What am I doing?
I am trying to raise enough money at KICKSTARTER to begin production on my new musical, “COFFEE” and I’m trying to do it in the next 50 days. My team and I are hoping to begin production in New York City this summer, July 2011. If we reach our financial goal of $50,000 we will be able to remaster and record all of the music, rewrite the script with professional actors and musicians through live rehearsals, and produce an opening of the show in a theater of our choosing! If we raise more than $50,000, we will be able to book a longer run!
Is my pledge amount publicly displayed?
No. Only you and the project creator will be able to see your pledge amount.
If I donate, when can I redeem the incentive?
All incentives, big and small, will only happen if our goal is met. If we do meet our goal, we will start to manufacture and ship all physical merchandise directly to you. The parties and interaction with cast and crew etc. can only happen after the first production is completed so this will take a bit of time. Bear with us!
What if I don’t want the incentive, I just want to support?
No problem, there is a button that you can select if you don’t want the reward.
Can we exceed the goal?
YES! This would be truly incredible. Exceeding our goal would allow us to make a better show with a longer run. Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given before the deadline. This is only the beginning of our journey with this musical, we are not in pre-production yet, we are still writing and recording! We have set our goal at the low end so if we were able to exceed it, it would be a dream come true and it would allow us to get more done.
Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made?
YES! Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive.
Can I Gift An Incentive?
YES! That’s a great idea. If you would like to donate to the musical but give the reward to someone as a gift, go through all the normal process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, this action must be in your name. After our deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. (It will be forwarded to the email address you provided) We will request things like your t-shirt size and address from you at that time. Please reply with all the person’s information that is to receive the reward. We will make sure they are the person who receives the reward.
What happens if the money isn’t raised in time?
If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands and we will continue to work on the show no matter what! We want to avoid this scenario at all costs! .
Who does the money go to?
Every penny (minus the fees for Kickstarter’s involvement) will go directly to the “COFFEE” budget – i.e. Your money goes directly to the funding of the first production run.
I’m not in the US. Can I still pledge to projects?
Yes. You can pledge from anywhere.
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