Brindlebeast, a bold new musical in voice and American Sign Language

CHECK: SCRIPT, SONGS, DEMO CD! Solid, right? Now we need to fund ASL translations, travel, housing, ASL interpreting, coaching fees, and development.
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Anita Riggio
Theater
NYC
United States
1 Team Member
Brindlebeast a musical in song and sign language is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Brindlebeast a musical in song and sign language must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Short Summary

I'm Anita Riggio, Book Writer, Lyricist and Producer of BRINDLEBEAST, and building this musical has been my passion, my pleasure, and my work for six years. Since 2010, we have successfully raised $90,000 through Kickstarter and direct contributions. These funds have allowed my collaborator, composer Sila Shaman and me to come to this campaign with a completed script and score, a Broadway cast of actors who are as committed to this project as they are talented, and an award-winning director and choreographer who are keenly interested in bringing BRINDLEBEAST to life in an excting new theatre space--plus BRINDLEBEAST has just been honored with the 2013 Martha Hill Newell Playwright's AwardGREAT NEWS!! But before we get to a staged reading, before we get to a fully realized production, we need funds to meet specific goals--and THAT's where YOU come in.

The Current Need

Check out the side bar for the low down on what you'd get for your contribution. Meantime, here's what we need:

  • $5,000 to pay for the ASL translations of the script and songs
  • $6,500 to pay for travel and housing expenses 
  • $12,000 to pay ASL interpreters and coaches during a 60 hour workshop
  • $25,000 for development

Um...but that's a pile o' cash, isn't it?

Sure. $48,500 is a pile o' cash. But we're mounting one campaign that would carry us through the development process of the next year and a half--and to our world premiere. If we reach our goal, this campaign will fund three phases of development:

Phase #1 would be the ASL translations of the script and songs, ASL tutoring for our five hearing actors, and ASL interpreting for our two deaf actors. 

Phase #2 would be travel, housing, and development for a workshop or lab. 

Phase #3 would be development for a fully staged reading. 

Makes sense, doesn't it?

 

The Project

BRINDLEBEAST braids together three story strands: a love story between a hearing man and a Deaf woman; a story of confronting a personal beast; a chronicle of the creative process itself. 

The world of BRINDLEBEAST is inherently inclusive: it is multi-racial, Deaf and hearing, straight and gay. The quest of the protagonist in BRINDLEBEAST is everyone’s quest: to confront one’s inner beast in order to love and be loved.  

I hope audience members will recognize themselves and their own struggles in these characters, and that after seeing BRINDLEBEAST, will return to their lives a bit more tolerant, a bit more accepting, a bit more loving of themselves and others.

 

Other ways you can help

You can support BRINDLEBEAST even if you can't contribute. Here's how:

  • Help get the word out about BRINDLEBEAST by making some noise about this campaign at school, at the office, within your circle of family and friends.
  • "Like" the BRINDLEBEAST Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Brindlebeastie and leave a post. We LOVE hearing from you!
  • Share this link on your own FB page and Twitter feeds, and let your friends know why you're excited to support BRINDLEBEAST. Invite your friends to "like" our FB page, too.
  • Visit the BRINDLEBEAST website at: http://www.brindlebeastmusical.com/Home.html Share it with your friends and family.
  • Use #Brindlebeast to give us a shout-out!
  • While you're on the site, read my blog on writing and producing BRINDLEBEAST and Sila's blog about composing the music. Check out the "Building Brindlebeast" page for photos of our journey.  http://www.brindlebeastmusical.com/Building_Brindlebeast/Building_Brindlebeast.html
  • Send us flowers and cookies! Kidding, but do leave a comment. It's encouraging to know you're out there--and that you care!
  • Use the Indiegogo share tools to share this campaign!

 

A Final Word

Because the creative team is expanding, the venues, locations, and dates of readings and performances are undetermined as of this writing.

Perks are not transferrable. Airfare and hotel are not included in any perk.

We so appreciate your support and we will endeavor to direct your donation to the category of your choice, however, if that category is fulfilled, we reserve the right to divert funds to an unfulfilled category while delivering the perks as described.

 

 

 

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$5,925USD
raised by 54 people in 1 month
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$48,500 USD goal
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This campaign ended on September 1, 2013
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  • $25USD
    Perky Perk

    For your $25 contribution, you'll receive: - a SHOUT-OUT on a dedicated page on the BRINDLEBEAST website from October 2013 to April 2014, our deepest gratitude, and the knowledge that you're helping to launch BRINDLEBEAST from the page to the stage. (fully tax-deductible)

    2 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $50USD
    Happy Perk

    For your $50 contribution, you'll receive: - a SHOUT-OUT on a dedicated page on the BRINDLEBEAST website from October 2013 to April 2014 - THREE-SONG CD recorded by Brindlebeast's leading man ERIC KUNZE, and debuted at "An Evening with Eric Kunze" in Hartford, CT on February 23, 2013. This CD includes BRINDLBEAST's opening song, "Something There," "Cut to the Chase," and a beautiful love song, "Thank You." Only 300 CDs were made, so this is a true collector's item! (amount over $20 is tax-deductible)

