The Tesla Project is creating Magic & Lightning performances
8

patrons

$85
per month
I feel incredibly lucky to have discovered Nikola Tesla! As an actor I always wanted to be involved in work that would challenge the audience and give them something to THINK about as well as entertain them, and here it is. I have three radical figures in my life and when I write my one-man plays and tell their stories all of us, the audience and me, are richer for it. I spend half of my time trying to raise the money to do this, and I always seem to raise just enough to do it but not quite enough to take it to the new levels and new audiences that are almost but not quite in reach. This is where you can help! That extra support, coming each month, can pay that new intern, buy that new sound system for Community College performances, give those free DVDs and CDs to students. All the things to help this work fly! I see the effect of these stories on audiences, on how they empower people to reach for more in their lives, and it’s an amazing thing. I have Harry Bridges and Thomas Paine under my belt, with 400+ performances and both filmed and airing on PBS!. Now its time for the most exciting challenge of all...Nikola Tesla. Please join me! Thanks, Ian Ruskin.
http://www.theteslaproject.org/

And also check out:  The Thomas Paine Introductory Video                                                                Harry Bridges on YouTube
Tiers
Thinker
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
  • A video thank you 
  • Exclusive content about my progress at least once a month
Explorer
$3 or more per month 1 patron
  • A video thank you 
  • Exclusive  content about my progress at least once a month
  • Plus video of inspirations and props
Engineer
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
  • A video thank you 
  • Exclusive  content about my progress at least once a month
  • Video of inspirations and props
  • Plus audio or filmed readings of new passages from the play and new cues as they are developed
Visionary
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
  • A video thank you 
  • Exclusive  content about my progress at least once a month
  • Video of inspirations and props
  • Audio or filmed readings of new passages from the play and new cues as they are developed
  • Plus a once-a-month zoom.us hangout for conversation, comments, criticism and hopefully a few good jokes
Universalist
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A video thank you 
  • Exclusive  content about my progress at least once a month
  • Video of inspirations and props
  • Audio or filmed readings of new passages from the play and new cues as they are developed
  • A once-a-month zoom.us hangout for conversation, comments, criticism and hopefully a few good jokes 
  • Plus 4 free tickets to any public performance of my plays and a glass or two of wine afterwards!
Goals
8 of 369 patrons
"If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have the key to the universe". Nikola Tesla
So...3 goals as a beginning.
  • 1) Pay my team, including my editor and my assistant, as we develop new audio and video cues for the play. They like this idea.
  • 2) Buy an Apple laptop for traveling on the road.
  • 3) Buy an iPhone 7 plus attachable lenses to film my inspirations, readings from the script, and new cues and props AND have my editor prepare the clips to send out (not my forte). 
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I feel incredibly lucky to have discovered Nikola Tesla! As an actor I always wanted to be involved in work that would challenge the audience and give them something to THINK about as well as entertain them, and here it is. I have three radical figures in my life and when I write my one-man plays and tell their stories all of us, the audience and me, are richer for it. I spend half of my time trying to raise the money to do this, and I always seem to raise just enough to do it but not quite enough to take it to the new levels and new audiences that are almost but not quite in reach. This is where you can help! That extra support, coming each month, can pay that new intern, buy that new sound system for Community College performances, give those free DVDs and CDs to students. All the things to help this work fly! I see the effect of these stories on audiences, on how they empower people to reach for more in their lives, and it’s an amazing thing. I have Harry Bridges and Thomas Paine under my belt, with 400+ performances and both filmed and airing on PBS!. Now its time for the most exciting challenge of all...Nikola Tesla. Please join me! Thanks, Ian Ruskin.
http://www.theteslaproject.org/

And also check out:  The Thomas Paine Introductory Video                                                                Harry Bridges on YouTube

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Tiers
Thinker
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
  • A video thank you 
  • Exclusive content about my progress at least once a month
Explorer
$3 or more per month 1 patron
  • A video thank you 
  • Exclusive  content about my progress at least once a month
  • Plus video of inspirations and props
Engineer
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
  • A video thank you 
  • Exclusive  content about my progress at least once a month
  • Video of inspirations and props
  • Plus audio or filmed readings of new passages from the play and new cues as they are developed
Visionary
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
  • A video thank you 
  • Exclusive  content about my progress at least once a month
  • Video of inspirations and props
  • Audio or filmed readings of new passages from the play and new cues as they are developed
  • Plus a once-a-month zoom.us hangout for conversation, comments, criticism and hopefully a few good jokes
Universalist
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A video thank you 
  • Exclusive  content about my progress at least once a month
  • Video of inspirations and props
  • Audio or filmed readings of new passages from the play and new cues as they are developed
  • A once-a-month zoom.us hangout for conversation, comments, criticism and hopefully a few good jokes 
  • Plus 4 free tickets to any public performance of my plays and a glass or two of wine afterwards!