BLOODY BEER BANDS!

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Thanks to everyone who came out Sunday for B4C’s send-off celebration BLOODY BEER BANDS! We couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable way to celebrate before flying off to Prague for our international premiere (June 5-7 @ 10pm, June 7-9 @ 5:15)

INAUGURAL SPRING GALA

Built for Collapse, cordially invites you to their Inaugural Spring Gala: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAZE at Lambert Fine Arts Gallery in New York, NY on Friday, April 13, 2012 starting at 7pm.

Presented in association with LiveMusicVideo, The evening starts at 7PM with international fine-dining and local spirits. Stay a little later to see the space transform with pop-up performances, free cocktails, and live music provided by Drama Desk-nominee Adam Cochran. Stay all night to hear down and dirty world-class DJs, partake in exclusive giveaways, and more. Featuring DJ DirtyChai, recently spotted playing sets at ‪the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and Lincoln Center’s Film Society Gala.‬

Dress your Best.
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Come celebrate and support at Lambert Fine Arts Gallery at 57 Stanton Street off Eldridge Street. All proceeds go to taking Nuclear Love Affair around the globe and back again, in their international premier in Prague.

Lambert Fine Arts occupies the unique and quirky landmark Fusion Arts Museum, beautifully reflecting the funky, innovative, and provocative nature of contemporary Urban Arts. With multi-cultural artists using a multi-media approach, the artists and performers at Lambert Fine Arts demonstrate a contemporary sophistication in their use of new media, modern technology, and complex symbolic imagery to engage viewers in a progressive and compelling social critique.

LiveMusicVideo seeks to create a tangential music experience through the deconstruction and re-imagining of the art form of the music video.

Tickets start at $15 and are available at http://b4cgala.eventbrite.com.

FINAL WEEK TO SUPPORT OUR CAMPAIGN

‘The famous Edinburgh Festival’s naughty grandchild’ (Prague Post 2009), Fringe Festival Praha welcomes over 600 companies and thousands of theatre goers to the heart of the Czech capital from all over the world each year. Built for Collapse has been invited to perform this year and we can do it with your support!

THE AMBITION
In an exciting push forward, Built for Collapse has been invited to perform Nuclear Love Affair at the Prague International Fringe Festival this June! So we’re packing up and heading out in 2012 to take the show to Europe. Once we were accepted into the festival this past December, we recognized that this was our chance to really make waves overseas. In the coming months our company will be working hard to secure even more opportunities to perform in Europe this year so that we can really make an impact; not only as a company but also in the promotion of America’s emerging artists and what they care about. Now, as we plan our most ambitious year to date, we need your help more than ever.

We are working non-stop to raise the funds to sustain this exciting momentum. And here’s the big truth of it all: Resourceful as we are, we still rely on your enthusiasm and generous donations to realize our goals. We are driven to make the best work possible by bringing controversial and critical subject matter to the forefront in an artistic way. More importantly, we are determined to find venues in which to share that work with the largest most diverse audience possible. Donating this winter (in the form of a tax deductible contribution) will bring us that much closer to ensuring our continued growth and future!

OUR PLEDGE
Please help us make this vision a reality. Share this, Tweet this, post us on Facebook and DONATE TODAY!  In exchange for your contribution and support, you will receive one-of-a-kind perks as listed to the right, as well as our pledge to use all the resources at our disposal to bring this ‘extraordinary tale of victory, hypocrisy and ignorance’ to the widest possible audience. Look below for a breakdown of how money will be spent. Please note: All IndieGoGo donations will go directly towards the “Travel Costs” portion of our budget. Every gift is deeply appreciated. Every gift makes a difference. Every gift is tax-deductible. From everyone in the Built for Collapse family we extend our sincerest “Thank You!!”

THE SHOW
Starring Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin, Nuclear Love Affair traces the evolution of the American Dream through the social and political chain reaction caused by dropping of the Atomic bomb. Harsh and hysterical, this ‘vision of a world gone wrong’ is ‘an amazing theatrical experience’ that leaves audiences ‘blown away’ (NYTheatre.com).

AWARDS + COMMISSIONS
2012 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant
2012 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Grant
2012 LaGuardia Performing Arts Lab Grant
2011 Ars Nova ANT Festival
2011 The Tank Space Grant for Development
2011 Hangar Theater Summer Residency
2011 Theater for the New City Dream Up Festival
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OUR COMPANY
Built for Collapse is a New York based arts organization dedicated to building multi-disciplinary communal celebrations that apply pressure to traditional theatrical form. Through this process work is created that pushes the limits of what we consider performance and new ways of achieving our artistic vision are discovered. At times an erotic opera, at times a freakish and violent circus, Built for Collapse has been described as a subversive and “creative new approach to theatre.” Built for Collapse was founded by Sanaz Ghajarrahimi and Ben Hobbs in March 2008. Lead Artists: Sanaz Ghajarrahimi, Ben Hobbs, Vincent Santvoord, Emily Brazee, Adam Cochran, Diana Egizi, Eddie Gutierrez, Michael Krass, Sophie Labelle, Room 404 Media (Kate Freer + Dave Tennant), Derek Smith, Jenny Beth Snyder, Elinor Thompson, Colleen Toole and Nicole Weiss.

BUDGET BREAKDOWN
Please Note: All IndieGoGo donations will go directly towards the “Travel Costs” portion of our budget.

Travel Costs – 7 Cast Members, 3 Production Team Members: 70%
Airplane Tickets • European East Pass • Eurail Select Pass • Eurostar Tickets • Housing • Travel Insurance • Travel Visas

Festival Fees: 8%
Submission Fees • House Manager • Technical Director • Light and Sound Board Operators • Technical Staff

Materials: 7%
Media Materials • Costume Materials • Prop Materials • Lighting Packages • Music Instrument Rental

Publicity: 10%
Photographer • Poster/ Flyer/ Postcard Design and Printing • Bulk Mailing Costs • Listings/Advertisements • Website Design and Maintenance

Other: 5%
Rehearsal Space • Audio Recording • Video Recording • Script Copying • Ticket and Program Printing

Cheers and Love,
Built for Collapse

‘TIS THE SEASON TO SUPPORT THE ARTS

Built for Collapse is making waves overseas!  Nuclear Love Affair has been invited to perform at the Prague 2012 Fringe Festival this year and we can do it with your support.  Resourceful as we are, we still rely on your generous donations to realize our goals.  Donating $10, $25, $100 or much as you are able this holiday season (in the form of a tax-deductible contribution) will ensure our growth!

Donate Online!
In less than five minutes you can donate online through our fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas.

Write a Check!
Please send checks made payable to “Fractured Atlas” with “Built for Collapse” in the memo line to:
Built for Collapse
104 Montgomery St. Suite 1C
Brooklyn , NY 11225

By donating you are directly contributing to:

  • Prague 2012 Festival Fringe Fund: submission fees, artist transportation and lodging.
  • The continued international touring of Nuclear Love Affair
  • The development of our arts education initiative slated to begin in March 2012 with our inaugural “Staging the Impossible” and “History Play” dual workshop
  •  The development of our upcoming production, an opera tentatively titled The Lobotomist, which is currently in development and slated for a workshop performance in Fall 2012

THANK YOU to our following supporters for their generous donations!
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