Donnie Cianciotto is creating Theater, Music, Transgender Awareness, Queer Art
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patrons
Hi everyone, and thank you so much for coming to check out this page, and for all of your support because you - yes YOU - are awesome. :)

Making art - whether it's onstage or on paper - is what I enjoy most in this world!
I'm especially focused on collaborating with and creating opportunities for transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA, and queer-identified performers, which is what led me to create my newest endeavor, which I am very excited about:

- Trans Voices Cabaret - a musical cabaret in New York City featuring TGNC performers, which began in November of 2017 and is still going strong (a Chicago chapter has also opened);
as well as:
- Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed - a comedy improv troupe in Tucson, AZ, now in it's 16th year;
- Musical Mayhem Cabaret - an award-winning musical comedy show in Phoenix & Tucson, AZ, currently in it's 7th year!

Being in the arts full-time can be rather rough on the ol' bank account, and I do work part-time jobs & gigs to help with the cost of surviving in NYC that also allow me to spend time focusing on auditioning, performing, advocating for trans rights, and being a visible trans person for those who cannot be. In the age of crowd-funding and budget cuts to artistic organizations left and right, I've decided to start a Patreon that folks can donate to in order to help me continue to work and create work and visibility for TGNC performers!


Here are the five categories that your patronage would help me with the most:

As a producer and director, your patronage allows me to:
- rent rehearsal space
- print promotional materials like postcards and posters
- boost posts on Facebook and market on social media
- pay rehearsal accompanists and Musical Directors
- offer stipends to stage managers and tech crew
- pay performers for their time and work
- rent performance venues
- pay videographers and photographers
- pay graphic designers 


As an actor, your patronage also helps me to:
- print headshots and resumes
- pay union dues
- purchase and print sheet music
- pay for website domain names


As an artist, your patronage will help me:
- purchase art supplies
- pay for shipping and shipping materials

As a TGNC activist/advocate, your patronage will help me:
- attend conferences (Gender Odyssey, Southern Comfort, the Trans Wellness Conference, etc)
- take continuing education workshops related to trans healthcare and legal matters
- travel to and speak on panels
- attend and present workshops
- mentor trans youth
- continue to promote myself as a speaker, activist, and resource to the community

As a human, your patronage will help me:
- eat (literally, it can help me buy food between gigs!)
- pay bills (see above)
- pay for other important life type things like testosterone, medications, dog & cat food, etc
- just generally survive in the slow months when the work dries up

If you'd like to check out more about me and the projects I'm currently working on, plus peek at a whole bunch of stuff from my past, you can visit me online at www.donniecianciotto.wixsite.com - you an also stay up to date with Trans Voices Cabaret at www.transvoicescabaret.com!


All of your patronage helps me continue to create, pursue the arts, and continue giving opportunities to other people to do the same! I have so many future plans - from a middle and high school edition of Trans Voices Cabaret giving performance opportunities and encouragement to TGNC young people, to bi-monthly and eventually weekly video blogs complete with sketches and music - and your continued support will help to bring these plans to reality!

Thank you so much for visiting, and your support means the world to me!
Tiers
Sasquatch
$1 or more per month
Being a Sasquatch is great for humans on a budget like me! Donate just one dollar a month and receive unconditional love and gratitude for the rest of my days! If everyone I knew did this, I'd be unstoppable!
Chupacabra
$3 or more per month
Be a Chupacabra for a donation of just $3 a month and you'll receive your name listed on my website (unless you'd prefer to remain anonymous, of course!)
Vampire
$5 or more per month
Become a Vampire for just $5 a month and receive an original artwork postcard made by me and mailed to you after your first donation, plus your name listed on my website (if so desired!)
Griffin
$10 or more per month
You can be a Griffin for a donation of $10 a month! Griffins receive the benefits of all the previous tiers, and will also receive a personalized Thank You video from me emailed to you!
Merperson
$25 or more per month
That's right, for a donation of $25 a month you can become your very own gender neutral half fish, half person combo! This tier comes with the rewards of all the previous tears, and also allows you access to behind the scenes videos from performances, auditions, and more that will not be posted or available anywhere else!
Unicorn
$100 or more per month
The hard-to-spot and often elusive Unicorn - people with big hearts and deep pockets retain this title for a donation of $100 per month. I don't actually anticipate any Unicorns signing up, but you can't blame a guy for trying now, can you? If you become a Unicorn you will receive all of the benefits from the previous tiers, as well as a signed piece of original artwork (approx 9 X 12) in a matte frame.
Goals
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It's difficult to set goals based on number of patrons instead of dollar amounts, but another goal I'm working toward is being able to attend the Trans Wellness Conference in Philadelphia at the beginning of August 2018! I need to pay for transportation to and from, as well as eat a little bit while I'm there. This would be my first time actually going to this conference (though I've wanted to for years) and you'll get all sorts of fun pics and videos when we achieve this goal together!
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Hi everyone, and thank you so much for coming to check out this page, and for all of your support because you - yes YOU - are awesome. :)

