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An all new Fringe-style production being staged at the University of Waterloo this upcoming February in the 2014 UpStart festival.
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About the festival

This upcoming February 2014, the University of Waterloo and uWaterloo drama will be presenting its biannual UpStart theatre festival at the University of Waterloo. This is a festival of groundbreaking theatre and performance art created by the students in a repetoire festival over the first two weeks of February, this year February 6th - 8th and 13th - 15th. Eight productions will take the stage over the time, with a series of performances each. Tickets will be available in 2014 for single shows and Saturday marathon passes.

About the show

Post-Its (Notes on a Marriage) is a one-act production by Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman (the authors of shows like Wicked and Huge) that tells the story of two unnamed characters whose lives intertwine with each other through their communication with post-it sticky notes. 

Thousands of them.

The show is bright, sweet, and heartbreaking all at once. It is humanity in its simplest form; the connection between people without reliance on the power of media and technology we have today. Their sole dependance is on each other - and small squares of pastel paper.

The original production was staged in New York in 1998 as a benefit performance, staged by the authors themselves. Tyler Collins, the director, first staged the production in May 2011 with White Oaks drama as the producer. The show ran from May 27-31 and was both a critical success and an audience favourite.

Now, in the increasing demands of today in a fast-paced environment, the show is being revived as a part of the playbill for UpStart 2014 at the University of Waterloo. But we can't do it alone.

We need your help!

The financial backing of this campaign will go towards supporting the production costs for the show to break ground. The costs of scenery, costumes, make-up, properties, marketing, and of course, the thousands of post-its themselves. (Have you ever tried to buy six thousand post-it notes from a Staples? You won't be pushing any easy buttons anytime soon).

The UpStart festival subsidizes some of the cost of the show, but keeps the box office revenue. What this means is the production isn't working for a profit of financial gain - we're doing this simply to produce some great art on stage for audiences to not just enjoy but experience. There is no income for the show - all support for this production comes from you.

Thank you!

UpStart, the producers, uWaterloo, and I (Tyler) can't thank you enough for your support for this production. We hope to see you in Waterloo this February for the UpStart festival and all the wonderful productions taking the stage!

Risks and challenges

The main challenge is breaking ground on the show. The spot for Post-Its has been confirmed by the producers, but now we need to raise the money to stage the production itself. Casting has been booked for the weeks to come; and rehearsals will be starting in early December. The next step is now getting production under way. This is most easily overcome by financial backing - and then we move full speed ahead! :)

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    Pledge CA$ 3 or more About $3

    All backers who donate $3 will go to sleep at night knowing they've funded something spectacular, and likely also experience a newfound appreciation for Post-It sticky notes they never thought possible.

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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $16

    For a donation of $20 you will receive an exclusive poster of the show signed by the talented cast and crew of the fabulous production. This also includes the benefits of the $3 pledge.

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $38

    For $50 you will receive two tickets to a performance of your choice in Waterloo, Ontario in February to see Post-Its in person! This also includes the benefits of the $3 pledge.

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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $114

    You and a private guest will have two opening night tickets to see "Post-Its (Notes on a Marriage)" along with the two other fabulous shows premiering that night! (Titles TBA). Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to meet the cast, give them hugs, and go home with a souvenir program and poster signed by the company! Finally, you will be credited as a producer in the program for the show. Arrangements to be made with the executive producer in January for this priceless experience.

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