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Bi-Poseur is a solo show about suicide, mental illness, and the loss of a parent. But it's completely hilarious.
Bi-Poseur is a solo show about suicide, mental illness, and the loss of a parent. But it's completely hilarious.
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Bi-Poseur a pop-culture encrusted, kinetic look at the intricacies of trying to hang oneself with a Playstation controller, possibly being bi-polar, full scholarships to exclusive Bay Area prep schools, psych wards with twelve year old white supremacists, finally grieving the loss of a parent, motivational speaking, to live tweeting your own funeral. And push-ups. Among other things.

Essentially, Bi-Poseur is a solo show about suicide, mental illness, and the death of my mother. But it's completely hilarious. Trust me. Seriously!

I premiered Bi-Poseur to full houses in February of this year, and I am embarking on a month long run in September. With this being 'hardcore independent theater' (as my director, W. Kamau Bell is fond of calling it) this is where I need your help. Take a gander at the list of rewards to the right. Any amount you can give will help with theater rental costs, flyer/poster/program printing, hiring a tech, lighting design, and marketing/publicity costs.

The fact that I have a show is amazing enough as is, I'm grateful enough you're reading this. I hope you're able to give, and thank you so much for your time.

For more information check out PaoloSambrano.com, follow me on Twitter (@paolo), hashtag any Bi-Poseur tweets with #paolofuneral, and like Bi-Poseur on Facebook!

Here's what the press have to say about Bi-Poseur!

Sambrano mines the depths and comes up with gold in Bi-Poseur, a one-man show focusing on “the quest for the perfect suicide note (otherwise, why do it?)” among other things. - Hiya Swanhuyser, SF Weekly

Sambrano's not trying to kill your buzz. He's trying to make you laugh. - Alexandria Regilio, San Francisco Chronicle

Sambrano’s suicide attempt was obviously unsuccessful. - KXAN, Austin

And remember: kill yourself laughing, before Paolo kills himself.

Logo by Nikki Thayer
Video promo shot by John Espey, edited by James Gowdey

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    Charter Membership in the Bi-Poseur Friendship and Appreciation Society! Which is a fancy way of saying that I will list your name on a special page at PaoloSambrano.com as a rad donor! With all the other rad donors out there!

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    Along with charter membership in the Bi-Poseur Friendship and Appreciation Society, your name will be featured in the programs to Bi-Poseur! That I will also autograph and mail to you, along with a #paolofuneral sticker!

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    The above two, and two free tickets to Bi-Poseur! And what if you can't make it out to the San Francisco Bay Area in September to catch Bi-Poseur? Give them to someone who can! They are your tickets, after all.

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    The above three and the #paolofuneral mix CD (mixed by me) mentioned in the pitch video! I hope you like indie pop and neu disco!

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    The above four and the batch of (homemade) chocolate chip cookies I mentioned in the pitch video shipped directly to you!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    The above five, and and and! I will tuck in a personal, hand written letter in between the cookies, mix CDs, programs, and stickers where I will gush and gush and gush about how great you are!

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    If you ever wondered what it'd be like to go on a Dream Date with the creator of Bi-Poseur in the San Francisco Bay Area, this would be your chance.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Not only do you get all of the above, but you'll be able to sponsor a night of Bi-Poseur. I will dedicate an entire night of Bi-Poseur to you, with custom programs with your name featured on the front of the program, your picture hanging prominently in the lobby, and hell, do you want to program the pre-show playlist? You can if you want to.

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