Straight Forward: A New Musical Off-Broadway

Billy and Chris are raising money to produce Straight Forward: A New Musical at a professional Off-Broadway theater in Summer 2023, and any donation will help bring it to life. Pivotal Productions will be a producing partner in the next iteration of Straight Forward.

Straight Forward is a new musical based on a true story that follows two otherwise straight men, Mike and Garrett, roommates, who fall for one another while one provides care for the other, who is working through a life-threatening illness. The original story was an article published in 2014 that went viral and attracted attention across social media, particularly in the LGBT community. Billy and Chris both came across the article and were fascinated by its authenticity and message. After doing a bit of research and brainstorming, they had the idea of adapting it for the stage. Billy and Chris reached out to the author and subject of the story, Mike, and requested interviews with both him and his partner, Garrett. We were granted interviews and traveled to Boston for a couple of days to hear their story in person. After talking with Mike and Garrett, all parties agreed that this was worth exploring further, and so we got to work. Almost seven years later, we’ve arrived at a full script and score that tells their story for more people to hear and experience.


MEDIA


Recorded by Andrew King in the role of Garrett




DONOR LEVELS

Overture Club $1+
* Donor name in playbill and website
* 100% tax deductible

Ensemble Club $100+
* All lower level benefits plus
* Signed Program
* 100% tax deductible

Curtain Call Club $500+
* All lower level benefits plus
* Straight Forward T-shirt
* Signed Poster from the entire cast and team
* A set of backgrounds and graphics from the shows artwork
* 100% tax deductible

Leading Players Club $1000+
* All lower level benefits plus
* Specially designed Straight Forward T-Shirt with Leading players names printed on the back (when campaign is over)
* Personalized thank you video from the writers
* 100% tax deductible


SPONSOR LEVELS

Diamond Club $5000+ (only 10 spaces available at this level)
* All lower donor benefits PLUS
* Sponsored by [your name or company] on website and program
* Access to exclusive password-protected members only portal on website
* Exclusive social media post about the individual sponsorship
* Meet and Greet with the cast and team before any performance
* 2 tickets to our exclusive invited dress rehearsal
* 2 premium location tickets to opening night performance
* 2 Opening night party passes
* First in line to invest in our next for-profit union production
* 100% Tax Deductible

Platinum Club $10000+ (Only 5 spaces available at this level)
* All lower donor AND sponsor benefits PLUS
* Mention in all podcast interviews
* Downloadable song demos
* Sponsored by [your name or company] on website, program, and poster
* 2 additional (4 total) premium location tickets to our exclusive invited dress rehearsal
* 2 additional (4 total) tickets to opening night performance
* 2 additional (4 total) Opening night party passes
* 100% Tax Deductible

Executive Club $15000+ (Only 3 spaces available at this level)
* All lower donor AND sponsor benefits PLUS
* Mention in all PR news and articles
* A dedicated blog post about the sponsorship and the sponsors journey of supporting Straight Forward
* Private dinner with writers, cast, and Mike and Garrett
* Access to exclusive interviews with the team
* Invitation to attend a rehearsal of your choosing
* ‘Sponsored by [your name or company] on website, program, poster, and all marketing material
* An educational scholarship named after the sponsor that benefits students looking to pursue a career in theatre
* 2 additional (6 total) premium location tickets to our exclusive invited dress rehearsal
* 2 additional (6 total) tickets to opening night performance
* 2 additional (6 total) Opening night party passes
* 100% Tax Deductible

More information about Pivotal Productions: Pivotal Productions is a non-profit educational theatre outlet that strives to push new boundaries in all aspects of theatre while preserving traditional musical and non-musical theatrical practices. Our programs are designed completely around education from the ground up, leaving lasting impressions of the magic of theater with the younger generations we work with.

Straight Forward's Go Fund Me funding goal is a piece of a larger budget to bring our show to life. If you are interested in making a larger donation or coming on as a producer, please contact us directly for more information.


QUESTIONS?


All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Thank you so much for helping bring our original musical to life!

Billy and Chris
Pivotal Productions
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Organizer

Chris Sabol
Organizer
New York, NY
Pivotal Productions
 
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