Hi friends! As you've probably noticed I've been a little M.I.A. on ze blogosphere this week. Shame on me, I know! But I swear I have a good reason!
As you may or may not know, I've been a musical theater nut my whole life. I've dreamed of producing Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning rock opera, RENT, since I was 15-years-old, and now it looks like my dream has the ability to come true! This spring I will be co-directing and producing RENT in the up-and-coming art district in downtown Los Angeles. I've put together an incredible team of brilliant people to help me the get job done well.
We've just launched an online fundraiser on Kickstarter to try and raise funds to put on this show. Kickstarter is an incredible program which helps artists raise money for creative projects.
**The catch***: Kickstarter will only give us the raised donations if we meet 100% of our goal. If we don't meet that goal, you guessed it, we get nada. Kickstarter gets nada, you get your money back and theater in LA is forever lost. (ok maybe that's pushing it - but you get my drift!)
If you have time and are interested in La Petite Choue, RENT: The musical and bringing an art community to Los Angeles, Please check out the fundraising site and watch the promo for the musical below! (Scout has a cameo!)
The idea here is that a lot of small donations can add up. I know that times are tough so whether you can contribute $5 or $500, please know that every single dollar helps us reach our goal!
There is no pressure to get involved but I hope you do! And I hope you spread the word!
Thank you so much!
Lots of love,
Kate & the cast & crew of RENT