LYMARI NADAL appeals for the Legom Project.
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Luis Enrique Gutierrez Ortiz Monasterio better known as LEGOM is one of Mexico’s most prominent playwrights. His awards include The Iberoamerican Drama Award in 2000 and the Fringe First Award. His plays have had 23 productions in Mexico and abroad, and have been translated into seven languages.
LEGOM suffers from renal disease and is in dire need of a kidney. The total cost of the transplant is $30,000. The artistic community of Mexico and others have raised $20,000. That means he only needs $10,000 to receive a new kidney!
Here's a feature of LEGOM on Mexican TV:
MESSAGE FROM LEGOM
“I don’t know if the goal of $10,000 will be reached. I don’t even think that’s the most important thing. This collective gesture is the most moving thing that has ever happened to me. One by one, you’ve made me cry a little. How to understand that I’m not a good person, I struggle every day to be better and I don’t succeed. What’s important isn’t what is raised in this campaign…what is really important, is that you’re forcing me to be a better person.”
"Yo no sé si se reúnan los 10,000 dólares de la meta. Ni siquiera me parece lo más importante. Este gesto colectivo es lo más conmovedor que me ha pasado. Uno a uno, ustedes me han hecho llorar un poquito. Cómo entender esto si no soy una buena persona, si lucho cada día por ser mejor y no lo logro. Lo importante no es lo que se reúna en esta campaña, lo realmente importante, es que me están obligando a ser mejor."
ADAM SZYMKOWICZ Interviews LEGOM:
WHAT WE NEED
No donation is too small. Following a petition by Mexican artists, The National Council for Culture and Arts in Mexico (CONULTA) donated part of the proceeds for the transplant. Given that Mexico doesn’t provide health coverage to artists, it is up to us to help LEGOM raise $10,000 for a procedure that will save his life.
Here's his bio in Spanish:
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Even if you can’t donate right now, you can help us by sending this link to your contacts and posting it on Facebook and Twitter.
As US-based artists, we have come to know Mexico’s truly vibrant and exciting theater community – and we believe that these storytellers will build the bridges that heal the divides between our two nations. Let’s help LEGOM on his road to recovery so he can continue making important work.
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To buy tickets to Legom's show at the FLEA, which was extended, read on:
6 performances added, Nov 19th-Dec 10th. Didn't catch the show the first time around? Best to right that wrong and CLICK HERE http://goo.gl/5ApcK
Full extension performance schedule:
Monday November 19th @7pm
Monday November 19th @ 9pm
Tuesday December 4th @7pm
Tuesday December 4th @9pm
Tuesday December 11th @7pm
Tuesday December 11th 9pm
— at The Flea Theater.
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