A play about Vincent van Gogh

I will be performing the one person play "Vincent", by Leonard Nimoy at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia. It is a beautiful piece of theatre featuring the character of Theo van Gogh telling the story of his older brother Vincent 's life, using the many letters they wrote to one another to reveal the narrative. 

Manayunk is a historical and culturally rich neighborhood in Philadelphia, and performing this piece will only enhance what Manayunk has to offer the surrounding communities.

I am embarking on my final fundraising push going into the fall for this exciting production! The remainder of the money raised will go toward the hiring of my director, costume designer, and stage manager. Also, close to a third of the money raised from this point forward,  will cover the rental of the theatre for the last two rehearsals and the performances. As was mentioned in my updates, I have moved the performance dates to September 28th and 29th, 2018.
I need to raise these funds by August 31st, 2018. 

Your support would mean so much to me. I am passionate about this piece and am looking forward to getting back onstage after a hiatus from the acting business. I would be honored to share my gift with help from you!
Give $10 and up, and you'll get a shoutout on Twitter. If you give $25 and up, you'll get a twitter shoutout, one opening night ticket and a mention in the program. For $50 and up, a twitter shoutout, two opening night tickets and a mention in the program. $100 and up, you'll receive a twitter shoutout, a locally-sponsored gift bag, two tickets to opening night, and a mention in the program.

I have numerous acting credits and have performed on Broadway , Off-Broadway, and in film and television. 
You can find my full bio below:

On Broadway, Ben played Rolf in The Sound of Music and appeared as the courier and Thomas Jefferson in 1776 (Roundabout Theatre). Off-Broadway: Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi (originated)(Manhattan Theatre Club), A Coffin In Egypt w/Frederica von Stade (Lincoln Center/Opera Philadelphia). Broadway workshops include: The Boy From Oz w/Hugh Jackman, and When You Wish (Disney). Favorite regional credits include: The Middle of Nowhere (Prince Music Theater), Dear World (Goodspeed Opera House), Cabaret (Media Theatre), Bus Stop (Ivoryton Playhouse), Cloud 9 (Wilma Theater). Film and Television: Gods and Generals, and One Life To Live. Ben is a  1997 graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 29 mos
  • John Demakes 
    • $100 
    • 29 mos
  • Diane Demakes 
    • $100 
    • 29 mos
  • Katrina Kent 
    • $150 
    • 30 mos
  • Ana Shoemaker  
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
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Organizer

Ben Sheaffer 
Organizer
Philadelphia, PA
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