Making art - whether it's onstage or on paper - is what I enjoy most in this world!
I'm especially focused on collaborating with and creating opportunities for transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA, and queer-identified performers, which is what led me to create my newest endeavor, which I am very excited about:

- Trans Voices Cabaret - a musical cabaret in New York City featuring TGNC performers, which began in November of 2017 and is still going strong (a Chicago chapter has also opened);
as well as:
- Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed - a comedy improv troupe in Tucson, AZ, now in it's 16th year;
- Musical Mayhem Cabaret - an award-winning musical comedy show in Phoenix & Tucson, AZ, currently in it's 7th year!

Being in the arts full-time can be rather rough on the ol' bank account, and I do work part-time jobs & gigs to help with the cost of surviving in NYC that also allow me to spend time focusing on auditioning, performing, advocating for trans rights, and being a visible trans person for those who cannot be. In the age of crowd-funding and budget cuts to artistic organizations left and right, I've decided to start a Patreon that folks can donate to in order to help me continue to work and create work and visibility for TGNC performers!


Here are the five categories that your patronage would help me with the most:

As a producer and director, your patronage allows me to:
- rent rehearsal space
- print promotional materials like postcards and posters
- boost posts on Facebook and market on social media
- pay rehearsal accompanists and Musical Directors
- offer stipends to stage managers and tech crew
- pay performers for their time and work
- rent performance venues
- pay videographers and photographers
- pay graphic designers 


As an actor, your patronage also helps me to:
- print headshots and resumes
- pay union dues
- purchase and print sheet music
- pay for website domain names


As an artist, your patronage will help me:
- purchase art supplies
- pay for shipping and shipping materials

As a TGNC activist/advocate, your patronage will help me:
- attend conferences (Gender Odyssey, Southern Comfort, the Trans Wellness Conference, etc)
- take continuing education workshops related to trans healthcare and legal matters
- travel to and speak on panels
- attend and present workshops
- mentor trans youth
- continue to promote myself as a speaker, activist, and resource to the community

As a human, your patronage will help me:
- eat (literally, it can help me buy food between gigs!)
- pay bills (see above)
- pay for other important life type things like testosterone, medications, dog & cat food, etc
- just generally survive in the slow months when the work dries up

If you'd like to check out more about me and the projects I'm currently working on, plus peek at a whole bunch of stuff from my past, you can visit me online at www.donniecianciotto.wixsite.com - you an also stay up to date with Trans Voices Cabaret at www.transvoicescabaret.com!


All of your patronage helps me continue to create, pursue the arts, and continue giving opportunities to other people to do the same! I have so many future plans - from a middle and high school edition of Trans Voices Cabaret giving performance opportunities and encouragement to TGNC young people, to bi-monthly and eventually weekly video blogs complete with sketches and music - and your continued support will help to bring these plans to reality!

Thank you so much for visiting, and your support means the world to me!

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Tiers
Sasquatch
$1 or more per month
Being a Sasquatch is great for humans on a budget like me! Donate just one dollar a month and receive unconditional love and gratitude for the rest of my days! If everyone I knew did this, I'd be unstoppable!
Chupacabra
$3 or more per month
Be a Chupacabra for a donation of just $3 a month and you'll receive your name listed on my website (unless you'd prefer to remain anonymous, of course!)
Vampire
$5 or more per month
Become a Vampire for just $5 a month and receive an original artwork postcard made by me and mailed to you after your first donation, plus your name listed on my website (if so desired!)
Griffin
$10 or more per month
You can be a Griffin for a donation of $10 a month! Griffins receive the benefits of all the previous tiers, and will also receive a personalized Thank You video from me emailed to you!
Merperson
$25 or more per month
That's right, for a donation of $25 a month you can become your very own gender neutral half fish, half person combo! This tier comes with the rewards of all the previous tears, and also allows you access to behind the scenes videos from performances, auditions, and more that will not be posted or available anywhere else!
Unicorn
$100 or more per month
The hard-to-spot and often elusive Unicorn - people with big hearts and deep pockets retain this title for a donation of $100 per month. I don't actually anticipate any Unicorns signing up, but you can't blame a guy for trying now, can you? If you become a Unicorn you will receive all of the benefits from the previous tiers, as well as a signed piece of original artwork (approx 9 X 12) in a matte frame.