Immortal Jellyfish at the FallFRINGE!

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Hello Interwebs!

It’s Keegan Cassady, your friendly neighborhood playwright.  I wanted to let you know that I’m producing my second self-written work, The Immortal Jellyfish through Avalanche Theatre Company as part of the FallFRINGE.

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Having lost his closest friend, Will is obsessed with finding a cure for death, and the answer just might lie in the genes of the immortal jellyfish.  But his fellow scientists have other ideas….

The show performs at:

Fort Fringe – The Shop

607 New York Ave NW

Washington, DC 20001

During the Festival, the Box Office at Fort Fringe will be open starting one hour before each day’s first performance – times are available below and at: https://www.capitalfringe.org/fallfringe-2013/box-office

Friday, November 1, 6:30-7:45

Saturday, Nov 2, 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Friday, Nov 8, 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Saturday, Nov 9, 3:30 to 4:45pm

Saturday, Nov 16, 10:00PM to 11:15 PM

Sunday, Nov 17, 1:00PM too 2:15PM

Under the direction of Kristen Pilgrim and featuring Alex Alferov, Johnny Day, and Mary Myers, this sci-fi thriller explores the epic of Gilgamesh through the lens of modern genetics.  With Kate Lee designing our costumes, Tim Nielsen developing our soundscape, and Kathryn Dooley stage managing, our production is attempting to create a clean, clear and complete world meshing science and myth.

We’d like to invite you to take part in our latest adventure, starting this November in Washington, DC.

Tickets are $15 with a $5 fringe button, and are currently available at the Capital Fringe site; https://www.capitalfringe.org/fallfringe-2013/shows/265-the-immortal-jellyfish

Tickets are also available by phone, calling 866.811.4111.

Thank you all for your support – I look forward to seeing you at the show!

-Keegan Cassady

Playwright, The Immortal Jellyfish

Mead Theatre Program Round II!

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March 4 is a pretty exciting day.  Nerve wracking, marvelous, exciting, horrifying.  Kind of like an avalanche.  It’s beautiful from far away, but the closer it gets, the more you realize, ‘man, this thing is a huge.’  And then it hits you.

as subtle as

an avalanche. serene. majestic. cataclysmic.

Now, for a while, March 4 meant the end of our Kickstarter.  It still does, but that’s not all it means anymore.

Because as of two days ago, March 4 also meant my interview with the Mead Theatre Lab Program (aaaagh wahoo excitement blaarggh)

The long and short of it is, Jellyfish has a shot at performing at the Mead Theatre Lab’s space for a few weekends next fall, and in order to secure that spot, I have to have made it past round I and II.  So.  Very exciting.  And a little bit scary…

Here’s the deal.  Even if this project takes off at the Mead, I’m going to need $3k to finance it, most of which will go to actors and artists.  So, if you want to see what the big deal is, help me get to $4000 raised on Kickstarter by Saturday at 5:oopm.

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If you’ve already donated, thank you!  You’re already helping.  Tell your friends.  Tell your families. Facebook it and twitter it.  Pin our video, what have you.  Because if we can get to $4000 by Saturday, I will make an openly viewable and comment-friendly google doc of the Immortal Jellyfish so you can all see just what is getting me so excited.

 

-K

Less than two weeks left!

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And $6k to raise. $4k to match our Kickstarter goal. I think we can do it. I think you can do it. I believe in you.

We’ve raised nearly $3.4k so far. That’s enough to fund A Bid to Save the World, and bolster Apotheosis, after online fees.

If we can match our Kickstarter goal, then Bid is funded, and both Apotheosis and Jellyfish get major boosts to their funding.

If we can meet our $10k goal in two weeks, then that’s $1k to Bid, $3k to apotheosis, and $3k to Jellyfish.

Our season will be fully funded by supporters like you. And most of that money will go right back to actors in the DC area.

So again, let’s look at $4k. For actors. For our season. For yourselves. Let’s do this.

10 Great Valentine’s Gifts that Don’t Require Jogging on Friday

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AAAAAAGGH! Balentine's Jay!

AAAAAAGGH! Balentine’s Jay!

