It's My Birthday! Will you support my Summer of service and creation?
As supporters of my work, I thought you would want to know that I am kicking off a brand new project next month and I could use your support!
Next month I am embarking on my first ever tour with The Animal Show. I know you're busy and I don't want to waste your time, so this is the short version of what this tour will entail. If you want more details, check out my blog post on the topic.
This summer I will: Perform my original solo show The Animal Show in four cities: Houston, Los Angeles, Berkeley, and Portland. Conduct mini-residencies at small sanctuaries. I'll volunteer with the animals, create short movies with new original music at each location, and podcast interview the founders and/or staff of each sanctuary - preserving the history of this beautiful, compassionate movement. Give free talks to inspire others to combine their activism with their creative work. I need funds for space rentals, musicians, technical staff, transportation, and more. Just putting up the show costs an average of $1000, depending on the cost of the venue.Most everything I am doing this summer will be on a volunteer basis. I believe so deeply that this work I am doing has the potential to change hearts and minds, and I hope you do too.
To fund the tour, I need to increase my Patreon support to at least $2000 per month! If you’d like to help support this project, you can subscribe to my Patreon page for as little as $1 a month, or make a one time tax-deductable contribiution here. If you’d like to sponsor a show in one of these cities, let me know and we can discuss making that happen!
Beyond financial help, if you live in one of the cities I am visiting, or have friends there please share share share and share this information with them! Unfortunately, this tour is so expensive I won’t have the funds to hire a publicist, so I can really use your help in this way too!
Thanks so much for reading this already too long email, and I sure hope I can count on your help with the tour!
With Gratitude, Michael
p.s. I know that Patreon is not terribly well known...yet. Please don't hesitate to hit me up with questions about how it works!