Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 1, 2012.

Update #3

Got a whole lotta love

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With six days left of the campaign, we've reached our lean and mean budget thanks to the staggering support of all of you, our 85 backers! I can't even begin to appropriately express the gratitude in gathering support from all over the country and beyond. From this support and love, the Hollywood Fringe Festival premiere of "First Love/Worst Love" is flourishing with love and life!

For those of you in the Southern California area (and the recipients of free tickets, to boot), below are the "First Love/Worst Love" performance dates.*Don't worry, free ticket recipients, we'll send y'all a separate email specifically regarding comped tickets and scheduled performances in order to get you all set up with the Open Fist box office and the tickets reserved under your name.

Friday, June 8th 6:30 pm PREMIERE
Saturday, June 16th 8:30 pm
Wednesday, June 20th 5:30 pm
Saturday, June 23rd 2:30 pm FINAL SHOW

(You can also snatch up some tickets right here: http://bit.ly/J3774v)

In case you're curious about the incredible FLWL cast you've helped to support in this endeavor, check them out right here on the minutelovestories blog. We are in absolute awe of their fearlessness, humor, vulnerability, and passion within (and for) this project.

And, from the bottom of our collective hearts to all of you, piles and heaps of besitos!
More news soon. xx - RC


Update #2

One day short of a fortnight left!

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This experience, thus far, has been absolutely awe-inspiring and we are overjoyed with the amount of support and love and bolstering we've received in words and funding. With just 13 days remaining, we have just 23% left! You all are outstanding and wonderful beings to be so giving and generous. This labor of love really and truly does need you!

FYI, I won't be posting it here, as I still want it to remain a surprise, but the piece Ned Evans has created is truly magnificent and, along with Michael Winters's Saw limited edition photograph, I promise, for all you $150+ backers getting rewards, you'll be thrilled.

Oh, also thought you might want to meet our First Love/Worst Love cast, the lovely and amazing crew of five: Hayley J. Williams, Len Davies, Maggie Lehman, Seth Burnham, and Anna Moon.

For inspiration and reminder that love is unstoppable, I've attached an awesome tagged street sign in Venice, California. 

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Update #1

Update - Day 11

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We are over the moon with the amount of love that's already been shown for First Love/Worst Love! After 11 days, we've reached $2472 out of our $5500 goal - what a joy to know that so many of you support this project with such heart and soul.

I've already begun to compile a healthy assortment of postcards to be mailed to so many of you, with private messages scrawled in the barely legible hand of yours truly (see photographic evidence of aforesaid postcard heap) and Ned Evans is in the beginning stages of creating his magical and jaw-dropping abstract art for all of you $150+ backers! I promise it's going to be wonderful and you'll be undoubtedly overjoyed.

We've got just 24 days remaining of this campaign, so please tell your friends and lovers about this project should you not already have done so! In the meantime, we are ever so grateful to each and every one of you beautiful creatures.

With love, RC

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    A RESOUNDING CRY OF THANK YOU! - Our love and gratitude sent to you through the cosmos and a public mention of your much appreciated donation!

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    THANK YOU + EPHEMERA - A one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable vintage postcard sent from Los Angeles to your mailbox, with a handwritten, personal message of love and affection from R.C. to you, our cosmic gratitude, and a public mention of your donation.

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    EXCLUSIVE DVD – An HD DVD of the 13 Most Beautiful Stories performance, a gorgeous half-hour of 13 minutelovestories, performed as individual vignettes by 13 Los Angeles actors. *As this DVD has not been released, you’ll be part of a very exclusive and select group. Of course, you’ll also receive our cosmic love and gratitude, a public mention of your donation, and a vintage postcard with a handwritten, personal message.

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    FREE TICKETS - We’ll comp you and your beloved two free tickets to any performance of First Love/Worst Love at the Open Fist Theatre (the Fringe Festival hub). Come experience the l-o-v-e and its players firsthand! On top of our cosmic gratitude, a public mention of your donation, a vintage postcard with a handwritten, personal message, a 13 MBS DVD, you can steep yourself in this production and see what all the fuss is about.

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    EAST COAST ART - All aforementioned love rewards AND (drumroll) a limited edition photograph by esteemed and mega talented photographer, Michael Winters. This signed black and white 8x10 photograph is from the First Love/Worst Love “Saw series” and will be printed and signed by the photographer himself in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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    EAST + WEST COAST ART – We adore art and its inherent power to inspire curiosity and contemplation. With this donation, you’ll receive a one-two punch of art greatness – a limited edition, hand-colored monoprint created especially for this project from Ned Evans, Venice, California’s darling of the surf and abstract art royalty, as well as Michael Winters’s limited edition “Saw series” photograph. And, as always, you’ll receive our love, a public mention, a personalized vintage postcard, a 13 MBS DVD, and free tickets to the First Love/Worst Love performance.

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    AN ORIGINAL, COMMISSIONED LOVE STORY – In addition to aforesaid fantastic heaps of delicious rewards, you can commission R.C. to write an entirely original, one-of-a-kind, totally personal minutelovestory FOR YOU. This commissioned story will be composed with the guidance of your shared intimate (or not-so-intimate) details delivered via e-mail. It will be dedicated to you, inspired by you, and, in a sense, belonging to you, published publicly solely upon your approval or desire for it to made accessible to the world.

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