Come See “The Millay Sisters” In Person

REWARDS

Any other donations are kindly accepted, no donation is too small.

$25+

A choice of: complimentary Millay cocktail “The Hyacinth” at The Millay Sisters performance (delivered to you by Norma) OR a love letter mailed to you from our own Edna St. Vincent Millay ($3 value, $22 tax deductible)

$50+

MP3 exclusive studio recording package of three songs from the show: “Padam” “Camden Rag” and “You Go to My Head,” plus all of the above rewards (digital copy, 100% tax deductable)

$100+

Limited edition Millay Sisters Bookmark, designed by Rachel “Norma” Murdy herself, plus all of the above rewards ($10 Value)

$500+

Signed limited edition linocut print by artist Brian Adam Douglas / Elbow-Toe, plus all of the above rewards. (for tax purposes the print has a $200 value ($300 tax deductible).

$1,000+

Invitation for four to Donors Only cocktail party with a performance from The Millay Sisters, plus all of the above rewards

$5,000+

A live read-through/performance of The Millay Sisters for you and your guests at your home (pending travel accessibility/arrangements from NYC), plus all of the above

Tickets are now on sale for “The Millay Sisters” at The Gowanus Loft in Brooklyn, January 22 – 24 (Fri – Sun), and 28 – 31 (Thurs – Sun). Ticketing is very limited to 40 per night in cafe seating with Wine and Beer available. Tickets are already going fast so purchase today!

Joan Jubett, one of our amazing co-directors is interviewed on AXS.com about The Millay Sisters, check it out.

MATCHING GRANT—The next $2,500 in donations will be matched dollar for dollar! We are half way there with ~$10,000 raised so far, Thank You All.

We will contact you individually about your incentive choices. If you would like to donate with a Check, please make checks payable to: “The Field” and put “The Millay Sisters” in the Memo section. Then send the check to Margaret Sharp Douglas, 306 11th St Brooklyn 11215.

The Millay Sisters team have been offered the opportunity to bring “The Millay Sisters” to the Gowanus Loft in Brooklyn the last two weekends in January 2016. The all white performance space is a perfect match for our show, with high ceilings and gorgeous large windows—we would like to take this opportunity to make a quality recording of this special theatrical event.

We’ve launched a fundraiser for “The Millay Sisters,” and we are looking for generous donations from our wonderful community of family, friends, supporters and theatergoers. We need to raise $20,000. No gift is too small. Consider a gift of $25, or for $50 get some recordings from the show. For $500 get a limited edition print by artist Brian Douglas/Elbow Toe.

The Milllay Sisters is a unique theatrical experience. As the audience enters the theater, it is set up for a private Soirée. The audience is greeted by Norma, the “middle” Millay sister, who serves as host as the play unfolds. Norma invites the audience to hear popular songs from the era as well as poems of her famous sister, Edna St. Vincent Millay. Called “Vincent” all her life, Edna St. Vincent Millay was the mercurial goddess of a fast and fatal Greenwich Village scene in the 1920s.

Giving voice to Edna St. Vincent Millay’s playfulness, embodying her sensual intelligence and her urge to self-destruction, The Millay Sisters renders the poet’s life in vivid detail.

“As an art professional I attend quite a lot of contemporary performance works and I can honestly say none have come close to equaling this amazing piece of theater.” John Ollman, owner of Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Production Background

Five years ago, Margi Sharp Douglas and Rachel Benbow Murdy joined forces with director Cynthia Croot and musical director Steven Katz to create the original “The Millay Sisters: A Cabaret.” The piece was performed at Don’t Tell Mama NYC, The Abingdon Arts Complex, NYC, and at the Orlando Cabaret Festival/Mad Cow Theater, Orlando, FL.

In 2012, The Millay Sisters traveled to Opera House Arts in Stonington, Maine, where it received tremendous praise from local audiences. Invited back as part of the 2013 season and commissioned for further rewrites, “The Millay Sisters” evolved into the two-act piece it is today. After enthusiastic audience response and encouragement, we are bringing the show to The Gowanus Loft in Brooklyn, with the hopes of bringing it to new audiences and creating more Edna St. Vincent Millay enthusiasts.

We will contact you individually about your incentive choices. If you would like to donate with a Check, please make checks payable to: “The Field” and put “The Millay Sisters” in the Memo section. Then send the check to Margaret Sharp Douglas, 306 11th St Brooklyn 11215.

Why We Need You

Beyond the cost of putting on our production in New York (venue rental, piano rental/tuning, creative staff fees, PR/marketing, rehearsal space, set and costumes, lighting rental, etc.), we are also hiring a video/sound team to record our production in order to make a solid press package for touring. You see, we have a grand goal of bringing Edna St. Vincent Millay’s story to every possible university, opera house, and regional theater. We want to expand our reach to audiences across the country as well as to the next generation of poets and writers. We hope you’ll join us.

REWARDS

Any other donations are kindly accepted, no donation is too small.

$25+

A choice of: complimentary Millay cocktail “The Hyacinth” at The Millay Sisters performance (delivered to you by Norma) OR a love letter mailed to you from our own Edna St. Vincent Millay ($3 value, 22 tax deductible)

$50+

MP3 exclusive studio recording package of three songs from the show: “Padam” “Camden Rag” and “You Go to My Head,” plus all of the above rewards (digital copy, 100% tax deductable 100%)

$100+

Limited edition Millay Sisters Bookmark, designed by Rachel “Norma” Murdy herself, plus all of the above rewards ($10 Value)

$500+

Signed limited edition linocut print by artist Brian Adam Douglas / Elbow-Toe, plus all of the above rewards. (for tax purposes the print has a $200 value ($300 tax deductible).

$1,000+

Invitation for four to Donors Only cocktail party with a performance from The Millay Sisters, plus all of the above rewards

$5,000+

A live read-through/performance of The Millay Sisters for you and your guests at your home (pending travel accessibility/arrangements from NYC), plus all of the above

Thank Yous

As we move forward with the next step of this production, we want to thank and honor all of our former producers and co-creators: director Cynthia Croot, dramaturg Deborah Philips, musical genius Steven Katz and the generosity of the Magis Theatre Company and the Stonington Opera House who helped us get to where we are. And we want to thank everyone in advance who will become part of this project by supporting and coming to see it.

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The Millay Sisters is a sponsored artist with Performance Zone Inc (dba The Field), a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization serving the performing arts community. Contributions to The Field earmarked for The Millay Sisters are tax- deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about The Field contact: The Field, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 906 New York, NY 10038, phone: 212-691-6969 or for our national charities registration, see details. A copy of our latest financial report may be obtained from The Field or from the Office of Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.