Crayola In Love
- Theater Arts
Hi everyone, I am extremely proud to share with you my project entitled Crayola In Love. Any time I find myself unable to verbally express myself, I write it down and store it. I started doing this when I was a teenager and didn’t know what it would turn into but knew one day this myriad of poems and musings would turn in to something. Well this past August, for the first time ever, I sat down and came up with a story based on some of the poems I’ve written over the course of my life. Back in August, I submitted the idea to Feinstein’s 54 Below in NYC and was accepted to their concert development program. From October to today the show has transformed into "Crayola In Love"
The show is a 60-75 minute concert of original music written and produced by myself and two friends Ronvé and David Engelhard. It is about the awkwardness of being a bi-racial person in America and how that relates to life and love. I have found myself in some pretty ridiculous situations as a result of constantly having to adapt in new places, so the show is equal parts hilarious stories as it is love musings.
During the concert development process, we were able to complete 1/3 of the show. So, I sat down and started crunching numbers based on what I had spent to this point and what I believed would be needed to finish up the remaining aspects of the show. The $3,000 goal would cover finishing up the demo tracks (3 are done, and there are 6 more to do), actor/band pay for a presentation of it in NYC (most likely at 54 Below), rehearsal space, marketing materials, and the materials necessary to complete the donor perks!… The stretch goal of $10,000 would cover the cost to be able to get in a higher quality sound studio and actually lay the project down as an album. My plan for this is to be able to spread the Crayola in Love music while also giving 100% of music based profits to charity - Particularly the Jason Witten Foundation, which helps families with domestic abuse crises.
I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting this project. I believe in hard work and fighting for your goals and I can assure you that my team and I will continue to fight until Crayola in Love is complete!
"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." - Frederick Douglass
Kyle Robert Carter