A comedy about two sisters, Mare and Parry, and the tiny (and not so tiny) fantasies they create to escape a reality they can't handle.
What is Fantasy Artists?
it's a new play by James Ryan Caldwell
directed by Javierantonio Gonzalez
starring Mary Jane Gibson*, Meredith Holzman*, Lauren Currie Lewis*, and Miguel Govea
*appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
What is Fantasy Artists about?
Fantasy Artists is a dark comedy about Mare - a handless, reclusive, world-famous phone-sex artist, who has devoted her life to creating detailed fantasies for her callers. When Mare falls for one of her clients, she breaks her most important rule, and starts having fantasies of her own. Her life is suddenly intruded on by her overbearing, estranged sister Parry, a stylist with her own makeover television show, who has her own plans for “fixing” Mare’s life. Mare’s a tough chick, but can she handle her fantasies coming true? And can she fulfill Parry’s fantasy - by becoming her sister again?
Fantasy Artists is about the tiny (and not so tiny) fantasies we create to help us escape life when it's too difficult to handle. What happens if we become addicted to our fantasies? And what happens if they become real?
To whet your appetite - here are a few photos from our production last year:
(Mare with one of her callers)
(she has no hands!)
Where does Fantasy Artists come from?
The play was first performed in April 2011 as James Ryan's MFA thesis production at Columbia University. The play was performed only three times - a very short life for a months worth of work. But...
Fantasy Artists has been accepted to the 2012 New York Fringe Festival!!!
This, dear friends, is where you come in.
Theatre can't happen on its own - as I'm sure many of you know. It takes collaboration, community, and unconditional support.
Inclusion in this international festival is quite an honor! But the Fantasy Artist team is producing the show on our own. That's why we need your help. Your support will help us cover the costs of:
- Fringe festival participation fees
- Payment for Actors, Director, Stage Manager, and Light Board Operator
- Insurance for the production
- Rehearsal Space
How do you help?
Choose one of the donation categories from the column on the right. Don't be afraid to give any amount - the tiniest contribution will help! Thank you for visiting our project & thank you for helping our fantasy become a reality.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Thank you so much! We will pause at the beginning of our first performance and think of you fondly, sending you energy and a cloud of karmic voodoo love. Your name will also be listed on our website as a gracious donor to our production.Estimated delivery:
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Along with the above - you will receive a postcard from our production with a personalized thank you note - signed by the cast and crew! We will also list your name in our website, thanking you for your generous contribution.Estimated delivery:
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Along with the above - you will recieve... a limited edition Fantasy Artist T-shirt with our lovely image (courtesy of artist Britt Browne) on the front!!! This is a special gift that will make you the envy of the summer T-shirt season. You can turn it into a tank top if you want... I'm imagining how cool you're gonna look. Also you'll be listed on our website AND our program!!!Estimated delivery:
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Along with the above (the T-shirt, personally signed postcard, and mention in our program) - you will receive a cast autographed photo of the production! And you'll be given SPECIAL MENTION in our program as providing rehearsal space! You are a very important person to us! Without you we'd be rehearsing in the street - and there are cars there - moving cars - we'd be dead if it weren't for you! Angel-head!Estimated delivery:
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3 backers Limited (22 left of 25)
What is your secret fantasy?? Playwright JR will write a short scene for you, making your fantasy a reality - or at least one that you can act out in the privacy of your own home. You'll also get everything listed above, the fancy t-shirt, the postcard, the photograph, and the shout-outs!Estimated delivery:
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3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)
With this donation, you're invited to a rehearsal of Fantasy Artists! Watch as we patch the play together! See actors find their character's voices! And - you'll get TWO FREE TICKETS to our amazing show!!Estimated delivery:
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1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)
Along with everything listed above the above - you'll be the guest of honor at a private soiree with the Fantasy Artist cast and crew following our successful run!!!Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)