Blogging Brimstone Rhine: Day 13 “STRETCH GOALS”

WE GOT WHAT WE NEED!!!
WE ARE FUNDED AT $5000!!!

However, I do have some stretch goals.

STRETCH GOAL 1:
Up to $5,500:

I am under strict orders from Friends in the Know to do no further stretch goals until I budget to PAY MYSELF. Which… I, uh, did NOT do in my original calculations. I figure, since I’m paying my collaborator $500, it’s probably fair wage for me as well!

STRETCH GOAL 2:
$5,550-$6,500 (smiley face)

I have these incredible FILMMAKER FRIENDS in Canada. I would love to pay Magill Foote $1000 to make one or even TWO music videos, probably of “Lysistrata, Strut Your Stuff,” and/or “Dido in Effigy.” He has professional puppeteer friends, is all I’m saying. Not like MY Wicked Naked Puppets. Like, PROFESSIONALS. And he has a GREEN SCREEN. So. Yeah.

STRETCH GOAL 3:
$6,500-$8,500 (tee hee)

I sing with another band called The Banjo Apocalypse Crinoline Troubadours. We have a song cycle all written and rehearsed and performed called “The Distant Star Ballads.” (One of them, “Sisters Lionheart” is featured at the bottom of this Story Page.)

I would love to fund us making this an album.

STRETCH GOAL 4:
$8,500-$10,000 (ah ha ha ha mwahahaha)

About a year ago, I started adapting Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities as a stage musical.

I know, I know. It’s been done before. But not like I’m doing it. Oh, believe me. Believe me.

It’s possibly my best work. Possibly because I’m standing on the shoulders of a dead genius.

What I need is to fund the finishing of it and the GREAT QUEST for a musical theatre composer as dedicated to his or her own art form as I am, and as excited about this project as I am. Because… Because it is beautiful. And what’s more, in this age of disparity, of privilege versus poverty, it is NECESSARY. That’s what I think anyway.

GOALS. I HAVE THEM.

But if we don’t get there, know that I’m just so grateful to have made my initial goal.

CHECK OUT THE BRIMSTONE RHINE CAMPAIGN!!!

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