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Renegade economist Amanda McCloud has the answer to America’s widening income gap: concubinage. Read more

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Renegade economist Amanda McCloud has the answer to America’s widening income gap: concubinage.

The Ultimate Stimulus — Extended!

Hello Kickstarter supporters,

I have some wonderful news.

COW Theater - which hosted The Ultimate Stimulus for the New York Fringe Festival - has invited us back as their "Best of the Fest" on Sept. 12 @ 7:30PM and Sept. 13 @ 9:30PM. 

But there's more: The Guardian sang the show's praises yesterday, in an insightful article that caps off a string of excellent reviews

So please spread the word! For tickets to the extension (only $15!), click here then choose the time/date on calendar at the left. 

Economic Theory as a Multimedia Spectacular
Economic Theory as a Multimedia Spectacular

Amanda McCloud is a renegade economist with a plan to fix income inequality in America. Her solution? Concubinage (with a modern twist). Brimming with data, charts, and dramatic life-changing stories, this TED-inspired, multimedia talk proves the rich aren’t so different when they’re forced to get close – real close – to the rest of us.

Many thanks,

Felipe, Sara & Tanya 

Stimulating Your Saturday

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Hello Kickstarter supporters,

The final show of what has been a remarkable run of The Ultimate Stimulus at the New York Fringe Festival is tomorrow Saturday at 3PM. Join us on the Lower East Side! Here's a little sample of the critical praise Sara, Tanya and I have received in the past two weeks:

“The most hilarious satire on the theory of trickle-down economics you’re ever likely to experience.” — HYreviews

“We see McCloud’s preposterous, radical, even hilarious plan for America in graphic detail.” — Time Out

“Occupy Wall Street should take note of this perverse play.” — Hi! Drama

"O’Debra is brilliantly funny…not flagging for a moment in her 45-minute monologue, and burns through Ossa’s Swiftian script headlong...punching every comedic moment while maintaining utter believability." — Theater Pizzazz

Amanda McCloud Eases her Audience into her Proposal
Amanda McCloud Eases her Audience into her Proposal

A million thanks for your support two years ago (yes it's been two years since the campaign!). None of this would have been possible without you.


Felipe, Tanya and Sara

Only Four More Days Until The Ultimate Stimulus at FringeNYC

Hi Kickstarter backers!

Just a reminder that our five-show run of The Ultimate Stimulus kicks off this Saturday, Aug. 9th at 7:15PM at the C.O.W. theater, 21 Clinton Street, NYC.

The first performance is selling fast! Perhaps because yesterday Frontier Psychiatrist called the show "a future cult classic" or our excellent reviews from Cincinnati are reverberating east or Amanda's scandalous op-ed on the Financial Time's Alphaville blog left many readers wanting to see this heretical economist for themselves.

For tickets click here then scroll down to the date/time you want.

Saturday at 7:15PM is a great time to come to the Lower East Side. You'll be out by 8:15PM, perfect for having dinner in one of the area's excellent restaurants while you and your friends debate the merits of Amanda's McCloud's proposal. 

Amanda McCloud's Fantasia of Socio-Economics
Amanda McCloud's Fantasia of Socio-Economics

Please arrive early for the show. There is no late seating at the Fringe Festival!

Many many thanks, 

The Ultimate Stimulus crew - Felipe Ossa, Sara Wokowitz & Tanya O'Debra

The Ultimate Stimulus at New York Fringe, Starting Aug. 9

Hello Kickstarter supporters,

We hope you're all well and enjoying the summer.

The Ultimate Stimulus team is getting ready for our five-show run at the C.O.W. Theater @ 21 Clinton Street (Lower East Side) as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. 

We'd absolutely love it if you came! 

Tickets are $18 online and $24 at the door. Even with the surcharge, they're cheaper to get in advance. Just click here and then click on the time/date you want. Our first show is 7:15PM on Saturday, Aug. 9 - You'll be out by 8:15, perfect for dinner on the LES or East Village.  

The Ultimate Stimulus Campaign Gets a Makeover
The Ultimate Stimulus Campaign Gets a Makeover

Please spread the word to anyone you think might want to see the show! 

You can find reviews, a synopsis and other Stimulus-related material on our production website

Many thanks,

Felipe, Sara & Tanya

Ultimate Stimulus killed 'em in Cincinnati. Next up: NY Fringe Festival

Hello Kickstarter supporters of The Ultimate Stimulus,

Sara Wolkowitz, Tanya O'Debra and I just got back from the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, where The Ultimate Stimulus delighted both critics and audiences. 

Cincinnati Citybeat said that "if the joke’s on us, at least we leave smiling," and the River City News found that 'the way playwright Felipe Ossa gets us thinking about the condition of our society may be lunatic, but [it'll] keep you thinking long after the lecture has ended." 

Then there's Cincinnati Magazine's interesting shout out:

Ultimate Stimulus in June issue of Cincinnati Magazine
Ultimate Stimulus in June issue of Cincinnati Magazine

We are re-mounting the show this August at the New York Fringe Festival. 

Please start spreading the word already! 

As soon as we get our venue and dates, I'll be sending that out. 

Many thanks for your support two years ago. As you can see, it has gone a long way. 

All the best,

Felipe Ossa