Abby Wilde

Abby Wilde

is creating Screenplays, Podcasts, and a massive Greek Play Trilogy. No Big.

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I love stories. For as long as I can remember, I've been trying to climb inside them. I think that's why I became an actor -- ever since I started to grow up, I've been chasing that high from childhood where acts of make-believe, in practice or on pages, transformed me for a moment from who I was to who I knew I could have been all along. 

Unfortunately, I've picked a business that's high on competition and low on opportunities, and it's taken me a long time to realize that the manner in which I've been pursuing my creative life is not one designed to get me where I actually want to go. I want to plumb the depths of the human experience, to create brave new worlds and fearfully familiar ones, and to use the power of storytelling to transform myself and others for the greater good -- and I'm simply done waiting for permission to do any of those things. 

Therefore, I'm pivoting away from simply chasing opportunities, and running toward creating some of my own. 

To that end, I've planned an ambitious year of creative projects (check out the itinerary below!). The only way I can reasonably expect to accomplish any of them is to find a way to pay myself for the man hours of making them happen, and my current tapestry of day jobs is too threadbare to manage it -- I need your help to patch it up. In the beginning, your patronage will allow me to fund the breathing space I need between work and sleep to sit down and write. As I reach my funding goals, your patronage will pave the way for even more content for you to enjoy. Throw me enough for a candy bar, a cup of coffee, a nice dinner, or more -- in exchange you can choose from an array of insider perks, like sneak peeks at notes and outlines, video updates, extended patron-only episodes of the podcast, and more.

The Year of Big Things


A Play or Three: The Atheniad

I'm currently in the research phase for a three-act play that may grow into a trilogy, concerning the myths that surround the Greek goddess of Wisdom and War, Athena. The proposed outline carries her from birth, through the Trojan War and the Odyssey, to the founding of Athens and personal peace. In other words, we follow her through Acts of God, Acts of War, and Acts of Love. By April 20th I will have produced a rough draft for a private reading. After further research and rewriting, I hope to have a workshop-ready draft by October 20th, and a draft suitable for public performance and submission early in 2020

A Haunting Tale: Fall Back

I'm writing a horror movie. A young artist wins a grant that enables her to leave the city she's struggled for a solitary residency in the woods, where her patrons have given her time, space, and money to make whatever art she wants. She films herself to document her creative process, and through her tapes we watch her battles with writer's block, imposter syndrome, and the mysterious and increasingly violent stranger in the woods who seems perpetually to be closing in. I plan to have a draft ready for beta-readers by October 2019, and a polished draft ready for submission on the festival circuit no later than January 2020. 

An Audio Deep Dive: Woke Down Memory Lane

I'm launching a pop culture podcast. (Don't worry, Woke Down Memory Lane's only a working title. I'll probably replace it eventually with an even sicker pun.) On each episode of WDML, a guest and I will examine a beloved piece of pop culture (a movie, book, tv show, pop singer) that they have discovered to be rather problematic since growing up. We'll talk about the history of the item in question, it's special place in the guest's heart, and what exactly is the matter with it. (For example, I wore out my childhood VHS of A Little Princess as a kid -- but upon a recent rewatch, discovered it to be intensely Orientalist. Whoops.) We'll wind it all up by discussing whether this problematic piece of pop-culture still deserves a place in our lives, and why (all women are still princesses, dammit -- and Rusty Schwimmer is everything.) It is my hope to launch the podcast on a biweekly basis beginning in July 2019. With patronage and sponsorship, I'll be able to work up to weekly shows, a higher class of guests, and hopefully live shows. 

There's Actually More

I'm currently collaborating on developing an audio drama of a delightfully nerdy nature. I'm three scenes into writing a meta-theatrical three-person murder mystery. I'm scribbling a rhyming children's book about a food coop and a kale shortage. There are endless seeds of half-abandoned novels, pilots, comedy sets sitting on my hard drive yearning for a little love and attention. 
Tiers
You Win Points
$1 or more per month

At this level of patronage, you receive the personal satisfaction of knowing that you, sir/madam/gentleperson, are a Good Person. (Think of it like 10 points to the Hogwarts House of your choosing.)

You're In The Loop
$5 or more per month

In addition to standard patronage-wide updates, you get access to a bi-monthly newsletter that gives you a first-row seat to all of these projects: you'll learn how projects are developing, what's working, what isn't, what's practically writing itself, and what's up next. 

You've Got Privileges
$15 or more per month

At this level, you'll receive all the benefits of previous tiers, plus extended episodes of the podcast and sneak peek over my shoulder at my notes and outlines for The Atheniad, Fall Back, and other projects.

You're in the Golden Circle
$40 or more per month

In addition to the all the perks of previous tiers, you'll receive PDFs of all published written works,* shout-outs on the podcast, and access to patron-only video chats!


*PDFs will be released as and when allowed by publishing agreements with producing entities.

