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We want to thank everyone who has contributed to our campaign thus far. We are so excited to announce our stretch goal of $9,500. Having attained our original fundraising goal we are now looking to finance our project’s expanded costs. These include:

 

– First and foremost, the engagement of grammy nominated John Burke as our music composer for the audiobook 

– Hiring a graphic artist for title treatment and cover design of the audiobook

– Distribution costs and membership fees for audio publishers

– Festival entrance fees

– Project expenses beyond our first goal: purchase of recording equipment, promotional materials, office expenses, website fees

– Travel expenses to New Jersey recording studio sessions

Welcome to Windflower Performances’ maiden project!

Windflower Performances' intention is to rediscover and dramatize neglected great works of literature. Our inaugural project is an audiobook of Shakespeare’s Venus & Adonis,
the captivating narrative poem that made Shakespeare's name.

 Thank you for your support.

Please see below for how you can be a part of this exciting project.

Venus and Adonis, Peter Paul Rubens 1610-1612

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We are excited to announce that our Kickstarter will be launched very soon. We will begin raising funds to produce a high-quality sound recording of Shakespeare’s narrative poem, Venus & Adonis, a neglected literary masterpiece that is little known today. What better way to generate interest in a long, complex poem than to perform it? Composed when London theatres were closed due to the Bubonic plague of 1593, the poem gave Shakespeare the freedom to imagine a sensual world, drawn from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, unburdened by the material constraints of the Elizabethan stage.

Although we haven't set an exact date for the launch of our fundraiser, there are still ways you can support us. One way in which you can support is to sign up for our newsletter if you haven't already. Click here if you would like to join. Another way for you to support is by creating a Kickstarter account and clicking "notify me on launch" on our project page, here.

Kickstarter is a way for artists to finance creative endeavors. For Venus & Adonis, we have set a goal of $5,000 to support our basic costs. In order to donate on Kickstarter, you need to set up an account which is a simple process. If we are successful in achieving our goal, the money will go directly to us. If we are unable to achieve the goal amount, then rest assured your donation will be returned to you. If for whatever reason you would like to donate to us in a method other than Kickstarter, please email us at windflowerperformances@gmail.com

All promotional photography by Santiago León

©2020 by Windflower Performances

Artwork by Maggie T Sutrov

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