UNDER THE POPPY is a lush Victorian brothel, and everyone working there needs costumes! Help dress our actors for this immersive theatrical show.
UNDER THE POPPY http://underthepoppy.com is an immersive, multimedia show using live actors, live music, film, and puppetry, adapted by Kathe Koja from her novel of the same name: a passionate story of love lost and found, set in a grungy Victorian-era brothel. (The novel will be published this October from Small Beer Press http://smallbeerpress.com/)
Since our audience won't just watch this show but be fully present in its world, wardrobe is crucial. Our actors will be costumed in a variety of unique and sexy styles, a mash-up of Victorian, punk, sideshow circus and High Romantic, created by Monika Essen http://studioepoque.com.
UNDER THE POPPY is slated for the Chrysler Black Box Theatre at the Detroit Opera House in February 2011. As a backer, you'll be part of the show no matter where you are. Pick an object of clothing you think is cool - knickers, corset, brothel creepers, top hat - or dress one of the characters head-to-toe. If you're a theatre geek or a fashionista, a fan of Kathe's, Monika's or Diane's, or some glorious combination, this will be fun! All monies collected through Kickstarter will go entirely to the show's costume budget.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 15, 2010.
May 14, 2010 - Jul 15, 2010
Pledge $10 or more
Ribbons and Bows: Fund a flower here, a ribbon there, the sexy lace on a garter belt. Premium: Donor's name featured on the Under the Poppy blog; Under the Poppy pin.
Pledge $25 or more
Tops or Bottoms: Fund fishnets or high heels for the ladies, cravats or top hats for the gents, and fresh new knickers for everybody! Premium: All the above, plus Kickstarter update and scratch 'n sniff card from the Under the Poppy wardrobe.
Pledge $50 or more
Lace Me Tighter! Fund boots for the gents, corsets for the ladies, and miles and miles of laces for both. Premium: All the above, plus a costume swatch, and one print of an original costume sketch, signed by creator Monika Essen.
Pledge $100 or more
Waistcoats & Petticoats: Open the wardrobe closet, and fund skirts, petticoats, jackets and vests. Premium: All the above, but a portfolio of six prints of sketches, signed by Monika Essen.
Pledge $500 or more
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Dressed for Success! Fund a character's whole ensemble, from the feather in her hair to the shoes on his feet. Premium: All the above, plus playbill credit "Costume Assistance By", plus a copy of the playbill, and a copy of the novel Under the Poppy, signed by Kathe Koja. (Please note: The novel will be published in fall 2010; the playbill will be available in early 2011.)