Goals
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A this level, Woke Down Memory Lane will (upon or after launch) be upgraded to weekly installments!
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I love stories. For as long as I can remember, I've been trying to climb inside them. I think that's why I became an actor -- ever since I started to grow up, I've been chasing that high from childhood where acts of make-believe, in practice or on pages, transformed me for a moment from who I was to who I knew I could have been all along. 

Unfortunately, I've picked a business that's high on competition and low on opportunities, and it's taken me a long time to realize that the manner in which I've been pursuing my creative life is not one designed to get me where I actually want to go. I want to plumb the depths of the human experience, to create brave new worlds and fearfully familiar ones, and to use the power of storytelling to transform myself and others for the greater good -- and I'm simply done waiting for permission to do any of those things. 

Therefore, I'm pivoting away from simply chasing opportunities, and running toward creating some of my own. 

To that end, I've planned an ambitious year of creative projects (check out the itinerary below!). The only way I can reasonably expect to accomplish any of them is to find a way to pay myself for the man hours of making them happen, and my current tapestry of day jobs is too threadbare to manage it -- I need your help to patch it up. In the beginning, your patronage will allow me to fund the breathing space I need between work and sleep to sit down and write. As I reach my funding goals, your patronage will pave the way for even more content for you to enjoy. Throw me enough for a candy bar, a cup of coffee, a nice dinner, or more -- in exchange you can choose from an array of insider perks, like sneak peeks at notes and outlines, video updates, extended patron-only episodes of the podcast, and more.

The Year of Big Things


A Play or Three: The Atheniad

I'm currently in the research phase for a three-act play that may grow into a trilogy, concerning the myths that surround the Greek goddess of Wisdom and War, Athena. The proposed outline carries her from birth, through the Trojan War and the Odyssey, to the founding of Athens and personal peace. In other words, we follow her through Acts of God, Acts of War, and Acts of Love. By April 20th I will have produced a rough draft for a private reading. After further research and rewriting, I hope to have a workshop-ready draft by October 20th, and a draft suitable for public performance and submission early in 2020

A Haunting Tale: Fall Back

I'm writing a horror movie. A young artist wins a grant that enables her to leave the city she's struggled for a solitary residency in the woods, where her patrons have given her time, space, and money to make whatever art she wants. She films herself to document her creative process, and through her tapes we watch her battles with writer's block, imposter syndrome, and the mysterious and increasingly violent stranger in the woods who seems perpetually to be closing in. I plan to have a draft ready for beta-readers by October 2019, and a polished draft ready for submission on the festival circuit no later than January 2020. 

An Audio Deep Dive: Woke Down Memory Lane

I'm launching a pop culture podcast. (Don't worry, Woke Down Memory Lane's only a working title. I'll probably replace it eventually with an even sicker pun.) On each episode of WDML, a guest and I will examine a beloved piece of pop culture (a movie, book, tv show, pop singer) that they have discovered to be rather problematic since growing up. We'll talk about the history of the item in question, it's special place in the guest's heart, and what exactly is the matter with it. (For example, I wore out my childhood VHS of A Little Princess as a kid -- but upon a recent rewatch, discovered it to be intensely Orientalist. Whoops.) We'll wind it all up by discussing whether this problematic piece of pop-culture still deserves a place in our lives, and why (all women are still princesses, dammit -- and Rusty Schwimmer is everything.) It is my hope to launch the podcast on a biweekly basis beginning in July 2019. With patronage and sponsorship, I'll be able to work up to weekly shows, a higher class of guests, and hopefully live shows. 

There's Actually More

I'm currently collaborating on developing an audio drama of a delightfully nerdy nature. I'm three scenes into writing a meta-theatrical three-person murder mystery. I'm scribbling a rhyming children's book about a food coop and a kale shortage. There are endless seeds of half-abandoned novels, pilots, comedy sets sitting on my hard drive yearning for a little love and attention. 

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Tiers
You Win Points
$1 or more per month

At this level of patronage, you receive the personal satisfaction of knowing that you, sir/madam/gentleperson, are a Good Person. (Think of it like 10 points to the Hogwarts House of your choosing.)

You're In The Loop
$5 or more per month

In addition to standard patronage-wide updates, you get access to a bi-monthly newsletter that gives you a first-row seat to all of these projects: you'll learn how projects are developing, what's working, what isn't, what's practically writing itself, and what's up next. 

You've Got Privileges
$15 or more per month

At this level, you'll receive all the benefits of previous tiers, plus extended episodes of the podcast and sneak peek over my shoulder at my notes and outlines for The Atheniad, Fall Back, and other projects.

You're in the Golden Circle
$40 or more per month

In addition to the all the perks of previous tiers, you'll receive PDFs of all published written works,* shout-outs on the podcast, and access to patron-only video chats!


*PDFs will be released as and when allowed by publishing agreements with producing entities.