No. Rant 'n Rave, like many of the storytelling shows in the area (that I know about), are reading shows primarily designed to give writers a platform. Yes, actors do often participate, but whatever they show up with is something they have actually written. For storytelling shows the producers prefer that you stand there and read something from the page. Which is great, because it allows you to try out lots of new material. (For me, it's also supremely good practice for down the road when I go on book tour.) For ! Death 40-Feet Tall ! I am "off book"*** and I actually move around quite a bit.
You didn't say how much of the Kickstarter funds you keep for yourself?
None. As detailed in the pitch, all of it goes to cover the production costs. If this works and I am able to mount the show, I get paid months from now after the Fringe is over. How much I get then depends on how successful I am in the second round of work - getting butts in seats - and whatever deal to split the house worked out with my venue.
What is a showcase?
Yeah, I had never heard of the term either until last year. It's a different type of thing than what I'm doing.
*** That's the Theater People term for "memorized"!
Eight days to go! Woo!