February: Now That She's Gone in Altadena and Sherman Oaks!!
If you have not collected your reward, "attendance" at my show, please contact me and come on down!
If I have inadvertently left you out of something, please... Read more
This Thursday, March 22, in Sherman Oaks, CA
Hello Kickstarter backers,
BTW, if you didn't make it to one of the performances that I offered in the gift to backers, you are cordially invited to attend this one.... Read more
Thursday, March 22, I'm performing in Sherman Oaks, CA
As a way to keep you updated, we're doing "Now That She's Gone" as a one-off for Women's History Month.
If you have friends or loved ones in... Read more
2 Performances of Now That She's Gone, Altadena, CA coming!
As you know, artists depend on the kindness of friends and strangers to back them and their projects.
I'm doing two performances of the "Director's Cut" of "Now... Read more
"Now That We're Home," no, not the name of a new play I'm writing but merely a fact, I'm happy to say that I can actually see straight... Read more
GREAT review! Thanks everyone!
Just wanted to let you know that The Stage, an important publication here at the Fringe, gave "Now That She's Gone" a great review this morning.
Read it... Read more
Because of your support, we're here making a difference and healing families through theater. It doesn't get better than that, really.
I think you may have difficulty with the link... Read more
Hello dear friends and backers of Now That She's Gone;
First of all, I'm reminded daily of how grateful I am for your support.
We were taken to the airport... Read more
Virgin Atlantic: anyone connected?
Thanks to you, we are only one week away from leaving for our dream come true: taking Now That She's Gone to Edinburgh.
I'm looking for anyone who might... Read more
The Altadena Performances
If you've told me that you're coming to the show in Altadena, would you please let me know that you're responding to my Kickstarter invitation so I can list... Read more
5 Shows in Altadena!!!
As one of the people who made our dream come true -- to take Now That She's Gone to Edinburgh - I'm happy to give you the information about Altadena... Read more
I haven't disappeared!
Dear Friends, family and backers,
I apologize for being so quiet. Truthfully, I've been a bit daunted by the tasks ahead of me; preparing to be away for 5 weeks,... Read more
OK so here's what's been happening. We took on the pretty daunting task of cutting 30 minutes from a 90 minute running time of "Now That She's Gone."... Read more
Seriously folks: please read
Hello, intrepid backers!
1) Seriously, I need to know which of the 3 performances you'll be attending this weekend if indeed you are coming. I need your name on a... Read more
dates and times for performances Mother's Day Weekend
Sorry for the repeat: the last update for some reason deleted the dates and times, and links.
3 Performances, Mother's Day Weekend!
Friday, May 6, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 7,... Read more
I'm performing my show in Hollywood for Mother's Day weekend.
As a backer, you are welcome to come as our guest. Some of you selected the kickstarter pledge reward... Read more
Hmmm. I'm concerned
I just found out that at least one of my backers stopped getting updates after #7.
The problem is, if you're not getting these updates, how can you respond... Read more
WE ALL DID IT!!!!
OK, So this is my first time with Kickstarter, which during the first 1.5 months, I thought I had been kicked in the head to even attempt it.
This has... Read more
WE ALL DID IT!!!!
Woo hoo!!! And with an HOUR to spare!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Boy, talk about the truth when I say we couldn't have done it without EACH and... Read more
WoW and WEE!
Scotland here we come!
Three more hours and counting.
I have the most amazing community. We're still harvesting pledges so if you are so inclined, tweet, repost and carry on!
I'm so EXCITED!!!!
So here's the latest. Our benefactor has given us $5000!!!
So here we are:
6 hours from our goal.
only $4,976 to go!!
I know we can... Read more
Less Than $300 to go to hit $15,000!! Woo hoo!
Oh boy, we're heading into the home stretch. Our incredibly generous big funder in the wings has been very gracious to extend his deadline, time and again. This time,... Read more
We've got 12 more hours to hit $15,000
Wow! What a day of activity.
Thank you to everyone who is backing us. Some of you have increased your pledges, others have tweeted, and still others, reposted us on... Read more
27 hours to go!
Wow! We have over 150 backers and now over $14,000!!
Pretty good for a kid from South Dakota.
If you know people who love theater who want to help out,... Read more
Close to half way there!!!
Thank you EVERYONE for helping out.
People have really stepped forward; new pledges, increased pledges, posting to FaceBook, tweeting!
Thank you so, so, so much.
As a wise woman once... Read more
3 more days to go!!!
You are so great! Thanks for your pledges, love and encouragement.
We have a shot at a possible $10K backer who says if we make it to $15,000,... Read more
We are $28 away from $11,000!!!
Thank you so much for ALREADY having our backs.
Would you consider going on to the site and increasing your pledge by even a few dollars so we... Read more
By the way...
Just wanted you to know that each small contribution makes a HUGE difference so I don't want anyone to feel like, "Oh, they've got big bucks Barbara or Bobby in... Read more
5 Days left!! We can hit $10,000 today
OK so we're down to the wire and I think we can do it! I see the number we're at and if I think $10K, $10K, it's highly... Read more
Only $641 left to hit $10,000! Gotta Mom?
Hey, We're performing on Mother's Day Weekend! What a great gift to share with your mom.
“With a name like Snortland, she’d better be good.”
- - - - -... Read more
We're so, so, so close to $10,000.
I just tweeted this:
My show heals families thru the power of theater. Fund it to Edinburgh! tinyurl.com/ellensnortland http://t.co/x5PZNVk via @kickstarter
I invite... Read more
$44 away from $7000 tonite! Woo hoo!!
Just so excited about the rise in pledges in the last few days! Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the reposting and encouragement.
For those of you... Read more
Expanding the Circle
A dear friend in North Dakota sent me this email, this morning:
"I just pushed this out to my data base, blog, fanpage, twitter."
She was part of... Read more
New Video Message!!
Hello Intrepid BACKERS!
If you're so inclined to share this with your friends to see if they might be willing to pledge, I've got a new video. It's got an... Read more
Ten days and counting!
Hello intrepid backers!
10 more days! Please consider helping me out by reposting on Facebook. Every dollar matters.
I love hearing from you so please feel free to check in... Read more
We've got over 100 backers now and over $6000! Woo hoo!
We'd be so grateful if you could look into your hearts and address books and see who in your... Read more
One of my backers says...
"Ellen I know you've been told so many times that more people need to see this play. I feel that way about your show. Unfortunately the reality is even a... Read more
Dear friends and family,
I'm thrilled to report that we've had an upsurge in activity in number of supporters and amount of pledges too!
I've added a reward... Read more
The NORWEGIAN AMERICAN WEEKLY!
The fabulous people at the Norwegian American Weekly ran an article about my project this week. Isn't that great!?