Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Nosedive Dives In

Received this email this morning, along with everyone else, I'm sure, from James Comtois:

Starting this year, Nosedive Productions is going to actually do something it has never attempted in its seven years-and-counting of existence:

An honest-to-gosh fundraising and development campaign.

After seven years and 13 productions (not including numerous comedy/variety shows), it's time for us to start.

Nosedive has never produced a show with a budget exceeding $9,000 or received any grant money. Aside from doing two fundraising comedy show/parties a year and requests for small donations, the company has stayed afloat by keeping budgets low and rolling whatever box office we get into the next project.

The reason why this is changing is because our plans for 2008 and beyond are much more ambitious than previous seasons.

First off, we're hoping to take our play, "The Adventures of Nervous-Boy," to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the summer of 2008, which, by even the most modest estimates, will cost more than the company has spent in two years.

Second, Nosedive is also hoping to stage a new two-act play, called "Colorful World," in the late winter/early spring. Also, based on even the most modest estimates, this will not be cheap.

We'll also be staging two shows back-to-back at the end of this year: a new "Blood Brothers" anthology series in October (last year we did an evening of Grand Guignol horror, this year we'll be doing a series of pulp horror, written by Yours Truly, Mr. Mac Rogers and Mr. Qui Nguyen) as well as restaging "A Very Nosedive Christmas Carol" in December.

Our ultimate goal is to raise $45,000 (yes, my mind reels just typing that).

Our immediate goal is to raise at least $10,000 by the end of this year, and we'll need all the help we can get.

Coming up this summer, we will be throwing some fundraising parties (one in July, one in August) that I'll let you know about very, very soon.

Also, in the meantime, if you'd like to make a tax-deductible donation to the company online, you can do so by going here:


Thank you in advance for whatever help you provide in this endeavor.

James Comtois

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