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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Music, Visual Arts

Hands High video Shoot, CD and DVD printing

by Gwendolen Rogers

This is a video I captured of what appears to be a warriors face in the clouds, with a round rainbow shaped object near the top of its head. You have to look at it upside down to see the face. I would like to edit this into my video for "Hands High" https://youtu.be/qlqmq5WN-Ys

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Aug. 9th, 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

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Media

The Spy Who Knew Me

by Lawrence Kern

THE SPY WHO KNEW ME – Production Log DAY 4 OF 11 AUGUST 4, 2016 LOCATION: Formally Modern Tuxedo and Century City Shopping Center We had another busy two-in-one day today, shooting the scenes a Taylor Bluefish’s Tailors and a big piece of the scenes at UNITE Headquarters. We...

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Aug. 6th, 2016

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Media

The Spy Who Knew Me

by Lawrence Kern

THE SPY WHO KNEW ME – Production Log DAY 3 OF 11 AUGUST 3, 2016 LOCATION: The Menomonee Club Drucker Center Here’s some film lingo for you, ABLE fans: “Pick Up”. A Pick Up is a small, relatively simple shoot that takes place after the main action of the scene is already in the...

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Aug. 5th, 2016

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Media

The Spy Who Knew Me

by Lawrence Kern

THE SPY WHO KNEW ME – Production Log DAY 2 OF 11 AUGUST 2, 2016 LOCATION: The Menomonee Club Drucker Center and Fey & Co Jewelers SCENES: Pre-Production Rehearsal We hit the ground running for our first day of filming THE SPY WHO KNEW ME! We had two shoots scheduled back to...

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Aug. 3rd, 2016

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Media

The Spy Who Knew Me

by Lawrence Kern

THE SPY WHO KNEW ME – Production Log DAY 1 OF 11 AUGUST 1, 2016 LOCATION: The Menomonee Club Drucker Center SCENES: Pre-Production Rehearsal After months of waiting, the big day is finally here! We officially launched production on A.B.L.E.’s second feature film, The Spy Who Knew...

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Aug. 3rd, 2016

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Dance, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

tobeloved: Residency and Exhibition at Takt Berlin

by Marissa Rae Niederhauser

I want to shout a big thank you to the 35 lovely people that have already supported tobeloved through Hatchfund. Way to make a girl feel loved! The campaign has had an excellent start. I am proud to say tobeloved was able to claim all the funds we were eligible for through The Match 25...

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Aug. 3rd, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Music, Theater Arts

The Black Crook: An Original, Magical, and Spectacular Musical Drama

by Joshua Gelb

It's time to celebrate like it's bottomless brunch time (which conveniently it is), because as of this morning we have surpassed our Hatchfund Goal!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks are in order! To all of you, our distinguished donors! Thank you for sharing our posts! Thank you for spreading the word! Thank...

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Jul. 31st, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Music, Theater Arts

Bodies of water

by Alice Gosti

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. I have no words to define what Bodies of water became in your arms and in your eyes. Thank you to Tonya Lockyer, Velocity Dance Center and Friends of Waterfront Seattle for inviting me into this adventure and supporting the creation of this wild beast. Thank you...

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Jul. 29th, 2016

Project Update

Visual Arts

Inspiration. A mural for the Owatonna Arts Center Library

by Lynette Yencho

July 26, 2016 It's my birthday and the assembly day of the mural project. I am loving my life and the people in it! Today, I took the last two panels to the Arts Center and they are commencing to put it all up the next few days. They will be open to view on Sunday, July 31, at 3 pm....

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Jul. 28th, 2016

Project Update

Theater Arts

HUNTING LOVE

by Susan-Jane Harrison

Apologies: Opening has been postponed one day to July 30th not one week.

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Jul. 28th, 2016

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Theater Arts

HUNTING LOVE

by Susan-Jane Harrison

NEW OPENING DATE! Dear friends and patrons of the arts, First of all, please allow us to express our appreciation for your interest and anticipation for the opening night of HUNTING LOVE. Regretfully, we will be postponing the performances of HUNTING LOVE for one week. Due to a...

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Jul. 28th, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Visual Arts

Florida Dance Theatre taking it to another level at The Battery Dance Festival

by Carol Erkes

Good Evening, Thank you to our anonymous donor. We truly appreciate your support! Our words can not express the gratitude we feel to all of you for believing in us, our talent, gifts and dreams. It's people like you that inspire us everyday to get back up, get in the studio and reach a little...

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Jul. 28th, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Literature, Visual Arts

Keeping the Faith: The Prison Project

by Pat Graney Company

Wow, what a month it has been!! Our performances on June 24 and 25 were STUNNING (I cried every show, for almost the entirety of every show). Afterwards, audience members shared their inspiration and gratitude for the performers, who in exchange got to speak to their own experiences. A most...

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Jul. 27th, 2016

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

Wannabe

by Branson Zimmer

First Thank You Video!!! This video goes out to two amazing individuals who have contributed towards my campaign. My Parents! They are my rock and I would not be where I am today without them.

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Jul. 27th, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Visual Arts

Florida Dance Theatre taking it to another level at The Battery Dance Festival

by Carol Erkes

Good Morning, Thank you to Cathy Farrell and our anonymous donor for their support on the matching challenge yesterday. We are so grateful for your support in what we are working towards achieving at Florida Dance Theatre. 12 days to go!

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Jul. 26th, 2016

Project Update

Theater Arts

HUNTING LOVE

by Susan-Jane Harrison

Come celebrate with us on Opening Night!

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Jul. 26th, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Theater Arts

LAM-ANG - Journey of a Hero (A Filipino play with movement and music)

by Joyce Lao

We would like to thank Samantha Manas for her generous donation! Please share! We only have 12 days to raise $2,500!!

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Jul. 25th, 2016

Project Update

Media

Carmilla

by Rika Ohara

The Altiverse rolls along. Opera "The Giaour" will have another showing at Rialto Theater, Pasadena in August. With: Joseph Gárate as Lord Byron, Charles Lane as the Nubian and Will Salmon as Fisherman.

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Jul. 24th, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Visual Arts

Florida Dance Theatre taking it to another level at The Battery Dance Festival

by Carol Erkes

Good Morning! Thank you to Patricia Ahler and Roxanne Loughlin for their awesome donations to our project. We are at 14 days to reach our goal!! This is a very exciting time. Tomorrow is the match challenge where your donations to this campaign will be doubled by the Hatchfund organization. Your...

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Jul. 24th, 2016

Project Update

Visual Arts

Full Circle.

by Matthew Usinowicz

New work in progress!!!

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Jul. 23rd, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Theater Arts

LAM-ANG - Journey of a Hero (A Filipino play with movement and music)

by Joyce Lao

We would like to thank our donors! Please don't forget to share our page!

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Jul. 21st, 2016

Project Update

Theater Arts

HUNTING LOVE

by Susan-Jane Harrison

We can't wait for you all to hear the score for HUNTING LOVE by composer/lyricist Rona Siddiqui! Here's a shot of the musicians at rehearsal tonight. Get your tickets at http://m.bpt.me/event/2559842

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Jul. 20th, 2016

Project Update

Media

Love Is Dead!

by Seanie, Amanda, Myles, Ashton & Josh

To all our badass Hatchfund backers - thank you so damn much for your support, we raised over $10k that will be immensely helpful in developing the project and serve as a huge catalyst for the rest of the fundraising efforts necessary to bring this baby to a screen near your face at some point...

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Jul. 20th, 2016