Monday, March 19, 2012

IndieGoGo Appeal from Brand New Theatre Company: Funds and Equipment for A Radio Serial

IndieGoGOThe Brand New Theatre Company is already in the process of creating a comedic radio serial style podcast Radio City Austin that is set (and recorded) in Austin, Texas but we need your help with recording and distribution.

The aim of the project is to feature a variety of Austin performers and playwrights in a way that celebrates Austin's creative culture while also providing Austin talent with a platform that has the potential to reach listeners around the world. The eight episode series will feature the work of over a dozen locally recognized Austin actors and four Austin-based writers. Click on the "IndieGoGo" icon to go to the donations page.

What We Need & What You Get

Brand New Theatre CompanyWe would like to distribute the podcast at no charge to listeners but in order to do that we need to raise money to pay for production expenses such as:

Studio Prep/Soundproofing - About $600

Recording Equipment - About $500

Marketing and Podcast Distribution - About $500

The amount of support we raise will directly affect the quality of the sound recording we are able to produce. Your contributions will vastly improve the quality of the podcast, making your listening experience more enjoyable.

The Impact

In addition to serving as a platform for local artists to reach a wider audience, the podcast also allows BNTC to put down roots in Austin in a financially sustainable way. BNTC is not an entirely new company but the company has only recently moved to Austin. Our overall goal is to develop and showcase new works and we moved to Austin to do it because the city is a hotbed of new writing and independent filmmaking. This project will create an opportunity to help the company become more deeply embedded in the creative fabric of the city by allowing us to connect with wider audiences than we could reach through traditional theatrical ticket sales. "Lost in Austin" will help the company to develop an audience base that will hopefully support future theatrical productions that will be developed and performed by local theatre artists.

Other Ways You Can Help

Even if you are not able to contribute to this campaign you can do BNTC and the "Lost in Austin" podcast a world of good by listening and sharing it with your social network. Keep an eye on our website for the internet launch in mid-April.

Please go to the IndieGoGo page and use all of the share buttons there to let people know about the project!

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