It’s been a dream of mine for years. And now it’s really happening.
I’m producing my drum-playing musical “Restless Beat” at Fringe Festival 2016 (read about it here)!
The process has not been without obstacles. The kind that have made me go “what was I thinking?!” at times.
First it was getting enough drums to do it the way I wanted to. Then it was finding the right actors. Then it was scheduling issues in the rehearsal space (to save money we are using a room in my church).
And now, the usual obstacle: money.
From the outset, I knew I wanted to pay my actors fairly (we have a cast of six awesome actors!), so that is the bulk of the expenses. But there’s also booking the theater (the awesome Southern Theatre), renting drums (and having some stands made), wardrobe and marketing.
Long story short, producing “Restless Beat” is more expensive than I thought.
And to be honest, it’s a LOT of work! I will put in hundreds of hours (as will the actors).
We all have dreams. I hope I’ve honored yours when and if you’ve shared them with me. If you’d like to support me in this dream, there are several things you can do:
- Donate! You choose your own amount – simply use the button below. Any amount helps! (If you’d prefer the ‘old-school’ method of a check, get in touch with me.) All donators will be acknowledged in our official Show Program (and in my heart of hearts)!
- Join the Facebook event and help spread the word (and if you’re not on my subscriber list, do that too at the upper right corner of this page!)
- Come to the show! There are FIVE opportunities to do so, starting August 6 through August 13. It’s gonna be raw. And powerful. You won’t know what hit you! Ticket info will be found at fringefestival.org.
“Restless Beat” is going to challenge me in every way possible. We’re going to put on the best damn show we can! And after all, persevering only makes the end goal sweeter, doesn’t it?