Gainesville Goes Broadway

"Sunset Village", Michael Presley Bobbitt's latest play, will debut this  summer Off Broadway in the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival!

While traditional production costs have been covered by the playwright and the festival, we face the unique challenge of bringing our production from Gainesville to NYC.  We are asking for donations to support our local artists by defraying their travel and lodging expenses. It’s an opportunity for a company of Gainesville artists to show the big city why The Gator Nation is the arts capital of the south... and we have some sweet theater swag for our donors. Keep reading!

Gainesville Goes Broadway with your help! Here are the folks you'll be helping in a direct way:

If you’re inclined to donate, we’d like to say thanks. 

Level 1 – Patron ($25 and up)

All donors at the Patron Level and above are entered into a drawing to win a $250 VISA gift card. We'd love it if you used that prize to hop on a plane and come see the show, but you're free to use it however you want. If you do decide to come see the show, we'll throw in a complimentary ticket for you and a guest.

Level 2 - Benefactor ($100 and up)

For the $100 benefactor level, receive a free Sunset Village official NYC production t-shirt!

Level 3 - Co-Producer ($250 and up)

For donors who really want to make an impact, we're offering co-producer credit. In addition to a free production t-shirt,  your name will be printed in the playbill and will appear in the introductory notes in the published version of the play when it becomes a published work.

Level 3 - Executive Producer ($500 and up)

In addition to a free production t-shirt, and listing in the playbill, this tier donor level comes with an Executive Producer credit in the playbill and special thanks in the final published version of the play, PLUS a one-of-a-kind signed and bound copy of the script. Your unique copy will include pages from previous versions showing line-notes, edits and revisions in progress, plus a personalized author's note. This collector's item will ONLY be made available through this fundraiser!

Level 4- Angel Investor ($1,000 and up)

In addition to a free production t-shirt, listing in the playbill, Executive Producer credit and commemorative signed, bound script, the top tier donor level comes with a thank you dinner with the cast and crew either in NYC or Gainesville, where we can all thank you in person for your support. 

  • Ryan Shaw 
    • $50 
    • 40 mos
  • Elizabeth Rossen 
    • $20 
    • 40 mos
  • Kim Chalmers  
    • $50 
    • 40 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 40 mos
  • Mary Alford 
    • $35 
    • 41 mos
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Michael Presley Bobbitt 
Gainesville, FL
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