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A Fool's Paradise goes to Edinburgh
Facing the threat of a pie in the face, five actors perform 30 Shakespeare scenes in 60 minutes.
Sarah Curnoles
Baltimore, United States
Verified Nonprofit
$8,353 USD raised by 103 backers
104% of $8,000 
flexible goal
No time left

Short Summary

A Fool's Paradise: 30 Shakespeare Scenes in 60 Minutes is a Shakespearean journey for both the actor and the audience member. In performance, audience members are given a list of 45 scenes that the actors have prepared. The audience yells out the scene they want to see and the actors run onstage to perform, and this is repeated until either time runs out or 30 scenes are performed. It is interactive and incredibly fast paced, making for an enjoyable evening for the audience and an Olympic feat for actors.

If the actors do not perform 30 scenes in 60 minutes, one of them gets a pie in the face! How's that for some high stakes?

This project is a dream of mine, as the adapter, director and producer. I am also helping an ensemble of actors accomplish dream of theirs- to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

It is incredibly important to me as a Baltimore artist to make an impact on the Baltimore community right now. Our Baltimore actors deserve to be seen on a world-wide level.

The talent involved in this show is beyond what I could have wished for. Meet the cast on our website www.afoolsparadiseshow.com

What We Need & What You Get

Getting across the pond isn't cheap. We are working towards raising $16,000 to pay for all the necessary pieces of taking a show to the Fringe including flights for 6 people and lodging in Scotland (we're going Real World style and renting a house to all stay together). The money we raise through indiegogo will also help us pay for registration fees, flyer printing, props (and shipping), and a few other administration costs. 

If this campaign raises $8,000, we can afford our travel.

If we raise $12,000 we will not only pay for flights but also for housing for all of the actors.

If we raise $14,000 we can afford shipping costs, printing flyers (which is very important for Edinburgh Fringe) to network with other artists, producers and bookers for other theaters. This could mean that this show has a life after the Fringe!

My goal is to raise enough to take care of the hard stuff like the travel expenses and to exceed our budget so that we can PAY THE ARTISTS. That is a dream for anyone who has ever worked as an artist.

Because our show is incredibly unique, so are our perks! Check them out in the sidebar.


The Impact

A Fool's Paradise is a show that makes Shakespeare exciting and digestible for people of all levels--from children to adults, from novices to scholars, anyone can understand and enjoy.  Your contribution will continue to help us make a difference with our unique performance:

  • We put Shakespeare scenes into a flexible means allowing the audience to pick and choose their favorite classic, or explore something they have never seen.
  • Our first adaptation won the Audience Favorite Award in the Baltimore City Fringe Festival, performing to a full house every night.
  • Internationally, we will continue to connect people to some of the most famous literature in history.

Risks & Challenges

We do not plan to have the entire cost of the production paid for by this campaign. We have other ways to raise money too.

We are relying on a few sources for funding. We have our hopes on getting a major grant. While the application was really well written, we won't know if we got it until after we've launched this campaign. Without grant funding, we will have to get a lot more support from this campaign. I cannot stress how important this campaign is to accomplishing our dream and moving forward with this amazing project.

Another way we plan to raise money is through a performance in Baltimore in June. We might also do some street busking, guest bartending, and asking local businesses to sponsor us. NOTHING will stop us from getting to Edinburgh.


Other Ways You Can Help

Please share this with your friends and family! Come see us perform. You can get more info on our website www.afoolsparadiseshow.com

A Fool's Paradise Goes to Edinburgh 's a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of A Fool's Paradise Goes to Edinburgh must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law

