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Following a resounding freshman year, Copious Love Productions brings you Season 2!!

COPIOUS KICKSTARTER UPDATE 4 VIDEO (1/29/13)

COPIOUS KICKSTARTER UPDATE 3 VIDEO (1/21/13)

COPIOUS KICKSTARTER UPDATE 2 VIDEO (1/14/13)

COPIOUS KICKSTARTER UPDATE 1 VIDEO (1/8/13)

WATCH OUR THANK YOU VIDEOS

THE PROJECT - COPIOUS LOVE SEASON 2

Copious Love Productions is beginning Season 2 and we’d love your help. We are focused on producing, writing, and directing our own original works. Season 2 has three brand new productions in store! We will start 2013 with our second annual fundraiser, the “Copious Love Turns 2!!” birthday party on February 2, 2013. We hope to see you all there, it is going to be an amazing night! Our first production Cedar & The Redwoods will premiere on March 14. This is a dramatic show that tells the story of Cedar, a girl driving frantically through the Redwoods to get to her sister’s funeral. In July we will premiere 7 Deadly Birthdays, a large ensemble comedy cataloging seven influential birthdays and how they relate to the seven deadly sins. Then in late 2013 we will close the season with our second original musical and first member-written production, Fathers. Written by Copious Love Member John Paul Sharp who will also be the Musical Director for the show. Our goal is to accumulate the funding needed for the first play in our season at $6500, hopefully the second at $13,500, and with your help our entire Season 2 at $20,000!!

THE COPIOUS STORY
In one year, we have completed our first entirely original season of two plays and a musical, grown from three close friends into a company of a dozen members and gained non-profit status as a Partner Artist with Shunpike. We make what we want, what we know, and what we love. Our belief is that we can cultivate incredible art by amplifying the creativity of our membership and community at large. In our first season we operated with fiscal responsibility, turning an 3-production profit from a mere start-up of $600 between the three founders. We take responsibility for our company and consistently seek new ways to reduce costs. Copious Love sponsors Room B at Theatre Puget Sound. Our members meet up monthly to clean the room at the Seattle Center and receive credits toward the rental of rehearsal rooms. As a company, we encourage new programs as an opportunity to interact with our local community, including the "Copious Love Suggests" review program for local performances, "Artsgiving" the annual open mic style Copious Love holiday party, and new to Season 2 we have Internship and Volunteer programs available. Lastly, this season we are embarking on a new era of independent community theatre... one that pays it's actors and crew. Each contracted position of production staff will be paid an equal percentage of net profits from the show. We believe it is important to nurture artists and support them in every way we can. We have high hopes for Copious Love’s Season 2 and the future Seasons to come.

“Outstanding independent theater! Don’t forget the little guys.”
- TPS Gregory Award Nominator, 2012

THE COMPANY
Copious Love was founded by Lacy Sarco, Tony Gavilanes, and Chelsea Madsen (pictured below). We are blessed to have extended our Copious Family with a membership program that includes the lovely & talented: John Paul Sharp, Brendan Barr, Saya Burchfield, Missy King, Jessica Pickett, Dick Phillips, Meg Phillips, Jeff Carpenter & Geoff Finney: CLP Member Page.

COPIOUS LOVE - Lacy Sarco, Tony Gavilanes, Chelsea Madsen
COPIOUS LOVE - Lacy Sarco, Tony Gavilanes, Chelsea Madsen

HELP FUND SEASON 2!!

"Cedar & The Redwoods"
"Cedar & The Redwoods"

Premieres March 14, 2013, 4 weekends at Washington Hall
The show opens as Cedar receives a crisis call in the middle of the night and must drive up toward Portland from San Francisco. Frantically driving she takes a wrong turn down the Avenue of the Giants, lost and confused she crashes her car. While Cedar marvels at the intense beauty of the Redwoods, she must try to survive the night and get back on the road while keeping her inner demons and the ghosts of her past at bay. It is a psychological battle of wits that will keep you guessing. This is Copious Love’s first take on a more dark and dramatic show. Cedar & The Redwoods features a four-member ensemble cast who perform multiple roles in a multimedia environment. The set will include part of a car and Redwood trees of all shapes and sizes, it promises to be a design feat but one that we are excited to conquer. Cedar & The Redwoods was written by Artistic Director Chelsea Madsen and will be directed by Copious Love Member (and Season 1 alumni) John Paul Sharp & Founder Lacy Sarco.

