Sent to Heaven, Scared of Heights Reading

This summer, we'll be presenting a staged reading of a fictional work inspired by the author, Matt Flocco's, father's recent passing. This play explores themes of LGBTQ identity, loss, faith, pride, family, and regret. 

Sent to Heaven, Scared of Heights: After the sudden passing of his father, Liam and his mother unpack life on earth without him, while Danny unpacks his mortality in the afterlife. The play is being workshopped/presented as a staged reading in August of 2019 with one performance in the Philadelphia Area and one in Reading. The piece is a comedy-drama.

Creative Team Pay - $700
Actor Pay - $600
Production Team Pay - $300
Miscellaneous expenses - $100
Rentals- $300-$500

We hope to present these readings as Pay-What-You-Can with a portion of the profits going towards Cancer Research and/or an LGBTQ group.

We eventually hope to put on a full production of this show, within the next year depending on the success of the reading and availability of the team.  

The Team:

Playwright: Matt Flocco
Producer: Amanda Shaffern
Director: Jennie Eisenhower
Casting: Amanda Spivack
Script Supervisor/Marketing: Donovan Lockett
Development: Kelsey Hodgkiss

Crystal - Camille Young
Marie - Heidi Hayes
Liam - Frank Schierloh
Danny - Breen Rourke
Boy - Eddie Sims
Narrator/Stage Directions - Faith Dansberry

Donations (0)

  • Carolyn Houtz 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Thomas Maier  
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Maxine Rhoads 
    • $75 
    • 2 mos
  • Burlene Franklin 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Riley Shaak 
    • $10 
    • 2 mos

Fundraising team: Sent to Heaven, Scared of Heights (5) 

Kelsey Anne 
Philadelphia, PA
Matt Flocco 
Amanda Shaffern 
Team member
Donovan Lockett 
Team member
This team raised $345 from 6 other donations.
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