Perks
$50
USD
Personalized thank you video
Receive a personalized thank you video just for you from the cast/crew of A Fool's Paradise. They will even perform a little sneak peak for you. It may be a monologue, a scene, or a fancy dance number. You will also get listed on our website and receive a thank you on social media!
(amount over 50 is tax-deductible)
4 out of 10 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$15
USD
Shout out on social media
We will publicly thank you on our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter!
11 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$50
USD
Thank you tickets
Receive 2 tickets to a performance in Baltimore. You will also receive a shout out on our social media and a thank you on our website as a sponsor.
(amount over 30 is tax-deductible)
8 out of 15 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated June 2016
Estimated June 2016
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$100
USD
Red nose and signed poster
Become a part of our tribe by sporting one of our clown noses, as worn by Shakespeare in our poster. You will also receive a poster signed by the entire ensemble. You will also get 2 tickets to the performance in Baltimore, a thank you on our website for being a sponsor and a shoutout on social media.
(amount over 40 is tax-deductible)
7 out of 10 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated June 2016
Estimated June 2016
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$250
USD
4 Tickets - Balt. Performance
Receive 4 tickets for our Baltimore production so you can bring a date and your date's best friend and their date! You will also each get one drink of beer or wine per person at the performance. You will also receive a red nose, a signed poster, recognition on our website, and a shout-out on our social media.
(amount over 70 is tax-deductible)
3 out of 10 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$500
USD
Attend a rehearsal
Receive an invitation for you and a friend to attend a rehearsal and get a peek behind the curtain to see how we make the magic. You will also get a red nose, a signed poster, 2 tickets to the performance in Baltimore, a thank you on our website for being a sponsor and a shoutout on social media.
(amount over 40 is tax-deductible)
0 out of 5 claimed
Ships Worldwide
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$800
USD
Edinburgh Send-off party
You and a guest will be invite to a private dinner with the cast and crew of A Fool's Paradise to send them off before we go to Scotland! You will also get a red nose, a signed poster, an invitation to attend rehearsal, 2 tickets to the performance in Baltimore, a thank you on our website for being a sponsor and a shoutout on social media.
(amount over 80 is tax-deductible)
0 out of 4 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$1000
USD
Your name in the show
We will thank you at each and every performance by saying your name (or a phrase that you choose) at some point during the show. You will also get an invite to the send off party, a red nose, a signed poster, an invitation to attend rehearsal, 2 tickets to the performance in Baltimore, a thank you on our website for being a sponsor and a shoutout on social media.
(amount over 80 is tax-deductible)
2 out of 4 claimed
Ships Worldwide
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$1500
USD
Private performance
You plus 50 of your closets friends, family and/or coworkers will get a private performance, mutually agreed upon date and location to be scheduled after the campaign ends. You will also get an invite to the send-off party, your name in the show, a red nose, a signed poster, an invitation to attend rehearsal, 2 tickets to the performance in Baltimore, a thank you on our website for being a sponsor and a shoutout on social media.
(amount over 80 is tax-deductible)
0 out of 2 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$2500
USD
Pick who gets the pie
In a regular performance, a Bingo winner picks who gets a pie in the face. But YOU can decide who gets the pie in the face. You will also get your name in the show, an invite to the send-off party, your name in the show, a red nose, a signed poster, an invitation to attend rehearsal, 2 tickets to the performance in Baltimore, a thank you on our website for being a sponsor and a shoutout on social media.
(amount over 80 is tax-deductible)
0 out of 2 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
Perks
$50
USD
Personalized thank you video
Receive a personalized thank you video just for you from the cast/crew of A Fool's Paradise. They will even perform a little sneak peak for you. It may be a monologue, a scene, or a fancy dance number. You will also get listed on our website and receive a thank you on social media!
(amount over 50 is tax-deductible)
4 out of 10 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$15
USD
Shout out on social media
We will publicly thank you on our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter!
11 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$50
USD
Thank you tickets
Receive 2 tickets to a performance in Baltimore. You will also receive a shout out on our social media and a thank you on our website as a sponsor.
(amount over 30 is tax-deductible)
8 out of 15 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated June 2016
Estimated June 2016
Get this perk
$100
USD
Red nose and signed poster
Become a part of our tribe by sporting one of our clown noses, as worn by Shakespeare in our poster. You will also receive a poster signed by the entire ensemble. You will also get 2 tickets to the performance in Baltimore, a thank you on our website for being a sponsor and a shoutout on social media.
(amount over 40 is tax-deductible)
7 out of 10 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated June 2016
Estimated June 2016
Get this perk
$250
USD
4 Tickets - Balt. Performance
Receive 4 tickets for our Baltimore production so you can bring a date and your date's best friend and their date! You will also each get one drink of beer or wine per person at the performance. You will also receive a red nose, a signed poster, recognition on our website, and a shout-out on our social media.
(amount over 70 is tax-deductible)
3 out of 10 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$500
USD
Attend a rehearsal
Receive an invitation for you and a friend to attend a rehearsal and get a peek behind the curtain to see how we make the magic. You will also get a red nose, a signed poster, 2 tickets to the performance in Baltimore, a thank you on our website for being a sponsor and a shoutout on social media.
(amount over 40 is tax-deductible)
0 out of 5 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$800
USD
Edinburgh Send-off party
You and a guest will be invite to a private dinner with the cast and crew of A Fool's Paradise to send them off before we go to Scotland! You will also get a red nose, a signed poster, an invitation to attend rehearsal, 2 tickets to the performance in Baltimore, a thank you on our website for being a sponsor and a shoutout on social media.
(amount over 80 is tax-deductible)
0 out of 4 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$1000
USD
Your name in the show
We will thank you at each and every performance by saying your name (or a phrase that you choose) at some point during the show. You will also get an invite to the send off party, a red nose, a signed poster, an invitation to attend rehearsal, 2 tickets to the performance in Baltimore, a thank you on our website for being a sponsor and a shoutout on social media.
(amount over 80 is tax-deductible)
2 out of 4 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$1500
USD
Private performance
You plus 50 of your closets friends, family and/or coworkers will get a private performance, mutually agreed upon date and location to be scheduled after the campaign ends. You will also get an invite to the send-off party, your name in the show, a red nose, a signed poster, an invitation to attend rehearsal, 2 tickets to the performance in Baltimore, a thank you on our website for being a sponsor and a shoutout on social media.
(amount over 80 is tax-deductible)
0 out of 2 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$2500
USD
Pick who gets the pie
In a regular performance, a Bingo winner picks who gets a pie in the face. But YOU can decide who gets the pie in the face. You will also get your name in the show, an invite to the send-off party, your name in the show, a red nose, a signed poster, an invitation to attend rehearsal, 2 tickets to the performance in Baltimore, a thank you on our website for being a sponsor and a shoutout on social media.
(amount over 80 is tax-deductible)
0 out of 2 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
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