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Two teenage boys fall in love in the midst of the dangerous Mexican Drug war along the border of Texas & Mexico. Can they escape?

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Lone Star Theatre Company wants to bring David Davila’s play, ADAN Y JULIO to a New York stage near you. The play’s been workshopped, the theatre’s been booked, the cast has been hired, and all that’s missing is the funding.

David Davila's ADAN Y JULIO
David Davila's ADAN Y JULIO

What is David Davila's ADAN Y JULIO?

David Davila’s ADAN Y JULIO is the greatest love story to ever cross the border. The play is set against the dangerous world of the drug route wars that have been killing thousands of innocent people along the border of the U.S. and Mexico. 

ADAN Y JULIO tells the tale of Adan, a teenage assassin who is out to avenge his family’s death by killing the head of Cartel Norte, the drug cartel that runs the routes of Northern Mexico. But when Adan meets Julio, the privileged and misunderstood son of the drug lord, his world is turned upside down by love. Can Adan and Julio escape the war-torn world of the Texas/Mexico border or is death their only escape? 

ADAN Y JULIO is the first in a series of plays about life along the Texas/Mexico border by South Texas playwright, David Davila. It deals with very topical issues like equality for LGBT people, and immigration – it’s a play that needs to be seen now more than ever.

What is Lone Star Theatre Co?

Lone Star Theatre Co is a brand new theater company dedicated to bringing new work by Texas playwrights and composers to NYC. Our motto is: Texas pages, New York stages.

In Lone Star's first season we produced two concerts by Texas composers, David Davila's 52 SONGS: ABRIDGED! and a concert of original music by Dr. Michael Austin.

TX MUSIC/NY STAGES: 52 SONGS: ABRIDGED!
TX MUSIC/NY STAGES: 52 SONGS: ABRIDGED!

We produced a staged reading of Houston native, Hayley Hoffmeister's play THE SKYE OF JULY, and we premiered six new one-act plays by strong, female, Texas playwrights.

The cast and creative team of Hayley Hoffmeister's THE SKYE OF JULY
The cast and creative team of Hayley Hoffmeister's THE SKYE OF JULY

... and we produced an all-star tribute concert to the late Tex-Mex singer, Selena Quintanilla-Perez, called BROADWAY SINGS SELENA.

Broadway's Courtney Reed (In The Heights/Aladdin) sings "I Could Fall In Love" at BROADWAY SINGS SELENA
Broadway's Courtney Reed (In The Heights/Aladdin) sings "I Could Fall In Love" at BROADWAY SINGS SELENA

In short, we want to continue featuring Texas artists in NYC. 

Why do we need help?

We need your help to bring this epic love story to life and get our theatre company rolling! We’re planning an Equity showcase (16 performances) of ADAN Y JULIO so that the play can be seen by New York audiences and we can hire awesomely talented actors – but showcases are expensive. 

  • Space: We need nine thousand dollars alone to rent the The New Theater on 45th Street, and five thousand for rehearsal space.
  • Talent: Talented actors, many of whom are Broadway and TV stars don't come cheap. 
  • Design: Great shows come with great design. While we may have to be budget-conscious along the way, costumes, sets, posters & advertisements aren't free. 
  • Admin:  Just making sure that we have scripts for the entire cast can cost up to $150. There are so many little expenses that come with producing a show in NYC, and they add up really quickly. We can’t do it alone.

Why donate?

It's a play about Gay Latinos! How many of those are even out there?

By donating to our production you can help Lone Star Theatre Co get it's first production off the ground in NYC. We're committed to bringing new work by Texas writers and composers to New York audiences. We've got a full season of awesome readings, concerts, productions, and events planned; and funding ADAN Y JULIO will help it all happen! 

Plus, you'll help us tell Adan and Julio’s beautiful story and get really cool prizes in the process. Check out the rewards to your right. You could get digital downloads of mp3s, sheet music, photos, or even come to real life pizza parties and red carpet events. There’s something for everyone on there and no amount is too little for us. EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS!

Wanna a preview of the show? In this scene Adan and Julio have just met and have snuck away to a quiet stairwell:

What if we don't reach our goal?

The way Kickstarter works is that if we don’t get enough money pledged to our project than we don’t get ANY of the money. We lose big time, and New York audiences lose by not getting the chance to see ADAN Y JULIO live their love on stage. If you pledge money to ADAN Y JULIO you’ll be helping Lone Star Theatre Co. realize it’s dream of producing Texas playwrights, and you’ll be helping playwright David Davila realize his dream of bringing ADAN Y JULIO to life on a New York stage.

Thank You!  

Now check out a live performance of ADAN Y JULIO star, Jose Sepulveda, singing "The Love Theme for Adan Y Julio" at David Davila's 52 SONGS: MAKE IT HAPPEN! concert Feb 17, 2013. You could get the studio version of this track, sheet music, or more...

Here's a live performance of Broadway's Daniel Quadrino singing "Remember" at David Davila's 52 SONGS: College Edition! You could get the sheet music for this song too!

