Sprint Tickets Go On Sale May 1st (And Other Exciting Announcements)! / by Nana Duffuor

Dear Sprint Family--

It’s been too long! I hope this message finds y'all cared for and enjoying these early Spring months. I also hope that by now you know we have a date set for our debut performance of Sprint, and that you’ll be able to join us on June 17 at Oakland’s Flight Deck Theater for either our 2pm or 7pm showing. Please find below some exciting updates on our project, including ticket sales:

Tickets for Spring go on sale on Eventbrite May 1st at 9:00am PST :

Sliding scale tickets ($12-20) will be available on Eventbrite for both the matinee and evening showing of Sprint. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Questions? Please contact sprintmovement@gmail.com. 

With four short film components, original music by Indigo Mateo, original poetry by yours truly, a full cast with theater and dance integrated into the performance, we are creating a very ambitious labor of love made possible by each of you. We can't wait to share it with you!

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Sprint Receives Matching Grant Award from East Bay Fund for Artists!

I am especially proud to announce that Sprint was recently awarded a $2,000 matching grant from the East Bay Community Foundation's East Bay Fund for Artists. Check out the announcement here!

To receive the matching funds, we must raise $2,000 from community, resulting in $4,000 that we can use towards our stage production costs including set design and costuming, and compensating all the artists working on the stage performance. You can make a tax-deductible donation today and in the weeks leading up to the performance through our fiscal sponsor, Queer Cultural Center, by designating your gift to Sprint here: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/queerculturalcenter

At the end of 2017, your matching gifts allowed us to create four (that's right...FOUR) incredible short films, all directed by women of color, to be incorporated into our performance and shared widely with audiences outside the Bay Area. Now, with support from EBFA and you, we can continue to bring on incredible talent to this project and share it with diverse audiences and communities. On behalf of everyone who has touched the work thus far, we hank you for giving this project wings! 

Make a matching gift to Sprint today!

Sprint Seeks Stage Director & Stage Manager

We are looking for an experienced director and stage manager to join our production team. We are especially excited for folks with theater experience who identify as members of LGBTQ and POC community to fill these roles. We are looking to fill these roles by May 11th. Please spread the word to those you know in theater community. Interested parties should contact sprintmovement@gmail.com. 

I look forward to continuing to share updates with you as our performance nears. You'll be sure to hear from me on May 1st when the tickets go up. In the meantime, do take care and be well.

With much love and gratitude,
Nana