NEW CAMPAIGN GOAL : $6,000
In just 9 days we reached our Kickstarter Goal of $3,000.
We’re continuing to ask for support. Making Clay has been an incredible experience so far and the footage looks amazing. We’re hoping we can raise at least twice or even three times what we had originally asked for so we can continue to work with our great production team and make the best film possible.
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"When words speak truth, hip-hop will prevail."
CLAY is a one-man hip-hop musical.
written, scored and performed by Matt Sax developed in collaboration with and directed by Eric Rosen
Clay tells the coming-of-age story of Clifford, a suburban boy who escapes his fractured family and finds a mentor in Sir John, a master of the spoken word. Clifford becomes hip-hop star Clay, but he discovers that he can't escape his past.
Clay is an explosive solo-performance featuring an arresting new hip-hop score.
Clay premiered in Chicago, 2006. First produced by About Face Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company, the show then went on to a sold-out run at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Lincoln Center in New York City and Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles.
"A young white boy... singing, dancing and acting in a KICK-BUTT, RHYME-BUSTING MUSICAL DRAMA"
-Bob Verini, Variety (review online)
"Mr. Sax infuses his songs with a surprising variety of moods and tone"
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times (review online)
"As polished and intense as ever"
-Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star (review online)
"Clay is the kind of phenomenon that dazzles you and whets your appetite."
-Paul Hodgins, Orange County Register (review online)
“With his rubbery face, deft morphing into and out of multiple characters and ages, and feverish command of the hip-shop style, Sax is clearly a master of the form.”
-Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
For years, creators Matt Sax and Eric Rosen have dreamed of filming the project.
It's time and You can help!
Here's what we are doing:
- Filming and editing a movie version of Clay
- Producing a music soundtrack for Clay
- Creating a short behind the scenes documentary
- Distributing the film online for audiences to watch across the world
Risks and challenges
The filming of Clay has been independently funded...so far. Clay has captivated audiences literally from coast to coast and for 10 years, collaborators Eric Rosen and Matt Sax have developed this passion project.
Having sold out in every city it has played, it's time for the whole world to see it!
With your help, we can bring the excitement of the live production to audiences across the globe. If you're here, you're probably a fan. Please fund this Kickstarter campaign. We can't wait to share this amazing next step for Clay with you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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