Storyteller & Arts Communicator

Smorgasbord [Funding Fridays]

Usually I highlight one fund-raiser a week, but due to last minute cancellation, we have a lovely sampling!

NEW YORK

The Nerds Are Back! And They're Coming in Heels!

Join Brooklyn based performance collective A Collection of Shiny Objects for NERD PROM 2: HEROES ‘N’ HEELS. Celebrating our nerd heroes, if they’re in capes and spandex, or corsets and stilettos or all of the above. Enjoy live music and entertainment, a costume contest, dancing and great raffle prizes.

All proceeds support A Collection of Shiny Objects’ upcoming 2012-13 projects, including QUEERSPAWN, a new play by Mallery Avidon, and DARLING, a new rock/video game/hipster musical, adapted and inspired by Peter Pan and pop culture.

A Collection of Shiny Objects is a performance collective founded and led by Elizabeth Engiish, Jesse Geiger and Nathan Leigh, with a rotating group of collaborators and associate artists. They create live performance to explore the complexity of contemporary society and popular culture, especially representations of gender, sexuality, class and race. They are committed to blending performance disciplines: incorporating theater, music, dance, puppets, multimedia, and the deconstruction of the artifacts of popular culture. Their process is highly collaborative, involving many participating artists and multiple readings, workshops and developmental in-progress presentations. Their goals for open, in-progress showings is to allow audiences to view and respond to the work and continue an artistic dialogue about its content and social meaning.

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to A Collection of Shiny Objects, via our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas here.

LOS ANGELES

CONK & BONE INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN

What is Conk and Bone?

--a world premiere dark comedy--
Written by Joe Musso and Directed by Kappy Kilburn
October 19 - November 4, 2012
At the Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse
Conk and Bone are once again hired by Death to prepare a soul for the ferry ride across the River Styx. But tonight is different and all goes awry when two souls are delivered instead of one. Confined to an abandoned house on a moonless night in Louisiana, Conk and Bone must confront a tortured tattooed girl, a furious fallen hero, and Death himself--but not before they have to face each other.
Featuring Jennifer Daley, Doug Power, Bruce A. Lemon, Ryan Mulkay, and Paul Vroom;Designed by Brandon Baruch, Karla Contreras, Cricket S. Myers, David T. Offner, Doug Oliphant, and Jenny Smith;

http://www.mutineertheatre.com/

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Stay tuned next week when I check in on past Funding Fridays Artists.