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Ballhaus Ost (Berlin) and PushPush Theater (Atlanta) present LOVE & ECONOMICS, a series of shows, workshops, videos, and discussions open to all.
Ballhaus Ost (Berlin) and PushPush Theater (Atlanta) present LOVE & ECONOMICS, a series of shows, workshops, videos, and discussions open to all.
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LOVE AND ECONOMICS
A Zombie Squad of Artists Exploring Love and Money in the 21st Century!

Berlin/Atlanta 2010
Presented by: Ballhaus Ost, PushPush Theater, and Gutes Tun

“He that is the of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.” Benjamin Franklin

Every day of your life costs money. From the day you are born until the day you die: you have to pay for it. But what would happen if everyone received only a basic income? Say…$1,700 per month, for everyone! What a wonderful world it would be...or would society spiral into chaos and communism?

The LOVE AND ECONOMICS project invites artists from America and Europe, journalists, low-income, unemployed, and wealthy people to ask questions about our current relationship to money and the value of our work in the 21st Century. This project is an open-source discussion and a path to enlightenment about a subject that drives us crazy, ruins relationships, makes us sweat, stressed, and generally unhealthy, or…perhaps just the opposite.

LOVE AND ECONOMICS is presented by companies based in Atlanta and Berlin. The Squad started as a clash of American and German cultures - a group of artists living between technical, spiritual and material worlds, and YOU! The work will be based in Ballhaus Ost, an independent Art House on Berlin’s upper east side, and PushPush Theater, an open-source film & theater organization in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. During March 18 -21, the Zombie Squad will present theater performances (such as Fassbinder's BREMEN FREEDOM), movie screenings, videos, poems, open discussions, and more – for the entire world!

Want to take part? Email us your ideas as a movie or text, and if it relates to the theme of LOVE AND ECONOMICS, we'll include it in our final presentation, along with highlights from the March events. We ask that you donate to the project at whatever level is most comfortable (kind of like a registration fee) and then, if you wish, send us your artistic contribution as well: a movie, script, a poem, comment, etc. on the subject. Then, on April 6th, the Zombie Squad will broadcast a final compilation on You Tube to our live audiences in both cities - and to the rest of the globe. Send us your honest, bold and creative responses!

LOVE: this is the first phase of a much larger project and needs artists from the US in Europe to become involved.
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ECONOMICS: We need $3000 to fund the artistic (creating, presenting, etc.) and administrative (marketing, scheduling, space, etc.) costs during the first phase from now to April 6th, 2010. Though there are many reasons to build cultural exchanges between the US and Europe, Federal and State support for it is rare. We ask that you consider making a financial and/or artistic contribution, and to please spread the word about this campaign. Help us as we endeavor to open up and gain momentum for a new kind of American and European exchange!

Artists Currently Involved - If you know any of these people (and even if you don't!), they are all good reasons to pledge your support today: Nicola Ahr, Matt Stanton, George Faughnan, Evan Fillon, Tara Ochs, Tim Habeger, Shelby Hofer, Claire Christie, Jeremiah Kulani Prescott, Uwe Moritz Eichler, Volker M. Schmidt, Katharina Adler, Sebastian Schellhardt, and Rahel Savoldelli.

Check out one of Gutes Tun's LOVE AND ECONOMICS videos here: http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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    Receive a LOVE LETTER with email updates and announcements/links to videos from the Berlin LOVE AND ECONOMICS and other projects

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    All of the above plus, submit a script for special consideration and incorporation into the youtube project using Ballhaus/PushPush actors & directors, and recognition on both theaters' web sites as a backer

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    All of the above, plus submit a VIDEO for special consideration and incorporation into the youtube project, plus buy-one-get-one free tickets to either the Ballhaus Premiere of Bremen Freedom and cast party, any of the LOVE AND ECONOMICS shows, or any international exchange project at PushPush in Atlanta

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    All of the above, plus 2 free tickets to any Ballhaus or PushPush show through Dec 2010, and a show poster autographed by the artists

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    All of the above, plus an invitation to a private dinner with the artists in either Atlanta or Berlin, a signed copy of a photo of you and the artists, and a special tribute to you created by one of our artists posted on youtube

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    All of the above, plus your name announced as a star backer at the Berlin premiere of Bremen or the Berlin or Atlanta premiere of Worth#1, free tickets for you and up to five guests to attend either premiere, and a champagne toast with the artists after the premiere

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    All of the above, plus a DVD of the international exchange project of your choice, a Ballhaus or PushPush T-shirt, and a private performance by one of the artists!

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    All of the above, plus a second DVD of another international exchange project of your choice, and an acting, improv, or stage combat (you choose) workshop in Berlin or Atlanta for up to 10 people

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Funding period

- (30 days)