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Boys From The Burbs
It's a Friday night and there's nothing to do...
The Empty Room
Toronto, Canada
$1,495 CAD raised by 25 backers
50% of $3,000 
flexible goal
No time left

Blurb for the Burbs:

The Empty Room Collective has been producing theatre in Toronto since 2010, we are excited to be back again this November with an original Canadian play by Michal Grzejszczak.

Boys From The Burbs is a comedic coming-of-age story that follows a group of friends growing up in the suburbs. We see their adolescent hopes and dreams awaken, as they begin to discover, and long for the world outside of their neighbourhood.

We are mounting a full production of BFTB in Toronto, opening on November 19th. With your help we will lift this bright and hopeful piece of theatre up  from the page and onto the stage, giving it the production it deserves.


Lunch Money...

Theatre is hard. Putting on a play is a lot like back to school shopping for a 7th grader. First you have to clothe them, and we know how picky they can be (costumes: $600), then you have to buy them all their knapsacks and school supplies (props $400), send them off with lunch money (concessions: $250), and then when they get home you need somewhere to put them (rehearsal space: $1600), their own room with a desk lamp for homework (lighting: $700), and somewhere to practice their bassoon – or whatever – (sound: $400), and that's all assuming he or she actually behaves (insurance: $500). Oh yeah, then you've got to pay taxes to make sure there's a school to send them off to in the first place (venue rental: $3300).
Parents, we sympathize.
We're asking for $3000, about a third of our budgeted costs, and in return we have tons of perks to tempt you with, from tickets to the show and opening night party, to personalized videos of the producing team playing our your outrageous truth or dare challenges!

Extra Curricular

We know it's sometimes difficult to help out as much as you'd like, that's why we need people to help out by spreading the word too – the more shares we get on Facebook and Twitter, the better chance we have to meet our goals and water the seeds of a new generation of Canadian theatre!


Video filmed and edited by our friend Nicholas Porteous. Check out more of his excellent work here!

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Tamagotchi Handler
You were the kid who's virtual pet never died. Chances are it's still going strong. Spread some digital happiness today with this perk, and watch this adorably pixelated pet grow. Facebook & program shout-outs included.
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Dragonball Z –VS– Pokémon
Nobody can like them both the same, it's a scientific fact. Which of these two after school staples gets your vote? Let us know and either Goku or Pikachu will personally give you a shoutout on Facebook and Twitter.
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Truth OR Dare
You were kid who always wanted to play. Now you have the chance to play with us! With this perk you get to nominate one of the producers to take the challenge – just send us a TRUTH and a DARE and we'll send you a video of it!
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Estimated November 2015
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Yoyo Champion
You were the kid that mastered all the tricks. Run full circle around the competition and bag yourself two tickets to any showing of Boys From The Burbs, complete with reserved seating and VIP invites to our opening night party.
1 out of 10 claimed
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Estimated November 2015
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Goldeneye Master
Okay now you're just showing off. In addition to your badass yoyo skills and complete Pokémon collection, you were the kid who had all the cool toys: slingshots, remote control cars, even a pocket knife or two, and of course, the fabled N64. Our parents warned us about you, which just made you seem cooler. You get the aforementioned tickets, opening night party invites, shout-outs galore, plus you're invited to come play video games with the cast & crew while we shower you with delicious snacks.
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Teenage Heartthrob
You were the kid all the other kids wanted to be. We hung posters of you in our bedrooms. We put stickers of you in our lockers. We lined up around the block in the blistering summer heat for the chance to have you sign a copy of your latest, greatest CD. Now look at you, a big-shot Executive Producer. At least that's what it'll say in our program. Tickets? You got 'em. Shout-outs? You betcha. Plus, you get a framed personalized poster of you, the movie star.
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The Full Monty
Ever dreamed of waking up to someone cooking a gourmet breakfast just for you? With this perk our Artistic Director (A certified Brit) will prepare a gourmet full-service, full-English breakfast with all the trimmings for you and a friend, at the place and time of your choosing (GTA only). It's like having a real butler to serve you brunch! This is an exclusive offer, so hurry, there's only ONE available! Want to add more friends? Sure! Just add an extra $50 for each additional person (max 6).
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Estimated December 2015
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Perks
$1
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POG Player
Not everyone can spare their prized slammer. Use this perk to show a small token of support.
0 claimed
Get this perk
$10
CAD
Tamagotchi Handler
You were the kid who's virtual pet never died. Chances are it's still going strong. Spread some digital happiness today with this perk, and watch this adorably pixelated pet grow. Facebook & program shout-outs included.
3 claimed
Estimated November 2015
Estimated November 2015
Get this perk
$25
CAD
Dragonball Z –VS– Pokémon
Nobody can like them both the same, it's a scientific fact. Which of these two after school staples gets your vote? Let us know and either Goku or Pikachu will personally give you a shoutout on Facebook and Twitter.
2 claimed
Get this perk
$50
CAD
Truth OR Dare
You were kid who always wanted to play. Now you have the chance to play with us! With this perk you get to nominate one of the producers to take the challenge – just send us a TRUTH and a DARE and we'll send you a video of it!
1 out of 10 claimed
Estimated November 2015
Estimated November 2015
Get this perk
$100
CAD
Yoyo Champion
You were the kid that mastered all the tricks. Run full circle around the competition and bag yourself two tickets to any showing of Boys From The Burbs, complete with reserved seating and VIP invites to our opening night party.
1 out of 10 claimed
Estimated November 2015
Estimated November 2015
Get this perk
$300
CAD
Goldeneye Master
Okay now you're just showing off. In addition to your badass yoyo skills and complete Pokémon collection, you were the kid who had all the cool toys: slingshots, remote control cars, even a pocket knife or two, and of course, the fabled N64. Our parents warned us about you, which just made you seem cooler. You get the aforementioned tickets, opening night party invites, shout-outs galore, plus you're invited to come play video games with the cast & crew while we shower you with delicious snacks.
0 claimed
Estimated December 2015
Estimated December 2015
Get this perk
$1000
CAD
Teenage Heartthrob
You were the kid all the other kids wanted to be. We hung posters of you in our bedrooms. We put stickers of you in our lockers. We lined up around the block in the blistering summer heat for the chance to have you sign a copy of your latest, greatest CD. Now look at you, a big-shot Executive Producer. At least that's what it'll say in our program. Tickets? You got 'em. Shout-outs? You betcha. Plus, you get a framed personalized poster of you, the movie star.
0 out of 1 claimed
Estimated December 2015
Estimated December 2015
Get this perk
SOLD OUT
$195
CAD
The Full Monty
Ever dreamed of waking up to someone cooking a gourmet breakfast just for you? With this perk our Artistic Director (A certified Brit) will prepare a gourmet full-service, full-English breakfast with all the trimmings for you and a friend, at the place and time of your choosing (GTA only). It's like having a real butler to serve you brunch! This is an exclusive offer, so hurry, there's only ONE available! Want to add more friends? Sure! Just add an extra $50 for each additional person (max 6).
1 out of 1 claimed
Ships to: Canada
Estimated December 2015
Estimated December 2015
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