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#FundingFriday Podcast: Emily Bergl on Voices and Faces

*Latte Fund Choice for this week’s crowdfunding podcast, The Crowd Crowd on Turnstyle News & iTunes

Last week Steve received an email from friend Emily Bergl, detailing an indiegogo campaign emily-berglshe’s supporting for survivors of sexual abuse. We sent the information in our first newsletter yesterday, and I got a chance to chat with Emily today. Hear why she got involved, why survivors need a voice and her take on “harnessing the power of testimony.”  

More on their indiegogo campaign here.

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Indie YA fantasy fiction: Spera

Spera, Volume 1Spera, Volume 1 by Josh Tierney

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I bought this book on a whim at Wondercon last year, and am very glad the saleperson convinced me that two volumes were a better deal than one. A series of adventure stories with two princesses (one of whom is a pretty great warrior), fire spirit and eventually a pirate cat, each chapter is illustrated by someone different. Besides making every turn of the page a new adventure of its own, this caused me to continue looking at the characters in literally a new way. It’s almost like you can really see them changing because of their journey.

Volume 2 already sits by my bedside.

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Found Art in LA

I found so much wonderful art today that I just want to share:

Site-Specific: MEET PLAYWRIGHT PEPPUR CHAMBERS

I met Peppur Chambers early during the Hollywood Fringe Festival and was pretty much praying her show would be as good as Peppur is cool. That’s a risk you take with the Fringe.

Dick and Jayne Get a Life is not the sort of description I gravitate towards: “quirky, sorta romantic sorta comedy” unless I trust the artists completely. No worries with Chamber; this is very good writing. She manages a very odd mix of weirdness and hilarity with a strong dose of reality. She unabashedly but very skillfully moves her characters toward inevitable yet always surprising conclusions. I don’t know how she did that. She’s good. It felt like an absurdly realistic romantic comedy. 2 more chances to see Dick and Jayne Get a Life: July 13 & 14 at 5pm. 

Then today she invites me to a site-specific show that’s been running since January. The Build-Up looks great and I may just add another show to my Sunday schedule. You have to take a shuttle there, for goodness sakes. Keep an eye on Peppur Chambers and Three Peas Productions.

Story-telling: LET THEM EAT MEAT

I know for a fact Antonio Sacre is a master storyteller. In 2010 I saw his Fringe show first
became much more excited about presenting my own weird Fringe offering that year.  and

Only two more shows of his hit Let Them Eat Meat, this Sunday and next. GO! I am going this Sunday and can’t wait to see him live again.

Also follow @AntonioSacre if you are so Twitter-inclined. He’s pretty fab. Don’t worry if you start to get a talent crush – I hear that’s normal.

EARLY FUNDING FRIDAY (because she only has a week left)

Catholic School Daze Documentary

I can’t even describe this artist. Karen has a spirit not to be challenged. Here she not only puts her own bullying and trauma on-stage, but integrated an interactive therapeutic element as her audiences had personal reactions to her story.

So fund the documentary about it! I suggest the $30 level with music, but anything REALLY helps.

2 Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts

Most of the Holiday Indie Gifts are still available, so check those out too!

Gift a friend a Social Media Workshop

Starting this Saturday, I’ll run interactive workshops who main aim is to to expand your audiences beyond family & friends.

Prices start at $40 and i’s a great gift for the friend who needs some help but can’t afford a publicist.

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24th ST Theatre has a phenomenal play running right now. Reviews are raving, but even more importantly, all ages connect with the story and enjoy the show together.

WALKING THE TIGHTROPE by Mike Kenny
SATURDAYS 2 & 7:30pm. NOW-MAR30
This magical play celebrates the special bond shared by grandparents and grandchildren. (Ages 6+) Purchase tickets here. More info at http://www.24thstreet.org/now-playing/

Martha Correa

My kids have learned to love the arts through programs like these. Appealing to our Latino communities thanks for introducing always something new.

Alejandra Sinay
Thank you for putting on yet another great production. My son and I are still discussing the plot lines and deeper meanings. 

Paul Vroom, Actor

My inner child and I both thank you for a wonderful production. I hope you pack the remaining houses!

Tickets range from $10-15. Use code UMBRELLA at Checkout for $2 discount.

Family 4-pack of tickets available for just $20 through Living Social.

Nonprofits & Unions

This is an important conversation in many cities. What are you thoughts, in the theatre industry or others?

Bitter Gertrude

I haven’t posted in awhile because I’ve had a crazy busy week. Among a few other magical surprises, my company lost an actor, and it turned out that, because the show was a commission being built specifically around this actor and his particular talents, we couldn’t, hard as we tried, recast non-AEA, so we had to scramble to fill the slot with something else. We can’t use an AEA actor because we can’t afford the lowest-tier contract right now, and we’ve used up all our waivers.

And I hear all you people outside the Bay Area saying “What?!” Yes, in the Bay Area, a company only gets a few waivers to use in their first few years of existence, and then can never use another waiver ever again for any reason world without end.

Before I go any further, let me lay down a few piles of facts: I’m very…

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Captioning Online Videos [Outreach Nerd]

Tuesday 1/29

7pm PST

OUTREACH NERD: Captions

Alex Lotz & Brian Reis from Captions E7

on efficient and inexpensive ways to caption your online content for accessibility.

PS This will be captioned soon!

https://www.facebook.com/CaptionsE7
Alex Lotz <shcine@gmail.com>
Brian Reis <brianjamesreis@gmail.com>
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$5 for a video with run time under 1:15
$10 for run time under 2:15 (but over 1:15)
$15 for run time under 3:15 etc. until $35 for 7:15.
Any video longer than 7:15 and less than 11:15 is $40.
Videos in the 11:15 – 15:15 length range are $45.

Any video longer than 15 minutes will be $3 per minute (with the “minute” mark still happening at the :15 interval instead of :00).
If a script or transcript of the text to be captioned (with or without time code) is provided, there is a discount of 50 cents per minute of the video’s run time.

We also offer further discounts for channels looking to caption multiple videos:
10% off for at least 5 videos
20% off for at least 10 videos
30% off for at least 15 videos
40% off for at least 20 videos
and 50% off for 50 or more videos.
The bulk discounts are applied after any transcript discount.

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