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Gutsy. Adventurous. Exhilarating. Marvell Rep produces THE DYBBUK, Ingmar Bergman's NORA, BLOOD WEDDING, & IN THE SHADOW OF THE GLEN!

“Real repertory...there's nothing better - for actors, for the theatre, for the audience...there’s nothing more MARVELOUS. To perform in two plays on alternate nights, while rehearsing a third. To bring back the play that people loved last year, to test the brand-new play against the great plays of the world...”

“In resident theatres...the rotating-rep system has largely disappeared...It is, for my money, the only way actors can ever season themselves to greatness, and the optimal way for both actors and audiences to learn what greatness is.”

--Michael Feingold, Village Voice, 12/25/07 & 02/07/03

Starting in February, 2011, Marvell Repertory Theatre is answering the call by bringing rotating rep to New York City. Your gift will help ensure real rep will become a permanent, vibrant part of New York’s theatre scene. After all, New York theatre audiences are the greatest in the world. Theatre lovers like you shouldn’t have to travel to Stratford or Oregon to experience the full-blooded, full-immersion excitement of rotating rep.

We’re launching our inaugural season in February, 2011, at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex in Manhattan with four magnificent plays of integrity, power, and beauty. It’s a heart-stirring, pulse-quickening season of star-crossed lovers, otherworldly possession, and passionate revolt, including THE DYBBUK, BLOOD WEDDING, and NORA, adapted from Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, in a double-bill with IN THE SHADOW OF THE GLEN.

To make it happen, we need your help. We're asking our Kickstarter friends and fans to provide a $10,000 sponsorship of one of our four productions. The sponsorship will support actor salaries and rent for rehearsal space for that production. Every donor at every level will get to vote on which of the four productions to sponsor! Marvell Repertory Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization; all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

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    Cast your vote - help decide which of Marvell Rep's four productions the Kickstarter donations will sponsor! Every donor who gives $1 or more will be contacted at the end of funding challenge to cast his or her vote!

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    Any three "Lenny's lists" of your choice e-mailed to you! Six lists for $20, nine for $30, and so on. See all the choices at www.marvellrep.org/lists.asp - choose from Top Ten Audition Tips You Probably Never Heard in Acting Class, Top Ten Things to Stuff (For Cooks!), Ten Favorite Movie Musical Moments You Can Watch on YouTube, and many others!

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    A shout-out on the Marvell Rep Facebook fan page, a personal thank-you call from the directors, invitations to all performances, plus all benefits from the previous donor level!

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    Pre-show chat with the director and actors OR if you live too far away, a webcast discussion with the director and actors, plus all benefits from the previous donor level!

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    A ticket to the performance of your choice (tickets are transferrable) OR if you live too far away to see a performance, a personalized thank-you note from an actor, AND your name in the Marvell Rep playbill, plus all benefits from the previous donor level!

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    One additional ticket to the performance of your choice (tickets are transferrable) OR if you live too far away to come to a performance, a framed production photo, signed by the cast, plus all benefits from the previous donor level!

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    Two additional tickets to the performance of your choice, AND attend the pre-season potluck with the acting company OR if you live too far away, receive a limited edition print of the art for Marvell Rep's debut season, signed by the artist, plus all benefits from the previous donor level!

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    Above, plus lunch/dinner with an actor or designer at a mutually convenient time (transferrable) OR if you live too far away, a recording of a song composed by the company in your honor and sung by the cast (we'll post it on our Facebook page so you can share it with all your friends).

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    Shadow the director for a day of rehearsal AND attend the opening night party with the actors (this experience is transferrable - great for the aspiring actor/director in your life!), recognition in perpetuity as a founding contributor to Marvell Rep, and a newsletter story about you, plus all benefits from the previous donor level!

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    Above, plus an evening at home around the piano with the director and select Marvell Rep performers.

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