1. In honor of William “Billy Shakes” Shakespeare’s 450th birthday (so young!), we rounded up some projects related to the Bard. These projects range all across the board, from Theater and Publishing to Film and Technology. We’d say it’s a pretty good indicator of Shakespeare’s continued relevance.
First, there’s Globe to Globe Hamlet, a.k.a the most ambitious theatrical tour we’ve ever heard of (and our Project of the Day). The company Shakespeare’s Globe wants to take their production of Hamlet (including its twelve actors, four stage managers, and a minimalist set) on an extensive two-year tour through every single country in the world. 
The Boston-based company Wax Wings will also produce Hamlet, but they’ve set their version in the 1920s. It just happens to be the company’s first touring project.
Shakespeare on Demand is a digital platform meant for annotating the Bard’s complete works online. Any user of the platform has the ability to add their comments (open-source Shakespeare, anyone?). 
Perhaps you prefer your Shakespeare shaken, not stirred? Three Day Hangover’s project, Freakin’ Awesome 2014 Season, just might be for you. As part of their 2014 schedule, the booze-fueled, NY-based theater company is putting on Twelfth Night in a bar, complete with live-band karaoke. 
DIY Shakespeare is all about taking the classic works to film. Their 25-minute “episodes” are interpretations of the plays, and they’ll focus their next two on The Taming of the Shrew and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. You can see their first episode, based on Richard III, here. 
And let’s not forget about Shakespeare’s sonnets. The folks putting on the 4th Annual Shakespeare’s Birthday Sonnet Slam want to perform all 154 of them out loud, marathon-style, in Central Park! Performers range from ages 8-96, and the slam will take place on 4/25.

And those are just the live projects. You can browse all 181 Shakespeare-related projects here. Happy Birthday, Shakes. You don’t look a day over 400.  

    In honor of William “Billy Shakes” Shakespeare’s 450th birthday (so young!), we rounded up some projects related to the Bard. These projects range all across the board, from Theater and Publishing to Film and Technology. We’d say it’s a pretty good indicator of Shakespeare’s continued relevance.

    First, there’s Globe to Globe Hamlet, a.k.a the most ambitious theatrical tour we’ve ever heard of (and our Project of the Day). The company Shakespeare’s Globe wants to take their production of Hamlet (including its twelve actors, four stage managers, and a minimalist set) on an extensive two-year tour through every single country in the world. 

    The Boston-based company Wax Wings will also produce Hamlet, but they’ve set their version in the 1920s. It just happens to be the company’s first touring project.

    Shakespeare on Demand is a digital platform meant for annotating the Bard’s complete works online. Any user of the platform has the ability to add their comments (open-source Shakespeare, anyone?). 

    Perhaps you prefer your Shakespeare shaken, not stirred? Three Day Hangover’s project, Freakin’ Awesome 2014 Season, just might be for you. As part of their 2014 schedule, the booze-fueled, NY-based theater company is putting on Twelfth Night in a bar, complete with live-band karaoke. 

    DIY Shakespeare is all about taking the classic works to film. Their 25-minute “episodes” are interpretations of the plays, and they’ll focus their next two on The Taming of the Shrew and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. You can see their first episode, based on Richard III, here

    And let’s not forget about Shakespeare’s sonnets. The folks putting on the 4th Annual Shakespeare’s Birthday Sonnet Slam want to perform all 154 of them out loud, marathon-style, in Central Park! Performers range from ages 8-96, and the slam will take place on 4/25.

    And those are just the live projects. You can browse all 181 Shakespeare-related projects here. Happy Birthday, Shakes. You don’t look a day over 400.  

  2. Look what you did.
It’s been an inspiring year.
We’re celebrating the most creative projects and memorable moments on Kickstarter in 2012. Looking back, we couldn’t be prouder of this community or more excited for the future. Thanks to all the creators and backers who make it happen — here’s to 2013!
Check out the Best of Kickstarter 2012.

    Look what you did.

    It’s been an inspiring year.

    We’re celebrating the most creative projects and memorable moments on Kickstarter in 2012. Looking back, we couldn’t be prouder of this community or more excited for the future. Thanks to all the creators and backers who make it happen — here’s to 2013!

    Check out the Best of Kickstarter 2012.

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  3. Caught on tape.
An experimental sound play rooted in Appalachia, Runnin’ Down the Mountain tells the story of two siblings living alone with their familial ghosts.
After a successful trial run last summer, the creative team is ready to give the play its due — and seeking support to make the production a success, produce the premiere, and eventually take the show on the road. Help raise the curtain on our Project of the Day.

    Caught on tape.

    An experimental sound play rooted in Appalachia, Runnin’ Down the Mountain tells the story of two siblings living alone with their familial ghosts.

    After a successful trial run last summer, the creative team is ready to give the play its due — and seeking support to make the production a success, produce the premiere, and eventually take the show on the road. Help raise the curtain on our Project of the Day.

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  4. That’s entertainment.
In just five years, the Cinefamily has become a staple of LA’s film landscape.
This nonprofit move house injected new life into the historic Silent Movie Theater, bringing exhaustive retrospectives, crazy found-footage festivals, awesome midnight movies, and a slew of indie premieres to a passionate audience.
Now the cinema is raising funds to finally update their hand-built theater for a new century. This silver screen dream is our Project of the Day.

    That’s entertainment.

    In just five years, the Cinefamily has become a staple of LA’s film landscape.

    This nonprofit move house injected new life into the historic Silent Movie Theater, bringing exhaustive retrospectives, crazy found-footage festivals, awesome midnight movies, and a slew of indie premieres to a passionate audience.

    Now the cinema is raising funds to finally update their hand-built theater for a new century. This silver screen dream is our Project of the Day.

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  5. In 12 years of cultural criticism, I’ve never before used the term ‘tour de force.’ Last night at Town Hall, Ahamefule J. Oluo debuted his narrative-musical recital Now I’m Fine. It was a tour de force.

    Jonathan Zwickel, City Arts.

    Congratulations to Oluo and his 108 backers — by all accounts, the premiere of his Kickstarter-funded theater piece was a resounding success!

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  6. 75 years young.
It’s the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck’s seminal novel of the Great Depression, Of Mice and Men, and the themes of economic collapse, social discord, and friendship continue to resonate today.
In a tribute to this endlessly timely masterpiece, Hudson Theatre Works is inaugurating their very first season with a production of the play — our Project of the Day.

    75 years young.

    It’s the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck’s seminal novel of the Great Depression, Of Mice and Men, and the themes of economic collapse, social discord, and friendship continue to resonate today.

    In a tribute to this endlessly timely masterpiece, Hudson Theatre Works is inaugurating their very first season with a production of the play — our Project of the Day.