It has been a year since I published What I Learned from Cancer, and I have learned a lot about myself and hope in crisis. This play, designed primarily for a Fringe Festival audience but suitable for any performace venue from a small living room to a large hall, takes my message and puts it into dramatic form.
This project will allow me to produce the play and give at least one performance; my real hope is to perform it in a full run at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival in the summer of 2016. If I do not win a spot through the Winnipeg Fringe lottery process, I will still produce the play and deliver at least one performance in Winnipeg in 2016.
The rewards all contain tickets to a performance, but I'll also be enlisting friends to record and help me produce a video of the production (the more funds this project raises, the better the quality of the finished product will be). I've also got a great idea for the artwork and T-shirt design.
The rewards will ship in two deliveries. Everything except the DVD will ship in spring; that way, you can get T-shirts and redeem your tickets before the first performance. The DVD will have to wait until I have performed the play at least once, hence the September 2016 delivery date.
The $2,500 project budget allows for the production of the play and a low-budget video recording. Money raised beyond the budgeted amount will allow for higher quality rewards, starting with the video production. The quality of the play will not change, regardless of the amount of money raised.
Once this is project is complete, I will have one more item in my toolbox as I talk about crisis and healing and hope.
Thanks for your support!
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Risks and challenges
I have a track record of on-time delivery of my Kickstarter projects (does one project produce a track record?). I have already started the script and envision its completion by the end of 2015.
Let's talk challenges:
1) If my play is accepted into the Winnipeg Fringe Festival through its lottery system, I will not have to make my own arrangements for a suitable venue. Otherwise, the challenges will be greater, but I'll still mount a great production.
2) The production value of the DVD will be dependant on having skilled and experienced people. The low-budget option in my project is a single fixed-camera recording which I will produce and duplicate myself. It will not be Hollywood quality Hi-Def, but it will be a good representation of a production that, unfortunately, many people will not get a chance to see. The more money I raise, the higher the production values will be, with multiple cameras and post-production work. The sky is the limit as to how good I can make this production.
3) I am not sure about the mechanics of exchanging your reward ticket for a performance ticket. If I get a Fringe venue, I may end up having to reimburse you at the performance for your prior purchase of the ticket.
So, short of a blow to my head, this project is going to get done and it will be fabulous. As at my speaking events, you can expect to laugh and cry and, perhaps, be prompted to see the world a little differently.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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