Yesterday I launched my fundraising campaign to support the DVD production of my solo show, Piecework: When We Were French. As an independent artist, I have to wear a lot of different hats: the writer, the actor, the businessperson, the spokeswoman, the receptionist. Some of these hats fit better than others, and the fundraising hat is one of the hats I am less fond of wearing. So I was surprised — very pleasantly, but surprised nonetheless — to have raised more than $1,000 in my first day of fundraising! This was a great way to start the campaign, and I’m grateful to those pioneering donors who led the way, opening their wallets on Day One.
To mark my first fundraising milestone, I thought I would revisit the interview I did with Vermont Public Radio’s Neal Charnoff back in 2010 when I was touring the show in Vermont. You can listen to the interview in its entirety here. Neal asks such great questions! He gave me the opportunity to talk about some of the most important ideas behind the show, including the story of the quilt that I use as the backdrop when I perform the show.
And once you’ve listened, I hope you’ll visit my online fundraising page to learn more about how you can support the making of the Piecework DVD.