I am raising funds because I am ready to ask for help. I have been self-producing for years without grants or other financial support of any kind. I am so blessed by all the wonderful people who come to see our work and appreciate us. I am also incredibly inspired by and grateful to the amazing musician who travels from Spain to accompany me, but there are rising costs associated with my work. My life is shifting as my daughter will soon be attending graduate school far away and I am expanding our tour routes. I feel that it is time to leave space for additional help, hence this gofundme campaign. Your contributions will help cover visa costs, travel expenses, food, gas, costumes, instruments, van maintenance, venue rental, insurance, and much more. You will help me to create better shows by lessening the burden of financial pressure.