Come see what lies at the top of the hill, where the Lunar Labyrinth once stood. Will you be healed by the bright of the moon? Or blighted by the monsters hiding in her shadow?
Liars & Believers is collaborating with a dozen of our favorite performers to bring a new, unpublished short story by author Neil Gaiman to the stage on February 13, 2013 at Oberon in Harvard Square. Each collaborator is taking a part of the story and bringing it to life using music, dance, aerial performance, puppetry, poetry, storytelling, and more.
Neil’s short story is just shy of 3000 words, and we’re blowing it up into a feast for the senses. Director Steven Bogart is guiding the performers in unpacking meanings and themes – memory, identity, healing – and will put together all the pieces during our four day rehearsal period.
This talented group of artists includes Mali Sastri, Phillip Berman, Mary Bichner, Brett Cramp, Claire Davies, Jennifer Hicks, John J. King, Eileen Little, Corianna Moffatt, Masha Obolensky, April Ranger, and Karin Webb. You can read more about them at http://www.liarsandbelievers.com/Shows/Lunar-La...
Liars & Believers is an experimental theater company with a mission to expand the language of live performance. Through collaborations with exciting local artists, we strive to make Boston a center for theatrical innovation.
Join the enthusiastic audience that makes possible exciting new art in Boston. By supporting Lunar Labyrinth, you’re encouraging local artists to take risks and to challenge the status quo of what performance art can be.
Where does the money go?
We’re doing this with a minimal budget. The funds we raise are going towards
- costumes and props ($200)
- posters, postcards, and other artwork ($400)
- technical staff ($500)
- printing the program ($180)
- other sundries ($500)
as well as Indiegogo’s fees (3% if we make our goal and 7% if we don’t) and credit card processing fees (3%)
As you can see, the cost of the show is more than the $1000 we set as our goal.
What about the performers??
All of our collaborators are being paid an equal share of the ticket sales, after expenses. The more expenses we cover from fundraising, the bigger the collaborators’ shares.
The performers have agreed to this model because they are excited about the project. By helping to cover production expenses, you are enabling them to be paid for their work. While few people become artists for the money, artists still need to eat. More importantly, you have the opportunity to make the statement that art has value.
Social media shout-out: Liars & Believers will give you a shout out from our Facebook (www.facebook.com/liarsbelieve) and twitter (www.twitter.com/liarsbelieve) accounts to all of our fans and followers
**NEW** Demo digital download: Receive a digital download of the demo for a new song written by Mali Sastri (Jaggery) for Lunar Labyrinth.
Postcard: During downtime in rehearsals, one or more performer will write you a hand-written note on a Lunar Labyrinth postcard which we will send to you in the mail
Lunar Labyrinth dance floor ticket: Dance floor tickets are general admission standing-room tickets
Aerial Lesson with Eileen Little: Come and take a private lesson on the silks or the trapeze! This hour long private lesson will be at ESH Aerial Arts in Porter Square. All ages and abilities are welcome. For more info go to www.eileenlittle.com. Lessons to be scheduled with Eileen after the campaign ends.
Custom Flask from John J. King: J-RexPlays Custom Flasks! Each flask is 8 oz., stainless steel, and custom painted by the artist. http://www.j-rexplays.com/custom-flasks.html
Song-writing lesson from Mary Bichner: A one-hour songwriting lesson with composer and arranger Mary Bichner. Whether you've always wanted to pen a catchy pop song, a high-octane punk rock song, or a classical aria, Mary's your girl! :) Lessons to be scheduled with Mary after the campaign ends.
Lunar Labyrinth seated ticket: Seated tickets are assigned seats on the mezzanine at full-service tables
Icarus: Coming May 2013 is Liars & Believers' fourth full-run show, an original tale based on the myth of Icarus and set in a depression-era traveling circus. With music composed by Nathan Leigh (Song of Songs) and puppets designed by Faye Dupras
Signed poster: Neil Gaiman has graciously agreed to sign Lunar Labyrinth posters for contributors
Painting by Steven Bogart: An 18”x18” oil painting by director Steven Bogart, whose paintings have been exhibited as far away as Tokyo and more recently as a featured artist at the Decordova Museum in Lincoln, MA. Steve says: “Gamma is part of my continued organic associative encounters with cosmology, string theory and chaos.” See the painting here
Meet & Greet: Come schmooze with the cast (at our Top Secret T-accessible Rehearsal Facility between February 9-12) and we will bake you a cake - choose between chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or carrot.
***Liars & Believers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so your donation is tax deductible***
Other Ways You Can Help
- Sign up for our mailing list! Be the first to find out when tickets go on sale, get an exclusive discount code and updates from behind the scenes. You can sign up atwww.liarsandbelievers.com/mailinglist
- Spread the word! Tell everyone you know. Post this to Facebook, twitter, even Google+!
- Volunteer! We’re going to need some extra hands to pull this off. E-mail Rachel[at]liarsandbelievers.com for more information.
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