Saturday, July 30, 2011

Our FringeSTAYCATION

We're getting to our goal on Kickstarter! I'm working very hard for the final days to push this project to success!

I recently went to a Marketing Mixer this week. I brought a prop with me, a matchbox with a little matchstick of Edgar Allan Poe's head, you know, the picture we're using for our Kickstarter. As I was talking with people, they were trying to understand what are we are doing. They were trying to grasp the idea that the whole show is on top of a desk. As we're talking, I pull out the matchbox and hand it to the person I'm chatting with. Oh my God! was one response, Really? as they open it up and see the little Poe-stick inside. The looks of delight as they marvel at the size was so cool. I couldn't help but smile at the playfulness that each person had, one guy even started playing with the Poe-stick on the bar trying to recite The Raven.

I'm going to carry that little prop with me where ever I go now. It's so much fun to show people how tiny the show really is as their face lights up with wonder and amazement!

This prompted me to whip together a sneak peek of the pieces. Enjoy.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Our FringeSTAYCATION


A lot of busy going on lately:

Rehearsals are in full swing now. We are pleased to welcome Megan, our new stage manager, to our crew! We also purchased some necessary props recently. Thank you Eric for assisting us!

We had a photo session with our dear friend and photographer Kate a few days ago. Having good photos on hand before the run of a show can be very helpful in promoting. Last year we waited till we got in the space to take production shots. We're ahead of the game this year!

We are very happy with our Venue assignment again this summer. Venue #3, Los Kabayitos is located inside the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, which is also the home of 3 other theaters participating with FringeNYC.

Los Kabayitos is a puppet theater and when not hosting FringeNYC in the summer, it offers a repertory of Latin American children's classics, folk tales, and traditional art forms.

During the participant walk through, you can't help but notice the depth of the stage, about 6 1/2 feet! Since we'll be working on a table top, this is an ideal depth as the little theaters may get lost in a larger stage. The intimacy of the space and the audience is raked, so it will provide optimal viewing of the show.

FringeCENTRAL opens this week. That means we're are going to drop off postcards and say 'hi' to the die-hard FringeNYC fans that are buying tickets now as well as the volunteers that help make FringeNYC possible. Perhaps we'll start our craft project of little matchboxes and lay them about FringeCENTRAL...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Our FringeSTAYCATION








We're happily spending our summer with FringeNYC again this year with Poe-Dunk - A Matchbox Entertainment. This is our FringeSTAYCATION and we're glad you've joined us! We've been pretty busy since the participant town meeting in June. Gathering marketing materials with the help of long time friend Rob Ullman is first on our list. He really sets the tone to all of our shows we've done in the past.

We launched our Kickstarter this past week and we're off to a great start!

Jennifer put her sewing cap on and the costume should be done by next weekend.

Kevin is plugging away at finishing up the matchbox theaters. Our son Edison has been watching Kevin work for some time now. As Edison watches he gives advice on what Kevin needs to add or fix on whatever he might be working on. This gave us the idea to let Edison create his own matchbox theater. He designed a great little theater and we couldn't be more pleased. So this year has really been a family effort!

Our Venue and dates have been finalized:
107 Suffolk Street

Venue #3 - CSV Kabayitos

Performance Dates: 8/12 @ 7:30P; 8/14 @ 5P; 8/17 @ 6P; 8/22 @ 9:30P; 8/26 @ 7P; 8/27 @ 10:15P
Save the date that fits your schedule!!