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Performing The GRAFT live on the 5 Decisions Away podcast with Matt Paxton from A&E's "Hoarders."
Performing The GRAFT live on the 5 Decisions Away podcast with Matt Paxton from A&E's "Hoarders."

The GRAFT is a nine-song, three-act live show featuring music, video, and real-time audience participation via social media. The show starts with with the experience of hitting rock bottom, continues through a process of healing and learning, and ends with finding happiness and love.

Throughout the show, questions will appear on the video screen inviting audience members to share  their own struggles and life lessons via Twitter (@applythegraft) using their smartphones. Some of the audience responses will then be shown live on the video screen. By sharing their own experiences with the experiences in portrayed in The GRAFT, the show becomes both personal and universal, demonstrating that we are not alone in our struggles, and that healing is accessible to everyone, no matter how far they've fallen from grace.

The GRAFT stands for the five songs that make up the second act, and the five stages of the healing process outlined in the show: 


Gratitude
Ruthless honesty
Acceptance
Forgiveness
Thoughtfulness

The goal of The GRAFT is not to give anyone the answers to their life's problems. The goal of The GRAFT is to give people questions they can ask to lead them on the path to healing, happiness, and love.

Risks and challenges

The GRAFT is a team effort, and if setbacks or obstacles arise, Team GRAFT has members with experience and connections in theater, music, visual arts, IT, live performance, business and social media to tackle any problems that come our way.

The biggest challenges will be securing the best possible theater for the show and determining showtimes so that everyone who bought a ticket here on Kickstarter can attend. Once The GRAFT is funded, we will keep everyone informed via email and social media of when and where in New York City the show will take place. We will post a preliminary schedule of showtimes and then finalize the performance schedule following feedback from our Kickstarter backers.

The other challenge we are likely to encounter is incorporating photos and videos we receive from our Kickstarter backers into the video for The GRAFT. Please see below for guidelines and restrictions for photo & video submissions)

*Photos must be non-copyrighted, and you must have permission of everyone shown in the photo to use their image and/or likeness as part of a public performance. Any photos submitted must be approved by the creators of The GRAFT before being included in The GRAFT full-length performance video. If any content provided is deemed inappropriate for the full-length video, or if we are unable to use the photo(s) or video provided by a backer for any reason, the backer can either submit another photo/video or receive a refund of their donation.

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    A signed copy of The GRAFT lyric book, containing the lyrics from all nine songs featured in The GRAFT with original artwork from the show. Free shipping.

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    Be a part of The GRAFT video. A $10 donation gives you the opportunity to submit one high-resolution photo to be included in the GRAFT full-length video which will be played at every performance. Your name will be displayed in the credits at the end of the video. Your photo should represent one or more of the songs/themes in The GRAFT: Fighting the Darkness/I Wish I Had My Skin/Gratitude/Ruthless honesty/Acceptance/Forgiveness/Thoughtfulness/Reason for Everything/I Still Believe In Love. (Please refer to the "Risks and Challenges" section of our Kickstarter page for guidelines and restrictions for photo/video submissions).

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    A ticket to The GRAFT (first come, first serve depending on availability & performance date) and your name in the credits of the playbill for the show. Free shipping.

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    A signed copy of the official soundtrack to The GRAFT, which will feature a bonus track in addition to the nine songs performed in the show, plus your name in the "thank you" section of the liner notes. Free shipping.

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    Be a part of The GRAFT video. A $25 donation gives you the opportunity to submit either up to 3 high-resolution photos OR up to 6 seconds of video to be included in the GRAFT full-length video which will be played at every performance. Your name will be displayed in the credits at the end of the video. Your photos or video should represent one or more of the songs/themes in The GRAFT: Fighting the Darkness/I Wish I Had My Skin/Gratitude/Ruthless honesty/Acceptance/Forgiveness/Thoughtfulness/Reason for Everything/I Still Believe In Love.
    (Please refer to the "Risks and Challenges" section of our Kickstarter page for guidelines and restrictions for photo/video submissions).

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    Two tickets to The GRAFT (first come, first serve depending on availability & performance date) and your name in the credits of the playbill for the show. Free shipping.

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    Four tickets to The GRAFT (first come, first serve depending on availability & performance date) and your name in the credits of the playbill for the show. Free shipping.

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    Two one-on-one life coaching sessions with Barry Mangione, lyricist and writer of The GRAFT. In the first session, Barry will conduct an initial interview to find out who you are and what you want to achieve. In the second session, he will provide you with a personalized vision statement to help inspire and motivate you to achieve your goals.

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    A private performance of The GRAFT at your home or a location of your choice (if outside the home, the backer is responsible for any space rental fees) within a 100 mile radius of New York City (The performance may be modified slightly to accommodate the space provided).

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    A private performance of The GRAFT at your home or a location of your choice (if outside the home, the backer is responsible for any space rental fees) within a 250 mile radius of New York City (The performance may be modified slightly to accommodate the space provided).

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Funding period

- (30 days)