Café de la Culture is a touring, international venue which offers performances and literary salons for a diverse population of artists, thinkers and visionaries. We are here to create an inclusive, dynamic meeting place for the exchange of timely ideas and creative vision. As a participant of Café de la Culture, you will join in a social renaissance, engaging in meaningful discourse with peers and experts from a variety of fields and backgrounds, while building constructive collaborations which bring forth understanding, new ideas and grass-roots social change.

Synopsis

What happens when women speak and act truthfully? And what are the consequences when they don't? The Alchemy of Imperfection by Writer/Director Cara Cruickshank is an episodic, multimedia theatre production illuminating the inner experiences of modern women around the world as they navigate expectations, redefine roles, revolutionize relationships -and reach for greater freedom and autonomy. Starring an international cast, it explores difficult questions, while challenging social paradigms such as: What is the cost of perfection?

Mission

Café de la Culture is an international venue which offers performances, literary salons and artistic residencies for a diverse population of artists, thinkers and visionaries. We are here to create an inclusive, dynamic meeting place for the exchange of timely ideas and creative vision. As a participant at Café de la Culture, you will join in a social renaissance, engaging in meaningful discourse with peers and experts from a variety of fields and backgrounds, while building constructive collaborations which bring forth understanding, new ideas and grass-roots social change.

Your donation supports the development of this project to empower women and minorities and shift gender and social paradigms through theater, community building and constructive dialogue. Become a friend, a lover, a partner, a menage et trois, or more!

$25+ Friend

$50+ Lover

$100+ Partner

$250+ Menage et Trois

 

$500+ Family

$1,000+ Village

$5,000 Executive Producer

 

  • Donations above $50+ will include regular updates on the project, a special mention on our website.

  • Donations $250+ will include all of the above, plus a printed copy of the poems from the play signed by Cara, the writer/director, and a personalized thank you card from the director.

  • Donations $1,000+ will include all of the above, plus an Alchemy of Imperfection hoodie, a home-cooked dinner and/or one hour skype session with the actors and director.

The goal of this project is to develop into a full-scale production that will internationally tour to public audiences far and wide, as well as to educational venues for teens and university students. We want to inspire women of all colors and generations to rise up and have a voice in all social and political spheres. We want to invite audiences of women, men, and LGBTQ to gather and engage in powerful and meaningful conversation around gender equality, racial justice, and the collaborative, intentional design of new social paradigms and vision, wherever we are in the world.

DONATE (contribute) place top level.. Your contribution will go directly to the next steps: to help create the final draft of the play, pay the actors and crew fairly to fully stage and rehearse the show so that it is ready for professional venues, purchase the necessary sound, lighting and tech equipment to be ready to tour, and to pay for publicity and marketing to reach as broad an audience as possible.

 

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