Project #1: Experimenting with Katz
What it's about: Michael Katz has a problem: He’s just come out of the closet (again), and it’s not going particularly well. First, his mother shows up unexpectedly in the midst of a snowstorm to ambush him with (among other things) the daughter-in-law of her dreams. Then, his best friend selfishly decides to start putting her own life above his (and it’s still snowing)! On top of everything, the one person who’s willing to put up with him is the only person he doesn’t want anything to do with (at least that’s what he keeps telling himself), leaving Michael to wonder, is this really the course of true love, or is it some social experiment gone horribly wrong? And why won’t it stop snowing?!!
Set in Chicago in the midst of an unseasonable blizzard, Experimenting with Katz is a play that deals with issues of coming out and its repercussions from family and friends, and it highlights the absurdity of those who use their ignorance about the LGBTQ community as a justification for their actions, while ultimately proving harmful to the very people they love.
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Project #2: Scared Sacred: Idolatry, Religion and Worship in the Horror Film
What it's about: House of Leaves Publishing presents a collection of writings exploring the cultural history of religion in horror cinema: SCARED SACRED: IDOLATRY, RELIGION AND WORSHIP IN THE HORROR FILM. Bringing together leading film critics, historians, and writers, SCARED SACRED includes an introduction by author and theologian Professor Douglas E. Cowan, and foreword from actor and author Doug Bradley.
The coolest backer reward: A ghost hunt at 30 East Drive - Four copies of SCARED SACRED (paperback); plus an overnight stay at 30 East Drive, West Yorkshire, UK. One of the chapters in the book is based on alleged paranormal events experienced in 1974, attributed to the infamous Black Monk of Pontefract. You and three friends can spend the night at one of the most haunted houses in Britain, if you dare...
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