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Posted in arts, dance, events, music, news, performances, publicity by MiNA on May 19, 2014

Wilcommen. Bienvenue. And Welcome….. Duvall Productions proudly announces — Soul of a Blue Butterfly is now casting for the roles of “Production Contributors.” Come partake in the launch of an artists dream by playing the role you were destined for. Semi-controversial in context — this important theatrical dance production is a rare quality piece which cries-out for your funding assistance; enabling this modest stage production to metamorphose into the international theater sensation it’s predestined to become. Earn a place with your name in the performance program with a contribution of $25 or more and make a visionary’s life work become realized.

Representing what a true crowd-funding effort is supposed to be — supporting independent artists with limited financial means — your participation via Indiegogo is respectfully requested.

Photo of dancer Jennifer Chicheportiche provided courtesy of Duvall Productions


ABOUT Soul of a Blue Butterfly….

The true story of a young Swedish woman en route to Jerusalem to discover her roots, finds unexpected love. Upon being asked to marry, the Synagogue Rabbi declares Lavana (the story’s heroine) not Jewish enough for an Orthodox wedding. As despair ensues, the struggle of a lifetime begins.

Set in the 1940s, this tragicomedy – elevated by an original music scoreperformed live by Swedish composer Elin Palmer; a lighthearted Charlie Chaplin mime motif; and breathtaking aerial theatrics by former Cirque du Soleil artist Sara Joel, is a rare theatrical feast for the senses for all generations.


  • To compensate our artists for their hard work and commitment
  • To generate positive/effective media coverage
  • To generate strong patronage for three performance dates
  • To establish our brand and continue building a national and international presence

NEEDS: $5,000 USD

  • STAGING/TECHNICAL: Lighting, sound, stage management, photography/filmography, venue space, rehearsal space, costumes, sets, and props
  • CAST/CREW: actors/directors/musician(s)/admin salaries; transportation; lodging
  • COLLATERAL/PROMOTION RELATED: programs, flyers, website maintenance, advertising/publicity

CONTRIBUTOR PERKS In addition to having your name featured in the performance program, your contribution of the below listed amounts include:

  •  $25 USD – Contributors receive an autographed Soul of a Blue Butterfly poster
  •  $50 USD – Contributors receive a CD of the soundtrack (original score by Elin Palmer/music sample: and an autographed Soul of a Blue Butterfly poster
  • $100 USD – Contributors receive a tee-shirt, a CD of the  soundtrack (original score by Elin Palmer/music sample, and an autographed Soul of a Blue Butterfly poster
  • $1000 USD – Contributors get to meet the cast and receive a tee-shirt, a CD of the  soundtrack (original score by Elin Palmer/music sample, and an autographed Soul of a Blue Butterfly poster

Support the Blue Butterflies of the World via


Thespis Theater Festival / Cabrini Repertory Theater / Washington Heights

701 Fort Washington Avenue / New York, NY 10040

JUNE 17th at 8:45pm / JUNE 20th at 9pm / JUNE 22ndat 2pm

Tickets $20 + minimal fee (no discounts) /



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