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Ruddy productions is a company of emerging NYC artists committed to producing new works that truthfully examine the human experience.
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RUDDY PRODUCTIONS MISSION STATEMENT

Ruddy Productions is committed to utilizing the creative process for inspiring, nurturing and empowering artists. We are a company of intensely-trained actors who strive to be first-rate artists, eternally committed to our craft and to truthfully examining the human experience. We are eager to create new opportunities for like-minded artists, in order to encourage and feature their talents and artistry. Our company is dedicated to fostering an environment of collaboration and community, which we believe will translate into authentic, captivating experiences for our audiences.

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN...

Ruddy Productions began in June 2013, just a few months after the company members graduated from the 2 year acting conservatory Maggie Flanigan Studio in NYC. The Maggie Flanigan Studio gave us the crafting, the confidence and the vision that we all strive for as actors. Towards the end of our time at the Maggie Flanigan Studio, we discovered that one of the strongest resources we had as emerging artists was each other. We started meeting weekly this past February and decided a new work festival would be our first creative endeavor. We then reached out to our first of many collaborators, the writers. We received over 250 written submissions from talented, up and coming writers from all over the country! After we had our submissions, we began our reading process and started to involve our 2nd integral group of collaborators, our directors. 

However, we are still in need of the support from our 3rd integral collaborator, YOU! We need you to donate any amount you can to help us plant the seed we need to start our company. This is just the beginning for us! We plan on making this a semi-annual New Works Festival as well as venturing into film projects created by our company members and other collaborators. We want to continue to bring our new, truthful art that will enrich the lives of artists that create it and the audience that experience it. 

Our Performances will be at the Times Square Arts Center -- 300 West 43rd Street // Third Floor, Studio 301. Performances will be on Friday, June 6th @ 7pm and Sunday, June 8th @ 1pm as well as Friday, June 13th @ 7pm and SundayJune 15th @ 1pm.

WHERE IS YOUR MONEY GOING...

A large part of the money you donate to this Kickstarter fund will be used towards space rental for the performance and rehearsals. We will be presenting our festival in the Black Box Theater at the John DeSotelle Studio. Also, we are covering the cost of rehearsal spaces for each individual piece. Your money will also go towards our video, props, costumes, lighting design, sound design and some of our REWARDS for you! All the money from ticket sales will go straight back into Ruddy Productions for all future creative endeavors.

OUR COMPANY MEMBERS

Izzy Anthony, Jewells Blackwell, Sarah Boatright, Scott Brieden, Rob Cervini, Amy Chang, Peter Collier, Mike Coppola, Sasha Dominy, Mallory Goodman, Emily Griffin, Evan Hall, Ashley Hanna, Katie Healy, Stephen Kims, Eric Kuehnemann, Ryan Maloney, Phoebe Padget, Molly Rose, Simone Serra, Sarah Skeist, and Marco Urbina

OUR CREATIVE TEAM

Our project has been fully produced by our company. Everything from the piece selection, acting, space rental, publicity, fundraising, and even some of our directors are from within the Ruddy Productions company.
New Works Festival June 2014
Producers - Ashley Hanna & Katie Healy
Cast Sarah Boatright, Scott Brieden, Rob Cervini, Amy Chang, Mike Coppola, Sasha Dominy, Mallory Goodman, Emily Griffin, Evan Hall, Ashley Hanna, Katie Healy, Stephen Kims, Eric Kuehnemann, Ryan Maloney, Molly Rose, Simone Serra, Sarah Skeist, and Marco Urbina
Directors - Izzy Anthony, Jewells Blackwell, Alberto Bonilla, Peter Collier, Phoebe Padget, Cesa Pledger, Andy Scott, Laura Steinroeder, Amy Van Horne, and Joshua Warr
Writers - Erika Edwards, Christine Foster, Seth Freeman, Donna Hoke, Padraic Lillis, David MacGregor, Eden Marryshow, Annie R. Such & Allison Zajec-Batell

Risks and challenges

Every production & company has their challenges during the creative process. As a company, Ruddy Productions embraces the challenges we have faced thus far and will continue to do so in the future. We can guarantee you that the money you donate will only be the beginning of what is to come for us. We hope you continue to follow us on our journey through all the risks we will take & successes we will achieve as a new company. We look forward to having you in our audience for every new project!

Many thanks to our amazing collaborators thus far --
Michael Dispenza // for our amazing video
The John DeSotelle Studio // for the ideal space
MTM Resources // for all our printing needs
Dream Big, Go Hard // for the motivation
The Maggie Flanigan Studio // for the training, the guidance, & our craft.

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    #1 Fan Reward! - You will receive a personal thank you from a Ruddy Productions company member via Social Media!
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    Co-Star Reward! - You will receive a personal thank you from a Ruddy Productions company member via social media, you will be thanked in our program, and receive an autographed postcard from our production!
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    Hollywood Star Reward! - You will receive a special 'Ruddy Productions' punch (TDB) at the performance, a personal 'Thank you!' phone call from a company member that expresses our gratitude, a special 'Thank You!' in our program, an autographed postcard from our production & 1 free ticket!
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    Director Reward! - You will receive a special 'Ruddy Productions' punch at the performance, a personal 'Thank you!' phone call that expresses our gratitude, a special 'Thank You!' in our program, an autographed postcard from our production, 2 free tickets, & an original artistic masterpiece by the love Sarah Boatright!
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    Associate Producer Reward! - Everything the Director receives PLUS a signed photo of the company, reserved seating at the performance of your choice, an exclusive invite to our KARAOKE WRAP PARTY on June 15th (who doesn't love karaoke!!?), & an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit!!
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    Executive Producer Reward! - Everything the Associate Producer receives PLUS 4 free tickets, a LIVE 'Thank you!' before or after our performance, a picture with company members after the show, V.I.P. updates on ALL future Ruddy Productions projects, a character named after you in one of our pieces, & AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT!!!!!
    H.H.I.C - Head Honcho in Charge!

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