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Dance, Music, Theater Arts

Befort & Graczyk | New York Premiere of "Rose Blue"

by Beth Graczyk

Dearest friends and supporters! We are one week away from premiering "Rose Blue" in NY! Hooray!!!! Corrie will arrive shortly to NY and we will work intensively until the shows September 30th & October 1st. If you are in NY or are traveling to come see us, please make sure to...

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Sep. 24th, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Music

Surreptitious Preparations for an Impossible Total Act

by Stephanie Skura

Two days into our campaign, & we're 11% funded! $6,850 to go to meet our all-or-nothing minimum on Oct 25. THANK YOU to all who've contributed so far: Eric Bragg, Melanie Hedlund, Lara Tovazzi, Meriel Goss, Kate Clarke, Mike Hennessey, Steve Hanft, Bee Peak, Mary Overlie, Alex Crowe, Heather...

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Sep. 22nd, 2016

Project Update

Media, Visual Arts

Golden Golden

by Erica Cho

Dear Hatchfund [formerly USAProjects] Supporters of Erica Cho's GOLDEN GOLDEN, We are excited to share the final film with you! Please let us know if you plan to attend one of our fall festival lineup screenings. We'd love to see you there. peace, Writer/Director Erica Cho...

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Sep. 21st, 2016

Project Update

Visual Arts

Nch'i-Wana:The Columbia - From Source to Sea

by Peter Marbach

I am so happy to have this project 96% funded. Next step on this journey is a meeting in Seattle next week with the University if Washington Press who has expressed an interest in considering this project as a coffee table book. What an incredible addiition this would be to educaet an even...

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Sep. 21st, 2016

Project Update

Visual Arts

Nch'i-Wana:The Columbia - From Source to Sea

by Peter Marbach

A huge thank you to all of you for helping me reach my minimum goal! As a result, the project will get an extra 29 days to receive additional support. There is no limit to what can be donated so please continue to share this project with others. I recently spent five days in the upper wild and...

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Sep. 20th, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Theater Arts

Completion of the Six Viewpoints Theory & Practice Manual

by Mary Overlie

Here's a look at our signature first edition copy ($75 perk) and by contributing to this project, you'll have it in your hands before the public does!

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Sep. 20th, 2016

Project Update

Media

BRASS: The Audio Series. Season 2

by John Longenbaugh

Hey friends: Happy Monday! This is a crazy week for all things BRASS so look forward to several updates. This first one is great news: we are $65 away from a Hatchfund Matching Grant! If we can manage to get this today, we'll be eligible for a MATCH 25 Challenge Fund, which will give us a...

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Sep. 19th, 2016

Project Update

Media

The Giaour

by Rika Ohara

Good news and even better news! The good news is that I am blocked from posting on Facebook for three days (for an old Man Ray nude); even better news is that the campaign deadline has been extended to October 7. So please tell your friends. We are trying to get this to shooting in 2017. Best...

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Sep. 19th, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Theater Arts

Completion of the Six Viewpoints Theory & Practice Manual

by Mary Overlie

With the reveal of the newly renovated Six Viewpoints website, my first blog post is a conversation filmed between viewpoints-colleague Wendell Beavers and myself. To read the first blog post go here: http://sixviewpoints.com/blog/2016/9/16/wendell-conversation. The video is a part of that...

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Sep. 18th, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Theater Arts

Completion of the Six Viewpoints Theory & Practice Manual

by Mary Overlie

The newly renovated website went live this weekend! This is where the book will be sold, upon its release in November, and will be used as reference for information about the book, author, practice, upcoming workshops, and book tours. In addition to www.sixviewpoints.com being renovated, it...

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Sep. 18th, 2016

Project Update

Media, Visual Arts

ALTERATIONS

by Juan Carlos Zaldivar

Hot off the press! Here is the location and time for the screening in LA on October 20th http://www.cinefamily.org/films/transnation-film-festival-2016/#special-shorts-program-i-curated-by-zackary-drucker Please invite any one who may be interested in attending. TransNation Film Festival...

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Sep. 16th, 2016

Project Update

Media, Visual Arts

ALTERATIONS

by Juan Carlos Zaldivar

Dear Alterations supporters. I just got back form Tucson, Arizona, where the first international Trans Studies conference took place. It was a historical and very inspiring weekend where hundreds of higher education professors presented their papers and opened a conversation about what trans...