    3 out of 85 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $100USD
    Sweet Perk

    For your $100 contribution, you'll receive: - a SHOUT-OUT on a dedicated page on the BRINDLEBEAST website from October 2013 to April 2014 - limited edition DEMO CD of eleven BRINDLEBEAST songs, featuring vocals by Broadway's ERIC KUNZE, EMILY ROBINSON, DANIELLE LEE GREAVES and KATHY VOYTKO. A musical theatre collector's item! (amount over $25 is tax-deductible)

    3 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $500USD
    Fab Perk

    For your $500 contribution, you'll receive: - a SHOUT-OUT on a dedicated page on the BRINDLEBEAST website from October 2013 to April 2014 - limited edition DEMO CD of eleven BRINDLEBEAST songs, featuring vocals by Broadway's ERIC KUNZE, EMILY ROBINSON, DANIELLE LEE GREAVES and KATHY VOYTKO - autographed picture book, BEWARE THE BRINDLEBEAST, signed by Anita Riggio. (amount over $40 is tax-deductible)

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  • $1,000USD
    Crazy Great Perks

    For your $1000 contribution, you'll receive: - a SHOUT-OUT on a dedicated page on the BRINDLEBEAST website from October 2013 to April 2014 - limited edition DEMO CD of eleven BRINDLEBEAST songs, featuring vocals by Broadway's ERIC KUNZE, EMILY ROBINSON, DANIELLE LEE GREAVES and KATHY VOYTKO - autographed picture book, BEWARE THE BRINDLEBEAST - MEET and GREET with members of the CREATIVE TEAM and CAST - TBA - VOUCHER for 2 TICKETS to a STAGED READING, venue TBA. (amount over $180 is tax-deductible)

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  • $3,000USD
    Crazy Awesome Perks

    For funding 1/4 of the cost of two ASL interpreters for the 60 hour workshop, you'll receive: - a SHOUT-OUT on a dedicated page on the BRINDLEBEAST website from October 2013 to April 2014 - limited edition DEMO CD of eleven BRINDLEBEAST songs - autographed picture book, BEWARE THE BRINDLEBEAST - MEET AND GREET with members of the CREATIVE TEAM and CAST - VOUCHER for 2 TICKETS to a STAGED READING, venue TBA - INVITATION for two to 1hr rehearsal, TBA. (amount over $180 is tax-deductible)

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  • $5,000USD
    Sublime Perks

    For fully funding the ASL translations of our script and songs, you'll receive: ALL PERKS at the $3000 LEVEL, plus - VOUCHER for 2 TICKETS to OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCE of the WORLD PREMIERE, theater venue TBA - CAST PARTY - "THANK YOU" printed in program on OPENING NIGHT of the WORLD PREMIERE - INVITATION for two to sit in for 1 hour on a cast RECORDING SESSION, date TBA (amount over $390 is tax-deductible)

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $5,000USD
    More Sublime Perks

    For funding 1/5 of development costs, you'll receive: ALL PERKS at the $3000 LEVEL, plus - VOUCHER for 2 TICKETS to OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCE of the WORLD PREMIERE, theater venue TBA - CAST PARTY - "THANK YOU" printed in program on OPENING NIGHT of the WORLD PREMIERE - INVITATION for two to sit in for 1 hour on a cast RECORDING SESSION, date TBA. (*See The Mother of All Perks for definition of development.) (amount over $430 is tax-deductible)

    0 out of 5 claimed
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  • $6,500USD
    Sublimer Perks

    For fully funding travel and housing expenses, you'll receive: ALL PERKS at the $5000 LEVEL, plus - total of 4 TICKETS to a STAGED READING - total of 4 TICKETS to OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCE of the WORLD PREMIERE - "THANK YOU" INSERT in printed program on OPENING NIGHT of the WORLD PREMIERE - WEEKLY E-BLAST to supporters on your behalf until September 12, 2013 - dinner with Anita and Sila, time and place TBA. (amount over $820 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $12,000USD
    Sublimest Perks

    For fully funding interpreters' fees, you'll receive: ALL PERKS at the $6500 LEVEL, plus - total of 8 TICKETS to the OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCE of the WORLD PREMIERE - OPENING NIGHT RED CARPET PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS with CREATIVES and CAST MEMBERS - link to your site from the BRINDLEBEAST website from October 2013 to October 2014. (amount over $1,320 is tax-deductible)

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  • $25,000USD
    The Mother of All Perks

    For fully funding development, you'll receive ALL THE PERKS at the $12000 LEVEL, plus The MOTHER of ALL PERKS: INSIDER SCOOP on BRINDLEBEAST news as it happens! *What IS development? Development is what the writer/lyricist and composer are all about: they create and develop the work. The development fund allows the creative team to continue to work on the piece, to research, rewrite, compose, create, revise, and yes!--complete BRINDLEBEAST. (amount over $1,320 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: October 2013
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