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We're taking my mulitmedia stage play "Groove is in the Heart", a new comic tragedy about love and romance, to the New Orleans Fringe fringe festival.

I'm a New York City based playwright and for several years I've had the opportunity to take some of my short plays to New Orleans and to work with local actors, directors and other theatre arts folk there at a annual performing arts festival called DramaRama.

This year the stakes are raised (along with the expenses) as we're doing "Groove is in the Heart," a longer work in the New Orleans Fringe Festival.

Groove, is a moderninst chronicling of matters of the heart that is silly and serious, comic but tragic, and both timely and out of time - just like all the great love affairs. It weaves romantic interludes, love sonnets, and legendary love stories together as it flows from first dates to married life and from whispers of sweet nothings to murder and sweet revenge

The play is cast, the scripts have gone out and we have our first all cast and company rehearsal scheduled.

Now I need to raise funds to pay the company members: the actors, stage manager, dresser, designers, etc., and to buy the props and costumes, print postcards, posters, and programs, and house me - the writer and director, in New Orleans for the period of rehearsals and festival performances. There's also that rehearsal space rent and theatrical insurance to be paid, there's a slew of miscellaneous costs - lots of little necessities - things like the backstage water for the actors and local transportation, etc., etc,. etc...

Hope to hear from y'all...

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    You get your name and your own "sweetheart dedication" in the Groove program. You can dedicate your donation to the one you love - or anyone you'd like. Remember "Groove is in the Heart" is a tragic comedy about love and romance so it's only fitting to have a "sweetheart dedication" section in the playbill.

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    You get your name and a "sweetheart dedication" spot in the program AND a postcard from cast and/or company member s from New Orleans.

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    You get your and a "sweetheart dedication" spot in the program, a postcard from New Orleans, AND a copy of "STILL HOT, the Uncensored Guide to Divorce, Dating, Sex, Spite and Happily Ever After" by Sue Mittenthal & Linda Reing. (A hilarious and at the same touching look at the after effects of d-i-v-o-r-c-e.)

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    You get your name and a "sweetheart dedication" spot in the program, a postcard from New Orleans, AND a hand made artist's romance-themed Art Box - made by the "Altared Objects" sculptors.

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    You get your name and a "sweetheart dedication" spot in the program, a postcard from New Orleans, AND a surprise souvenir gift grab bag from New Orleans. (Gift grab bags might include Tipitinas CD or Tank Tee, Aunt Sallies' Pralines, a Cafe du Monde coffee mugs, or a lucky charm from Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo gift shop.)

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    You get your name and a "sweetheart dedication" spot in the program, a postcard from New Orleans, AND a dozen delicious red velvet cupcakes (home-made by the playwright!).

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    You get your name and a "sweetheart dedication" spot in the program AND a limited edition artist book of drawings by the DC based artist Judith Thompson. Judith and I worked together selecting scenes and dialogue from Groove and my other plays which she illustrated. (You can see Judith's amazing work at http://www.schiphill.com)

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    You get your name and a "sweetheart dedication" spot in the program, a postcard from New Orleans, AND lunch OR dinner with the playwright at the back-room burger joint at the swanky Le Parker Meridian. (Yes, fries do come with that)

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    You get your name and a "sweetheart dedication" spot in the program, a postcard from New Orleans, AND breakfast with the playwright at Balthazar.

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    You get your name and a "sweetheart dedication" spot in the program, a postcard from the cast/company from New Orleans (and we're talking a New Orleans vintage postcard from one of my parents trips in the 60's), AND 2 tickets to the show AND, AND you get to DJ the pre-show theatre house music play list - and that means DJ credits in the program and on the company show poster in the lobby!

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