Your Support MAKES ART
I am currently raising funds to complete
the Composing Phase of My New Spoken-Sung Opera
One Death in Seven Doorways
about grief, time, and meeting our multiple inner selves
by December 31
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(as a placeholder video, here is me giving my monthly donors an update on the project)
Hi and thank you for supporting this incredible project! One Death in Seven Doorways is a spoken-sung opera about the fracturing of ourselves that happens when someone we love suddenly dies. It has one character who speaks (played by seven different actors) and one character who sings (who is dead), and eight on-stage solo musicians each expressing our deepest emotions. The Libretto (written text) took 2 years to write and is finished. It's a beautiful 100 pages of language, life, and love.
Now, it's time to compose the music. So far, I've raised $4,600 in grants and donations to support the the composing phase (writing the music). The budget for the composing phase of this opera is $20,710. (To put that in context, my first album, One Girl Town, cost $22,000 to record—so yes, this is normal). We need to raise roughly 16,000 more. I am asking my wonderful community (you) to raise just $5000 of that amount.
You know me, so you know I am creating a unique process. I am leading a team of a beautiful and talented collaborating composers and actors working with me to each create a segment of the whole score, while I compose the ensembles, arias and arioso. You also know that I believe in paying artists. This time, I'm even going to pay myself! (yep, this is the first project I am paying myself for my work). Your donation will allow us to work together to create a truly unique opera experience that is breaking genres, pushing boundaries, and touching hearts.
This is the MOST important phase. Once the Opera is composed—I can send it to arts organizations around the world for them to perform. Plus...don't you want to say you helped compose an OPERA?!
EVERYONE WHO DONATES gets a hand-written thank you note from me and a signed page from the first aria.
One Death in Seven Doorways is written and funded in part during a 2023 Black Art/Ists artist residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Funding and workshop/development support is supplied in part by a 2024 Artist Facilitator Residency at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC) in Portland, Oregon. Additional support for the writing and composing comes from individual donors, like you.
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