashing down around him. As the clock ticks away the coach comes head-to-head with a backstabbing assistant, a gifted adversary, a God-like referee and a mysterious stranger who repeatedly phones down to the bench - all the while trying to pull his team through to victory. The Play About The Coach is the first of its kind...a one-man show that takes the audience into the final, crucial minutes of a high stakes game through the eyes of a desperate man.

The Play About The Coach enjoyed a workshop run in New York at both The Tank and at the People’s Improv Theatre (PIT) in the fall of '07.  In the fall of ’08, The Coach was pleased to be a part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.  In 2009, The Coach was commissioned by the Watertower Theatre in Dallas, Texas to be a part of their Out of the Loop Festival.  Following our run in Dallas we were awarded with the Top Touring Production for the 08/09 season by the Dallas Fort Worth Critics Association.  

We will continue our nationwide tour by playing at the Capital Fringe in DC in July of this year.  

We are using Kickstarter to help raise funds to premiere the show in New York.  Over 90% of our budget will go to the two most important things that any successful show in New York needs - a good theatre and a good publicist.  We have been in talks with the historic Cherry Lane theatre and others as we look to run the show in 2012 or early 2013.  We have set our funding goals at a modest $6,000 but our overall budget runs closer to $15,000.  

We will also be hosting a fundraiser party in Manhattan in April and a benefit performance with bands in May to help reach our goal.  However, Kickstarter is our fundraising engine.  

Please don't be intimidated by the final numbers!  Every dollar is needed and every dollar helps!

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    You will receive two complimentary tickets, special mention in the program and will receive one complimentary ticket to the playwright's new work Sarasota/Saratoga that will perform during the time of the run.

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