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Inspired by JANE JACOBS, top NYC theater artists join forces to reimagine Greenwich Village history as IMMERSIVE, all-ages storytelling
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    SMILE: Social Media Shout!

    You'll receive a shout-out on the UP CLOSE Festival social media channels.

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    WAVE: Website Mention!

    Your name will be listed in our "community of support" on upclosefestival.com!

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    WALK: West Village Block Tour!

    Appreciate the urban design and the uniqueness of New York’s Greenwich village on an hour long curated walk to bring presence in the new year. Walk one city block and find the magic that emerges. Led by experienced Block Walk facilitator and 2018 UP CLOSE artist, Jamie Roach. Lasts one hour along a block by New Ohio Theatre and finishes just in time to enjoy an UP CLOSE performance! (Jan 1, 2 or 3, 2020)

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    + a discount code for 20% off regularly priced UP CLOSE Festival ticket
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    HIGH FIVE: Artist Docs!

    You'll receive a .pdf of our UP CLOSE Festival Artist's "Maker's Guide", which details the source material for this year and last years projects!

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    + a social media shout-out
    + your name will be listed on our website

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    HUG: Signed UP CLOSE festival poster!

    You'll receive a limited-edition UP CLOSE Festival poster signed by the team!

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    + a social media shout-out
    + your name will be listed on our website
    + a .pdf of our UP CLOSE Artist "Maker's Guide"

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    EXCHANGE: Artist Lunch Date!

    You'll be invited to join UP CLOSE Artistic Producers Peter Musante & Sara Morgulis for a private meet-up at Peter's studio in Brooklyn over lunch to discuss artistic process, community and whatever else comes up!

    You'll also receive
    + a social media shout-out
    + your name will be listed on our website
    + a .pdf of our UP CLOSE Artist "Maker's Guide"
    + a limited edition signed UP CLOSE festival poster

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    FAMILIA: Private Concert with SONIA!

    SONIA DE LOS SANTOS, the Latin Grammy Award nominee and friend of UP CLOSE, will perform an intimate concert for up to 3 lucky families (4 members max) in the party room of a West Village restaurant to be named. You will also receive a signed copy of ¡Alegría!, her Latin Grammy-nominated album and a catered family-style meal!

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    JOIN: Invitation to a final rehearsal!

    Thank you! You'll receive a special invitation to come join us for a final devising rehearsal and notes session.

    You'll also receive:
    + a social media shout-out
    + your name will be listed on our website
    + a .pdf of our UP CLOSE Artist "Maker's Guide"
    + a limited edition signed UP CLOSE festival poster

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    LOVE: Special video thanks from cast!

    Thank you! You'll receive a special thank-you video from our cast and crew!
    You'll also receive a social media shout-out and your name will be listed on our website.

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    PAMPER: Private NYC dining experience!

    You'll be invited to join members of the UP CLOSE team for a private meal at a West Village establishment to be named later.
    + a social media shout-out
    + your name will be listed on our website
    + a .pdf of our UP CLOSE Artist "Maker's Guide"
    + a signed limited edition UP CLOSE Festival poster

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    READ: Illustrated Book on Jane Jacobs!

    You'll receive a brand new hardcover copy of the beautifully illustrated children's book, "Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs" by Susan Hughes and Valerie Boivin. (Makes for a great gift!) We'll include a handwritten letter by UP CLOSE Festival creators.

    You'll also receive
    + a .pdf of our UP CLOSE Artist "Maker's Guide"
    + your name listed in our "community of support" on our website, upclosefestival.com
    + a social media shout-out

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    LEARN: Hardcover book by Jane Jacobs

    You'll receive a brand new hardcover copy of the 50th Anniversary edition of "Death and Life of Great American Cities" by Jane Jacobs – the source of our festival's guiding principles – along with a handwritten letter by UP CLOSE Festival creators.

    Makes for a great gift! The New York Times called it "The most refreshing, provocative, stimulating and exciting study of this [great problem]...It fairly crackles with bright honesty and common sense."

    You'll also receive
    + a .pdf of our UP CLOSE Artist "Maker's Guide"
    + your name listed in our "community of support" on our website, upclosefestival.com
    + a social media shout-out

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    MOVE: Spring Physical Theater Intensive!

    You'll receive free admission to one spring workshop with Movement Theater Studio, offered by 2019 UP CLOSE Festival lead artist, Adrienne Kapstein (Co-Founder and Faculty, Movement Theater Studio).

    Workshop lineup to be announced, past spring workshops have focused on Lecoq intro, Neutral Mask, Clown, Commedia & Puppetry with sessions on FRI 6:30-10PM & SAT/SUN 10AM-3PM,

    The mission of the Movement Theater Studio is to create a home for the teachings of Jacques Lecoq in New York.
    All full time faculty at MTS have trained at École International du Théàtre Jacques Lecoq, Paris
    https://www.movementtheaterstudio.com/

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    + a social media shout-out
    + your name will be listed on our website
    + a .pdf of our UP CLOSE Artist "Maker's Guide"

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    LOCAL: Watercolor by Westbeth Artist

    You’ll receive an original 7"x10" watercolor by Roger Braimon – artist, tenant and President of Westbeth Artists Residents Council at the historic Westbeth Artists Housing (formerly Bell Labs). Support UP CLOSE & spread West Village art!

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    EMBRACE: 2 tickets to Blue Man Group!

    Two tickets to see New York City icon Blue Man Group live at the Astor Place Theater!

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    + a social media shout-out
    + your name will be listed on our website
    + a .pdf of our UP CLOSE Artist "Maker's Guide"
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