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Help this wacky off-beat musical make its world premiere at the CapFringe Festival this summer!
Help this wacky off-beat musical make its world premiere at the CapFringe Festival this summer!
51 backers pledged $2,535 to help bring this project to life.

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What We're Doing

This Kickstarter campaign will fund the World Premiere of Michael Martin's show, The Snuff Musical, in the CapFringe Festival this summer in Washington, DC.

What the Show is About

The show focuses on an increasingly unhinged theatre composer and his out-of-work director friend who set out to turn a notorious snuff film into a Broadway musical.  After production begins, the shadowy man who made the film shows up to take over – and ruin their lives.

The Back Story

I was first introduced to The Snuff Musical and it's writer, Michael Martin, while I was in grad school at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Our department musical director had planned a staged reading of it and from the moment I read it I knew that the show had great potential.

After I moved up to DC I decided that I wanted to get involved more in the theatre community and thought that the best way to do so would be to get in to the CapFringe Festival, but in order to do so I had to have a show. Immediately The Snuff Musical came to mind, so I contacted Michael and got the ball rolling.

Now here we are, 7 months later, with all of our stars aligned: we got in to the Fringe, got a great venue and a great artistic team. Now all we need are the funds to make the project happen!

What Will the Money Go Toward

There are so many things that your contribution could help with, but some specific things we are in desperate need of are:

  • Rehearsal Space
  • Actor/Technician Stipend
  • Advertisement - Print and Digital
  • Set, Costumes and Props

Risks and challenges

Once the show is cast, there will be plenty more risks and challenges. As we are a very small operation, we have to design and build all of the costumes, props and set without much outside help and do it on a pretty tight budget.

However, one of our largest challenges will be getting the word out about our show. We have plans in place that will be able to happen with your support. After that it's in the hands of the theatre gods, as we hope they have mercy on us and put butts in those seats!

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    Stranger in an Alley - We'll take a moment to think warm and/or dirty thoughts about you and you'll have the piece of mind knowing you helped us to buy a set of handcuffs or a ball gag.

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    Questionable Decision - Warm/Dirty thoughts AND a "thank you!" on the Muse Theatre Company Facebook page.

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    You're in Showbiz! - All of the above PLUS a digital copy of the demo music from THE SNUFF MUSICAL and your name will be listed as a backer on the official THE SNUFF MUSICAL website.

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    The Chorus - All of the above PLUS an official THE SNUFF MUSICAL t-shirt.

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    What's With the Duct Tape? - All of the above PLUS a poster signed by the cast, creative team and writer.

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    It's Curtains (Up) For You - All of the above PLUS a walk-on role in the show! (Requires a 15-minute rehearsal before performance)

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    Go Into the Light! - All of the above non-limited rewards PLUS an all-expenses paid dinner with Derek, Rob and a cast member and 2 tickets the show.

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    Angels (and Demons) - All of the above non-limited rewards PLUS two tickets to the show and an all-expenses paid night out with Rob and Derek, beginning with the shaving of Derek's head or carving your name (or otherwise) in to Rob's chest hair.

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Funding period

- (20 days)