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Help me bring my critically-acclaimed solo-play to the Theatre Mecca of the world: NEW YORK CITY!!
Help me bring my critically-acclaimed solo-play to the Theatre Mecca of the world: NEW YORK CITY!!
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My goal is to stage my critically-acclaimed play, A CHILD LEFT BEHIND in the theatre mecca of the universe.. New York City!!  (Hey, if I can make it here, I can make it anywhere...right?!)  I will be in NYC to perform in an amazing new play about the "Atomic  Couple" - Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.  While in NY, (on my off-nights... I do plan on keeping busy!)  I am hoping to perform my play at a theater in the heart of culture, theatre & the Arts.  The money that I raise would go towards 2 (TWO) nights to showcase my play for potential theatre producers, artistic directors and of course NY's theatre-goers.  Having just recently performed the play at CEDARS SINAI, here in Los Angeles.  I am hoping to attract and contact mental and educational health professionals in NY to see the piece.  Your support would help make this happen and bring my play, my work, and my story to NY.... !!  In advance, I can only say, "Thank you!!"  and "Hope to see you in NYC, this summer!!

Alan

Risks and challenges

From the very first reading in my future producer (Les Williams) living room two years ago, this play has been an amazing journey that continues on.... Coming across the country and building enough attention for this show in a city that I haven't visited in over ten years will be challenging in a great sort of way. As they say, "Everything is more expensive in NY!" This includes rehearsal time, theatre rentals, house managers, programs, box office and all the other elements of a successful production have to be accounted for but the rewards are great.... I think of the young people (some of whom were on the Autistic spectrum) I met after shows who thanked me for provided them with a voice, the high school students who had dropped out of school only to return to an alternative school to receive their high school diplomas and the grateful parents who felt included as part of a community - most recently at the Cedars Sinai Parents Educational Center where I performed the show as a community event. These are the moments I live for as a performing artist - to not just perform but to enlighten (and hopefully entertain). Bringing this show to NY will have its challenges but the rewards could be great and (as Goethe says, "Until one is committed...."

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    If you helped support me in producing this show in LA, pledge $1 just so I have your name on this database and you will receive a free ticket to any performance in NY.

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    If you pledge $10 you will automatically receive my "Back in NYC" blog postings - sent directly to you complete with really cool photos, links & a taste of NY!

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    You will receive a ticket to the show, my "Back in NYC" blog feed AND a really cool promotional postcard (photographed LIVE in NY)!!

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    You will receive two tickets to the Opening Night, your name in the show's program as well as invitations to the Opening Night After-party as well as a handwritten postcard from NY (maybe even a 5"by7" size, too!!)

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    You will be listed in my program as a PRODUCER of the show as well as receiving four tickets to the Opening Night's Performance in New York AS WELL AS invitations to the Opening Night After-party AND a cup of coffee/tea at my favorite NYC food place: Little Pie Company (their Rasberry pie is awesome!!)

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    Any donation of $250 dollars will receive five tickets to the Opening Night Show, listed as an Executive Producer of the production, direct "Back in NYC" blog postings, signed postcard from NYC, invitations to the Opening Night after party, coffee AND pie at the Little Pie Company, a public thank you during the curtain call of my show AND your name and generous donation will be included in my collection of Bedtime stories that I tell my children each night.

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