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Sep. 16th, 2016

Project Update

Media

The Giaour

by Rika Ohara

New video: "THE GIAOUR: The Journey 1" tells you how it ALL GOT STARTED. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClxbPq0ZUXc

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Sep. 15th, 2016

Project Update

Visual Arts

Heidi and Esto move to Amsterdam

by Heidi Howard

THANK YOU + EMPLOYEE MATCH + 30 EXTRA DAYS from Esteban Cabeza de Baca & Heidi Howard. https://player.vimeo.com/video/182857101 Here's all the info you need to do employee match: A) Our campaign name: "Heidi and Esto move to Amsterdam" B) Hatchfund's legal name: Applied Information...

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Sep. 15th, 2016

Project Update

Media, Music

Echozoo

by Michael McDermott

Hi folks. I just returned from my field recording trip in the Northwest United States. My trip took me to Portland, Forks, The Hoh Rainforest and Turnbull Wildlife Refuge in Washington and the National Bison Range and Glacier National Park in Montana. I got a lot of great ambient sounds of rain,...

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Sep. 12th, 2016

Project Update

Music, Visual Arts

Command-X / Instrumentalized

~Once More With Feeling~ Thank you! We've successfully funded the production of the vinyl for Command-X. Y'all went above and beyond and now this project moves on to its next phase. I expect to have the first test pressing from the vinyl facility next week, and it appears that we're still...

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Sep. 12th, 2016

Project Update

Theater Arts

Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11 - adapting the book for the stage

by Damon DiMarco

Dear friends, The actors are cast. The scripts have been bound. The programs printed. Pencils sharpened.... Check, check, check. We're ready for Sunday's reading...are you coming? We still have a few seats left in the house. If you'd like to attend, please email...

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Sep. 9th, 2016

Project Update

Visual Arts

Nch'i-Wana:The Columbia - From Source to Sea

by Peter Marbach

Thank you all for making this possible. I have reached the minimum Target Goal! This is an incredible day. I am so full of gratitude and joy at the amount of support and faith you have shown me. With just 10 days remaining on the campaign, I now shift gears to reaching the Stretch Goal of 10K....

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Sep. 8th, 2016

Project Update

Theater Arts

The Jades' Inaugural Show: An Almanac For Farmers and Lovers in Mexico

by The Jades

Help us RACE TO THE END! We're just about $1,500 away from our goal, with just ten days left to go! You know what that means? SPECIAL PERKS! Now until the end of our campaign, snag yourself a THEATRE FOR DANGEROUS WOMEN shirt for JUST $40! Help us out, and deck yourself out in some sweet...

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Sep. 7th, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Music, Theater Arts

Befort & Graczyk | New York Premiere of "Rose Blue"

by Beth Graczyk

We did it!!!! Thank you everyone!! We not only met our minimum target, but we also met our stretch goal! Your support and enthusiasm was crucial to making this a success. From the bottom of our hearts - THANK YOU! We just finished an intensive week of rehearsals in Seattle, and are...

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Sep. 7th, 2016

Project Update

Media

The Giaour

by Rika Ohara

Welcome back from wherever you were – here is the first page of THE GIAOUR manga preview (supporters $35 or more).

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Sep. 7th, 2016

Project Update

Music

Help me fund my tour in Colombia! “Cañahuate Tour 2016“

by Alea

Friends, we have bought our tickets and we leave in exactly 8 days. We still need all the help we can get! Thank you so much for your help so far! This is becoming a reality with every passing day!!!!

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Sep. 1st, 2016

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

MIND ON HEAVEN

by Ben Williams

MIND ON HEAVEN coming to NYC! next work-in-progress showing at Dixon Place Lounge Thursday, November 4, 2016 more soon... https://vimeo.com/180676396

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Sep. 1st, 2016

Project Update

Music, Visual Arts

Command-X / Instrumentalized

Video update from the studio: https://vimeo.com/180960371 September! Which means we're rounding the bend into the home stretch of this funding campaign. It's been a great month. Because of your generosity, we zoomed passed our goal, and we dove right into the process of making the album...

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Sep. 1st, 2016

Project Update

Dance

//TECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY presents _IOTA

by Coleman Pester //TECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY

From Coleman: THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! The show sold out each night! I am moved by the community that came together to support this work. I am so grateful to YOU, our 78 Hatchfund donors! Thank you Case van Rij, Joe Straus, and Glenn Kawasaki! I am grateful for my brilliant colleagues...

