An original play featuring 5 passionate, dedicated and talented individuals that is about love, heartbreak and hope in the 90s in NYC.
Entropy - A Love Story
This is an original play that has been in development for far too long... after two very instructive workshops with great people it has finally found its time and its cast. The actors could not be better suited for the material and in fact they are elevating it to even greater than imaginable heights.
In order to give the play a proper run of still only 16 performances - we have to run for a month at the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center and have found rehearsal space elsewhere and though we have a great resource at the Kingsley Studios in Hollywood, all of these rental costs are coming directly out of the director's pocket.
We are hoping to make back the COST OF THE THEATRE AND REHEARSAL SPACE and BUILD AN AUDIENCE :) in advance. Right now - no one is getting paid a dime - not the actors, not the creative team - no one. This is entirely a labor of love, and one that we are all very proud of. We promise to put the money to good use by paying everyone involved the merest fraction of what they deserve but we can only do that if we are guaranteed that the space is covered and the audience is coming.
Word of mouth is going to be our best and in fact primary means of advertising. We thank you for considering our project and hope we have inspired you to donate or come see us in person during our run in October.
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This is a new play, which means we know it is difficult to quickly grasp its value as a cause. We hope our video helps you understand who we are. This project is not being produced by a theatre company - it is being produced solely by Christine, who is scrambling every day as we get closer to opening to keep this boat afloat. With Christine's experience having produced shows in New York and after years as a professional stage manager touring with musicals and dance shows coupled with the combined experience of the cast and crew as a whole we know we will be offering a truly unique theatrical experience.
This is an original play about to meet its world premiere - which doesn't necessarily make it special for there are a number of very lovely original plays trying to premiere via Kickstarter. We don't think we are any more deserving than those fellows in arms attempting such a beautiful feat. This play has been a long time coming and is the end result of a lot of loving people donating their time to tell this story. If it resonates with you, that pleases us immensely.
That's what we like to call rushed typing and thinking. :) We will continue to thank people on the Internet as long as there is a website up to do so. The programs will have two runs - one for the opening weekend before the campaign has officially closed and one after for the remaining three weeks of this run. Forgive that - we promise to acknowledge all donors.
YES - we will do so indeed. On the website and via Facebook and Twitter. All donors under ten dollars will see their name somewhere... and we will consider what to name you all - Drinking Buddies... something like that....
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Donors at this level will be listed in the Program and on the Internet as a FRIEND OF ENTROPY [who doesn't want to be known as that?]. We can never thank everyone enough for donating any amount but we will trumpet your name everywhere. We can Tweet it, Facebook it and shout it from the rooftop of our rehearsal space in Hollywood in addition to committing it to print. If you don't mind a digital copy and send us your email with this donation, we will gladly shoot you a copy from firstname.lastname@example.org.Estimated delivery:
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Donors at this level will be listed in the Program and on the Internet as a PARTNER IN CRIME. Those living close enough to attend the play will receive one (1) ticket for the performance of their choice plus one bottle of water and one snack of their choosing [we promise healthy and unhealthy concessions]. Regular priced tickets are $20 through brownpapertickets.com - plus their service charge. Those living too far away to attend will receive the Program/Internet thanks and digital Production Photos in lieu of a ticket via email. These photos will not appear anywhere else. We will also send intermittent updates on how we are doing via email to keep you informed from the inside.Estimated delivery:
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Donors at this level will be listed in the Program/Internet as a BROTHER IN ARMS. Those living close enough to see the play will receive two (2) tickets for the performance of their choice, two bottles of water, two snacks of their choosing [and a minor but special treat]. For those living too far away to attend you will also be listed in the Program/Internet, we will send you the digital Production Photos, a signed program via regular USPS mail [with a minor but special treat inside] and send you updates on how we are doing via email. If you would prefer to receive your signed program via email - we can certainly do that.Estimated delivery:
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Donors at this level will be listed in the Program/Internet as a TRUE COMPADRE. Those living close enough to see the play will be granted up to four (4) tickets to the performance of their choosing, they will be allowed entry into the theatre before the rest of the audience on their night and be handed four waters, four snacks, a signed program and a special minor treat. Those living too far away will receive all of the perks for their particular situation listed above - the thanks, the program, the updates and the treat - plus a digital copy of selected scenes from the play in lieu of a ticket. Whether you live close or far, we are designing a special, environmentally friendly sustainable gift we will give/send to you in addition to the above.Estimated delivery:
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Donors at this level will be listed as ANGELS in the Program/Internet. Those close enough to see the play receive all of the above perks PLUS they can choose between two options: Drinks with Cast members and Director after a Friday/Saturday night show at The Federal Bar OR Pie and coffee at Republic of Pie between shows with Cast members and Director on a Sunday. We will answer any questions you have and tell tall tales to please you. Those not close enough to attend the play - if you give at this level we will do our best to ship you the experience of being here by including all of the above 'out of town' perks PLUS we will mail you a video of the play for you to view and hopefully enjoy in the privacy of your own home AND the Cast [during the run] and/or Writer/Director [at any time you like] will gladly make them/herself available to you to answer any questions via Skype or iChat or FaceTime or whatever works for you. Whether you live close or far, we are designing a special, environmentally friendly sustainable gift we will give/send to you in addition to the above.Estimated delivery:
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