"The Spielers" at Orlando Fringe

$2,775 of $10k goal

Raised by 59 people in 4 months
"The Spielers" is an irreverent, action packed take on the theme park guided tour attractions we wanted so desperately to work at and couldn't stand when we actually did. The show's been selected to be produced as part of the 2017 Orlando Fringe Festival and we need your help to get us there!

Who We Are:
My name is Bryan Jager, and I'm the creator of "The Spielers". Having spent much of the last three years in and around the Orlando theme park and theatre communities, I've had my fair share of spieling positions (and continue to to this day). There's this wonderful sense of comraderie amongst those who've had the chance to work some of the incredible attractions we get to lovingly skewer, and in putting this production together, I'm working with a number of past and present spielers to create the type of experience you only get from Orlando Fringe.

(Oh, and if you're looking for critical reviews of my work, an audience member once said I was a star, to which I replied: "I'm okay.")

Official Synopsis:
When the leader of an expedition goes missing inside an ancient temple, it's up to a motley crew of tour guides to find him and save the world. Simply put, "The Spielers" is the early 2000s movie adaptation of some certain guided tour theme park rides we never asked for, complete with bad puns, gender neutral names, and a roster of modestly impressive special effects... When they work.

What the funds will go towards:
The $10,000 we've requested will be going towards the final production budget which includes travel and lodging expenses for our New York cast and crew, production values (sets, costumes, lights, puppets, special effects), an original score, and original animation sequences designed by local Orlando artists. Anything past that will be given to the cast/ crew so they can afford to eat slightly better brand of cat food. Thanks in advance, Fancy Feast!

What We Will Offer In Return:
Any Donation- "Writing on the Wall" A shout out on our Facebook page, and our sincerest thanks.

$5- "PERSONAL VIDEO MESSAGE FROM WILLISTER HAVISHAM"
For a donation of $5, you will recieve a personalized video from Sir Willister Havisham (of "(white) Hamilton" fame) saying, singing, rapping or talk-singing anything you so desire!

$10 and up- "The Jungle Book"
A playbill signed by the cast and crew of "The Spielers". While none of us are truly famous (yet) you never know when we could become the next YouTube melt down. Say you knew us when.

**LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT**
$10 and up- "Two Way Mirror"
I will personally draw you a drawing of you. I'll be posting these drawings as updates to our campaign, and I promise I'll make you look pretty! My hand is already cramping in anticipation!
**LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT**

$50- Message from the Goddess
You'll get a personalized message from Carol Brown, "creator" of (white) HAMILTON, thanking you for your donation, and performing a selection from any show/ role you so wish for her to inhabit!

$75 and up- "Two Heads for One of Yours"
Two tickets to "The Spielers" at the Orlando Fringe Festival! Perfect for a night out! Or a date night! Or a breakup night! Like we say, there's no place like Orlando for domestic arguments!

$100 and up- "Stretching Room"
Four tickets to "The Spielers" at the Orlando Fringe Festival, and a cast/ crew signed poster. It'll look really pretty, I promise.

**NEW REWARD LEVEL***
$175 and up- "PRINCESS MAKEOVER"
You'll be fit in a custom-made DavidforDisney design, have your hair and makeup professionally styled, and then have a photo shoot of you in your "enchanted" new look! Most every princess imagineable is within David's stockpile, though if you have any questions about a specific princess, message us and we'll get back to you right away!
***NEW REWARD LEVEL***

$250 and up- "Magical Journey Into the Movies"
Movie night on us! You and up to four people will join some of the cast/ team for a night out at and Orlando based movie theatre for a movie of your choice. We'll provide the tickets, the popcorn, and (at your choice) stimulating commentary on the film that definitely won't annoy you in the slightest.

$500 and up- "The Backside of Water" The cast/ team will take you and up to 7 friends out to a very nice evening at an Orlando based restaurant/ bar of your choice, and continually bow to you, our supreme gods of money and deliverance.
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Update 8
Posted by Bryan Jager
18 days ago
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Hey guys! We've got a brand new video promo for you today! We're a little over two weeks before rehearsals begin for "The Spielers", and we cannot thank you enough for getting us this far. If you know anyone who enjoys white guys trying to rap (of which this video is full of), make sure to send this their way! Every view helps and we can't wait to get started with "The Spielers"!
white people can wrap
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Update 7
Posted by Bryan Jager
1 month ago
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So, we're just as shocked as you are, but noted controversial theatrical figure, Carol Brown (subject of our popular (white) Hamilton Productions) just donated $100 to "The Spielers" GoFundMe Campaign! We cannot thank her enough (though let's hope she doesn't expect a role in return). We're less than a month away from starting rehearsals any every little bit helps! Donate to our GoFundMe here:
http://www.gofundme.com/the-spielers-at-orlando-fringe
And watch Carol's latest escapade here: https://youtu.be/F8oK8_-HYNw
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Update 6
Posted by Bryan Jager
2 months ago
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BRAND NEW LIMITED TIME REWARD LEVEL: Show your love this Valentine's Day with a custom cartoon of you and the one you love, for ONLY $12.
Donate today and you'll receive a PDF of your custom drawing of you/ whomever you desire in the below e-card format within 12 hours. It's a PERFECT last minute gift that won't die (like flowers) or make you gain weight (like chocolate) or mentally scar your loved one for years (like the boxed DVD set of "Glee").
Donate to "The Spielers" and secure your custom drawing today!!
http://www.gofundme.com/the-spielers-at-orlando-fringe
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Update 5
Posted by Bryan Jager
2 months ago
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So with the popularity of "(white) HAMILTON", and the ongoing crowdfunding for "The Spielers", we were recently able to partner with YouTube and receive ad funds for our videos. All of the money raised is going directly to "The Spielers" BUT, there's nothing quite like SeaWorld advertising during your SeaWorld parody video :)

(And if you still haven't checked out our all new parody video, there's no better time than now)
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Elli thekingofbroadway
2 months ago

SHPIELERS not Spielers...

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$2,775 of $10k goal

Raised by 59 people in 4 months
Created December 5, 2016
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Anonymous
14 days ago (Offline Donation)
$50
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$15
Anonymous
16 days ago (Offline Donation)
CS
$5
Carol Searing
16 days ago (Offline Donation)
BH
$5
Brenna Hughes
16 days ago (Offline Donation)
JY
$10
Josh Young
16 days ago
$100
Anonymous
18 days ago (Offline Donation)
CB
$100
Carol Brown
1 month ago

What kind of monster would I be if I didn't donate? After all, these videos have me signing a movie contract called "Restraining Order."

MC
$15
matthew curtis
1 month ago
$15
Nathan Walz
2 months ago
Elli thekingofbroadway
2 months ago

SHPIELERS not Spielers...

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