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Sep. 1st, 2016

Project Update

Media

Tía Chuck

by Mark & Angela Walley

Dear Friends & Supporters, We hope you all had a wonderful summer and are enjoying the slightly cooler weather! We've made lots of progress on this film project and have a couple updates to share with you! Read at the links below to learn...

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Aug. 31st, 2016

Project Update

Visual Arts

Project Update

Visual Arts

Project Update

Dance

Catapult Dance at Broadway Performance Hall

by Michele Miller/ Catapult Dance

Hi guys! We are hard at work getting ready for the concert, with only four weeks left!! Its getting down to the wire. While Hatchfund generously extended our campaign so folks can continue to donate and receive a tax deduction for their contribution, we just got news from ShunPike that we were...

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Aug. 23rd, 2016

Project Update

Visual Arts

Portrait of the Ecological Self

by Kimberly Callas

Hello Everyone! Thank you again for your support of my "Portrait of the Ecological Self" project. I completed the bronze of this work this spring and it is installed in the Art Meets Science exhibit at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, May - September 2016. It was an amazing...

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Aug. 21st, 2016

Project Update

Theater Arts

Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11 - adapting the book for the stage

by Damon DiMarco

A NEW TIME SLOT FOR THE TOWER STORIES PLAY READING THIS 9/11 Dear Friends, A quick update: By popular request, our reading of "Tower Stories: The Play" will be held at 5 p.m. this Sunday, September 11th, rather than 7 p.m. The new time slot is more convenient to people's...

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Aug. 19th, 2016

Project Update

Dance

antithesis

by Gesel Mason

Hello all! It's here! antithesis: Denver Practice and antithesis: Wesley Chapel Practice! Gesel Mason Performance Projects’ antithesis, collides the genres, bodies, and cultures of postmodern dance and erotic dance in order to challenge how female sexuality is perceived, performed, and...

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Aug. 19th, 2016

Project Update

Theater Arts

FINDING FISH

by Carlyle Brown

“…The skiff? What do I look like to you some kindergarten seaman? Look at my hands. Look at the scars. Look at these knuckles and these mended up broken fingers, these raw fists from pounding a livelihood out of the sea. Now what do they do? Rowing a skiff along a shore where you...

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Aug. 17th, 2016

Project Update

Theater Arts

The Jades' Inaugural Show: An Almanac For Farmers and Lovers in Mexico

by The Jades

Thank you SO much for pushing us over 15%! We've still got a long way to go, and we definitely need your help, but to show our appreciation, here's a sneak peek of the sweet tee that you can score if you donate to our campaign! This is a limited time only t-shirt design, that the Jades...

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Aug. 17th, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Music, Theater Arts

La Sirene: Rutas de Azucar/Sugar Routes

by Jadele McPherson

Hello familia ~ We have been working hard on La Sirene and will be announcing our first showing and cast publicly very soon!! As a sneak peek we're thrilled to announce a weekend of performances and events at JACK (505 1/2 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, NY), December 1st-4th, 2016 so please Save the...

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Aug. 16th, 2016

Project Update

Dance

//TECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY presents _IOTA

by Coleman Pester //TECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY

YOU DID IT! Thank you for supporting _IOTA! With your support we passed our goal of $5,000 and raised a total of $5,677. Your support has paid for artist commissioning fees, dancer pay, studio rental fees, venue rental fees, set elements, marketing, wardrobe, and sound design. We are grateful to...

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Aug. 16th, 2016

Project Update

Crafts & Traditional Arts

Teaching studio

by Cheryl Costantini

Now that the Hatchfund is officially closed ( the gave me another month to raise funds...) I want to say the hugest of thankyous to you all !! I was just blown away by the generosity of so many people. You all made my dream come true and I cannot thank you enough! We have hung the drywall...

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Aug. 15th, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

tobeloved: Residency and Exhibition at Takt Berlin

by Marissa Rae Niederhauser

The final day has been reached and the outpouring of support and encouraging, loving words fills my heart with so much joy. I am very honored that you all have so much faith in me and my work, and as always I will put my whole heart and flesh into making this project sing true. There is just...

