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the feath3r theory Presents 24-Hour Tele-Gala-a-Thon At Kickstarter HQ
June 4 @ 6:00 pm - June 5 @ 12:00 amFree
On June 4, 2018, Kickstarter will play host to dance-theater company the feath3r theory’s 24-hour, live streamed Tele-Gala-a-Thon at their Greenpoint, Brooklyn headquarters. The raucous all-day-and-night event will be one part telethon, one part gala, and one part birthday party for Raja Feather Kelly, the feath3r theory’s founder and one of Kickstarter’s Spring 2018 Creators-in-Residence.
After the feath3r theory’s wildly successful fundraising Telethon last year, Kickstarter invited Raja Feather Kelly to produce an even bigger, more ambitious fundraiser inside their headquarters and open it up to the public. The Tele-Gala-a-Thon’s goal is to raise $10,000 to support the feath3r theory’s new, genre-bending performance works throughout the 2018-2019 season: UGLY, a solo performance Raja Feather Kelly will premiere in September 2018; I, I am a Dancer, a group work premiering at Ars Nova this summer; and to develop their latest Warhol/pop culture-inspired work: WEDNESDAY and The McCarthy Era.
The Tele-Gala-a-Thon’s telethon will kick off on Monday, June 4 at 12pm and continue on through the afternoon. The public gala will begin at 6pm, with specialty drinks prepared by chef de bar Pipè Cuidamos, servings of birthday cake created by Lucien Zayan, followed by performances from the feath3r theory and special guests. After a night filled with voguing, drag, and cheerleading, the gala will wrap up at 12am, but with phone calls continuing on through the morning until Tuesday, June 5 at 12pm.
For those beyond New York City, Tele-Gala-a-Thon will be a live broadcast event streamed via Kickstarter Live, Facebook and Instagram. Tele-Gala-a-Thon tickets are a suggested donation of $30, which includes snacks, drinks, special performances, secret giveaways and a donation toward the $10,000 goal.
Kickstarter HQ, 58 Kent Street, Brooklyn, NY
Monday, June 4, 2018
Public Hours: 6pm – 12am
12pm: Telethon kick-off with Raja Feather Kelly
1pm: Special guests — Noel Allain, Jessica Massart, members of the feath3r theory
2pm: Special guests — Troy Ogilvie, Joan Finkelstein
3pm: Special guests — Yoshiko Chuma, Peter Mills Weiss
4pm: Special guests — Timothy Gilligan, Michael R. Jackson, Daaimah Mubashshir
6pm: Gala kick-off with the feath3r theory with specialty $10,000 cocktail by chef de bar Pipè Cuidamos (vodka sponsored by Tito’s Vodka)
8pm: TF3T Performance #1, Guest Performances (Nicky Pariso, Cheo Bourne, Penelope Wendtlandt, Joel Perez, Tessa Sara, Monstah Black, Ami = Bryan, and TF3T). Video by Laura Snow. Hosted by Raja Feather Kelly
9pm: Raja’s Birthday Party with cake and desserts by Lucien Zayan and phone-a-friend hour
12am: Kickstarter kick out!
1am-12pm: DJ Feather Kelly’s late night early morning internet DJ set, west coast calls, the final Telethon push, and a closing thank you
ABOUT THE FEATH3R THEORY
the feath3r theory (TF3T) is a New York City based dance-theater-media company that produces the work of Artistic Director and Choreographer Raja Feather Kelly. As a collaboration of dancers, actors, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, and designers, TF3T explores pop-culture and current cultural phenomena, building original performances that skillfully combine, deconstruct, and reimagine elements of dance, visual media, fashion, drag, standup, minstrelsy, and narrative theater.
ABOUT RAJA FEATHER KELLY
Raja Feather Kelly was born in Fort Hood, Texas and is based in New York. He is Artistic Director and Choreographer for the feath3r theory. His choreography includes Another Fucking Warhol Production (The Kitchen), Andy Warhol’s Bleu Movie (BAM Fisher), Andy Warhol’s TROPICO (Danspace Project), Andy Warhol’s DRELLA, I Love You Faye Driscoll (The Invisible Dog), and Andy Warhol’s 15: Color Me, Warhol; (Dixon Place). Honors include a 2017 Princess Grace Award for Choreography, a 2018-19 Carthorse Fellowship at the Buran Theater, a 2017 Bessie Schoenberg Fellow at the Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, and the 2016 Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography.
KICKSTARTER helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects — big and small — have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community. Since Kickstarter launched, on April 28, 2009, over 14 million people have backed a project, over $3.6 billion has been pledged, and 143,922 projects have been successfully funded.