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Can't Stop//Won't Stop

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BENEFITING: NEO-FUTURISTS

EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2016

THE STORY:

Today is December 2nd, 2016, the 28th birthday of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Two days ago, we were surprised to learn that the creator of Too Much Light does not intend to renew our license to perform our works of Neo-Futurism within the constraints of that show’s 30 Plays in 60 Minutes.

While The Neo-Futurists will cease our production of Too Much Light, I want to be clear that our Ensemble will continue to produce Neo-Futurist work, as we always have, at our regularly scheduled weekend timeslots, here at our theater. We’ll still be at 5153 North Ashland Avenue, Friday and Saturdays at 11:30pm and Sunday at 7pm, 50 weeks of the year. Additionally, we’ll continue our Prime-Time season, beginning with more performances of The Arrow, and Leah Urzendowski’s The Unicorn Hour.

Our Ensemble can’t wait to show you what’s next in the late-night slot at the Neo-Futurarium. We’ll be starting performances right off the bat in 2017. As we prepare to forge ahead with our current identity and way of working, sans the title Too Much Light…, we need your support.​

We’re reopening Can’t Stop//Won’t Stop, the fundraising campaign we completed this fall. Today, that phrase means a whole lot more to us. To support us while we plan for our future, you can donate here. Or, if you want to fundraise with us, you can click Join the Team. You’ll set up a personal profile, through which you can tell your story about what the Neos mean to you. Whether you’re miles away asking your friends for support, or you’re in the line and in the room with us right off the bat in January, we know we can do great things with our incredible fans and audiences on our side.

During the first run of Can’t Stop//Won’t Stop, we surpassed our ambitious goal and raised a total of $22,000. In honor of this 28th birthday, we want to raise $28,000 by the end of the year. We hope you’ll help us reach $50,000 by December 31st with a tax-deductible donation-- $28, $280, $2,800 and everything in between—as we charge forward into the new year.

After this week’s big news, we’ve been astounded and humbled by the flood of cheerleading that has come from all of you, from all over the country. Our company is led and driven by the entire Ensemble, as well as myself, the staff and the board. Just as importantly, it’s fueled by your enthusiasm and dedication. We’re enormously grateful for your continued support.

It’s our birthday, everyone. Let’s celebrate.

– Kurt Chiang, Artistic Director and Ensemble member, The Neo-Futurists, Friday, December 2, 2016

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To This Fundraiser

$57,290

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joe G

    $28

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tracy Xu

    $10

  • ellie mae wasserman

    $28

  • Nora McCarthy

    $25

  • Doug Sonheim

    $50

  • Russell and Emerald Mystiek

    $20

  • Bradford Stevens

    $10

  • Margaret McCarthy

    $25

  • james Fulcher

    $50

  • The Schwableys

    $160

  • Dianne Weiss

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jen Moniz

    $25

  • pml

     

  • Megan Chaney

    $20

  • David April

    $50

  • Jessica Mondres

    $28

  • Diana Slickman

     

  • Fawna Stockwell

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Christopher Hannegan

    $100

  • DMyers

    $15

  • Micah Lott

    $25

  • Susan Messer McBride

    $50

  • Erin Strick

    $28

  • Rob Alesiani

    $25

  • Gluss

    $50

  • Jane Woodcock

    $25

  • Jim Reynolds

    $25

  • Jenn Hunt, Ryan Hunt, Brian Shultz, Silpa Bulusu

    $500

  • JM

    $175

  • Shama and Evan Jacover

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Natalie

    $25

  • Hannah Parsons

    $25

  • Ira S. Murfin, Emmy Bean & Floyd Murfin-Bean

    $100

  • Jeanne Theresa Newman

    $100

  • Tim Reid

    $50

  • Stephen ORear

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • brian malnassy

    $80

  • Hilary Asare

    $25

  • Julia Izumi

    $25

  • Jorge Silva

     

  • Kris Coombs

    $38

  • Sarah Scanlon

     

  • Mike Castellano

    $25

  • Mary Catherine

     

  • Alexander Radovic

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Joel Husenits & Sally Kuzemchak

    $50

  • Pauline Moll

    $25

  • Jay Chiang

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Megan Geigner

     

  • Noah Appelbaum

    $60

  • Joe & Janet Wilson

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cindy and Jeff Knapp

    $50

  • Marian Burke

    $100

  • Marianne Fons

    $100

  • Richard Scruggs

    $40

  • Tom Tracey

    $15

  • John & Kathy Hunt Muse

    $250

  • Halena Kays

    $50

  • Jeffrey Cranor

    $500

  • Scott Hermes

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kathleen Rooney & Martin Seay

     

  • Larra Clark

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Alizah Rotramel

    $100

  • The Spengels

     

  • Beth Finke

     

  • TayBay

    $25

  • Wendi Weber

    $50

  • Eileen Hardiman

    $50

  • Timothy Munro

    $40

  • Matthew Gandurski

     

  • dbt

     

  • Warren Veerasingam

    $60

  • Katy

    $10

  • Spencer Diedrick

    $10

  • Liane Miller Brown

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michael Brownlee

    $100

  • Kayla Gerken

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • A sugar

    $50

  • Time is of the Essence Tickets 1.1.17

    $5,457

  • Time is of the Essence Donations 1.1.17

    $1,752

  • TML Audience 12.4.16

    $689

  • Anne L. Roberts

    $2,800

  • TML Audience 12.11.16

    $829

  • Beth Stelling

    $25

  • Lucas K Peterson

    $50

  • Alex Schmidt

    $10

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115% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $57,290 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

NEO-FUTURISTS

Amount Raised

$25,751

 

52% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kurt Chiang

Amount Raised

$7,350

 

147% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kendall Karg

Amount Raised

$2,170

 

87% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bilal Dardai

Amount Raised

$2,169

 

43% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lily Mooney

Amount Raised

$2,161

 

161% Raised of $1,339 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Trevor Dawkins

Amount Raised

$1,465

 

49% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Trainor

Amount Raised

$1,400

 

70% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tif Harrison

Amount Raised

$1,365

 

137% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Alex Schmidt

Alex Schmidt

DONATION: $10

Thank you Kurt Chiang, Tim Reid, and all the NY Neos. 1 year ago

Lucas K Peterson

Lucas K Peterson

DONATION: $50

<3 Neos 1 year ago

Beth Stelling

Beth Stelling

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anne L. Roberts

Anne L. Roberts

DONATION: $2,800

1 year ago

Time is of the Essence Donations 1.1.17

Time is of the Essence Donations 1.1.17

DONATION: $1,752

1 year ago

Time is of the Essence Tickets 1.1.17

Time is of the Essence Tickets 1.1.17

DONATION: $5,457

1 year ago

TML Audience 12.11.16

TML Audience 12.11.16

DONATION: $829

1 year ago

TML Audience 12.4.16

TML Audience 12.4.16

DONATION: $689

1 year ago

A sugar

A sugar

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago