Frequently Asked Questions
The UpStart festival runs at the University of Waterloo from February 6th-8th and 13th-15th 2014. There are eight productions in all, but the specific dates and times of each show are unknown. The complete schedule for the festival, including dates, times, and locations, will be announced in January.Last updated:
Tickets are currently not on sale for the UpStart festival. We'll post all the details here as soon as we know how you can score tickets to Post-Its.
Fixed pricing isn't determined by us - it's mandated by the festival staff. Typically, you have the choice to buy tickets for any individual show running at UpStart (including us) or a marathon pass. This gets you a seat to six shows over the course of either Saturday February 8th or Saturday February 15th. Ticket prices will hopefully be announced along with the schedule in 2014.Last updated:
A production diary is an online database with pictures, updates, essays, videos, and news all about what's new with the production and giving you (our backers) into the insight of how we create the theatre you're going to see take the stage come February. In addition, we'll be offering free incentives through the diary leading right up until the day of the show, including coupons, free merchandise, and perhaps even a chance to win tickets!
Anyone who donates $3 CDN or more will receive access to the production diary beginning the moment they've donated. (Tyler here: We'd add this to the $3 perk above, but we can't edit perk descriptions once someone has already claimed it).Last updated:
An announcement with the entire cast and crew of the cast and crew will be made public here FIRST at the end of November 2013. Those interested in auditioning or being involved in the creative process should contact the executive producer or casting director with all inquires. (We're busy folks; it might be a few days before we respond).Last updated:
NEW - Now that you've reached you're fundraising goal, what does all the new donations and backers support?
Great question! When we (the producers) budgeted our original goal, it was factoring in that both Kickstarter and the credit card companies charge us processing fees if we raise the full amount, and that we need to factor in the cost of the rewards for those who claim it. (i.e, when someone backs us $20 and we offer them a poster, we only get $20 minus the processing fees, shipping cost, and product post of printing the poster). In addition, we have to declare the income from this campaign as taxable income to the government.
Now that we have exceeded our goal, every dollar backed is another we can use for opportunities we never thought possible. We can buy new furniture for the set of the show (instead of used), we can get better quality costumes, and can afford a larger production team (More workers = more efficiency = more fun!). We have a larger marketing budget, we can afford storage for all the props, set, and costumes, AND best of all - we can afford more and new great incentives to you - our team.
You can look for all updates here. In the meantime, please keep sharing the campaign with your friends, spreading the word, and BACKING! Even one dollar helps us out like you can't imagine. (You buy a coffee every morning, you can spare a dollar <3 ).Last updated:
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