Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Support Local Theatre! THE GIVER NEEDS YOU.

Instead of Uncle Sam, it MJ Slide and and Katie Payne need YOUR help. I'm currently seeking out local businesses and inviduals who might be interested in sponsoring a stage play I'm producing. The Giver, a stage adaptation of Lois Lowry's Newberry Award winning book and adapted by Eric Coble will be presented at the Furman Playhouse Theatre August 18th, 19th, and 20th, directed, produced and performed by an ENTIRE teen cast.

The cast and crew have banded together to cover a lot of the expenses out of pocket including royalites to use the script, funds to cover cover set construction, costuming, and promotional materials but we could seriously use your help to cut some of the heavy expenses in half. 

Director Katie Payne
Both this project and its Director Katie Payne I truly believe in, the story alone deserves your attention and I believe its a great way to unite the arts community around a group of young people who are defining the norm that medocity is ok and stepping above and beyond and making something that can and will have an postive impact. If interested in becoming a sponsor of the project I will send you the various information needed to complete the sponsorship. In return for the different level of funds we can offer advert space for your local business or charity of your choice in our playbill as well as promient advertising space on our official Facebook page and twitter stream. Basically its a crowdfunding campaign without kickstarter or indigiegogo as a platform. 

All the information for the production company on FB "That Awkward Stage Theatre Project" can be found here!  http://www.facebook.com/ThatAwkwardStageProject)

And THE GIVER official event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134272379991995

Spread the word about the project and how people can get involved. Lets rock this folks! This is a joint effort, bringing the arts together on a level that can really make a difference.  Feel free to contact me directly at mj@magnoliahideout.com and I can fill you in on all the details.

Every $$ counts and affords a production that is clearly going to make some waves further its reach and impact our local theatre and audience for many years to come. Will you join us?

MJ Slide


  1. Beyond awesome! I'm so excited for this! Fantastic job MJ. I'm off to check out the events page!

  2. Hey MJ good luck with this great project.


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