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We currently are crowdsourcing to raise funds for our 2014 IN HER WORDS Tour. We successfully raised over $800 dollars from our supporters in 2013 and are trying to exceed the success of last year by raising $1000 this season.

What We Need & What You Get

We toured “In Her Words” in 2012 and 2013 through Washington DC off of the
fumes of love and commitment. We are hoping to broaden the audience for
this powerful piece and need your help! We would love to earn $10000 but
a start of $1000 could cover some bare necessities such as:

  • Travel expenses
  • Venue reservation
  • Costuming
  • Actor stipend

“In Her Words” has minimal staging requirements, but your kind
contribution will help us maximize our presentation. If we exceed our
goal of $1000, we will apply it to actors’ stipend and venue
reservation/application fees for possible showcasing in upcoming
festivals. Additional funds will also help fund Liberated Muse Arts Group annual festivities.

The Impact

“In Her Words” is a
significant work of theatre as it is written and
directed by an African-American woman, performed by a talented cast of
African-American women and showcases the work of women whose creative
voices impacted the social and political landscapes of their times. This
production is a must-see for everyone. We have been invited to perform
at one of the prestigious Smithsonian Institute Museums in Washington
DC, and have been asked to return to venues we’ve performed in the past.
Unfortunately, what we are paid is never enough to cover fully the
costs of production.

During our 2012 season, while presenting the
piece at Oxon Hill Library, Lucille Clifton’s family was in the
audience and came to us to tell us what a wonderful job we did
portraying their aunt Lucille Clifton. Lucille Clifton’s neice had
brought her young children to the production and said that the portrayal
of Lucille Clifton by actress Colie Williams gave the children an
opportunity to know who their aunt really was. This testimony has left
an indelible mark on the cast that is returning to the production and
the playwright/director.

Other Ways You Can Help

Even if you can’t contribute, that doesn’t mean you can’t help. You can help by:

  • Getting the word out and make some noise about this campaign.
  • Donating your products or services to the production– we need sponsors!
  • Booking Us at Your School, Theatre or Organization

Please visit here to contribute today!

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