TIER-1 GOAL: $6500

  • "CEDAR & THE REDWOODS" TOTAL BUDGET: $6500
  • Theater Rental $3,500
  • Rehearsal Room Rentals $400
  • Sets $750
  • Costumes $100
  • Props $200
  • Hair/Makeup $100
  • Equipment Rentals $300
  • Marketing & Printing $600
  • Insurance $350
  • Miscellaneous $200
"7 Deadly Birthdays"
"7 Deadly Birthdays"

Premieres July 12, 2013, 4 weekends at Washington Hall
Our second show, 7 Deadly Birthdays, will be a comedic large ensemble play, using a series of monologues from our heroine’s point of view as she relates the seven deadly sins to her seven most influential birthdays. Intertwined with dialogue involving a priest, the occasional nun, her family and friends. 7 Deadly Birthdays follows a woman from her confusing catholic childhood to her guilt ridden “prime of life” as she tries desperately to navigate what life is really all about and how best to survive as a "recovering catholic".

TIER-2 GOAL: $13,500

  • "7 DEADLY BIRTHDAYS" TOTAL BUDGET: $7000
  • Theater Rental $3,500
  • Rehearsal Room Rentals $400
  • Sets $800
  • Costumes $350
  • Props $300
  • Hair/Makeup $300
  • Equipment Rentals $200
  • Marketing & Printing $500
  • Insurance $350
  • Miscellaneous $300
Fathers
Fathers

Premieres Late 2013, 4 weekends
Finally, in late 2013, we will premiere Fathers. This show is written and scored by the one and only, John Paul Sharp. Fathers, is a comedic/dramatic musical about a gay man and his mostly gay family over the course of three events: a wedding reception, a funeral wake and an adoption party. Take a peek from a safe seat and escape into the laughter and tears of an extremely unconventional family that really may not be much different from your own. The show is packed with songs, stories and jokes that are sure to give everyone a warm feeling to last throughout the rest of the year! Who can think of a better show to see during the holidays?!

TIER-3 GOAL: $20,000

  • "FATHERS" TOTAL BUDGET: $6500
  • Theater Rental $3,500
  • Rehearsal Room Rentals $750
  • Sets $300
  • Costumes $200
  • Props $100
  • Hair/Makeup $100
  • Equipment Rentals $300
  • Marketing & Printing $500
  • Insurance $350
  • Miscellaneous $400 

COPIOUS LOVE’S FIRST SEASON (2011-12)

Alice's Anthem
Alice's Anthem

(June 7 - 23, 2012) Alice’s Anthem takes you on a different adventure than you might be expecting. Our Alice is a troubled, and somewhat psychotic, teen who is running away from her home, her boring life and her abusive mother. With an original score by CLP Founder Tony Gavilanes, this is not your average Disney Alice in Wonderland cartoon. This is an Electro-Cabaret.

Alice's Anthem DVD Premiere - Thursday January, 17th                       Come support Copious Love by attending the screening event for the Premiere of the full-length feature Alice's Anthem. Shown in HD at the Jewelbox Theater at the Rendezvous. Beginning at 7:00pm with doors at 6:00pm!! $5 Admission goes to cover costs. All donation and DVD sale proceeds are available by donating to our Kickstarter by February 2nd (See COPIOUS CHRONIE Incentive). TICKETS for the Alice's Anthem premiere event are sold separately.

Audience reactions of Alice's Anthem  - YouTube

“Some of the new musical tracks were quite catchy, performed vivaciously by the singers/dancers and built the plot well.”
“Appreciated how much creativity went into the set and costumes. From friends who have done psychedelic drugs – they said the design touches were spot-on.”
“This new musical has a lot of potential!.”

 -TPS Gregory Award Nominators, 2012

"Sweet&Decent/Dark&Twisty"
"Sweet&Decent/Dark&Twisty"

(Dec. 15-17, 2011) If we could do one thing on stage what would it be? the answer was easy. Throw a party! Turns out, all you have to do to get people to start talking about their funniest/most touching/most scandalous sex stories is to just talk about the fact that you’re writing a play about sex. Sweet&Decent/Dark&Twisty is a party within a play that invites the audience to celebrate Beth and Jonah’s Bachelor/Bachelorette party. It was witness to our collective wet dream; and one hell of an adventure for us and our audience.

