“By Page or by stage, my audience is my greatest Lover.” – Divinity Rose
Comedienne Divinity Rose is the girl of every nerd's dreams. She transforms from geeky single mom to multitalented performer and comes with her own accessories. Divinity's playfully funny observational comedy has made her an audience favorite. The Kentucky native "wild ginger" found herself crushing on comedians from a young age, sneaking to watch SNL and Red Dwarf while babysitting. Divinity began her comedy career in 2002 when she performed on the Lisa Lampinelli Show at Caroline's in New York City, and she's since shared the stage or screen with Nora Dunn, Dinky Gowen and countless others. When she isn't telling jokes or slinging her books at venues around the country, Divinity acts in films and writes for both stage and screen. Divinity has been heard on NPR and seen on the Syfy program "Spooked," which may or may not be part of her master plan to compile the geekiest credits of all time.
Divinity has inspired the hearts and minds of many groups with her continual determination to follow her dreams and the willingness to share her trials and victories in the hopes of encouraging others in doing the same. For years, people have predicted success for her and wanted to see what she could do with a real budget to work with, so now's their chance. She's floored people with her wit, moving words, energy, and determination for more than a decade producing and performing in over 500 shows, films, and events providing work to hundreds of other writers and entertainers. After years of healing from traumatic events, she's found the power within to rise into something more.
I've worked like mad for a long time and have come to a very exciting time where opportunities are presenting themselves, but I need help in order to take them. Being a single mom means I can't go full Bohemian and live out of my car while I chase down my dreams and also means there's not a lot of money left over for things like recording or promotions. Being able to record a CD, finish my book, and make the rounds to perform will allow me to have more income to support my son and myself. The complete amount of funds needed to knock out all of my plans is hefty, so I'm breaking it into several cycles. Any excess during a cycle will go towards the next cycle.
Here’s the list of things to pay for/accomplish in Phase 1:
Phase 1: 11 K
This will allow me to:
- Arrange and rehearse material to move from feature length comedian (20-30 min) to Headline Comedian (40 min -1.5 hours), which means more pay when performing
- Record CD to sell at shows/online for download
- Tour Midwest and East Coast - I've already started traveling and am trying to keep up with the invitations to perform best I can.
- Pull writings together into book.
Completing this phase of fundraising will allow me to move on to the next steps of acquiring legal representation and PR for the writings/performance. If it looks like we'll exceed the 11g, I'll list the next steps and what they will cost as well!
JUST FOR YOU:
I want to create something that gives back to those who support me. Perks start at just $1 (check the right of the page for list of perks), but each contributor of $25 or more (that's less than $3 a month) will be given a log-in to a secret garden community on my web site. As a member of my secret garden, you'll get:
- Exclusive photos, writings, character sketches
- Invitations to private invitation-only parties, shows, and events
- Pieces of my writing dedicated solely to you that you can display on your profile page there.
- Notices when I need extras, help, etc with my projects
- Updates on each project as it unfolds and tour diaries
Contributors are invited to be an interactive part of my world and creative process as I will continue to use the garden for all future projects (novels and tv pilots).
I'll sweeten the deal once a week during this campaign by releasing an extra perk for the first five contributors each week of a certain amount.
If you donate more than once, we will total your donations and give you the highest perk you are eligible for based on total amount donated.
I'll be throwing down after my fundraising drive with a very interactive and fun redheaded wild rumpus of a show for contributors only! We'll be recording the show for a CD, and you'll be the first to see my new stage show!
Spread the Love!
Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help: If you can't contribute, you can help spread the word! We can also let businesses know what kind of "in kind" contributions or sponsorships would help us and also garner them some promotion.
With that in mind, don't forget perks start at just $1, so don't be chicken! Scrounge some change up and then pass the word and ask your friends/families to ""give a buck if they give a Cluck" (and even if they don't).
To reach the first $11,000 goal, I would need less than $4.00 from each of my FB friends! The ideal donation is at least $25 so that you can continue to receive gifts from year round!
Use the share tools to hit your social media pages! Come on! Adopt a ginger! I promise to be more entertaining than a neopet, and I won’t wither away if you forget to login!!
Thanks from Divinity
Your contribution helps a very inspirational artist take her creations to the next level. I've been producing powerful live variety shows, giving work to hundreds of musicians, comedians, artists, performers, for four years out of pocket as a single mother, often putting others first. I've also taken the time to speak to groups and schools and help non-profits raise funds with events. I've given till I had nothing to give (literally), and have made an impact everywhere I've gone. I appreciate all help in making a further impact on the world around me - Divinity