The first of its kind, BLUE ROOMS is a spoken word stage play that aims to inspire open and honest conversations about mental illness, and to raise awareness and provide resources to every community the production touches. To make this possible, we need your help!
Get involved at any level today and help give voice to those who feel silenced, all while supporting meaningful Art in your community!
SPREAD THE WORD
COMMUNITY ORGANIZER OPPORTUNITIES
In an effort to continue spreading the message of Blue Rooms, we plan to tour! There are already some interested cities, including Toledo, Ann Arbor and Chicago, but we need to sell out the Pittsburgh show FIRST! So, first and foremost, be sure to get your ticket ASAP, and then spread the word to your friends and families! We also need community organizers who can go out and spread flyers in their areas and rev up the locals! If you'd like to help out, email me at Amanda@AmandaFilippelli.com and I'll get some materials to you!
inspire your organization
+ ENTREPRENEUR EXPOSURE OPPORTUNITIES
Does your organization support mental health awareness? Partnering with Blue Rooms is the perfect opportunity to help raise awareness and valuable conversations about mental with your team and in your community! All of our sponsors receive mention in the Blue Rooms playbill as well as a variety of advertising opportunities. Boost your exposure, support local Art, and join the Blue Rooms movement to break down the stigma around mental illness!
sponsor a costume
Because Blue Rooms in an immersive experience, every costume is made from locally sourced materials and is carefully handcrafted and imbued with the meaning of the poems each dress represents. This is a financially and labor intensive process, but is integral to the play, so this is your opportunity to have a hand in that process! Every costume sponsor will be featured in the Blue Rooms playbill, honoring their generous contribution.
Please browse the costumes below and sponsor the piece that inspires you. Email Amanda@AmandaFilippelli.com with your gift of support.
The Velveteen Girl
The iconic book cover gown. This is the most important costume in the Blue Rooms stage production and the lead dress in Act One. Made of pure black velvet and lined with silk, this gown represents familial lineage and it carries an impressive train that is a metaphor for the passing of knowledge and experience from mother to daughter.
Sponsorship Opportunity: $350
This taupe silk dress with a grey silk lining and multi-layered tulle hearkens viewers back to a time of romantic infatuation and dreams. It is meant to represent how the connections we make (the disconnections that linger in the breaking of our relationships) form big parts of our emerging identities, which is reflected in its cumbersome nature. This is the lead dress of Act Two.
Sponsorship Opportunity: $250
The lead dress of Act Three, Blue Ruin is meant to represent stability and empowerment. It is made out of a blue upholstery tweed, making it thick and durable yet it is fitted and simple to wear. This dress makes an appearance once our leading woman has gone through her journey to come out on the other end, standing strong in who she is and who she is not, with control and purpose.
Sponsorship Opportunity: $200
available for community sponsorship
There are several costumes currently being crafted. Your gift of sponsorship will provide the resources to help these gowns fulfill their potential, creating an even bigger impact during the Blue Rooms experience!
The Velvet Tatter
As our lead spirals more deeply into mental illness, trying to reconcile with her family's lineage, The Velveteen Girl gown becomes dilapidated and morphs into The Velvet Tatter.
Sponsorship Opportunity: $100
By the end of Act One, our lead is taking a stand (and I won't spoil it more than that!), but in doing so, she has a very powerful costume reveal. This is The Reckoning.
Sponsorship Opportunity: $150
When everything falls apart for our lead in Act Two, when she is tested more deeply than ever, the Long Gone gown dwindles into The Demure- a remnant of her dreams; a tattered, hooded version of the romantic gown she once adorned.
Sponsorship Opportunity: $125
In homage to an honored thespian tradition, Blue Rooms is sometimes narrated by a chorus, who will be adorned in a gown that gives her both authority and empathy, as it is a beautiful and exciting culmination of all the stages of every costume in Blue Rooms.
Sponsorship Opportunity: $175