Here's a song by David Davila about two guys in love in Texas who can't get married... even though they want to. The sheet music for this is ALSO included in the sheet music package! 

David Davila's ADAN Y JULIO

Written by David Davila

Directed by Vanessa Rae Garcia

Produced by Benjamin B Wright 

Casting by Sara Mirowski Casting

Stage Manager: Jay Levy

Starring: Jose Sepulveda, Manuel Stark, Dennis Brito, Jose Joaquin Perez, Janie Martinez, Virginia Cavaliere, Salvador Garcia, and Pixie Aventura as Lady Sapphire.

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Theatrical productions are a very collaborative art form. Even with the funding from Kickstarter, we could still face some challenges along the way.

Fortunately, with Lone Star Theatre Co. we have many resources to help us on our way. We also know that as long as we keep spreading the word, our biggest supporters, like you, will be enthusiastically sharing our posts, videos, pictures, etc. with everyone they know in the world to make sure that we fill the house for every performance.

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    Orale vato! You'll get a special thank you on our website & access to our special behind-the-scenes making-of documentary online where you will find your name in the credits.

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    Hijole! You're the bomb! You'll get a digital MP3 download of David Davila's original song “The Love Theme for Adan y Julio” performed by Jose Sepulveda (not available anywhere). Plus a special thank you on our website & access to our behind-the-scenes making-of documentary. Plus, if you send us a short 15 second video saying why you love Adan Y Julio, we will include it in the documentary.

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    Ay ay ay! You'll get a digital copy of the sheet music to "The Love Theme for Adan y Julio" (not available anywhere), plus the mp3 recording, the special thank you, and access to the making-of documentary.

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    Come to the show! Everyone who gives at least $40 gets two tickets to any performance of the show (excluding opening night). We'll see you there!

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    Join the creative team! You’ll get special access to our creative team’s drop box shared file folder where you’ll see hundreds of promotional photos, poster design concepts, costume ideas, inspirational photos, background research, casting info, shared ideas, early drafts of the script, and more! You’ll also get the sheet-music combo back, the mp3, the special thank you and access to the documentary.

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    Enjoy the show! You'll get 2 tickets to any performance of David Davila's ADAN Y JULIO (excluding opening night VIP red carpet access) plus the drop-box combo pack, the sheet-music bundle, the mp3, and documentary access.

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    Fiesta Virtual! Google hangout with creative team, and a few members of the cast, plus the mp3, the sheet-music bundle, access to drop-box and documentary, and virtual access to a rehearsal. Gather around your computer screens and see what it's like to put on a show in NYC.

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    Fiesta Time! Come celebrate with us and rub elbows with the stars and producers of Adan Y Julio at the opening night party. Plus, you’ll get your two tickets to any show (excluding opening night), the mp3, the sheet music bundle, and the drop box bundle.

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    Papparazzi be warned! 2 VIP passes to the opening night of ADAN Y JULIO including a walk on the red carpet (transportation to NYC not included) and a signed show poster from the cast. Get dolled up and step and repeat as much as you want on the fabulous red carpet. Plus, you'll the creative-team package, the sheet-music package, the special thank you, and the mp3.

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    Be an associate producer for the show. You’ve always wanted to be a producer. Now’s your chance to say you produced a show in NYC. You can come by to our final dress rehearsal before opening night and get a "Thank you from the Cast/crew," a behind the scenes tour, and pizza party with the cast - includes a walk on the red carpet on opening night, plus access to our special opening night party. Plus you'll get the signed poster, the mp3, the creative team bundle, the sheet music bundle, and access to the documentary.

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    Have a date with the team! Come have a private lunch with the founders of Lone Star Theatre Company and the actors who play Adan and Julio, where we can express our gratitude. Now that you're in the biz, we'll even invite a real Broadway Producer or two. Plus you'll get the producer credit, the backstage tour, the VIP passes, the pizza party, the signed poster, the mp3, the sheet-music bundle, the creative team bundle, and access to the documentary.

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    You're fancy! Get a private concert for you and your friends in your living room featuring songs by David Davila and performances by Broadway stars Gabrielle Ruiz (In The Heights), Jaime Cepero (Smash), Charles Barksdale (Sister Act), Jose Sepulveda (Adan y Julio), and more! {Performers may vary depending on date of concert.} Plus you'll get the producer credit, the VIP passes, the back stage tour, the pizza party, the signed poster, the mp3, the creative team package, the sheet music package, and access to the documentary.

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    We literally couldn't have done it without you! You'll get your name above the title {Lone Star Theatre Co presents in association with John Doe}, and the script dedicated to you. That’s right, when the script is published, the dedication on the first page will be to you in full gratitude from David Davila for making his dreams and his vision for this project come true. As long as copies of David Davila's ADAN Y JULIO are in print your name will also be in print on the very first page. Plus you'll get the small concert in your living room for you and your friends with stars from Broadway, the backstage tour, the VIP passes, the signed poster, the pizza party, the mp3, the creative team package, the sheet music package, and access to the documentary. We'll even throw in 10 regular tickets (non-VIP) to use at your discretion throughout the run of the show, AND the first refusal rights for a commercial run.

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