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In the near future, a corporation creates a utopia where all choices are made for you, be it what to wear, when to eat, or who to love.

Welcome to the world of F8. Relax, they've got everything taken care of. Once you join the F8 system (a simple chip implantation), F8 will find your fate. They'll partner you with your ideal genetic and romantic match, provide the perfect job for your particular skill set, regulate your hormones and nutritional needs, and take the worry out of your life. Through the power of F8's super advanced technology and concern for your well-being, your life will be as simple as following the path.

Blackout Theatre presents to you the world of F8 in the style we though most appropriate...a rock musical! Many Blackout members and guest artists for the project have musical experience and play in local bands, and Blackout has incorporated live music into our performances in the past.  Music in our shows adds something special and reveals a new depth and intensity to the action, but this time we took it a step further.  We wanted a chance for our music and story to be created and developed simultaneously to create the world of the play.  After brainstorming a basic plot for our story, we improvised through scenes and songs together, interspersing dramatic action with jamming, solos, and of course, room for elaborate dance numbers.  We let the sound influence the direction of the script as much as character improvisation.  This ensemble creation process has been the basis for most of Blackout's new works, lets see what happens when we use it to make a full, main stage rock musical complete with its own soundtrack!

The members of Blackout and guest artists involved in the show have already put in weeks and weeks of work, writing or songwriting, singing or playing, or planning out the look of the set and costumes. We have a great first draft of our script, and a strong concept for what the future world of F8 looks like, but the process is only beginning. All of us are volunteers, but we need to pay for the rising cost of our show.  We need new front light to light the stars and the band.  We need instruments for the band, along with extra cords, batteries, and strings.  We need materials, paint, and trimmings for our set.  We need thousands for advertising, the rental of the theater, and the use of recording equipment for our soundtrack.  At the very bottom of this long list is paying our actors, designers and crew a modest stipend for the months of work everyone will put in. As a non profit, community supported organization we rely on donations and sponsorships to maintain the quality of our shows. We need your help to raise our Kickstarter goal of $1,650 to pay everyone involved a modest stipend for their time and dedication.  

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