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Shattered - a dark comedy solo show about dating, dysfunction, and sexual devastation - told through the voices of 35+ characters!
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10 years ago, my life shattered. And this year, on the 10th Anniversary, I want to share my story Shattered at the biggest Fringe Festival in the world - the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

I need your help to get there! 

Shattered is a serio-comedy solo show that uses humor to heal. It's a fast-paced, comedic and heart-breakingly raw journey through dating, dysfunction and sexual devastation - told through the voices of 35+ characters. 

Shattered ultimately tells the story of one individual picking up the broken pieces of herself and putting them back together again.

The Impact 

Shattered was created to explain the complex psychological fallout of sexual assault - a tragedy far too many people experience. Whether an audience member can (or hopefully cannot) relate to the story told, Shattered brings voice to the darkest parts of the one's experience and the power of the human spirit to rise again. 

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1 in 5 women will be raped at some point in their lives (CDC, NISVS 2010 summary report)

....but, in actuality, the statistic is much higher because many rapes go unreported.

Mine did

Want to read more about Shattered? Check out these glowing reviews and articles:

NoHo Arts District: click here

This Stage: click here

VoyageLA: click here 

Next stop - Edinburgh Fringe Festival! 

 With over 3,500 shows - the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the biggest in the world and provides an unparalleled opportunity to showcase my work and story!

  • Sexual violence is a global problem that does not discriminate. I cannot imagine the impact I might be able to have by performing my show 25 times at the Edinburgh Fringe July 31-Aug 26! 
  • August 2019 will mark the 10th year anniversary of the assault that I talk about in the show - so, for me, it's incredibly important to take Shattered to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. The past can never be undone, but sharing my story is an opportunity to re-write August for the future and help others do the same.     

 The Funds 

Taking Shattered to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival will require costs to perform and live for the month (theatre rental, promotion/marketing, fees, accommodations, etc.) I've invested what I can to fund the project, but will need an additional $10k to complete the obligations. 

Stretch goals - Anything raised above the initial $10k will go toward incentive distributions, plane tickets/per-diem living expenses, etc. 

Other Ways You Can Help

Can't contribute? No worries! Here are some ways you can help: 

- Please comment, like and share the campaign! Every bit helps to engage people, raise awareness and support Shattered

Follow @dianavarco and visit: www.supportshattered.com

- Share your story! Talking about this topic attacks the cycle of shame and silence that allows it to occur again and again and again. 

- Take care of yourself - we all experience pain and deserve to heal!  

Risks and challenges

- Shattered is a tremendously physical show with several quick character changes. So, I'm starting to run regularly to build stamina and get myself into fantastic physical shape!

- The themes explored in Shattered are difficult, so connecting with the love and support of my community gives me strength to continue this work - I hope you’ll let me share my journey with you!

- Anything sent from Edinburgh might take awhile to get to the states! Please allow time for delivery

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    My forever gratitude! Thank you!

    Thank you for supporting Shattered! You'll receive my forever gratitude and be included in a Thank you shout out to all the awesome people who helped me get to Edinburgh!

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    Personalized social media shout out!

    THANK YOU!

    The Shattered team (i.e. Diana) will post a personalized image (on social media) from the character of Truth thanking you for being awesome!

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    Open rehearsal invite!

    During the month of July, I'll be rehearsing Shattered in preparation to go to Edinburgh Fringe! Pledge $50 or more and get an exclusive invite to attend an open rehearsal!

    At an open rehearsal, there aren't the bells and whistles of the theatre, just pure story-telling - and sometimes improv too! In addition to running the show, rehearsal is where I play! It's where I discover new places for the character of Truth to sneeze or new ways for the character of Shame to be nasty.

    I hope you'll join me :)

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    See Shattered LIVE!!

    See the magic of Shattered LIVE this June at Lyric Hyperion in LA!

    Those who cannot attend will receive a taped version of Shattered to enjoy at home or a complementary ticket to a future performance - your choice!

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    • Personalized social media shout out!
    • See Shattered LIVE!!
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    Hi-quality print from Shattered!

    Receive a beautiful, hi-quality 8x10 print from Shattered!

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    • Personalized social media shout out!
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    Postcards from Edinburgh!

    Experience first hand (via hand-writing) the excitement of Edinburgh Fringe! A fun, personal and tangible memento from the biggest Fringe Festival in the world!

    Have something specific you'd like to hear about while Diana is at the Festival - i.e. impact of the show, travels, or performance growth? Sure thing! Let Diana know and she'll update you via post :)

    *Reward includes 4 personalized postcards - please allow time for delivery*

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    • Hi-quality print from Shattered!
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    Character session with Diana!

