What the Ghostbird Kickstarter tells us about the future of fundraising

… “Miss Julie” may well join them. By Sunday night, sixteen donors had put the company more than halfway toward its goal. Writing on Facebook, Brady said she was “thrilled.”

Joining the project among the ranks of successful theatre-related Kickstarters, Florida Repertory Theatre’s Chris Clavelli also reached his $5,000 fundin goal. Clavelli plans to mound a full production of his one-man show “A Little More Than You Wanted to Spend”  in New York City in June by New Dog at The Drilling CompaNY.

For the uninitiated, Kickstarter is really just a way of asking for money on the Internet. Have a project? Need cash to get it off the ground? Make a video – and sell yourself to the world.

Kickstarter enjoys a unique rewards system. Pitching a project? Promise your backers rewards based on how much they give. For “Miss Julie,” donors can earn everything from a mention on the Ghostbird Facebook page to copies of composer Philip Heubeck’s original score to tickets and original pieces of the set.

So, what does it mean?

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