10/3/12

48 Hours Left to Save the Slave Theater

The New Brooklyn Theater is now 48 hours away from its Kickstarter deadline. According to Kickstarter, most pledges come in these critical last hours. NBT is hoping to prove them right.

If the theater company has not received $200,000 in pledges by 10 PM on Thursday, October 4, all of the nearly $40,000 pledged to date will be lost -- along with 102 years of Brooklyn history and a treasure house of African-American folk art.

On November 5th, 2013, the Slave Theater, at 1215 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, will be auctioned to the highest bidder. If the NBT Kickstarter campaign is successful, it will be in position to bid up to $2,000,000.

Larger donors are waiting in the wings to see if NBT can reach its Kickstarter goal before deciding to bolster the theater company's offer. Everything now depends on the results of the next 48 hours.

So please, do everything you can to spread word and generate donations, large and small.

Give, and see the results.

Do it for art, for history and for Brooklyn.

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