Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"Listen to your friend David J. He's a cool dude."

Well, sometimes you just have to help a brother out. I wouldn't think the august David J would need a Kickstarter to get something off the ground, but this is a brave new world. And he has five days left to do it! Do what? No, not remind anyone of the babe. PUT ON A PLAY, that's what! Here are the details:


Set to Premiere at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles on September 8, 2011

The Chanteuse and the Devil’s Muse, a new play with live music written and directed by David J (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets) needs your help.

David J has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to bring his unique and thrilling vision to the stage. With a goal of $5,000, and less than two weeks to make their goal, The Chanteuse and the Devil’s Muse is still in need of just over $2,000. As professionals in the world of fundraising will tell you, there is no donation that is too small. This is a brilliant opportunity to become a part of a saga that has been playing out for over seven decades!

Donation levels begin at $1, which gets your name in the program, and go up to $1000, which will get you a live, in-home performance by David J, Ego Plum and Ysanne Spevack (Los Angeles are only), a signed copy of David’s new CD, a signed limited edition “Songs from the Play”, a signed limited edition 7” single of two songs from the play, your name in the program along with 10 tickets to see the play at the Bootleg Theater and a meet-and-greet with the cast following the show, and ten VIP passes to see the show again in November at the Million Dollar Theater. No donation is too small. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

The Chanteuse and the Devil’s Muse is set to take the stage at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles on September 8, 2011 and run through October 1, 2011. In this theatrical staging, the music works as a framework around which another related story is interwoven; that of torch singer, Madi Comfort. Will her police interrogation reveal a dark secret that will finally unlock the mystery of the Black Dahlia murder?

The murder and dismemberment of Elizabeth Short in 1947 has been one of Hollywood’s biggest mysteries. It has been written about in numerous books, dramatized for the big and small screen, and now David J is giving the story his own twist in The Chanteuse and the Devil’s Muse. However, he needs the support of patrons like you to make this play a reality.

The Chanteuse and the Devil’s Muse revisits the ‘Black Dahlia’ song cycle that he originally composed in collaboration with Ego Plum (Ebola Music Orchestra, The Gogol Project) for the independent feature film, ‘The Devil’s Muse’. The play features live music by David J, Ego Plum and Ysanne Spevack (Smashing Pumpkins, English National Opera). The role of Madi Comfort will be played by Daniele Watts (two-time NAACP Award-winner and Ovation Award nominee) and the part of Lieutenant Frank Jemison by Douglas Dickerman. The production also features the internationally acclaimed Butoh performer, Vangeline.

Donate now by clicking on the link below!

Support David J’s New Play on Kickstarter

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