Wow! Rehearsals are moving right along and we are super excited that all the pieces are coming together. So many of you have offered support and we are ONLY $1,160 bux from our final goal!!!
We can do all of this with a little help from our friends...if you can spare a little, it will mean a lot!!
The price of flameproofing, certification, set building, set supplies, labor put us above our original budget. Here's another glimpse at our rehearsals...Besties, Ashley (Christa Meyers) and Jim (Samuel Floyd), sharing a moment.
Thanks Nori Tecosky for taking this shot!
The high cost of producing a show in NYC has forced us to raise our fundraising goal! Our first goal was modestly set and due to the unexpected cost of set pieces, flameproofing and storage, we are in need of an additional $1250 bux.
If you can contribute a little or a lot, we greatly appreciate the support!!
Thanks for being there for us, with us, and believing in us! Aiming to make you all proud! :)
Here's a pic at the rehearsal studio! Ashley (Christa) and Jane (Amy) telling secrets ...and it's because of your donations that we can rent that space!!! Cheers to you!
Ashley (Christa) & Jane (Amy): secrets!
Only $415 bux from our goal! We can do this, thanks to all of your support!! Can you get us to the magic number?
Rehearsals start today in the "Big Apple"...so excited to start this part of the adventure.
Tix on sale NOW. Simply click this link and select the show you want to attend and it will take you to the page to purchase tix :)
Amazing!!! We are so close to our goal! Thank you everyone for pushing us up and up...83.88%! Whoop, whoop! Just $2,015 bux left to go and 2 days left in our campaign. Please help us to put this inspirational story of a young lesbian finding her way in the world, out there.
Today is the day I was adopted an undisclosed number of years ago and tomorrow I get on a plane and head to NYC to tell my story! Truly a gift :)
Introducing our super talented lead actor, Christa Meyers! ...a graduate of Dartmouth College, who also attended Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Theater Institute and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts...and was most recently seen at Cleveland Playhouse in various productions! Wow!
We are in the HOME STRETCH and so close to our goal! 81.08% of the way there...thanks to so many of you that have dropped some money in our jar! We are incredibly grateful for the support :) July 18th is our goal date, only 3 more days! Will you give a little to help get this story "out" into the world?
Introducing the wonderfully talented, Lucy McMichael, who will play Gram :) among other roles. We are so excited to have such an experienced actor with multitudes of NY credits to her name in our cast!!! How fortunate are we?!?!
WE'RE ALMOST TO OUR GOAL!!! Only 4 days left for our fundraising campaign for Baby GirL goes to FringeNYC! We're 78.48% of the way there!! How 'bout it? Every little teeny weeny bit counts.
We are incredibly grateful for a recent private donation that boosted our fundraising efforts...and now we're only $2,690 dollars from our goal! Be a part of the inspirational true story of a young lesbian finding her way in the world! :)
Here's the very talented, Jessica Farr, who will be playing multiple characters!! She's lived and worked as an actor in LA, NYC, and South Florida. She's also a very gifted playwright! Go women writers :)
To learn more check out www.babygirltheplay.com
EXCITING NEWS! Our dates have been released and Baby GirL has been given shows on OPENING NIGHT, August 8th at 5pm and CLOSING DAY, August 24th at 12 Noon!!! A full schedule is listed on our website www.babygirltheplay.com
Tix on sale July 19th!
ONLY 10 days left in our campaign!!! Can you help a sister out?
Thank you to all o' y'all that have already contributed! :)
LET'S do THIS!
Here's our Jimbo! Samuel Floyd, a wonderful and quirky comic actor is playing multiple roles. Samuel often works all over the US in musicals and was recently in South Florida in Crimes of the Heart! We are happy to have him in the show!
16 DAYS from our goal date!!! Can you spare some change? No time like the present :) Thanks to everyone who has already taken a few minutes to contribute.
