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A fresh, interactive experience that breaks the mold of traditional theater. Lose your mind and find yourself.

WE MADE OUR MATCHING GOAL!!!

Thank you so much for your incredible support. We made our $40,000 goal with time to spare! Our matching donor will bring us home, but you can still donate until 8:35pm today!

Check out the exclusive photos from the lab in our new update!

Who are we?

Fighting Gravity was started by a group of fraternity brothers and now we've taken our mind-bending black light performances from Virginia Tech to America’s Got Talent and venues across the world!

These experiences were amazing, but now we’re poised to realize our biggest dream yet – to conquer New York with a show that is by, for, and about our generation.

And we need your help to do it!

A Show? In New York?

By backing Fighting Gravity, you will help fund a dynamic, comprehensive workshop for a full length Fighting Gravity show and will help us take our show to New York City.  We’re expanding everything we've done before-- lights, illusions, dancers and kick-ass music.

Fighting Gravity is about drive. It’s about ingenuity. It’s about realizing that you are extraordinary.

With your support we can bring our vision to the stage with two brilliant collaborators:

Michael Counts (Director)
Called a “Mad Genius” by the New York Times, Michael has been a pioneer in experiential theater, art, and entertainment for more than a decade. His creativity is limitless and his vision will blow your mind.

Sonya Tayeh (Choreographer)
is a world-class, brilliant choreographer who has worked with the best-of-the-best in the music world and is influencing an entire generation of dance. You’ve seen her amazing choreography on the hit TV show, So You Think You Can Dance - Sonya's captivating style and energy will take our show to another level!

Choreographer Sonya Tayeh talks about what happens when you fuse theater, electronic music, fast-paced choreography, and mind-bending performances into one unforgettable experience...

With some of New York’s most spectacular dancers, we’re going to blow your minds!

Ink about Fighting Gravity:

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Like any ambitious New York City Production, there are risks that you can't always foresee or control - strikes, finding the right venue for your show, technical issues surrounding staging and lighting, etc. We are learning more and more every single day and are being mentored by some great people whom we will be relying on for their expertise to help navigate the waters of the New York Theatrical world.

Obviously once we get Fighting Gravity ready for opening night we will need your support again, to share the magic of Fighting Gravity with your friends and family.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!! WE LOVE YOU GUYS!

FAQ

  • While there is no definitive date for our opening - a lot has to come together in between now and the promised land, we are aiming for a debut in October or November of this fall (2013). This project is just one step in a crazy journey but we will keep you all posted as things develop. Keep spreading the word so we can make it to the stage later this fall!!

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    We'll reserve a spot on our official website with your name as a way of thanking you for your donation! Plus you will get behind the scenes updates on our progress towards our New York production and become a member of our fan club. You have no idea how much this helps!

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    Invite to a live stream from rehearsal! Be a fly on the wall with our creative team and cast. Join us for an invite-only live stream from rehearsal. We'll answer your questions in real time as you learn what it's like to be a part of a real theatrical rehearsal. PLUS all of the above.

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    Get a digital copy of the treatment for our show! See how all of our ideas go from the page to the stage! We'll send you a pdf of the treatment shortly after the curtain goes up on our theatrical show. PLUS all of the above.

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    An official Fighting Gravity Prop Ball, just like the ones we use in our shows. It will glow in blacklight! PLUS all of the above.

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    A ticket specially reserved for you to see Fighting Gravity in NYC during the first 4 weeks of our show's performance. We will send you a private number for you to call to claim your ticket. Since we are giving you these tickets away before anything goes on sale, you will have first access to the dates you want!. PLUS all of the above.

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    2 tickets specially reserved for you and a friend to see Fighting Gravity in NYC during the first 4 weeks of our show's performance. We will send you a private number for you to call to claim your tickets. Since we are giving you these tickets away before anything goes on sale, you will have first access to the dates you want!. PLUS all of the above.

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    Your name listed on the wall of the theater as a supporter. See your name in blacklight! PLUS all of the above.

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    A Premium ticket to see Fighting Gravity in NYC for any performance date, with an exclusive private backstage tour to meet cast members. PLUS all of the above except the ticket in the $40 reward.

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    An Official Fighting Gravity UV Skateboard signed by the creators of Fighting Gravity, just like the ones we use in our shows! PLUS all of the above except the ticket in the $175 reward.

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    A Conceptual/Set Design/Dance Notation sketch signed by a Fighting Gravity creative team member, PLUS all of the above except the ticket in the $175 reward.

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    An exclusive invite to a Kickstarter-family only reception with the Show Producers and Creative Team. PLUS all of the above except the ticket in the $40 reward.

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    Dinner for two in New York City during technical rehearsals with a member of Fighting Gravity, PLUS attendance at the rehearsal (does not include travel or hotel). PLUS all of the above (except the ticket in the $40 reward because it includes the $175 Premium ticket).

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    Two VIP tickets to opening week, backstage passes, and a meet-and-greet reception with members of the cast (does not include travel or hotel). PLUS all of the above (except the ticket in the $40 reward because it includes the $175 Premium ticket).

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    Platinum Glow-in-the-Dark VIP Package for two, including two VIP tickets to the show, round trip airfare for two and one hotel room for overnight trip to New York City, Opening Night Premiere Performance and after party where we will thank you by name for your generosity. PLUS all of the above except for the tickets in the $40 and $175 rewards.

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