    Meet one-on-one with Diana to utilize the knowledge she has gained through a lifetime of performance and personal growth! Together we will discuss your go-to creative outlet, fear/resistance vs desire, and ultimately create your own Shame, Truth or Denial character!

    Creating characters is a fun and empowering way to take hold of the voices in our mind and chose which one we want to acknowledge as TRUTH.

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    • Character session with Diana!
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    Funding Level 1 - Denial Destroyer

    Thank you so much for your generosity! You’re now part of the Denial Destroyer funding level of Shattered!

    At this level, you’ll receive the prestige of a special thank you in the printed programme insert at Edinburgh Fringe AND knowledge that YOU are breaking the cycle of silence head-on by addressing DENIAL and supporting Shattered.

    You’ll also receive a hi-quality, printed and signed still from Shattered of Denial AND 4 postcards from Edinburgh Fringe Fest - written specifically for you, from Denial.

    *please allow time for delivery*

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    • Personalized social media shout out!
    • Hi-quality print from Shattered!
    • Postcards from Edinburgh!
    • Special Thank You! in Edinburgh Programme Insert
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    Funding Level 2 - Shame Squasher

    All hail Shame Squashers! Shame creates the silence that fuels the cycle of violence; and YOU are the solution!

    THANK YOU!

    By becoming a member of the Shame Squasher funding level YOU are attacking the enemy - Shame - and supporting the movement to silence him once and for all. At this level you’ll receive of a special thank you in the printed programme insert at Edinburgh Fringe. You'll also receive a signed script AND 2 tickets to see Shattered in Edinburgh!

    You’ll also receive a hi-quality, printed and signed still from Shattered of the formidable and not-so-nice character - Shame - as well as 4 postcards written to you by Shame himself.

    *please allow time for delivery*

    Includes:
    • My forever gratitude! Thank you!
    • Personalized social media shout out!
    • Hi-quality print from Shattered!
    • Postcards from Edinburgh!
    • Special Thank You! in Edinburgh Programme Insert
    • Signed script!
    • 2 tickets to Shattered at Edinburgh Fringe!!
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    Funding Level 3 - Truth Trailblazer

    Thank you so much for your generosity! You’re now part of the Truth Trailblazer funding level for Shattered!

    At this level, you’ll receive the prestige of a special thank you in the printed programme insert at Edinburgh Fringe AND knowledge that YOU are spreading the TRUTH about sexual violence by supporting Shattered!

    You’ll also receive a hi-quality, signed and printed still from Shattered of the lovable but allergy afflicted character Truth and 4 postcards from Edinburgh, written to you by TRUTH himself :) AND 2 tickets to see the show IN EDINBURGH, a signed script, AND producer credit on the Edinburgh Fringe Run of Shattered!

    *please allow time for delivery*

    Includes:
    • My forever gratitude! Thank you!
    • Personalized social media shout out!
    • Hi-quality print from Shattered!
    • Postcards from Edinburgh!
    • Special Thank You! in Edinburgh Programme Insert
    • Signed script!
    • 2 tickets to Shattered at Edinburgh Fringe!!
    • Producer credit on Edinburgh Fringe Festival run!
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    Funder Fairy GodMother/Wizard!

    Fund Shattered's entire Kickstarter goal and become a Funder Fairy GodMother/Wizard! + receive a magic wand! To explain the significance of the wand, here's a quick story:

    At UCLA Rape Treatment center, I'd see people walk through the door and knew they were going through what I was. I'd pray for a magic wand to take their pain away. Over the years, I've said the same prayer for friends living through loss, sickness and heartbreak.

    My prayers never delivered a magic wand, but I later realized that I had it all along - in JOY. Even in my darkest moments, finding JOY in simple things helped me (momentarily) forget the pain.
    As a Funder Fairy GodMother/Wizard, you'll receive a very special, hand-crafted wand and additionally a special thank you in the printed programme insert at Edinburgh Fringe. You'll also receive a signed character still, 4 postcards from Edinburgh AND producer credit on the Edinburgh Fringe run of Shattered.

    THANK YOU
    *please allow time for delivery*

    Includes:
    • My forever gratitude! Thank you!
    • Personalized social media shout out!
    • Hi-quality print from Shattered!
    • Postcards from Edinburgh!
    • Special Thank You! in Edinburgh Programme Insert
    • Signed script!
    • 2 tickets to Shattered at Edinburgh Fringe!!
    • Producer credit on Edinburgh Fringe Festival run!
    • Hand crafted magic wand!
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