|RUNNING TOTAL: $5,063.00|
We reached our goal!! Thank you to everyone who supported!
Thank you to all of our donors!
Tim & Boonrasi Norman
Ann Marie Smith
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $5,000.00
Fundraiser Start Date: Friday, April 1, 2016
Fundraiser End Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Click image above to watch a short video about The Collective Memory Project
LA-based dance-theater group, The Big Show Co., needs your help to raise funds to cover rehearsal and production fees for their current project, The Collective Memory Project - with performances based on memories of veterans, performers, and the audience themselves.
The Big Show Co. was founded in 1999 by UCLA and CalArts alumnus, Arianne MacBean. The troupe creates dance-theater performance that integrates original movement, text, theater and music. In January 2015, The Big Show Co. launched a 3-year performance initiative called; The Collective Memory Project - a series of inclusive, highly personal performances where individual memories are activated and reimagined to create communal experiences. The Big Show Co. partners with LA-based non-profit organization, Veterans in Film & Television (VFT), which helps bridge the military/civilian divide. The Big Show Co. gathers source text from veterans through a series of Memory Writing Workshops. The text generated at these workshops is used in the development of performance scripts. We need your help to continue this work! It is vital that veterans, artists, and audience members have the opportunity for the unique mutual recognition this project provides.
What We Need & Why
We need to raise at least $5,000 to cover rehearsals and production costs for summer 2016 and to facilitate additional Memory Writing Workshops for veterans. SO, what exactly does that mean? Let us break it down for you.
The Big Show Co. will NOT be able to continue to develop this work without your support. It is simply the reality that it takes a village for art-making to happen. We are lucky to have had the opportunity to apply for grants from the City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs and the California Arts Council – however at this point, we do not know if we have received funding. Unfortunately, we cannot count on it. With over fifteen years of experience producing, presenting and creating professional dance-theater performance, we are asking YOU to make this a BIG summer for The Big Show Co.
Other Ways You Can Help
$20 Big Thanks: A big thank you on The Big Show Co. website home page and Facebook page.
$40 Big Ticket: All of the above PLUS: 1 ticket to the Work-In-Progress Show on Friday, May 27 @ 8 PM at ARC Pasadena.
$100 Big Deal: All of the above PLUS: a big deal acknowledgment in the program at the Work-In-Progress Show on Friday, May 27 @ 8 PM at ARC Pasadena.
$200 Big Bite: All of the above PLUS one large basket of seasonal organic veggies and a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Odyssey Orchards in Altadena, CA.
$2000 Big Kiss: All of the above PLUS: Executive Producer credit on all publicity and 1 big kiss from Arianne. xoxoxoxo
ALL DONATIONS ARE FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE!