I wanted to let you know that we had a successful premiere run in New York City on May 13-15 at University Settlement. They also gave us a gallery space at their Houston Street Center location and put us in their Tuesdays with US series twice that primarily serves the Senior Chinese Immigrant population from the Senior HEART share program. We have also performed previews and showings of Chameleon at Long Island Pirate Festival, WAX Works, APAP, Families in Global Transitions conference, Dance|Now at Silo, and Meridian International Children's Festival in DC. In addition, my film "I am a TCK" and Katherine Lung's film "Over land and water" were screened as part of Utahloy International School's Arts week in Guangzhou, China in April.
We've been invited to perform this work at the Capital Fringe in Washington DC in July. We have five performances set up at The Apothecary location (1013 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) throughout the month of July and we need your help with funding this tour. TIcket sales alone do not cover the basic expenses of touring. Please help us raise $1200 by July 8. The money raised on Kickstarter will help cover my performers' stipends, rehearsal space, transportation costs to and from DC, lighting designer, stage manager. The Capital Fringe is also helping us find housing so if you live near DC or in DC or know some friendly folks in DC that would open up their house for a few nights in July (for 1-2 people) please let me us know ASAP firstname.lastname@example.org.
A little about the project: Chameleon combines dance, film, spoken word and visual art to investigate multi-cultural identity and cross-cultural relationships. Rooted in the notion of home, this show draws on the insight and experience of Third Culture Kids: those who have spent a significant period of time in a culture other than their own, creating a new third culture. Suitable for all ages and citizens from around the globe.
There are many Third Culture Kids and globally-minded folks in Washington DC and we want to reach out to them. The most famous Third Culture Kid today is President Obama and his cabinet. They grew up global and can relate to the themes of our performance. We want to reach out to the community so that we can connect with cross-cultural and multi-cultural folks. Help us reach our goal of $1200 by July 8.