“Oh god god it’s valentine’s day and I didn’t get myself or my significant other a gift!”

and/or…

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“Crap. It’s Valentine’s Day, and I don’t want to jog today off tomorrow. Because tomorrow is Friday.  That’s like, weekly Valentine’s day to myself.”

Life is like a box of these. Delicious, and CALORIC.Don't make your loved one/self do this.

Fear not!  Avalanche Theatre Company may have JUST the solution you need.  Like, 10 of them, for all budgets!

1) A Tweet about your loved one/ yourself.

Cost: $10.  Twitter Immortality: Check.

2) A glitzy letter full of sequins!

Cost: $20.  Sexy Letter to Self: Awesome.

3) A Handknit Scarf!

Cost: $50.  Take that, February.  However you pronounce yourself.  My scarf is handknit by the Liz Hansen.

4) An abstract painting.  

Cost: $50.   Nothing says ‘I love you and/or myself’  like abstract art by Liz Hansen.

5) A thirty second video      

Cost: $50.   Except making a monkey dance for all posterity.  Yours truly would be the monkey.

6) A digital image, done up by yours truly.

Cost: $50.   I’m a very good artist.

7) A Poem!

Cost: $50.  Don’t write yourself/ loved one a poem this year.  Let Jon Jon do it.

8) A Short Story!      

Cost: $50.  Genius!  You get to be the 1% inspiration while Jon Jon is the 99% perspiration!

9) Tickets for two!  

Cost: $100.  It’s a date!  To any of our shows.  Or heck, take yourself out to two of them.

10) VIP Passes        

Cost: $500.  You make it rain, Valentine style.  Impress that significant other of yours.  And/or yourself.

Plus, they all help support an awesome new theatre company.  And look at that, none of these require you to jog on Friday.  Treat Yourself Here.

Rumble Rumble.

-K

Over Three Thousand!

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Lookout, world! We’ve raised over 3000 dollars for Avalanche Theatre Company’s first full season, ‘What is Living Without…’

That’s $1000 per show! Thank you so much to everyone who has helped so far!

Most of our show budgets go to help pay out actors. What better way to say ‘happy Valentina’s day’ to an actor you know and love than by donating to a company that focuses on actors?

Share this post to encourage your friends to support us! Find out more at our kickstarter!.

Posted a Donate Page for ATC’s Kickstarter!

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A great kickstarter deserves a great donate page.  It’s live over at www.avalanchetheatre.com/donate.  You can also just go direct to our kickstarter and help us make 30% of our target goal today – WE are SO close!  

… But not that close.

Get it.

GET IT?

Because that’s Glen Close.

-K

 Okay, 

Weekly Appeal: Jan 28

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Kickstarter’s here: http://kck.st/ULb8iX

So we’re just about to head into February, and Avalanche Theatre is rounding out our first month of Kickstarter fundraising with about $1600 out of the $10,000 we need to fund the season.

I would like to set a goal of $2000 per week raised for the Kickstarter, starting this week. I think we can do it.

Let’s do some simple math. 200 people giving $10 will get us there. 20 people giving $100 will get us there. 2000 people giving $1 will get us there.

There’s a safe mix as well. Whatever you can give, give at your ability. I am issuing my newest $2000 challenge. I think that together, we can definitely achieve that.

Thanks again for reading!

-K

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Twitter’s Fear: The Room

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WE’RE AT IT AGAIN!

Tweetening, that is, a certain film.  Our Kickstarter Donors reached the $1000 hallmark a couple weeks past, and now everyone gets to reap the fruits of their labor.

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The fruit in question is all of us at Avalanche live tweeting during a recording of ‘The Room’ tomorrow at 2.  If you’re at work, follow us along at  @ravenstreak (liz), @DCJonJon (Jon Jon), and Me, @Keeganmonstuh, and see if you can’t guess where we are in the movie.  If you’re not, (or if you’re just slacking by watching Horrendous Movies), then pop in your favorite (and hopefully ONLY) copy of ‘The Room’ and follow along with us, or heck, counter-tweet our tweets, as we livetweet the tweet out of this tweetable, tweetable movie.

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Let’s tear Tommy Wiseau apart.

Like Lisa.

But with tweets.

-K