Check this out! We've got JOE WISSLER playing Dave/Henry! Joe is a well known actor in TV/Film and Theatre...take a look on IMDB for his many credits...We are thrilled to have such an amazing and experienced actor take the Baby GirL journey with us at FringeNYC!!!
In the Sun Sentinel SHOWTIME section today, coverage of Baby GirL :)
Kutumba founder Ehly says the jury at the New York festival responded to her offbeat, humorous play about a young lesbian making her own family because, “I think the story is a very human story, and it’s universal. You don’t have to be adopted. You don’t have to be a lesbian. You don’t even have to be gay. It’s really about finding a place to fit in and saying, ‘This is home.’ I think that’s what really connected with [the jurists]. All I know is that these seasoned actors told us, ‘That’s the most fun we’ve had at a callback."
Can you help us meet our goal? We're at 25.56%.We still need to raise $9,305 by JULY 18th!
THANK YOU to everyone who has donated and given us their vote of confidence. We wanna make you proud!
Noah Levine and Nori Tecosky are back from the ORIGINAL CAST that earned rave reviews in FL. Now they're reprising their roles in NYC!
Off-Broadway actor, Amy Bizjak has dazzled audiences as "Beth" in "Elephant Girls" (Theatre on 5) and "Elizabeth" in "Les Belles Souers" (Centerstage)! We are happy to announce that Amy will play the "mom" roles in our FringeNYC production of Baby GirL!
WE ADDED REWARDS! Check 'em out :)
We are 25% of our goal and our deadline is July 18th, only a few weeks away! Will you contribute to our endeavor and help us bring Baby GirL to the theatre capital of the world?
We’ve added REWARD LEVELS! So now when you donate to our campaign, you get prizes! Check ‘em out :) and to those of you who have already donated, you get the REWARDS too. We only have a few more weeks to go and a ways to get there. Right now, we’re 24.52% of our goal. So excited to go to the BIG APPLE and represent my birth town with a play Miami Herald critic, Christine Dolen, calls “poignant, funny, moving play about a young lesbian’s journey toward self-knowledge and love”…you can read more in yesterday’s article from the Miami Herald arts column.
Guess what!?! We found out our venue for the FringeNYC and it is a gem! We will be performing at the Kraine Theatre, a famous downtown theatre in the East Village :)
Question is, will you help us get there? Who will put us over the 3 thousand dollar mark? We're 23.64% of our goal and only a short time left! Can you help a sister out? We will make you proud! Just need a little help from our friends :)
We will thank you on your FB page and send you good karma vibes!!! Don't ya wanna be part of the hit show, Baby GirL, goin' to NYC?
Oh and our cast is complete with 5 actors from NYC and 3 from FL and they are AMAZING! More news to come...stay tuned and thank you for your contributions, no matter the size, it all adds up.
PS: It's my bday tomorrow ;)
A week from today, June 21st, is my Birthday, and it's gay pride in South Florida! ...and it's the first day of summer! How cool is that?! Soooo...if you have ever thought, "gee, maybe I'll give Kim a present this year for her Birthday (or gay pride or the summer solstice)" Well, here's your chance! If all of my GoFundMe friends pitch in $10 bucks each (or more if you wish), we will reach our goal to bring Baby GirL to the FringeNYC - The New York International Fringe Festival !!!! and I will be eternally grateful and thank you on your FB page! (unless you opt to give anonymously, then it will be our little secret) Will you do it? :)
DAY ONE of Callbacks in NYC are today!! YAY! So exciting! This is happening!
Wanna support for this venture?...every bit adds up. With your help, we can make this happen! Got ten bucks to give? Great! Got a hundred? Wonderful! Got a rehearsal space in NYC we can use for 3 weeks? Tell us about it! Your support will make a difference and we are grateful! It's easy and tax deductible!
