Last week Ted and Company launched a Kickstarter campaign. This is our first endeavor in the world of crowd-funding, but Learning to Play seemed to be the perfect project; still developing, pertinent subject matter, lots of energy to make it better.
As you might imagine it is a bit scary as well, and so, it was no surprise that I dreamed about Kickstarter last Monday. In the dream things went a little crazy and we reached a total of 4 million dollars! It was amazing and then horrifying.
I panicked. “What are we going to do…that’s so much money!” It was terrifying to have the responsibility of some much cash, and I thought—in the dream—“I need to find someone who could emotionally handle this—and might be looking for another career.” As you can imagine, as an artist I don’t typically find myself showered in money and this struggling-artist-life has not prepared me for managing large sums of money. But it has helped me appreciate the importance of community.
So—still in my dream—I called my sister Tina and asked if she would help me use the 4 million dollars for good and manage it responsibly. She agreed—to my relief.
On Thursday I called her for real. She appreciated the vote of confidence and said she would consider helping if this “problem” arose for real. I thanked her and said even if we got to 1 million dollars, I would still call her.
So our modest goal seems very attainable—but dreams are fun.
We’d like to get this play in as many communities as possible as we prepare to officially premier it in Summer 2014. Help us get the word out! Share with others – back this project with $1, $10, $100… We at Ted & Company would love for this to be a 1,000-strong community effort! Sharing our stories, creating space for conversation in our communities, in our churches and yes, even in our families.
Find out more about our Kickstarter on the Kickstarter page.
Ted, I will quit work the very day I get that call from you!