CUSTODY Wish Granted ...
LMCC Approves grant
GRANT PROPOSAL TO THE DCLA/LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL [LMCC] FOR Creative engagement funding for CUSTODY SUMMER FESTIVAL PRODUCTION 2017 received approval on Feb 17, 2017. The $1,000 grant will Fund Doubling actor's traVel stipends from previous summers. After restructuring the custody production budget to reflect the lower than requested grant amount, we can now go ahead with plans for Summer Festival production & another hatchfund cRowd sourcing effort to fully fund the project & the other half of the travel stipends
NARRATIVE OF THE PROPOSAL FOCUSED ON INCREASING TRAVEL STIPENDS FOR ACTORS & CREATIVE TEAM TO ACHIEVE MINIMUM WAGE STATUS FOR HOURS SPENT ON THE PROJECT..
WITH LMCC GETTING ABOUT 400 PROPOSALS PER GRANT CYCLE, THEY FUND ABOUT 50%. SO CUSTODY is PART OF THat 50% & recognized as worthy to carry the DCA/Lmcc banner.
CUSTODY is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement / Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net
CUSTODY PROPOSES TO LMCC FOR
SUMMER FESTIVAL SHOWCASE 2017
AUGUST 30, 2016
I'VE JUST SUBMITTED A GRANT PROPOSAL TO THE LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL LMCC FOR CUSTODY FOR SUMMER FESTIVAL PRODUCTION IN 2017. NARRATIVE OF THE PROPOSAL FOCUSES ON INCREASING TRAVEL STIPENDS FOR ACTORS & CREATIVE TEAM TO ACHIEVE MINIMUM WAGE STATUS FOR HOURS SPENT ON THE PROJECT. WITH LMCC GETTING ABOUT 400 PROPOSALS PER GRANT CYCLE, THEY FUND ABOUT 50% & ANNOUNCE FUNDED PROJECTS IN DECEMBER 2016 FOR 2017 PROJECTS. STARTING A YEAR IN ADVANCE IS ESSENTIAL TO GARNERING ANY KIND OF SUPPORT FOR A PROJECT THESE DAYS, SO HERE'S TO BEING PART OF THE 50%.
SO WHAT IS CUSTODY ABOUT AND WHY IS IT MY NEW "IT" PROJECT? WELL, CUSTODY IS ABOUT THREE MEN PURSUING ONE WOMAN FOR CUSTODY OF THEIR CHILDREN, MEMORIES & PHOTO ALBUMS. FEATURING AMERICA'S ONLY CHILD WITH DUTCH ELM DISEASE, IT'S A SUB-URBAN COMEDY SET IN AN APARTMENT WITH FOUR EXITS & ONE CLOSET. WHO'S COMING OUT & WHO'S GOING IN? FIND OUT IN CUSTODY.
WHAT IS CUSTODY'S ARC? DEVELOPED IN THE PREVIOUS CENTURY AS A ONE ACT THAT HAD A BRIEF SHINING MOMENT IN A STAGED READING AT CHICAGO DRAMATISTS WORKSHOP WITH ERIC SIMONSON DIRECTING AND LYDIA RAWLINGS & LAYNE BEAMER STARRING, CUSTODY WAS OPTIONED BY ACTOR'S THEATRE OF ST PAUL [NOW DEFUNCT] BUT NEVER PRODUCED. I DEVELOPED IT INTO A 3 ACT PLAY AND INTRODUCED 2 MORE CHARACTERS WITH A READING AT MILL MT. THEATRE, ROANOKE, VA, BUT IT HAS REMAINED IN THE PROVERBIAL DRAWER UNTIL NOW.
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AND FOLLOW US ON OUR JOURNEY TO BRING CUSTODY INTO THE LIGHT.
CUSTODY BY PTMC ... COMING SOON ...
PATRICK THOMAS MCCARTHY PTMC
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