Simply blown away by your generosity! In the last week, we have raised $955.00 and we are now at 20% of our goal...June is my birth month and what a gift it would be to reach this goal and go to NYC without the worry of how we will make this happen. Every dollar counts and it's tax deductible... If you've got 5 bux or $500, every single itty bitty drop is a step closer! THANK YOU :)
Four weeks away from our goal date and we got a long way to go! Can you help us get to NYC and represent South Florida, the lesbian community, and adoptees? Any amount, no matter how small or big makes a difference!
Thank you! Thank you! to those of you who contributed in the last few days :) It all adds up and we are 12.45% of the way to our goal! YAHOO! We just held our FL auditions and what a talented bunch of peeps! Headed to NYC in two weeks for our auditions in the BIG APPLE! Stay tuned!
Thank you to everyone that has contributed to Baby GirL goes to NYC for the NY Fringe Festival, so far! We are gearing up for our Florida auditions tomorrow night...excited to put together an amazing cast from Florida and NYC and perform in the Big Apple!!
Kutumba Theatre Project is proud to announce that Baby GirL, an award winning play, written and directed by Kim Ehly, is going to NYC! Baby GirL was selected from thousands of scripts and got ACCEPTED into the FringeNYC Festival!
Yup, in NEW YORK CITY! The play enjoyed a highly successful World Premiere in South Florida with SOLD OUT shows and critical acclaim and now we are headed to the BIG APPLE! DUE TO THE HIGH COST OF SET PIECES, STORAGE, AND FLAMEPROOFING, WE ARE IN NEED OF AN ADDITIONAL $1,250 BUX! ...and so, that's how producing a show in the THEATRE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD goes! Can you help us out? Our new DEADLINE for the additional costs is August 8th!
We need your support to produce Baby GirL in the most amazing theatre city in the world as part of the FringeNYC Festival in summer 2014. Any amount makes a difference...$10 bux, $20 bux or $1000...we are grateful! The playwright/director/producer, Kim Ehly, was the first female playwright to receive a Silver Palm Award for penning Baby GirL.
She was also nominated for a Carbonell Award and Broadway World Award for Best New Work. Baby GirL was named (included all plays produced in South Florida) in the Top Five Plays by the Sun Sentinel, Top Ten by the Miami Herald, and Best Debut by Florida Theater Onstage. About Baby GirL:
Baby GirL is a semi-autobiographical comedy with a touch of drama told in a fresh, fun, and quirky way.
What if you were conceived twice in one lifetime: once by the illegitimate, passionate sex of a young couple in love, and next by a "missionary position" lovemaking, conservative married couple, who long to have a child, but the "little guys" never make it to the egg? What if you were adopted by the married couple, only to find out you are everything they can't stand, I mean :understand?After coming out as a lesbian and being alienated by her adoptive family, Ashley, a spirited young daydreamer, goes on an extraordinary journey to find love and a place to call home. When Ashley's fantasies meet reality, expect the unexpected!
To borrow from Christine Dolen of the Miami Herald's review
, "Baby GirL is full of serious ideas and themes, not to mention inevitable flashes of pain when Ashley faces judgment and rejection. Yet for all its depth of feeling, Baby GirL is a joyous celebration of one woman's journey toward happiness. Baby GirL is sweet, funny, touching, unsettling, tender. It's an artistic offspring that would make any playwright proud. Ehly makes a persuasive case for looking beyond blood bonds to find family in those who love us. And in Baby GirL, she makes an impressive playwriting debut."
Some of the items your donations will help pay for
: casting held in NYC, audition space in NYC, rehearsal space in the Big Apple, eight actors' stipends, several designers' stipends, Stage Manager's stipend, festival venue fees, set pieces, marketing and limited advertising, props, PR, postcards, fliers, posters, and the list goes on and on and on and .....
To those of you who saw the original production, I want to say thank you for going on the journey with me. You all have been supporting me for a long time and I am incredibly grateful...grateful for the family of friends you are to me :) Thank you for believing in me and my work! Now if you would be so kind as to START SPREADING THE NEWS!!!!!!
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Website for the play: www.babygirltheplay.com