"The Way I See It"
"The Way I See It"

(July 29-30, 2011) The premiere play by Copious Love, The Way I See It is a four-person, one-act comedy set in Seattle during its heyday, the mid-nineties. It recounts the story of a day in the life of Mia, a practiced cynic and outspoken music enthusiast, through the perspective of herself and those she encounters. The actors interact with the other character by using the 90s lo-fi technology of a TV, VCR, VHS and remote. Fun fact, it was inspired by the angry rantings of the cynical high school version of Lacy Sarco (pictured above) before she was the Executive Producer of CLP.

COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS AND PARTNERS

Shunpike
Theatre Puget Sound
Piece of Mind
Easy Street Records
Babeland
Ghost Light Theatricals
Truce Spa, Bellevue
Tilth Restaurant
Technical Event Production

GET INVOLVED / JOIN US

We will be out all over Seattle in the month of January promoting our Kickstarter. Our Street Team has a Schedule of outings you can view here. Ticket and prize giveaways, readings from upcoming plays, a world record snowball fight, Alice's Anthem DVD Premiere, and the Copious Love Turns 2!! Fundraiser Birthday Party are just a few of the awesome events planned from January 1st to February 2nd. More info at the CLP Public Events Calendar.

(Tue-1) Street Team at Westlake Center, 4pm / Kickstarter goes live

(Sat-5 – Sun) Cedar Auditions at TPS

(Mon-21) Copious Update (Youtube)

(Wed-9) Cedar Callbacks at TPS

(Thu-10) Street Team in Ballard (Market St & Ballard Ave)

(Sat-12) SNOW DAY at Seattle Center

(Sun-13) Writing Workshop at Neptune Coffee Shop, 1pm

(Mon-21) Copious Update (Youtube)

(Tue-15) Street Team in Belltown (2nd Ave)

(Thu-17) Alice DVD Premiere Event at Rendezvous, 7pm

(Sat-19) Reading of Cedar & The Redwoods at Couth Buzzard, 7pm

(Mon-21) Copious Update (Youtube)

(Wed-23) Street Team in Capitol Hill (Pike & Pine)

(Sat-26) Reading of Cedar & The Redwoods at The Station, 7pm

(Sun-27) Reading of Cedar & The Redwoods at Zoka Coffee, 7pm

(Mon-28) Copious Update (Youtube)

(Tue-29) Street Team in Capitol Hill (Broadway)

(Thu-31) Copious Update (Youtube)

(Fri – 1) Street Team in Capitol Hill (Pike & Pine)

(Sat-2) FUNDRAISER BIRTHDAY PARTY at Washington Hall, 7pm

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INCENTIVES EXPLAINED

Our incentives for donation are titled so that higher-value donations can be combined with some of the lower rewards. For example: if you donate for the COPIOUS CREW Merchandise pack, you will also get the COPIOUS VIP Admission to the Fundraiser Birthday Party & the COPIOUS BESTIE Exclusive Thanks on our website, videos, and social media.

*If  (when) our goal is achieved, all material incentives (merchandise, posters, scripts, etc.) will be available for pickup at the "Copious Love Turns 2!!" Fundraiser Birthday Party at Washington Hall on Saturday, February 2nd. 

**If you are outside of the area or country and wish to donate for material incentives, please estimate Shipping and Handling costs from Seattle, WA, and donate accordingly. We won't nickel and dime, just throw in a little extra and we'll make it happen! PLEASE SPECIFY DETAILS IN DONATION.

***For the COPIOUS CREW Merchandise pack, please specify the Shirt size you would like (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL). Information here.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We believe that every project has it's mishaps and course-corrections, but the risks and challenges of our endeavor will not keep us from fulfilling the plan. As a production company we know that the show must go on!! Our dedication to the completion of this project is separate from the financial goal we have set. The purpose of our Kickstarter is to be able to execute our Season 2 plan without having to go into any sort of debt. We will be able to do so much more with your help. We thank you copiously for your support.

We produce all-original theatre.
We completed two plays and one musical within our first year as a company.
We have operated with fiscal responsibility, gaining a profit in our first year.
We have grown in membership 400% in our first year.
We have created numerous collaborative programs and interactive events.
We continue to further our vision of Copious Love as a culture company.
We have formulated 2013 with plays, musicals, events, and programs.
We are continuously planning for our future goals.

Please see more at
www.CopiousLove.org

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