Patronage for Madness in the Message

Hey Folks,

We want to send out a message from our friend, Ron Placone! Check it out!

PATRONAGE: Like all other small-capacity theater projects, funding is and continues to be an issue. Launching something like this takes a reasonable amount of capital, and although I have a small and dedicated team who is working pretty much for free and doesn’t complain about it, there are still plenty of other expenses that sprout up. Funding has been tough to come by, especially as I am not a non-profit but an independent artist. A few people have suggested that I launch a Kickstarter campaign, but I decided against it. For those of you unfamiliar people give money through the website and then they get something in return, and the artist has to reach a certain goal and if that goal is not reached then they do not get the money and donors get their money back. I do not want to put myself or any of you in a situation where I may need to overly solicit you in an attempt to reach a particular bench-mark. That’s not to say there’s anything wrong with Kickstarter campaigns, I have plenty of friends and colleagues that have used them, I’ve given to a few and I may even have one in the future, I just decided for this particular project it’s not the way to go. However, most projects like this have some type of patronage program, so I decided I would have my own, that way there’s no pressure on your end or mine, and I’m giving you what I perceive to be a good value. So, here it goes:

 If you were to give $25 you get the following: Free admission to a Madness in the Message theater show of your choice (let me know in advance which date), a Madness in the Message T-shirt, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the show prior to launch date including vlogs about the progress and out-takes from the sketches that will not be available to the public, access to stand-up clips from yours truly that aren’t available to the public, a hand-bill signed by myself and the Madness team with a thank-you, a complimentary hug (optional), and knowing that you supported the arts and have a boatload of my gratitude forever!

 For $50 you get: 2 Free Admissions to a Madness in the Message theater show, again let me know which date you want in advance, a Madness in the Message t-shirt AND a regular Ron Placone comedy t-shirt (I will have both), exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the show prior to launch date including vlogs about the progress and out-takes from the sketches that will not be available to the public, access to stand-up clips from yours truly that aren’t available to the public, a hand-bill signed by myself and the Madness team with a thank-you, a complimentary hug (optional), and knowing that you supported the arts and have a boatload of my gratitude forever!

 If you give more than $50: That is incredibly kind and generous. I will give you all of the above as well as a personal thank you on the webpage, which is optional (I know some people are shy about those sort of things), also, if the amount is significantly higher than the $50 mark, a complimentary stand-up show featuring myself and a few other locals, or even a complimentary Madness show are all things I’d love to offer to higher-end patrons. We can work something out.

 I can accept PayPal or a check. If you want to be a part of this just message me and we’ll take it from there. I appreciate it very, very much.

Help out this really great show to get some really great stuff in return!

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