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Mixed Personality Disorders, a world premiere solo show by David Michael Taylor, is sure to be the feel-good feel-bad play of the year.

Mental illness was never so much fun as in MIXED PERSONALITY DISORDERS, a new solo show by David Michael Taylor having its world premiere this June at Asylum Lab in Hollywood as an official part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2012.

Join me as I explore my history of trauma and triumph through real-life confessions, a little song, a little dance and a little angst in my pants. I've had to live this life, but now you can enjoy it. From a childhood spent as the captive of my family of hillbilly maniacs through an adulthood derailed by an unexpected but unsurprising series of nervous breakdowns to a happy ending in a funeral home, MIXED PERSONALITY DISORDERS is the feel-good feel-bad play of the year.

I will be performing at Asylum Lab, 6320 Santa Monica Boulevard (one black West of Vine, with the entrance to the theatre around the corner on Lillian Way) in Hollywood, California, at the following dates and times: Sunday, June 10 at 2:30 pm; Friday, June 15 at 5:30 pm; Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 pm; Sunday, June 17 at 8:30 pm; Wednesday, June 20 at 10:00 pm; and Saturday, June 23 at 7:00 pm.  Tickets will be available at the door or in advance beginning May 1 at hollywoodfringe.org.

But I need your help.  Theatre is expensive!  Plus my insurance changed this year and you wouldn't believe my deductible.  You do not want me to go without seeing my psychologist, trust me.  For everybody's sake, please consider pledging to help make my show a reality (and to keep me grounded in reality).  And did you know my birthday's in June?  It's true!  Now you know what to get me.

$1500 will cover all my basic production costs, including registering with Hollywood Fringe Festival 2012, a board operator for the run of the show, and rental and insurance for the venue.  My show will only be funded if I reach my target amount (otherwise you're not charged and I get nothing) and 10% of the amount raised if I reach my target amount will go to fees for using Kickstarter (otherwise I'm not charged and they get nothing).  Any money that may be pledged in excess of the target amount will go towards the ancillary costs of production, including promotion and marketing.  After running a non-profit theatre company in the middle of Manhattan for years and never losing a penny, I know how to manage money for the arts wisely, so your pledge will not only be greatly appreciated, it will also be well-spent.

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    Pledges beginning at $250 will receive the rewards for the $100 pledge plus a cocktail with me (purchased individually by us) after the show at the nearby Three Clubs at Santa Monica and Vine in glamorous Hollywood, California (must be at least 21 for the cocktails, otherwise it's Diet Cokes in the parking lot of the nearest 7-11).

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    Pledges beginning at $500 will receive the rewards for the $100 pledge plus a 50-minute session with me in which we can discuss anything you want that can take place in any public setting in the LA area that you choose. Yes, that's more expensive than going to a qualified mental health professional, but would they be anywhere near as much fun?

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    Pledges beginning at $1000 will receive the rewards for the $100 pledge plus my most profound gratitude plus the greatest gift I have to give -- yes, even surpassing the gift of my art: the gift of me. I will be happy to join you and any number of your guests at any safe, sane and secure setting in the LA area (to be mutually agreed upon) for up to four hours of whatever consensual legal activity you have in mind. This can include a private command performance of my show (just like royalty!) or me being the charming and fascinating new friend at your next party. And, believe me, for $1000 I will definitely be your friend (parameters of said friendship to be mutually agreed upon).

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