That Word - Produce Theater Reading

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I am excited to announce my first book, That Word was chosen in February of this year for the New Works Reading Series of the DC Black Theatre Festival (“DCBTF”). This is a great opportunity, and I am honored to be among the featured playwrights.  As a striving artist with more faith than funds, my excitement has come face to face with certain realities.

I do not have old or new money to produce That Word.
 In addition, the New Works Reading Series is free and open to the public. In other words, your financial assistance and public exposure will be my reward. Of course, I welcome exposure for That Word which has been my labor of love. I also welcome funding midwives to help me give birth to it as a Theatrical Reading Production.

Please help me manifest $10,000.00 by May 19, 2015 to produce, and to present That Word in the Festival.  As many of you know, That Word is an inspired work of epic poetry from the “Council of Elders” in the spirit realm. The Elders convened in the “Circle of Truth” to share a perspective, unlike any other, about the past, present, and future implications of the use of a word, unlike any other.  It is a word that lowers the soul vibration, and the “Council of Elders” proclaim to their descendants: “That word is not your name.  That word is profane.” Now is the time to provide the Elder’s unmatched level of clarity about that word in a Theatrical Reading Production.  With your help, we will make this happen at the DCBTF.

I wear a number of hats as the author, playwright, producer, and director.  I am also one of the readers in the production.  In addition to my efforts, a theatrical production requires a rehearsal space, and a number of people. We have been blessed with ample rehearsal space.  The Assistant Director helped me choose a great cast of men and women who will begin rehearsals this month to bring the “Council of Elders” to life. We have a crew which includes a Stage Manager, and a Production Assistant, who are excited about this project. Others have expressed their belief in the importance of this project as well as their desire to volunteer behind the scenes.

The DCBTF is June 19 - 28, 2015. I will post specifics about the Theatrical Reading of That Word on  and on my Facebook page. I hope you will attend the performance. In the meantime, please help me raise $10,000.00 to pay the costs associated with this production which include promotion and marketing, wardrobe, printing, props, programs, a graphic artist, a photographer, and a videographer. I also hope you will post this request on social media.

Those who give before May 19th will be named in the program.  Anonymous donations are also welcomed.  Small or large donations are equally appreciated. 

With faith and funds, we will present That Word in the 2015 New Works Reading Series.
  In that spirit, and on behalf of the “Council of Elders,” the cast, and the crew, Thank You! Thank you! Thank you!

Peace & Blessings
CeLillianne Green

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CeLillianne Green 
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