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Why is this show important now?

Now more than ever we need live theater. With everything happening around us, theater brings us together. Help us create live theater by bringing the West Coast premier of Distractions at the Crash Site: Short Plays by Steve Yockey and directed by Ryan Bergmann to the stage.

During the pandemic, live theater took a tremendous hit. But, despite the isolation, we found ways to keep its magic going. As part of our theatre company's efforts to support live theater, Theatre of NOTE hosted several Zoom performances, and one of those was Steve's deliciously, funny and poignant collection of short plays. Wow! We can't express how amazing it felt to do live theater during that time! It really nourished our spirits and reminded us, yet again, the power of theater; the impact of the collective experience and so much more.

Now, as the Los Angeles theater community continues its push to return to full strength after the pandemic, we want to bring Steve's hilarious, whimsical, fantastical, and vibrant shorts to the stage at Theatre of NOTE from May 2nd thru June 1st. We want to be a part of that push!

How to support us? What are we asking for to produce the show?

We are so excited to perform this West Coast premier and to offer Steve's inspired work to audiences for a wonderful night of live theater! This is a member rental at NOTE, so we are all working hard and raising all of the funds needed to produce the show. To do so, we need to raise $17,275, so we are kindly asking for your support. No contribution is too small. Many, many thanks for your consideration!

Please kindly note that no raffles, sweepstakes, giveaways, or returns on investment are offered in exchange for any donations made to this GoFundMe.

Where’s my donation going?
ALL OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS THE PRODUCTION OF THE SHOW! Every last penny!

Labor: This includes stipends for our creative folks like the director, the set and light designer, master carpenter and other members who'll be making the magic happen for these shorts.
TOTAL: $10,830

Materials: such as costumes, props, wood to create the set, light and sound needs. These are items that don't quite fit under specific budget headings.
TOTAL: $3,675

Publicity: This will help us put the word out to bring in lovely folks like you to see the show.
TOTAL: $950

Miscellaneous items: that include liability insurance, space rental for rehearsals, copies of scripts, open night hospitality, and the miscellaneous production expense to cover the always inevitable, unexpected costs.
TOTAL: $1,820

What do I get out of donating?
The inspired knowledge that you helped create live theate,r and a virtual thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

THE SHOW!

DISTRACTIONS AT THE CRASH SITE: Short Plays
by
Steve Yockey

ADORABLE KITTEN IMAGE COLLAPSE
by
Steve Yockey

FLUFF
by
Steve Yockey

I BURIED DOUG BIGGERS ALIVE BUT HE’S PROBABLY DEAD BY NOW
by
Steve Yockey

TELEPHONES & BAD WEATHER
by
Steve Yockey

Produced as part of City Theatre's SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL 2019

GO GET’EM, TIGER
By
Steve Yockey

Produced as part of City Theatre’s SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL 2022

JOSHUA CONSUMED AN UNFORTUNATE PEAR
By
Steve Yockey

MRS. EVELYN FOXY & HER LOW ORBIT ANXIETY
By
Steve Yockey

About Steve Yockey: Steve is a Los Angeles-based writer. His plays Bellwether, Pluto, Afterlife, Octopus, Large Animal Games, Subculture, Cartoon, Very Still & Hard to See, Blackberry Winter, The Thrush & The Woodpecker, The Fisherman’s Wife, Wolves, Disassembly, and Niagara Falls are published and licensed by Concord Theatricals. Steve holds an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He was a Co-Executive Producer on the series Supernatural and is the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated creator/showrunner of HBO Max’s darkly comedic thriller The Flight Attendant. He is also the creator/showrunner of Netflix’s Dead Boy Detectives, adapted from the cult Vertigo/DC comic books.

Our Cast:

Krista Conti, Lisa Clifton, Henry Cruz, Cat Davis, Grace Eboigbe, Ron Morehouse, Trevor Olsen, Gabby Sanalitro, and Joel Scher

You can meet our delightful and lovely cast and director in the video above as well as learn more about our production.

Our amazing, gifted crew:

Associate Producer: Niall Sulcer
Costume Design: Mariah Harrison
Graphic Design: Michelle Hanzelova
Master Carpenter: Bill Voorhees
Assistant Master Carpenter: Edward Moravcsik
Special Character Construction and Design: Emory Royston
Set Design: Amanda Knehans
Sound & Light Design: Matt Richter
Stage Manager: Peter Newell

Please know that if it's not the right moment to make a contribution we totally get it! There are other ways to support our efforts like sharing this fundraising link with your friends on social media or maybe go old school and email it to some buds! Again, we appreciate all types of help! Thank you for pondering!
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Donations 

  • Phil Schraeder
    • $569 
    • 1 mo
  • Catherine Chengery
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Cat Davis
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Miriam Galston
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Michele Scher
    • $36 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer

Lisa Clifton
Organizer
Los Angeles, CA

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