Hello friends, supporters, and people who may know nothing about us but will soon be a part of our team!
Wanted to take a minute to answer some frequently asked questions that we’ve been getting via twitter, kickstarter, etc.
Will this show be on YouTube?
“The Last Days of Judas Iscariot”…
Have questions about the show, the process, and the ins and outs of Kickstarter? We have answers! And some goof around time as well :)
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505 backers! Woot!
Welcome to the #JudasRedux journey! As of right now, just 24 hours after launching our Kickstarter we are at 493 backers and over 2/3 of the way to our goal! Incredible. You can begin following our journey here with videos, photos, blogs, and much more.
Thank you for all who have joined our team, and welcome to the many more to come! We are beyond excited for the next five months.
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I have so much respect for this show and the kickstarter simply because they’ve made it clear to us from the start of technical difficulties such as the possibility but not certainty of being able to livestream it and the such. They’ve come clear to us what the situation is with them. They…
This means so much to me. I’m so touched that people just “get” what we are trying to create. We are so passionate about this, in a way we haven’t felt in a while. In a way we needed. All that matters to me is that people catch that passion- that fire. Thank you!!!
It has been quite a season for Kickstarters! Oh Boy! And did I ever have my panic moments in preparing for this one.
I’ve been dreaming about remounting this show for 5 years, joking about doing it for about 3 months, and seriously planning for this campaign for about 5 weeks. To say I was a little stressed when a million people fell in love with using Kickstarter all of a sudden is an understatement, but in the end I realized its a great thing: it means there is an abundance of ideas and creativity flowing… and that is never bad. In fact, it’s amazing.
Doing this show this summer means everything. It means the revisiting of a script that I love dearly and connect to deeply. It means reconnecting with a team of people, some near and some far, whom I love and respect, and hopefully building something incredible together on the simple notion that if everyone is serving and looking out for one another, no one ends up on the bottom. It means resetting. We want to go back to this play now because we need to remember why we got started in this field, why it matters, and why we should keep going.
Many of us have gone on an incredible journey over the past 4 years with StarKid and the fandom and all of it- one that we certainly weren’t predicting when I first directed this show in the Fall of 2008. Judas Redux represents a chance to not just press pause on everything we’ve been doing and revisit something that is magnetic to us as both artists and people, but also a chance to bring the people who’ve come to support us over the past few years along on the journey. You know us one way, but do you want to come on a trip with us to see us in another way? It’s like taking your significant other or college best friend back to your hometown- showing off your favorite spots and the street corners that have memories, and all of the little things that shaped who you are.
Judas means that much to us. And you all mean that much to us. And that’s why we want to take you back with us.
Join the team. Join the journey-
So much love. Just so much love.
I have the image of the scene from “Bridesmaids” in my head- where Melissa McCarthy is smacking Kristin Wiig around and finally Kristin punches back.
I’ve never felt more intimately that feeling of being on the thin line between just laying down or popping back up with arms swinging than I have recently. And I’m happy to say that I think I found a bit of fight deep down that has eluded me before. What’s worth fighting for more than your own damn life, the essence of who you are and what you want your time here to be about?
You know how when you are in a fitness class or working out or something, and you feel like you absolutely are done, you need to give up, and then the teacher says “10 more seconds!” and you go “Oh! I can do that!”. Like, knowing that you are so close to the other side makes it really easy to hold on a little longer.
10 more seconds. You’re so close. Let’s all commit to holding on for those last 10 seconds. Fight for it. You got this.