Hi all…we’ve been talking all week about raising money with our IndieGoGo campaign, and talking about the cool perks each donation can have. We’ve also been trying to incentivize you with the notion of pies in the face of our staff. It’s been wonderful to see how many people are supporting our work.
The work…this brings me back to the reason we are raising money in the first place. Around 2001, I fell head over heels in love. Unabashedly, whole heartedly in love with a new play that came across my desk as I was reading scripts. The play was about two heartbroken women, a mother and a daughter. The man who is husband and father in the play has died in a mountain climbing accident, and each woman is trying to put the pieces of their respective life back together. Not only do they feel the incredible loss of father and husband, they also are left with each other. Mourning, angry, hiding, scared, figuring it out. Loving too much and loving not enough and maybe doing it all wrong and just trying to get thru.
The play was on fire on the page. I couldn’t stop reading it, couldn’t stop carrying it around, couldn’t stop telling people about this amazing story.
That play is WAVING GOODBYE by Jamie Pachino.
After several years of negotiating and a few near misses, Boomerang is so incredibly proud to be presenting the New York Premiere of WAVING GOODBYE this winter, directed by the extraordinary Jordana Williams.
I CANNOT WAIT to begin casting, I CANNOT WAIT to begin preproduction and rehearsals, and I CANNOT WAIT for you to sit in the audience and share in this remarkable play.
This is why we do what we do. Because remarkable plays come into our lives, without ever a plan on how they get here, and we have to do them. We have to. No matter what the cost in dollars, in sleep, in sacrifices. We have to.
Every donor who joins this campaign with us becomes a part of the Waving Goodbye family. Please make a donation of any size.