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Aug. 15th, 2016

Project Update

Media, Visual Arts

Taking Lena Home

by Alexandra Grant

Dear friends of "Taking Lena Home," I'm happy to announce that we're going to screen the documentary at Film Streams in Omaha, tomorrow, August 16th at 7pm. All details are below. What's so special for us is that this is the Nebraska premiere of "Taking Lena Home" and many people who...

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Aug. 15th, 2016

Project Update

Media

The Spy Who Knew Me

by Lawrence Kern

THE SPY WHO KNEW ME – Production Log DAY 11 OF 11 AUGUST 12, 2016 LOCATION: Century City Shopping Center For our last day of filming, we returned to UNITE headquarters at Century Center to film the big agency meeting with all of our spies. We arrived at Century Center at 3:30pm and...

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Aug. 13th, 2016

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Media

The Spy Who Knew Me

by Lawrence Kern

THE SPY WHO KNEW ME – Production Log DAY 10 OF 11 AUGUST 11, 2016 LOCATION: Firehouse Studios Firehouse Studios was the site of the big final showdown between ECHO and UNITE! There’s a reason we scheduled this day of filming towards the end of production. As we mentioned in one of...

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Aug. 12th, 2016

Project Update

Music

No Boundaries In South Africa

by No Boundaries

The trip is shaping up and we have so far 7 schools we'll be working with. Here's a link to one of them - Delft Big Band from the streets of the Cape Flats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrsG5o9fHKM

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Aug. 11th, 2016

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Media

The Spy Who Knew Me

by Lawrence Kern

THE SPY WHO KNEW ME – Production Log DAY 9 OF 11 AUGUST 10, 2016 LOCATION: Space Stage Studios Our cast and crew made some movie magic infront of the green screens at Space Stage Studios! Our crew started loading in to Space Stage studios at 3pm and got to work setting up lighting,...

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Aug. 11th, 2016

Project Update

Theater Arts

FINDING FISH

by Carlyle Brown

“You see, I’ve been thinking all night about what Peter said last night about fish changing their behavior. Because if that’s true, if fish are actually changing their behavior, trying to survive on a higher level, triggering some latent thing in nature that would be an amazingly...

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Aug. 10th, 2016

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Media

The Spy Who Knew Me

by Lawrence Kern

THE SPY WHO KNEW ME – Production Log DAY 8 OF 11 AUGUST 9, 2016 LOCATION: The Field Museum Our cast and crew got after-hours access to The Field Museum for day 8 of filming! The Field Museum partnered with us for our first film. The Curse of the Tempest Jewel, and we were thrilled...

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Aug. 10th, 2016

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Media

The Spy Who Knew Me

by Lawrence Kern

THE SPY WHO KNEW ME – Production Log DAY 7 OF 11 AUGUST 8, 2016 LOCATION: Chicago Shakespeare Theater and The Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo Our third and final two-in-one day took us to Navy Pier and Lincoln Park! After a nice day off (filled with filming b-roll, exterior...

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Aug. 9th, 2016

Project Update

Music, Visual Arts

Command-X / Instrumentalized

We Did It! Now Let's Do More! Wow, thanks everyone who's gotten on board with this project with such enthusiasm! It's been an amazing first week. We couldn't be happier. Updates: We held an Album Launch / T-shirt Making event in the studio this week to celebrate the digital release of...

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Aug. 9th, 2016

Project Update

Visual Arts

Full Circle.

by Matthew Usinowicz

On a roll with this new body of work!!! "Save Me Not." Oil on wood, fabric on foam block, nylon straps, and custom button. 14 X 12 X 4 inches.

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Aug. 8th, 2016

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Media

The Spy Who Knew Me

by Lawrence Kern

THE SPY WHO KNEW ME - Production Log DAY 6 OF 11 AUGUST 6, 2016 LOCATION: Burnt City Brewing We wrapped up our first week of shooting at Burnt City Brewing. This casual neighborhood brewpub on the northside has a great restaurant, but, more importantly, an 8-lane bowling alley where we...

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Aug. 7th, 2016

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Media

The Spy Who Knew Me

by Lawrence Kern

THE SPY WHO KNEW ME – Production Log DAY 5 OF 11 AUGUST 5, 2016 LOCATION: Union League Club of Chicago We had a fun a productive morning in the boardroom at The Union League Club of Chicago with Tucker Marlon and two of the three Rude Mechanicals! The Union League Club is a huge...

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Aug. 6th, 2016