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$16,801
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, June 23 2013 11:14 PM UTC +00:00
Matthew Zachary JohnsonBy Matthew Zachary Johnson
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Matthew Zachary JohnsonBy Matthew Zachary Johnson
First created
$16,801
pledged of $160,000pledged of $160,000 goal
166
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, June 23 2013 11:14 PM UTC +00:00

About

Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for your generous pledges. We are honored and humbled by your generosity, as well as the excitement about the Boston Tea Party Opera that has poured in from unexpected places all across the country.

We set an ambitious goal for our Kickstarter campaign. It has been an amazing experience and has opened many doors which we're actively pursuing. However, we will not reach the funding goal before the end of the campaign. This means that Kickstarter will not charge you and our project will not be funded through Kickstarter.

However, we have been hard at work on PLAN B! We will develop the show in phases, partly by doing workshops of individual scenes, and partly by performing in schools around NYC!

Will you help us with our new strategy?

Support us through our new direct fundraising initiative, here: http://www.bostonteapartyopera.com/donate.html

Let us know if you have contacts in schools near NYC that might be interested in hosting a performance of the Boston Tea Party Opera as a historical/educational/entertainment experience for young people. Contact us here to get the conversation started: http://www.bostonteapartyopera.com/contact.html

And stay informed about progress with the show by joining our email newsletter here: http://www.bostonteapartyopera.com/newsletter.html

Thanks again for your generosity and enthusiasm!

Matt Johnson

Composer

on behalf of The Boston Tea Party Opera team

DONATE HERE: http://www.bostonteapartyopera.com/donate.html

Risks and challenges

Writing this opera has been a lot of work but also a lot of fun. I want people to see this production, to experience the emotion and image and meaning of the Boston Tea Party through musical drama.

The greatest challenge is, of course, the production. We have to hire the right performers, make time for productive rehearsals, find the proper venue, and give ourselves ample time to get the word out about the event. There are potential risks to the production like performer illness or even bad weather which keeps an audience away!

From the artistic point of view, it is of great importance to communicate the vision of the show to the whole cast and crew, and get everyone working toward one unified vision. That’s a complex conceptual process.

However, the greatest challenges are simply funding and marketing. No opera has its costs covered by ticket sales. Typically ticket sales cover about 1/3 of the cost, so we need a large enough budget not only to cover costs, but to create buzz and fill seats. All funds raised above the minimum goal will go toward making a higher quality production and marketing the opera—so as many people as possible can enjoy it!

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Funding period

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