TRUMPED Announces Launch of Kickstarter Campaign With Series of Admin. Parody Accounts
Updated: Dec 25, 2018
The production team of TRUMPED: An Alternative Musical have today launched their Kickstarter campaign to bring the show to the Off-Broadway stage by simultaneously launching a series of Twitter accounts parodying various figures from the Trump Administration that have already been viewed by 1.5 million on both sides of the aisle and interacted with by hundreds of thousands.
This unique approach to funding a stage show has been chosen by the producers in order to allow as many people as possible to contribute towards and particulate in the process of bringing the show to audiences. As a producer, Brianna Bennett has commented; “We want people to join our campaign not only as a backer but as a part of our production’s family.”
Across the 19 parody accounts managed by the production team, satirizing everyone from Sean Hannity and Kellyanne Conway, to Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Eric Trump , there have been hundreds of thousands of interactions from those tricked by the quality of writing.
TRUMPED writer and producer, Ben Fletcher, who also leads the writing on the parody accounts along with associate producer, Josh Lander, says: “These parodies are the perfect way to introduce our satire to the American audience that we hope will not only love our style or satire on Twitter, but also in the show we want to bring to them as a relief from the everyday terror of the current times.”
Producer Brianna Bennett added: ”Our campaign had already garnered huge amounts of support from individuals across the country and the globe, but we need people making pledges to our campaign to bring TRUMPED to the stage. We ask for all those who stand for our first amendment right to satirize and laugh to donate to our campaign today and remind the President that he is not above the law, and he is certainly not above comedy.”
Fletcher went on to say that the parodies are a exciting and engaging way to generate exposure for the campaign and noted: “We’ve got so much more of this to give to the world both on Twitter during our campaign and on the stage if people donate to our efforts. It’s the time for giving after all, and what a gift it would be to yourself to make a donation knowing that you’ve played your part to help audiences laugh at this parody of a president. A contribution is a contribution to this campaign, and it would only take 2.5% of our current impressions to pitch in a weeks worth of coffees for the campaign to be a success.”
An original take on the reign of the forty-fifth president written by Ben Fletcher, TRUMPED: An Alternative Musical is a two-act satirical play that parodies the 2016 Presidential Election campaign of Donald J. Trump and his subsequent first year in office as "the most powerful man in the world".
From Eric Trump to Anderson Cooper, Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama, John Oliver to Sarah Palin, TRUMPED: An Alternative Musical satirizes the faces you know from all sides.
Featuring 62 individual characters and hundreds of individual jokes, gags, puns and satirical one-liners presented by a company of fifteen, TRUMPED: An Alternative Musical is a show where no-one is spared.