With deep gratitude, I am super-pleased to announce that the 2014 Dallas Solo Fest Kickstarter Campaign has been a success! The goal was to reach $1,200 in 20 days. With the help of 34 backers, supporting at a variety of levels, the campaign ended well over the goal amount, bringing in a total of $1,325.
It may not seem like a lot, but as a small-batch operation, we can stretch those dollars like you wouldn't believe. This money will go towards artists stipends, venue costs, marketing, printing, tech support, and other production costs. It means Audacity Theatre Lab will not lose money on the venture going in and with that worry assuaged can, in fact, make the festival even better.
Most importantly, the Kickstarter has raised awareness, drawing several articles in the press - like here and here - and insuring some awesome audience members already (one of the rewards to supporters was a festival pass to the productions).
I'm super-excited about the upcoming Dallas Solo Fest. Mark your calendars for May 15-25, 2014. It is going to be a wonderful, crazy ride!
SIDE NOTE: If you missed the Kickstarter and would still like to donate to Audacity, head HERE.