You know the story...a small town hopeful moves to NYC to fulfill their childhood dream of performing on a Broadway stage.
But what happens to those Broadway hopefuls when they find work somewhere else? What is everyday life like for the actors who have landed somewhere between Starving-Artist and Broadway?
We (Amy, Caitlyn and Cole!) got together and created this series to share the adventures and the monotony of life on the road with the national tour of a Broadway musical.
SHORT ENGAGEMENT is a workplace comedy, about a troop of actors who are dealing with the same drama, in a new city every week. They're performing the same jobs, with the same co-workers, and the same pitfalls...on and off stage...in a new city every Monday.
This project has been in development for two years. These stories were inspired by our real life experiences on the road and we're finally ready to share it with you. But first we need the resources to make it happen. We want to create this pilot episode to share it with you and other supporters who will be excited to bring this series to life.
WHY ARE WE MAKING "SHORT ENGAGEMENT"?
For you, a comedy fan.
SHORT ENGAGEMENT is a workplace comedy about an unusual workplace. Have you ever wondered what your job would be like if you had to travel, eat and bunk with everyone in your office? Some people do this.
For you, a theatre fan.
If you've ever wondered what it's like to spend a day, a week, or a year with the cast of your favorite Broadway tour, this is the story for you. #spoileralert it's a bunch of weirdos just like you who happen to be paid to sing (... sometimes).
For you, an actor.
Art isn't easy.
For you, the loved one of an actor.
Your suffering does not go unnoticed.
For me. For me. For me. For MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Make our dreams come true. We've got parts to perform and hearts to warm. And jokes to tell. Your generosity will make everything possible.
WHY DOES IT COST THIS MUCH?
We want to honor the time and talent of the professional artists coming together to bring this world to life and production costs can be high in NYC.
Director of Photography & Camera- $800
Sound - $650
Director - $550
Assistant Director - $400
Gaffer/AC Swing - $300
Hair & Makeup - $250
Production Assistant - $150
Talent - $1050 (7 actors @$150)
Original Music - $1000
Post Production/Editing - $660
Coffee Shop - $1,000
Rehearsal Studio- $500
Camera Lens Kit - $115
Grip & Electric - $350
Travel/Transportation - $400
Catering - $400
Props/Art Direction - $200
TOTAL COST: $9275
THANK YOU for considering supporting in this project. We are so excited to share SHORT ENGAGEMENT with you, and it won't happen without you!
Check out our rewards, and if you are in the NYC area come party with us on June 10th, 2018. We will be live streaming the 2018 Tony Awards, and would love to share more about this project with you in person.
OR come hang out with us on set! We are offering seven walk on roles in this episode to our patrons who contribute at the "Producer" and "Sondheim" levels.
IF WE MEET OUR GOAL BY MAY 7TH, we will feel more thrilled than the day we all survived a 3.1mi Color Run in Las Vegas (see photos of the glory below).
AMY LINDEN is our fearless leader and comedy writer. Every word of our script has been faithfully penned by this creative warrior. Born & raised in Cleveland, OH she's one of those crazy Indians baseball fans. Before Amy was touring the US with Caitlyn & Cole in "The Bridges of Madison County"...she was all over the New York theater scene and is a favorite Singer/Actor Extraordinaire of composers & writers developing new works.
CAITLYN CAUGHELL hails from the great state of OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK...lahoma! And this farm-girl-turned-city-slicker is proud of her roots. She just finished 8 months on the road with "Finding Neverland", & before that you might have seen her on Broadway in Disney's "NEWSIES!".
COLE BURDEN never stops working. You might have caught him on tour in a little musical no one has ever heard of called "Les Miserables", or off Broadway in the original cast of "Himself & Nora". If you're lucky enough to be in Denver RUN to see him as George in "Sunday in the Park With George" at the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets here: https://arvadacenter.org/sunday-in-the-park-with-george through May 6, 2018
- Lauren Pritchard
- Jeffrey and Tanner Sands
- Lauren Pritchard
- Edward Paige
- Jamie Barton