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June 01, 2017

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BENEFITING: FringeArts

EVENT: FringeA-Thon

EVENT DATE: May 20, 2017

Francesca Montanile

THE STORY:

WHAT ARE YOU RAISING MONEY FOR??
Hi!!! We are Francesca Montanile, Alicia Crosby, & Megan Thibodeaux. We are raising money for both FringeArts and Dear Diary LOL, a new play which will premiere in the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. And we are doing this with DANCE. Via the FringeA-Thon!! It's an opportunity to support two great causes in one!!


WHAT IS FRINGEA-THON??
12pm-12am Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing 

FringeA-Thon is an epic outdoor, 12-hour dance-party-marathon supporting FringeArts as well as the cultural community in Philadelphia. FringeArts presents world-class, contemporary performing arts that challenge convention and inspire new ways of thinking. 


WHAT IS DEAR DIARY LOL??????
Dear Diary LOL is a new devised play led by Francesca Montanile Lyons, with the AntiGravity Theatre Project. Originally conceived at the Pig Iron School with a first draft performed by Alicia Crosby, Megan Thibodeaux, Andalyn Young, Michael T. Williams, Riva Rubenoff, & Francesca Montanile- the piece is being developed for a premiere in the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Dear Diary LOL is built with the unaltered words found in the diaries of three 12-15 year old girls from the early 2000s, all of whom are also members of the devising ensemble (Francesca Montanile, Megan Thibodeaux, & Alicia Crosby.) The piece explores these tumultuous coming-of-age years from a female perspective, providing an intimate portrait of the ways these young girls come to understand the world around them, the way they form a self and a voice as they experiment with their malleable identities and budding adulthood. The audience takes the role of the confidant, of the diary itself, and witnesses first hand the way these young girls are learning and internalizing the rules that govern the modes of behavior around them, especially surrounding gender, status, love, and sex.


The words of the diaries are interwoven and composed to create a single narrative. It is a world where boys and adults are only heard through the filter of the pre-teen/teen girl narrator. Dear Diary LOL explodes these diaries with moments of direct address, music, and physical comedy. It draws on the style of melodrama, balanced with the humor inherent in hearing the earnest words of young girls as an adult audience- with all the benefit of hindsight. 


WAIT- SO MY MONEY HELPS BOTH A NEW PLAY AND FRINGEARTS? HOW?? 

Yes! FringeA-thon offers a unique opportunity for local arts organizations, individual artists and other non-profits to become beneficiary partners. By participating in FringeA-Thon, beneficiary partners will dance to raise funds for FringeArts as well as their own organization or special projects.


Participating in FringeA-Thon as a beneficiary partner allows non-profit organizations and individual artists to spotlight special initiatives or projects using FringeA-Thon as a fundraising vehicle. FringeA-Thon will provide an online fundraising platform and a great 12-hour event to market your project or organization. 


Beneficiary partners will create a team and recruit dancers to fundraise for their cause. All partners will receive a 75% split of all proceeds raised by their team (including the $25 registration fee). It’s a low impact way to raise additional funds while supporting the cultural sector of the city.


FringeArts is Philadelphia’s home for contemporary performance, presenting progressive, world-class art that stretches the imagination and boldly defies expectation. As the city’s lead experimenter in the arts, FringeArts exposes audiences to unpredictable dance, theater and music performances by accomplished and emerging innovators who are pushing the boundaries of art-making and redefining the artistic landscape worldwide.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,655

MONEY RAISED
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  • Shanna Liu

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  • Naomi Inoshita

     

  • Kyle Dacuyan

    $35

  • Tom and Ashley

    $25

  • Andalyn

    $15

  • lillian ransijn

    $25

  • Hayden Lyons Maitre

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  • Timothy O'Donnell

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  • Ellen Chenoweth

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  • Johanna

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  • Kimball Gell

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  • Steven crosby

    $50

  • Dr. B. Siepie , Phd

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  • Sara

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  • Francesca Montanile

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  • Michael Schur

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  • Colin Foley

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  • Lisa and Pat

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  • Steve Williams

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  • Anonymous

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  • BCPI Son Bun

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  • Elizabeth Montanile

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  • Chelsea Puglese

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  • Hudecki Family

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  • Michael MacGowan

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  • Stags

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133% Raised of$2,000 Goal

The Team: $2,655 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Francesca Montanile

Amount Raised

$1,575

 

79% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alicia Crosby

Amount Raised

$730

 

146% Raised of$500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Megan Thibodeaux

Amount Raised

$305

 

61% Raised of$500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Timothy O'Donnell

Amount Raised

$45

Donor Comments

David Lyons

David Lyons

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Kymothy

Kymothy

2 years ago

Camron Parker

Camron Parker

2 years ago

Genna

Genna

DONATION: $50

To beautiful creative souls 2 years ago

Stags

Stags

DONATION: $10

hydrate!!! 2 years ago

Michael MacGowan

Michael MacGowan

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Hudecki Family

Hudecki Family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Chelsea Puglese

Chelsea Puglese

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Elizabeth Montanile

Elizabeth Montanile

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

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